365 Creativity Project-Day 173

Journal entry, which rambles a bit:

Journal 6-30-20120001

Forward Press

Door does not open
Backward onto those days past,
At least I hope not,
Walk forward into future
Where hope glows forever bright.

Memories may haunt
Our days, but they are dispelled
By the onward march
Of newborn hours that beguile
Us with pleasant smiles we love.

The paths we begin
Are green, verdant, abundant
Filled with the rich scent
Of sweet lavender, roses,
And climbing honeysuckle.

We amuse ourselves
With speculation about
What our days may bring,
But we may never hold back
The oncoming procession.

Time waits for no one…
It extracts its full payment
Claiming the price due
For every moment we spend
No matter what our reward.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Saturday, June 30, 2012






I am grateful:

1.   I have learned to be thankful.
2.   I enjoy so many blessings.
3.   God is in Heaven watching over us, each and every one.
4.   I went back to sleep after the telephone woke me this morning.
5.   We have a good fan in addition to the air conditioning.

This is a sweltering Saturday, I hope you are staying cool wherever you are. It is time for you to get your creativity in gear and make something of lasting value. That does not mean it has to be perfect, it just has to be your interpretation of life in this world or the world of your imagination. I know you can create and I urge you to do it. It will help you deal with the disappointments of life and infuse you with hope for the future.

If you need a prompt, think about all the wonders that grace your life, and write about some of them. You could make a rambling journal entry as I did today, or write a poem about something specific. You could simply make a gratitude list, but do something that leads you to reflect on life’s goodness. If you use the prompt, please leave a link in the comments so we can visit your work.

I realize I rambled a bit today, but I hope you found something you enjoyed. Please feel free to leave me any comments or suggestions. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and entering my world.

Jo Ann

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  1. #1 by startingthedialogue on June 30, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    Hi Jo Ann,
    The colors in the photos are so vibrant and lively–very beautiful. I liked the poem although my personal focus is on the unfolding NOW in every moment. I try not to spend too much time thinking, or re-living, the past. The future is mine to create, but I feel the best way to create it is to live each NOW moment to the fullest and with joy so the future will unfold with new adventures and joy.

    Hope the weather cools soon.

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 30, 2012 - 10:46 pm

      Laura I am glad you liked the photographs. I may have written the poem wrong if it seemed preoccupied with the past. I meant it to be about the ongoing movement of time. I too am caught up in the now. The past is only a way point in my forward progression.

      We are doing well staying indoors. The heat will probably be with us until late October. We have a long Summer. I will be glad to see the cooler days though. I am not a hot weather person.

  2. #3 by katiegirl06460 on July 4, 2012 - 10:23 am

    You rambled? Couldn’t tell. Great entry. You are right we all have a great deal to be thankful for.

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on July 4, 2012 - 7:54 pm

      Thank you, it was just a long rambling list, I did not think it out, but that is not so different than any other day. I just sit and write.

      Thankfulness helps keep me happy.

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