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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 49 (Respect)

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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"Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 49 (Respect)" 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.

"Margaret Atwood's Top 5 Writing Tips ~ National Centre for Writing"


Ice & Power Outages

This article is a bit late, but we're bracing for an ice storm with snow to follow.

Ice is probably the worst part of Winter. You can't walk on it and there's not much luck driving on it either.

Stocking up at the grocery is a hassle because it's like trying to walk through a herd of cattle. Everyone and their brother is there.

Items are flying off the shelves like people are afraid of starving to death.

Hopefully, this storm won't last long or maybe it will miss us altogether.

Trust me, I won't be a bit disappointed if it takes a different path.

My main focus is for us to have food to eat in case of a power outage, which is quite common with these types of storms.

Also to have extra blankets ready to use because if the power goes off, so does our source of heat.

I stocked up on batteries so we have a safe way to see in the dark with our battery operated lanterns and color changing candles.

Let's face it, it's nice to be able to find the toilet in the dark.

I'm as prepared as I can be, but if the ice causes the power to flip off, I will only be on here until the battery on my phone gets low.

I'm sure there's a gadget to keep it up and running, but I don't know what it is & I don't have one.

I could charge it up with my car charger, but there's no way I'm ice skating out to my car.

Safe Candles For Power Outages

Great in Power Outages


Take Time Off To Get Inspired

Don't get too discouraged when your inspiration seem to disappear.

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It happens to all of us.

I believe it's nature's way of making us take a well deserved break.

Use this time to wind down.

Maybe take a walk in a nearby park. Sit a spell and reconnect with nature.

Listen to everything and let your eyes roam. Allow yourself to see things you've never seen.

It doesn't matter if the sun is shining, it's pouring down rain or snowflakes are falling on top of your head.

The important part to grasp here, is to relax and enjoy some me time.

Do anything you want. Just find something you love to do and have fun. Take an official day off.

Leave that notebook and cell phone behind. There's no writing allowed and you don't need any distractions.

Just let yourself be one in the moment.

The next day when you return to writing, you will be amazed at the way your muse responds. It's like you've been hit with a bolt of lightning.

Word Prompt = Respect

This week's word prompt is "Respect."

"Respect" is a feeling or understanding that someone is important and should be treated in such a manner.

Treat others the way you want to be treated.

When I was a young girl, I was taught to respect my elders, but the younger generation seems to be lacking this knowledge.

Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Respect others by listening to them.

Set a good example. Don't yell or speak negatively about others.

We show respect in a church or cathedral by being silent.

Be hardworking and honest. Have self respect for yourself.

Accept personal responsibility when you are wrong.

Support others by making them feel important and valued.

Respect the environment by keeping it clean. Don't don't toss garbage on the beach or riverbank.

Accept one another, regardless of one's beliefs. (Realize we are raised in different environments.)

Love and respect can change any moment and possibly turn a bad one around.

I'm not certain about this word prompt, but let's give it try.

Pick up your pens and jot down a few lines. Tell me a story or poem that shows respect or something to do with it.

"Sesame Street: Respect ~ Word on the Street" by Sesame Street

"Aertha Franklin ~ Respect"

The idea of respect is more than just being polite.

— Bruce Glassman


Highlights This Week

"Sand" has brought us a few interesting writes.

We've learned

  • How a grain of sand counts time
  • Life is too short to hold grudges
  • Write our hurts in the sand & allow the tide to wash them away.
  • Sitting on a beach relaxes us & gives us a sense of peace.
  • Sometimes the ocean calls us one last time to put our toes in the sand
  • The desert can be deadly
  • Why God created beaches
  • Sandcastles dissapear
  • Sand makes beautiful sculptures
  • To hold relationships loosely
  • Each grain of sand has a different story

And much more. To read everyone's work, go to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 48(Sand) and tap on the links at the bottom of the article.

Join me in welcoming our newest member, Castlepaloma, to our word prompt series. He has shared his first piece of work, "Cosmic Sand Gypsy" with us, but he seems to think his writing isn't up to par.

I think we've all felt that way before, so let's give him a little encouragement.


A Collection of Poems about Sand ~ by John Hansen

John Hansen's muse is certainly~ on a roll this week. You won't be disappointed with his writing in his article, "It's Written In The Sand ~ A Poetry Collection."

His poem, "Shifting Sand" tells us quite a vivid story of a man who is left alone walking through the desert when it eventually claims his life.

"Why God Created Beaches" shows us how we often enjoy the sand, as it poses the question why did God create beaches.

Was it for a playground for his people or just to hold the sand?

"Sand Sculptures" tells us how we must enjoy those magnificent creations of sandcastles before the tide comes in and washes them away.

We need to praise those artists for their beautiful creations before it's too late.

"Slow Down the Sands of Time" is a cute poem showing how we all want to slow time down, but to no avail.
If one of us does find a way to slow it down, want to know.

This piece reminds me of Ponce De Leon's fountain of youth located in Florida where they claim you can drink of the fountain of youth. They even sell miniature jugs with the water as souvenirs.

He has out done himself this week. His words are awesome, as well as his pics, quotes, and video.

If you haven't had the chance to read his article, please follow the link below.


Hold Relationships Like A Grain of Sand ~ Chitrangada Sharan

Chitrangada Sharan's article, "Sand and Relationship - Poem reminds us that relationships are fragile.
We must hold them loosely lgike a grain of sand.

In her poem, "Sand and Relationship" she shows us how to get past those hurts in life.
We can write our grudges & pain in the sand and let them wash away with the tide.

Hold onto your hopes and dreams. Love more and let hate wither away.

To read Chitrangada Sharan's article follow the link below.

"Ian McEwan on His Writing Process ~ Knopfdoubleday"

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