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365 Creativity Project-Day 363

Journal entry:

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Two Worlds

There is a magic
To real life interaction,
Person to person,
Which cannot be captured by
Digital relationships.

There is nothing like
Looking into the eyes of
Another, seeing
The little gestures they make;
Text cannot express it all.

Technology is
Pleasing in ability
To connect us at
A distance, but it does not
Fully replace face to face.

If we are lucky
We have a life filled with both
Intimate friends and
Those we know only online;
Both worlds are very special.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Sunday, January 6, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   Hope seems to be feeling okay.
2.   Hope and I walked a mile this afternoon.
3.   Penny appears to be gaining a little weight.
4.   I have warm clothes to wear when it is cold.
5.   I can see, and so can read and write.

It has been a quiet Sunday here. I hope your day was relaxing. Now I ask you to put your imagination to work and do something creative. This day will be immeasurably enriched by your contribution. I know you have the ability to make whatever you choose, because I believe anyone can produce as I do.

As a prompt, write a memory from your childhood. Any memory will do, just make a poem, story, or journal entry of it. If you use this prompt, leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed your time here. If you have a comment, please share it with me. You can easily subscribe to Chronicles should you wish to receive daily updates.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 357

Journal entry:

Journal 12-31-20120001

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2012

Fortunate days, fortunate ways,
Everything falls in place
In perfect timing, comfortable space.

Blessings rain down, erasing my frown
Bringing glowing smiles
To shorten the many miles.

Jesus travels with me, within me,
Making the journey worth traveling,
Keeping my life from unraveling.

Time passes, a year, rich in good cheer,
Hours made so beautiful
By miracles always very plentiful.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Monday, December 31, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   Mom is with me to begin 2013.
2.   I was able to stay awake all day after staying up all night.
3.   I mailed my package this afternoon.
4.   I was able to get everything on my shopping list.
5.   Alex and Laura came to visit this afternoon.

I had a wonderful Monday. I hope yours was full of happiness as well. Before this year ends I encourage you to exercise your creativity. I know your imagination is filled with greatness, you must only uncover it. Unleash your creative dreams.

As a prompt, write about some of your accomplishments this year. Make it a review, and see how much positivity you can demonstrate. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Entering into the New Year, I hope you find energy to nurture your creativity. May inspiration richly bless each of your days. God be with every one of you.

Thank you so much for joining me here. I hope you enjoyed your visit. If so, you might want to subscribe to Chronicles. You will receive daily updates in your subscription. I value your thoughts, suggestions, and criticism, so please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 325

Journal entry:

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The following poem is in answer to the prompt on Poetic Asides. You might travel over to that site if you need inspiration.

Created For Greatness

Today and every
Day I rise with greater hope,
Anticipation,
Because I believe my life
Has an intrinsic meaning.

The Lord blesses me
Far more than I imagine
With gifts beyond my
Greatest need and I am born
Into heaven’s family.

My experience
Although sometime troubled here
Is definitely
Worth celebrating with joy
Because happiness abounds.

I may have little,
But I have been given quite
Enough to fulfill
And satisfy the basic
Necessities of my life.

Born to taste glory
I live anticipating
The coming of Christ
Who will instantly change me
To fit in eternity.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, November 29, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   I have not coughed quite so much today.
2.   I can see the colors of the world around me.
3.   I can read and learn new things.
4.   I can discover answers to my questions easily online and by phone.
5.   Windows Live Writer allows me to alter the look of my blog beyond what is available through the WordPress editor.

I hope you have had a wonderful Thursday. Mine has been very low key. Now I suggest you use your imagination and creativity to do something great. You can share your gifts and talents with the world if you will attempt it. There are so many who are only waiting to see what you make.

As a prompt, write about how fonts have influenced your life. Maybe you have thought little about it, but take a few moments to write about the text all around you. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am open to your thoughts, suggestions, or criticism, so please leave a comment. If you enjoyed your visit to Chronicles, you might want to follow the blog.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 270

Journal entry:

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Without Warning

Sudden
How things happen
Outside expectation
Beyond my regular planning
Without any regard for preference
But I have finally become
Accustomed to such things
Unexpected
Sudden

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Friday, October 5, 2012

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This is the page I have been working on…

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I am grateful:

1.   I spent a few hours talking to Alex during the night hours of the morning.
2.   I woke up without a problem when my alarm went off at 11:00am.
3.   I was able to complete my training with Norma and Richard.
4.   Mom did not hurt herself badly when she fell a few moments ago.
5.   I did not have to cook tonight.

It has been a very busy and challenging Friday for me. I hope your day was highly productive and that you are ready for an enjoyable weekend. Creating something will finish your day well, so I urge you to do it now.

As a prompt, write about a project you have recently completed. This is your opportunity to share something others may not realize you have done. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

I am grateful you choose to visit my blog. If you would like, please subscribe to Chronicles so you receive future updates. I love reader input and would enjoy reading your comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 205

Journal entry:

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The Problem With Politics

There is a problem
For me with politicians,
I do not like them,
They are most definitely
Selfish and money loving.

The Republicans
And Democrats are equal
In their disregard
For people of similar
Circumstances to myself.

It is the money
Propelling them to action,
Not the common good,
They have fully forgotten
Our country’s true principles.

One side screams loudly,
“No new taxes,” while others
Lobby for reform,
Neither side accomplishing
Anything of lasting worth.

Oh, to finally
See some regular person
In high position
Who understands dilemmas
Faced by common citizens.

We can surely hope,
But it is unlikely we
Will ever find it
Turning out in such a way,
For money runs politics.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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The book Claudia sent me… It is gorgeous…

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An elephant…

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Another view of the elephant…

I am grateful:

1.   I have wonderful friends the world over who I have met through the internet.
2.   Claudia sent me such a glorious gift.
3.   God blesses me so abundantly.
4.   I have a computer with internet access.
5.   People are kinder than we sometimes imagine.

It has been a very good Wednesday for me, I hope it was the same for you. Please take a few moments of your time to do something creative. You may be thinking it is too hard, but I submit to you that I have written 123 poems since April 1st and I have done this Creativity Project for 205 days, surely you can do produce something of great worth today.

For a prompt today, write about something unexpected that has happened to you through your use of the internet. I am sure you can write a poem or story detailing your resulting adventures. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below so that others can enjoy your creation.

I am so glad you visited my blog today. If you feel inclined, leave me a comment or suggestion. Some days I have a problem thinking of subjects about which to write. Maybe you have ideas you would like to share. I would much appreciate those.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 197

Journal entry:

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Today’s poem was inspired by the prompt at Carry On Tuesday. I suggest you go there and see what it brings to your mind. As usual, the poem was written before the journal entry, but they seem to relate… Funny how that works out, even when I don’t intend it.

Unfaltering Skill

Run when you can, it
Is the best that you can do,
Walk if you have to,
You can still make good progress
And achieve all of your goals.

Crawl if you must, it
Does not matter, long as you
Just never give up,
Because you have the talent
To ultimately succeed.

Creativity
Is planted within your soul,
It must be allowed
Ample nourishment to grow
Into great works of true art.

Devote resources
To make your aspirations
Solidly appear,
You were endowed with these gifts
For some wonderful purpose.

Run, walk, crawl, keep on
Without abandoning your
Full commitment to
The process you undertake
To accomplish all your dreams.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   I woke up early, and stayed up.
2.   There are people who, without really intending to, help me accomplish my creative goals.
3.   I am able to interact with the world through this wonderful thing called the internet.
4.   My Mom helped me have tools that have reinvigorated my creative life.
5.   God gives talent without requiring payment in return.

Tuesday has been a productive day for me and I hope it has been for you. I am always amazed by the things my imagination helps me create. I think you are just as gifted as I am, or more so, and that should you apply yourself, you can make something wonderful. I know inspiration does not always grace us, I was not inspired when I woke up. I made these things today through a concentrated effort. I would not be satisfied with doing nothing, and nor should you. The seeds of greatness reside within you, tend them, and they will assuredly grow.

I do not believe anyone is using my prompts, but they have become a part of this creative habit, so I submit one to you now. Write about how you overcome creative block, or if you are presently suffering, write about what that is like. Maybe you will help someone else work through a difficult time. Encouragement is beneficial to us all, and we are meant to support each other. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below so that others might be inspired.

I hope you have found something worthwhile in this blog. If you have thoughts or suggestions, please leave a comment. I am grateful for your patronage.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 170

Journal entry:

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I think the prompt on Poetic Asides had something to do with today’s poem. If you would like visit that site and see what sort of work it prompts in you.

Creativity Versus Popularity

Creativity
In evidence all over,
Should I now change it
To be much more popular,
Pleasing a following crowd?

Of course I want to
Be read widely and admired
For creative work,
But originality
Must have some intrinsic worth.

Is the audience
The end all, be all, of it,
Or does creation
Play an integral part in
What I am accomplishing?

I hope others find
Some challenge, encouragement
In the work I do.
It is not done only for
My own edification.

Should I change it all
To please some other’s idea
Of extreme success,
Or is being authentic
Worth continuing forward?

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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I am grateful:

1.   I had the opportunity to attend a webinar today.
2.   I do not feel compelled to spend money on an e-course.
3.   I have some loyal readers.
4.   Numbers are not a true measure of success.
5.   I have creative freedom.

I hope you have enjoyed your Wednesday. Now is the time for you to stretch your creative muscles and make something that will last beyond this day. Every day should be commemorated because it is a gift that will never come again, and you can do this by writing a poem, story, journal entry, or making some sort of artwork. You have the ability, use it! Do not procrastinate, tomorrow will give you no more time or better inspiration. The act of creating has genius in it.

If you need a prompt, look around your surroundings and pick a favorite object, tell us its story. You can do this in a poem, essay, journal entry, story, whatever form seems inviting to you. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments, so others may read what you created.

I love your input. If you have suggestions or enjoyed something in particular, please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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