365 Creativity Project-Day 164

Journal entry:

Journal 6-21-20120001

The prompt that encouraged today’s poem can be found at Trifecta. You might visit that site if you need a topic to inspire you.

Genuine Freedom

I am not now blue,
Melancholy does not cling
Tight upon my breast,
Though I have every excuse
To visit deep depression.

No, I made a choice
To make the best of these days,
Picking happiness
Over darker blue feelings;
I am not so much lonely.

I have found my own
Company very pleasant,
Little argument
Happens between me, myself,
And I; there is blissful peace.

Low spirits do not
Dog me, dragging me down to
Roll around in waste;
I have overcome sadness
And risen above the muck.

These days may not be
Perfect, but neither are they
The worst I have seen,
So I continually
Rejoice in my liberty.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Photographs:

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I am grateful:

1.   I have friends who encourage me.
2.   My Mom believes in me.
3.   I have a wonderful companion in my dog, Hope.
4.   Success is more than just what the world sees in me.
5.   God is in control, and it is not all left up to me.

I hope your Thursday has gone exceedingly well. Did you do something that nourished your soul and exercised your creativity yet? If not, I urge you to do it now. The hours are slipping away and you can never retrieve them. Make something to commemorate this day of your life, for your life is a great treasure. You are a gift that has never before and will never again grace the Earth. God created you for greatness, if only in the lives of those who are close to you. You are significant.

If you need a prompt today, write about your fears. This subject can shake up your life and make you aware of areas in which you need improvement. It can be a revelation if you bury your fear deeply. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments so I and others may visit your work.

I hope something in this entry touched you. If so, please leave me a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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  1. #1 by Annabelle on June 21, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    I like the “choice to make the best of these days” — I have done this myself and know just what you mean.

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 21, 2012 - 3:34 pm

      Annabelle, thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I believe happiness is a choice we make every day, and if we don’t we are only hurting ourselves. I am glad you have made the choice to live positively.

      Please visit again.

  2. #3 by Renada Styles on June 21, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    you made the word blue not-so-blue :) why be sad if you can be happy!

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 21, 2012 - 10:35 pm

      Renada, I try to look on the brighter side of life most of the time. Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope you will visit again.

  3. #5 by startingthedialogue on June 21, 2012 - 10:32 pm

    Great words and great photos. Thanks for sharing!
    Laura

  4. #7 by Sandra on June 21, 2012 - 10:52 pm

    What a great choice to make in times of low spirits! It’s great to remember that we don’t ask for perfection, but only peace.

    • #8 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 22, 2012 - 1:44 am

      Thanks Sandra. Choosing happiness is a daily habit. I try to encourage it. Perfection is unattainable, but peace can be found within us and in God.

      I appreciate your visit and your comment. Please do come back again.

  5. #9 by Trifecta (@trifectawriting) on June 22, 2012 - 2:58 am

    You really turned blue upside down and made it a positive. Keep up that positivity and creativity. Thanks for linking up. Please come back tomorrow for the new challenge.

    • #10 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 22, 2012 - 11:26 pm

      I am glad you liked what I did with it. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I will try to do another of your challenges soon. Thanks so much for the prompt.

  6. #11 by Kiril Kundurazieff on June 23, 2012 - 11:10 pm

    Great poem, wonderful photos! In resonse to your prompt, this is what I wrote:

    PYTW 39: Write About Your Fears and Overcoming Them

    http://www.madmacedonian.com/2012/06/pytw-39-write-about-your-fears-and-overcoming-them.html

    • #12 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 23, 2012 - 11:21 pm

      Thank you Kiril. I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Glad you wrote in response to the prompt. I am making them daily, but I was afraid no one was using them.

      I appreciate you continuing to read and leave comments.

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