For He Is Risen! Rejoice And Be Glad! Happy Easter!

Happy Easter From Nikki


Today is a beautiful day, For he is risen! Today i reflect on the joyous day this is, and the meaning of what true love really is! True love is that man that died for our sins and rose again to open the gates of heaven! There is no love more pure then the love of the son of GOD!

Today, i can not be with my family, my father, my stepmother, My oldest son, his soon to be wife and my grandbabies, i can not be with my sisters, my brother, my nieces and nephews, and there significant others, nor my aunts or uncles. There is a sadness, however, my two children and i will still carry on a easter feast and eat together! We will video chat my oldest and his family. I will call the rest of my family! I will be thankful for today because i…

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Slow Dance


Day 10 NaPoWriMo

Today’s prompt is another one from the archives, first suggested to us by long-time Na/GloPoWriMo participant Vince Gotera. It’s the hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the third line has three words. You can write just one, or chain several together into a longer poem.


Slow Dance

hearts beat
a steady pulse

we smile
take the chance

we hold
hands, slow dance

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The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – April 10

Jo Hawk

2020 Daily Writing Challenge

Writing is like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
– E. L. Doctorow

Today is Day 101 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? We are living in an upside-down world. The hustle and bustle of daily commutes, the never-ending parade of constant stress, unreasonable demands, over-hyped experiences, and thrilling activities competing for your time, attention, and energy—evaporated. Self-isolation, social distancing, work from home, eLearning, family time, and dog walking, are the newest must-do exercises. No one would blame you if you are feeling directionless in your suddenly open schedule.

Abrupt changes can induce anxiety, but what if you considered this an opportunity to cultivate deep working habits? Deep work is a concept defined by Cal Newport, associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and self-help author. He defines deep…

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A Plan for Calmness and Action – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


The disaster movie begins. The dreaded event finally happens, and hundreds scream and run. Others stand slack-jawed, frozen. The hero leaps into action. He saves lost children from certain death, directs the terrified mob toward a safe area, and prods the fear-stricken into motion. What sets the hero apart from the crowd? Is he a freak of nature? Brave beyond imagination?

When you dissect the movie’s plotline, you often find the character’s backstory shows he has been predicting the calamity, has run multiple scenarios, and devised a survival plan. Police, firefighters, pilots, EMTs, doctors, nurses, and others spend years training and developing their emergency reactions. They conduct drills, learning what to expect when the unexpected hits. You don’t need extensive practice to have a strategy.

I am a worrier — a worrier with purpose. Whenever I find myself concerned about a situation, I develop action steps to help me deal with…

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Tale Weaver – #270 – Escape – 9th April

Keep it alive

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver


I need an escape from the monotony

It’s the same, day in and day out

The uniformity has made my days

Feel the same, look the same and now

I don’t even remember which day it is

When will it all change, I ask everyone

No one has any answer to my question

But one day

One day I will escape

I will join those who are living free

I will live among my own kind

Away from this forced isolation

The Prompt;

Last week was all about confinement, this week you and your imagination can break free and ESCAPE.

As we are all living social isolation, stay at home and or whatever else they call it where you live we must by now be dreaming of escaping the confines we find ourselves in.

This week write your escape story, be it…

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Daily Prompts – Finally!

Keep it alive

How long we will endure this isolation which is

Orchestrated by a tiny microscopic being

There is no schedule, no time management

It has its own agenda to follow

But we are one jump ahead of it now

Our head is finally thinking and working at last

In response to the following prompts;




Schedule, Garden, Management





Discover prompt;


Word of the day Challenge;








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My Words To a Parent

A Teacher's Reflections

To all parents out there, worried about their young child, and trying to keep school and learning going at home – here are my words to a parent who was concerned that her child often wanted to play:

“When you say that Tommy wants to build with blocks and play doctor, and play “emergency” – that is great news!  Children’s play is their work.  It is how they make sense of their world and how they express themselves and work things out.  Play is really, really important.  Mister Rogers knew that early on.”

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.  But for children, play is serious learning.  Play is really the work of childhood.”
-Mister Rogers-


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