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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 60 (Beginnings)

Article Summary

"Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 60" (Beginnings) 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.

"Ernest Hemingway's Writing Tips ~ Writing Advice from Famous Writers - by Kieren Westwood"

Introduction

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Unexpected Weather

I’m amazed at all the unexpected weather that’s hitting across the globe.

First, we had that blast of cold artic air in Ohio over Christmas with wind chills below -30 degrees Fahrenheit (-34.44 Celsius).

The same storm dropped 4 ft. of snow in Buffalo, New York where many people did not survive.

This cold weather outbreak touched most of us. It extended all the way from Washington to New York and from Canada to Florida.

The brutal temperatures even hit the UK.

Then California gets hit again by massive winds, flooding rains and even snow.

Then before they have time to catch their breath, another storm is forecast to hit them.

These storms will go across the United States and impact us all once again.

It reminds me of the saying, “In like a lion, out like a lamb.”

Unfortunately, this phrase usually applies to the month of March because it’s still Winter in the beginning of the month, but Spring at the end.

My only hope is that Mother Nature stays confused and brings us Spring a bit early.

Afterall, we had record setting temperatures in the sixtys as we rang in the New Year, so anything is possible.

So stay safe everyone and try to be prepared for whatever type of weather comes your way.

Keep in touch the best you can.

Inspiration

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Best Laid Plans Go Awry

Topics that inspire us seem to knock on the door when the time is right, but how do we get the energy or find the time to sit down and write?

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I know for me, it hasn't been easy to stick to a routine.

It seems alot of things pop up unexpectedly and creep into the way.

I've always heard that best laid plans go awry and that's certainly been the case for me.

There are days when I sit down and write one poem after another.

Then there are moments when nothing gets done. I'm left with rough drafts and pieces which are not completed.

I hope to fine tune my writing schedule one day and include a special slot of time to finish these beauties.

But let's face it, sometimes life tosses us a curve ball and we get off course.

It's okay though, because we are writers and nothing stops our muse for too long.

Word prompt = Beginnings

This time I've chosen the word "beginnings" for our word prompt.

I felt like it was a good way to start our the new year.

"Beginnings" is a point or time when something starts for the first time.

It could be the birth of a child, or watching their first steps.

Maybe you have discovered a new direction to follow in life like our own "Bill Holland."

Perhaps you've gotten a new job or recently moved to a new city.

Or you've lost someone close and must face a new beginning.

Maybe you've just gotten married or had your first child.

Perhaps you've launched a new business and must learn how to use the internet.

Maybe you got a promotion at work or you've decided to venture out on your own.

There are so many times in life that we face new beginnings.

Let me hear your best stories.

So, let's pick up those pens and jot down a few lines.

I'll be here, waiting anxiously to read them all.

Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past,

not from the abandonment of the past.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

"Life is Just a Set of New Beginnings ~ Lisa Marie Hubsy" / Tedx Talks

"Chicago ~ Beginnings"

Highlights

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Pursuit of Purpose

I want to thank Ms. Dora Weithers for giving me the inspiration to write this word prompt article.

Please take time to read her article "20 Purpose Quotes from The Pursuit of Purpose by Nadine Collin"s.

As for everyone's responses, they are all fantastic.

I am always amazed by the words written by each and everyone of you.

They take me on the most inspirational journeys.

Just like John Hansen's 600th article, "Do We All Have A Purpose In Life " which truly inspires me.

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Alyssa Nichol

Alyssa Nichol always amazes me with her words.

It's like she searches deep down inside herself and puts herself into the scene.

She's weaved quite a story on this poem for the word prompt, "Purpose" in her poem "Sharp; Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Reponse 59."

She shows us that no matter how many times someone hurts us, we can pick ourselves up and be strong again.

We might face the turmoil alone, but we can gain our strength back again.

We have our own Purpose in life.

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Ravi Rajan ~ A Mother's Love Shows Purpose

Ravi Rajan's piece on "A Mother's Fight For for Her Son" certainly shows us how one's purpose can beco

me greater than anything else in one's life.

It's a reason to stand up and fight for what you believe in and want more than anything else.

It's sad that a man of such status would go to such lengths.
He should've gave the couple their child instead of putting him up for adoption.

Then ruining their livelihood in the process, just to make himself look good.

Yet he thought that by giving up the child for adoption others would look down on him.

Thankfully the mother didn't give up hope and eventually got her child back.

But what is truly inspiring is that no matter what happened to them during this process, they
continued to work hard to achieve their dreams.

They knew they had purpose in their life and kept moving forward.

Also, the person telling this story had his own purpose and he truly succeeded by getting the truth to the forefront.

He sums it up best with these words:

"purpose is such a powerful weapon that it can move mountains and help us achieve the impossible."

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