I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 41 (Shopping)" is an article I write to help inspire our creativity.
I choose a single word prompt encouraging others to write a poem, a short story, a song, or any combination.
"Jordan Peterson on the Power of Writing" by Pat
He Gets Us
I've been sitting here watching a football game and actually paying attention to the commercials.
Tonight for the first time, I keep seeing commercials about "he gets us."(Hegetsus.com).
Each one has been unique so far, and definitely sparked my interest.
There was one that said, he knows what it's like to have anxiety. Jesus had anxiety.
Then another one that said, He knows how it feels to be alone.
It seems like there are many different versions, but each one says to reach out to Hegetsus.com for more information.
My curiosity got the better of me and I typed it into my chrome browser.
It's a website that says you can ask any question.
It also tells many stories about Jesus and how his life compares to ours.
I dug a bit deeper and found that it's a new campaign called "He Gets Us."
It consists of a group of billionaires who wish to remain anonymous who belong to a faith-based non profit organization called The Servant Foundation.
I think it's a great way to connect with people and share the teachings of Jesus. After all, it's a new day and age. It might work.
Has anyone else seen these commercials? If so, what do you think ?
Focus On Everyday Things
Finding inspiration is not hard for me. I can get inspired by just about anything.
I can be watching a movie or a football game and get an ideal.
I can be driving down the road and see something that sparks my creativity into gear.
I can simply be reading someone else's words and a thought comes to mind.
Everyday we are surrounded by countless ideals. We just need to learn how to focus in on them.
So this week while you are going about your normal routine, pay attention to things you see.
Maybe it's a little child talking to her parents in the grocery store. They can be so cute.
Or you see a lost kitty cat or dog that is roaming around in the neighborhood.
Maybe you see something breathtaking like a flowerbed, a star in the night sky, a painting that seems to mesmerize you, or anything that makes you stop for a few moments in time.
Jot down the first thoughts that come to your mind. Pay attention to how it makes you feel.
Then later when you have time, write us that perfect piece.
Word Prompt = Shopping
This week I've chosen the word prompt, "Shopping."
Shopping is an adventure where we browse for products either in person or online with the intent of making a purchase.
It's an activity we all do, but this time of year we tend to visit stores more often. Tis the Christmas season you know.
Sometimes it's a simple trip to the store to pick up groceries.
Other times we are on a mission to find the perfect Christmas gift.
Or we wake up early the day after Thanksgiving, making a mad dash to buy those "Black Friday Sales."
Maybe were purchasing a birthday present.
Do you shop online from the comfort of your home?
Or do you fight the crowd at the local mall?
Maybe you simply go to the department store to look at the decorations or take a child to see Santa Claus, but you end up shopping before you leave.
I think this word prompt, "Shopping" is an interesting one.
So let's see what we can do. Pick up your pens and jot down a few lines.
Whoever said that money can't buy happiness
simply didn't know where to go shopping .
— Bo Derek
"Last Minute Christmas Shopping ~ by ClickitGolf"
Highlights This Week
This week we've discovered that most Hubbers don't suffer from boredom.
After all, when we have a few spare moments, we're busy being creative.
We did have a new Hubber join in the fun this week. Her name is Ishika Mehere.
She wrote us a poem titled, "Boredom - an illusion."
Her poetry leaves us with words of wisdom.
Instead of being bored, we should look for Happiness.
To read her work please click or tap on the highlighted sections above.
Solution for Boredom ~ John Hansen
When his dad suggests finding him a few chores to do, he's no longer bored.
It's quite cute. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
John gives us a fun fact stating that "BOREDOM is an anagram of BEDROOM." This certainly had me laughing, especially when he references back to his poem, "Bored Bobby."
In his acrostic poem, "BOREDOM ~ an Acrostic Poem" he tells us boredom is a state of mind which only you can overcome.
It's an individual mindset, which we can change if we reach out to do something.
In his Haiku he points out that nature is never bored.
All of his quotes are fantastic as well as the videos.
My favorite quote is:
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
— Dale Carnegie
If you haven't read his work yet, follow the link below.
- Bored Bobby and Other Boring Poetry
Quotes ~ Chitrangada Sharan
My favorite one is in the beginning:
* "When boredom strikes creativity takes over."*
In her acrostic poem, "Acrostic Poem on Boredom" she tells us how we can stop ourselves from becoming bored.
She includes a video that definitely holds your interest. Who knew someone would push a button to shock themselves if he was bored.
If you haven't taken the time to read her writing, follow the link below.
- 11 Funny Boredom Quotes
"You Don't Need A Story To Write ~ Jack Grapes"
Previous Word Prompts
- Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 39 (Anxiety)
- Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 40 (Boredom)
Responses to Word Prompt
- Online Shopping Trends: The Positives and the Negatives
- He loves it: Shopping
- Shopping Per Brenda’s 41st Prompt
- Poem- A Shopaholic Knows No Boredom-Response to Brenda Arledge’s Word Prompt Week 40 and 41
Vidya D Sagar
- Shopping as Stress Reliever
- Poem: Shopping Extravaganza
- Poem: Which Do We Like Best: Online Shopping or In Store Bargains
- How Much Shopping You Do - Response to Word Challenge
Umesh Chandra Bhatt
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