365 Creativity Project-Day 315

Journal entry:

Journal 11-19-20120001

Today’s poem was prompted by Poetic Asides. Join me in writing by visiting that site.

Revolutions

Wheels turn unending
From the beginning of time
To this present day,
The universe cycles through
Season after season on.

God owns everything
From the tiniest flower
To human beings,
He keep the stars spinning and
Delivers pure happiness.

Nothing overcomes
The sovereignty of God
Who controls all things,
Turning day into night and
Setting His great love in flight.

We may attempt to
Accomplish our many goals,
But the wheels of our
Destiny are set moving
By the Lord’s omnipotence.

We are kept alive
And have our existence in
The circle of God’s
Kindness and ultimate care,
And the wheels keep on turning.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Monday, November 19, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   I caught up on some sleep today.
2.   I talked to my good friend Dana on the phone last night.
3.   Alex’s father, Richard, and I had a good conversation.
4.   Mom’s best friend, June, brought us plates from the Thanksgiving dinner at church.
5.   God gave me one of the best mothers in the world.

I hope you had a good Monday. If you have the time devote yourself to creating something wonderful now. I know you can do it, because you are gifted and talented. If I can do this project for 315 days, I know you can make an inspiring contribution to the world. You just have to try.

As a prompt, write about your experience of bullies. Maybe you are fortunate enough to never have experienced that type of abuse, but surely you have seen it. No doubt you have an opinion about bullying. Write… Make your voice heard. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to visit my blog. I hope you will share your thoughts, suggestions, or criticism with me in the comments section. Follow Chronicles if you are interested in daily updates.

Always,
Jo Ann

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  1. #1 by danadampier on November 20, 2012 - 1:30 am

    I am so sorry that you had to come across individuals like this. Bullying is something that is not only found on school playgrounds, but everywhere and that is so very sad.

    I really enjoyed talking with you as well. Thank you for including me in your list of things to be Thankful for.

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on November 23, 2012 - 12:42 am

      Dana, I may be overly sensitive… They probably had no idea they were coming across that way. Hopefully, I won’t have to make unpopular decisions again.

      Talking to you was marvelous. I hope you will call again. Anyone who shares time with me like you did deserves to be in the thankful list…

  2. #3 by kevincameronartist on November 20, 2012 - 12:36 pm

    My son had volunteered to work on his grade 12 yearbook. The committee put out many repeated calls for help and suggestions for the yearbook cover. Of hundreds of people no one responded. He decided to design it himself as the deadline was almost due. He thought he had a nice design. Once it was done people began to complain about it to the point of outrage. Another person took it upon themselves to oppose the design ( behind his back) by facebooking and tweeting awful and hateful things. They gathered momentum and my son backed away graciously. He’s never been quite the same since.
    These things happen I guess, unfortunately. So you are not alone in this sort of thing. This was several years ago and he has gone on to University.

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on November 23, 2012 - 12:49 am

      Kevin, I am so sorry your son experienced that. People can be cruel, sometimes intentionally, sometimes without malice. I hope these people will realize I did not mean to slight them personally, that the design required my decisions. I am not going to be bullied into doing something that negatively represents the club.

      I hope your son will one day try something like that again. He is too young to give up his aspirations, just as I am too old to be cowed.

  3. #5 by startingthedialogue on November 21, 2012 - 11:11 pm

    When you put forth an effort and it isn’t appreciated the pain can be destructive, but you are stronger than that Jo Ann and so talented. Don’t let this keep you from continuing your efforts. Remember how happy you were to be chosen as one to do this project and how much you looked forward to learning from your mentors. Keep that enthusiasm and thumb your nose at the detractors. They weren’t up all night trying to make the page fit and they weren’t there with anything but expectations. You did the work and those of us who care are proud of you!

    • #6 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on November 23, 2012 - 12:56 am

      Thank you Laura. I am so glad I have you guys behind me. When I think of giving up, you all make me realize I should not. This requires effort and skill and a willingness to devote hours of time to something for little to no recognition. The reward is seeing it turn out well… I can do that, but others might not.

      I hope I am not faced with difficult decisions on it again…

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