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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 55 (Nothing)

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 55 (Nothing)" 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.

"Paula McLain ~ Accepting Inspiration & Writing Advice for Poets and Authors by MentorPublicLib"

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Introduction

My little community is showing me there is still hope for humanity.
People are reaching out with a kind hand to help others and it's so refreshing.

Like two city employees who were driving down a street and heard something that sounded “off” at 7:30 in the morning.

They turned around, rolled down the window and heard screams for help. Without hesitation, they jumped into rushing water.

They saved the lives of 2 small children who were moments away from drowning. They were barely hanging on beneath the bridge at Chrisman Park.

Or the person who turned in a cell phone at the local fair to make sure the rightful owner was located.

Then their was a customer who found someone else’s change left at the new self checkout line at CVS.
He gave the money to the employees and then posted it on social media, so the person could return to the store to claim it.

Or a post I read about two officers helping a gentleman at our local park. It says he is getting the help and assistance he needs from our community.

Then there was this post on Facebook:
“To the man In the Tahoe at UDF. You left me speechless and in tears. You did not have to do that but I appreciate you and what you just did more then you will ever know! God bless you thank you!!

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Listen to Your Muse

Here lately, I’ve noticed that I’m more inspired by writing prompts to be instantly creative.

For instance, I recently had a piece of my work turned down, but it came with an open invitation to send in another poem,, but I had to follow certain rules.

The guidelines included counting syllables like Hauiki, but with only a total of 53 syllables. It was a bit tricky and tedious, but it turned out to be a lot of fun.

Maybe my muse is tired of the usual routine, but as long as I'm inspired to keep writing, then all is good.

So, if you find your words aren't coming easily, don't worry.

Just listen to your muse. It will guide you in the right direction.

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Word Prompt = Nothing

For this week's prompt I've chosen the word, "Nothing."

"Nothing" means something that doesn't exist, or has no value. It's something worthless or of no value or it's simply a way of not saying or doing anything.

Maybe you've recently retired from the working community and you're suddenly enjoying doing nothing.

Or you're heart's been broken and nothing seems to matter in life.

Or you hit the lottery, realizing nothing is impossible.

Maybe you understand that in life nothing is freely given.

Or you realize by not saying a word, you say the most. So, you say nothing at all.

Perhaps you believe in Nihilism which is the belief in nothing.

If you've never heard of this before, don't feel like the lone ranger. I hadn't either.

As luck would have it, I stumbled across a video on YouTube. I've included a link below for anyone who is interested.

So let's give this word a try. Pick up your pens and jot down a few lines.

Let's figure out what "Nothing" really is to everyone.

"Nihilism ~ The Belief in Nothing" by Aperture

Nothing is impossible,

the word itself says

I'm possible!

— Audrey Hepburn

"Nothing Easy ~ Inspiring Leadership Video" by JB Kellogg

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Highlights

I am amazed with everyone's excellent writing.

It's difficult to choose which ones to highlight because they are all so good.

"Happy" seems to be a word we all relate too.

I especially like the idea of Vidya D Sagar's article, "Create Your Own Happy Day" and Chitrangada Sharan's article on " Let's Choose to be Happy."

Then there is a sweet poem about love by Alyssa Nichol in her article "Response to Happy."

Nithya Venkat captures what the essence of happiness is like in her work, "Happiness is Just Like - Poems" and Umesh Chandra Bhatt shows us it is within trial & error that we find our way towards Happiness in his article, "Happiness Lies Within."

Then we get to see how a day brings happiness to Gianella Labrador's birthday in her articles, " My Journey to the Lion City Called Singapura."

Misbah Sheikh explains to us the theory behind laughter and shares a few jokes with us in her article, "The Science of Laughter and 10 Jokes to Make You Smile and Happy."

Then last but not least, is my article, "What is the Key to Happiness? by Brenda Arledge.

I have no doubt you will enjoy each one of these articles, as well as the ones highlighted this week.

Each one has touched my heart.

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John Hansen ~ Happily Ever After

John Hansen writes us an article, "Happily Ever After ~ Poems To Uplift The Spirits"

He starts with a quote by the Dalai Lama which everyone should read. It is so true. We all have the desire to find happiness no matter who we are or where we are from.

In his poem, “Happily Ever After”, he shows us how we long for the one we love to be happy & in turn, we become happy ourselves.

This is written like a fairy-tale, which is exactly the kind of life we all secretly hope to find, but few of us are willing to shout it out loud.

There are more happy times than not, so we should embrace it.

In his poem, “What Makes Me Happy” he shows us how the simplest things in life can make us happy.

Thankful to be alive, waking up each morning and sharing life with family and friends; to have one’s words inspire the lives of others; to be content & happy.

Feeling proud of one’s country & state.

Nothing better than to enjoy each moment of life doing something you like to do. It is an honorable life to live.

He ends his article with a chinese proverb.
I love:
If you want happiness for a lifetime ~ help someone else.

You will find John's article uplifting. please follow the link below to read his work.

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Ravi Rajan ~ Puttering

Ravi Rajan has written this terrific article on Happy,

"1 Simple Way to Live A More Productive and Happy Life".

He shows us how we can be more productive and happy by "Puttering."

Puttering means doing things in a relaxed way without rushing or trying too hard.

It sounds so simple, but I'm sure it's something we often overlook.

I'm going to have to try this myself. All I need to do is follow my kitty-cats lead.

They have this technique down pat.

Since we live in a society where our plate is usually too full, this is great advice.

I hope you'll take the time to read Ravi's article and utilize it in your own life.

I've placed the link below.

"Writing Advice for Young Writers ~ Authortube by 21st Century Writer"

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