365 Creativity Project-Day 156

Journal entry:

Journal 6-13-20120001


You are a bright light
In the firmament of life
Shining out over
Those you connect with during
The restless hours of your day.

Use kind words to voice
Your hearty encouragement,
Nourishing others
Who may be losing their way
In the trials of their rough days.

You have the power
To decorate other lives
With lasting beauty
Through your use of cheerful praise,
Bringing sweet inspiration.

Be reassuring,
Be a real positive force,
Lend your full support
To the people who come in
Contact with you every day.

You are commissioned
By the Creator to be
An agent of good
Bringing happiness and joy
To fellow inhabitants.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, June 13, 2012



My counselor years ago gave me this before she left the area…


My daughter-in-law, Laura, gave this to my Mom…

I am grateful:

1.   My Mom is here with me.
2.   My dog, Hope, is a calming influence.
3.   I am able to think, write, and create.
4.   The air conditioner works.
5.   We have a well that supplies us with good water.

I hope your Wednesday has been full of pleasantness. Make time to do something creative, no matter how simple. Write down your thoughts about the day, snap a picture of something that delights you, or write a poem that expresses positive energy. You do not have to do any of these perfectly, just make an effort.

Today there was no prompt on the site where I usually get inspiration on Wednesday, so I had to write my poem on my own. In case you are floundering for a subject to write about, try a poem or story about grace. You can approach it from any number of directions. I would love to see what you create, so if you use my prompt, please leave your link in the comments so I can read your musings.

If you have comments or suggestions, leave them below.

Jo Ann


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  1. #1 by sorrygnat on June 13, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    way to go girl!

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 13, 2012 - 5:02 pm

      Thank you Esther. I appreciate your comment. So nice to know you are reading. Please come back again.

  2. #3 by startingthedialogue on June 13, 2012 - 5:57 pm

    What a wonderful subject you touched on today, Jo Ann. I’ve found that the way I interact with others (especially when positive) helps keep me focused on positive things in all areas of my life. Thanks for reminding me how important it is!

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 13, 2012 - 6:14 pm

      Thank you Laura. I try hard to be encouraging to other people, I find it helps me stay motivated as well. We never know when being helpful to others could change their life for the better. Life is hard and all of us need positive input to help us cope.

      I am glad I could give you a gentle reminder.

  3. #5 by Kiril "The Mad Macedonian" Kundurazieff on June 13, 2012 - 7:18 pm

    I am grateful:

    1. For my friends
    2. My Cats, Nikita and Elvira,are in my life, and provide creative muses.
    3. I am able to think, write, and create.
    4. My Ankle works again..

    Great post, and poem!

    • #6 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 13, 2012 - 7:21 pm

      Kiril, thank you for sharing your gratitude list. I am glad you enjoyed the post and poem. Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

  4. #7 by kevincameronartist on June 13, 2012 - 7:21 pm

    Thank you for your encouraging words and your positive perspective!

    • #8 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 13, 2012 - 7:23 pm

      Kevin, I am glad you found it encouraging. I appreciate your visit to my blog and your kind comments. Please come back again.

      Thank you so much…

  5. #9 by Amanda socci on June 13, 2012 - 8:06 pm

    JoAnn: You manage to accomplish a feat that few others ever do – you manage to create powerful writing with very little filler and overflow. In fact, if I were to lift each individual sentence from your handwritten notes and your typed poem, each could become its own Hallmark greeting card with perfect illustrations. Excellence all the way around!

    • #10 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 13, 2012 - 8:15 pm

      Wow Amanda… Thanks! Your praise means a lot because I know you are a talented writer. You made my day with your generous comments.

  6. #11 by katiegirl06460 on June 14, 2012 - 8:17 am

    This was an excellent entry….and its a good reminder to be encouraging…

    • #12 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 14, 2012 - 7:06 pm

      Thank you Katie. I am glad you liked my post. Encouragement is needed by everyone.

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