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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 54 (Happy)

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

Article Summary

"Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 54 (Happy) 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.

"5 Work Habits of Famous Writers " by Redfrost Motivation

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Introduction

I can’t express how grateful I am for each and every Hubber who has offered me words of kindness.

It seems like each and every corner I turn, I meet more struggles, but my Hubpages family is there to lift me up.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

A little bit of kindness goes a long way.

I’m proud to be a part of such an amazing group of people.

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Inspiration

Inspiration happens when something mentally stimulates us.
Our muse suddenly gets an idea and becomes creative.

For me, this can be almost anything.

The other day I was in line at a drive-thru at Taco Bell when I saw this sign.

Love is all-consuming and it CONSUMED ALL the Mexican Pizza.
We understand your love.
SOLD OUT.

At first, I burst out laughing.
Then I grabbed my mobile phone and snapped a picture.
I knew my muse was sparked.

On another day, I was scrolling through my writing groups on Facebook when a picture prompt caught my eye.

The theme was “A Little Bit of What You Fancy.”
The picture was a mouthwatering bowl of ice cream, fruit and such.

I just couldn’t resist. I felt those words flowing.

I wrote a poem within fifteen minutes and received an award of Excellence the next day.

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It was easy to do and I had fun writing.

My advice is to watch with your eyes and listen with your ears. When you least expect it, something will stimulate your creative juices.

It might be a picture, a song playing on the radio, a bird sitting in a tree, a phrase you read from a book, a movie you watch on television, or countless other things.

When it happens, relish that moment of excitement. Pour your heart onto the page and create your next masterpiece.

Word Prompt = Happy

After I read a piece on the forum by John Hansen which informed me about a post by Misbah Sheikh, I decided on this week's word prompt.

Misbah's status was "My HP feed is jam-packed with stressful issues! Seriously, I want to run away from here. Those happy times are long gone."

Then Steve Tomkinson replied: "Misbah - Let's start an ongoing "Only Good News" Forum where people can post those stories that have cheered them up."

I couldn’t agree more. We are facing so many situations in life which are depressing and sad. It would be great to read a few feel good articles.

So the word prompt has been chosen ~ it is “Happy.”

“Happy” is a feeling we get when we enjoy a situation.
We feel pleasure and we smile.

Maybe you're happy when you see a child smile or a baby laugh.

Or you just bought a brand new car or received a pay raise.

Perhaps you're happy to be spending time with family or friends.

Maybe you are just happy to be alive.

Or you enjoy taking a stroll in the neighborhood.
Perhaps you take a walk each day.

Maybe it’s your pets, your flowers, or something you or your community does each year.

Tell us what “Happy” means to you.

I can’t wait to read everyone’s refreshing words.

So let’s pick up our pens and jot down a few lines.

This one’s for you Misbah. I hope it puts a smile on your face.

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.

— Roy T. Bennett

"Pharrell Williams ~ Happy"

"Choose to be Happy ~ Joel Osteen"

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Highlights This Week

I've been reading and rereading everyone's work on this week's word prompt, "First."

You've all written wonderful articles. I've enjoyed each and everyone of them.

With that said, I must say it's been very difficult to choose just a few to highlight, but here goes.

The two I've decided on give us quite an inspiration for the word "first", but I also want to mention two other pieces of work which I find absolutely amazing.

The first article is "First of All, I'd Just Like to Say..." is written by John Hansen.

His words describe those first moments we have in life, like that first kiss.

He also expresses how no one wants to come in second, we want to win. We want to come in first.

Then he includes a "Fun Fact" section that taught me information I didn't know.

There is no doubt you will enjoy his work and learn a few things too.

So click on the highlighted link above and read his article.

The second article is "The first visit to the dentist, by Misbah" written by Misbah Sheikh.

Misbah shares with us her first dental experience.

Believe it or not, it spans from the time she was seven years of age to much later into her teens.

I'm certain you will enjoy reading about her adventure. So tap on the highlighted article above and read this one too.

Now let's pull the curtain open for the other two Hubbers who deserve recognition.

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Books Change One's Life ~ Vidya D. Sagar

Vidya D. Sagar does an outstanding job.

Her article, "The first book that changed my life, by Vidya D Sagar" shows us how the first book she ever read changed her life.

This book was by Enid Blyton.

It amazes me that this book inspired her to read as many books as she could put in her hands.

This inspiration has continued throughout her life.

She even has a small library at home to help inspire young children to have a relationship with reading.

As a writer, I find this very inspirational.

She also includes an Acrostic poem about how it is important to have self love for oneself first.

Please take a few moments to read Vidya's work by following the link below.

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First Times ~ Chitrangada Sharan

Chitrangada Sharan has written us an article, "First and Foremost and Memorable by Chitrangada Sharan" which tells us first moments are etched in our minds forever.

Then she explains why those "first times" are so memorable. You'll love her answer.

Her writing also describes her first experience in becoming teacher.

She has one interesting first day, but she handles it with grace and excels.

It takes alot to be there for children, but I think you'll agree that Chitrangada seems like a natural.

Being a teacher is a "First" that is definitely honorable and I'm sure you will find her words worth reading.

She also includes a section, "Some must know 'Firsts' for everyone" where you will find some interesting facts.

So take a few moments to read her work by following the link below.

"Inspiring Authors by Bill Kenower"

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