Which Will It Be?

Charmed Chaos

“Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” 

― Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

May your thoughts be pure of heart,
Your hands sure and steady
For my future lies
In the precise wield of the scalpel

You hold within your slender fingers
A message of enduring hope
And this is the defining moment
That will shape the rest of my days forever.

Walking the path between life and death
Which will it be for me?
—Life in all its imperfect glory

Author’s Note: Today, I have surgery at 12:30 PM AZ time to remove cancer from my left breast as well as remove at least one left lymph node. This is a prayer for my surgeon.

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The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – July 6

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 188 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday?  We get knocked down sometimes. Current events have done an excellent job of destroying normal. There is a silver lining. These times have granted us an opportunity to reexamine life, priorities, and what happiness really means.  I am determined, and I refuse to stay stuck in a mess. Today, I stand up, regroup, reset my intentions, and recommit to attaining my dreams.

An ongoing topic of exploration is Cal Newport’s concept of deep work, “the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task.” Newport advocates approaching and completing challenging tasks by eliminating distractions, committing to block scheduling, and adhering to your intentions.

What are…

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Transforming Thoughts into Tangible Results – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


Random objects, unplanned situations, snippets of conversations, and fragmented thoughts stir my imagination. Empty picture frames always get my wheels turning. I assume they once held a special image. Did the pink one surround a photo of a novice ballerina in her first tutu? Perhaps a soothing watercolor of an ancient cypress tree draped in a seductive veil of Spanish moss filled the interior of a matching green frame. And the ornate gilt square elevated the importance of small oil painting reflecting the tentative strokes of an artist’s self-portrait.

Pristine pages in a leather-bound journal, a sterile word document, and reams of boring snow-white copy paper elicit similar responses. Far from being daunting or creating fear, a blank page challenges my wildest fantasies and my amateurish abilities. Endless possibilities arise, each tale vies for my consideration, and I must decide.  I close my eyes and start typing. Once I begin…

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Survival instinct


I feel the weight but it’s still not enough
To keep me down, I keep getting up.
Maybe these stones are only heavy
On the chest, yet meant to break bones,
But the heart is strong and hopeful,
So it keeps pumping blood…
It just wants to live,
But we call this love.


(Unconditional love is often misunderstood and overpowered by our subconscious survival instincts and our needs and fears.)

**follow me on IG @pouringtruth

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Tips to Improve You Will Power

Be Inspired..!!

Willpower is something that we don’t think about very often, but has a profound impact on our lives. Think about it – just about everything you do requires a certain amount of willpower. Even getting out of bed in the morning takes a (very) small amount of willpower. For most people, routine daily tasks are simple enough that they don’t need to look very hard to find the needed will power to get them done. Harder jobs, however, like quitting smoking, can use every ounce we have and then some. 

The main trick is to make your environment conducive to exercising will power and here are a few tricks how we can do this :

  • It is easier to practice will power in a brightly lit environment.
  • You are more likely to have more willpower if you are well rested and healthy (diet, fitness).
  • You are also more likely to…

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Daily Dose of Affirmation

Be Inspired..!!

Each day you can journey from your Alpha (it begins with you) to your Omega, which in the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is the point within each of us where our inner spiritual nature meets our outer worldly nature.

It is with this thought I bring to you daily dose of affirmations for your mind and soul. An affirmation a day, keeps the therapist away!!! Here are your affirmation for today :

  • I have a voice, and that voice matters.
  • I am capable of making changes in my life.
  • I live for those I love and for what I love.
  • I choose compassion and cooperation over competition.
  • I am kind.
  • I am enough.
  • I choose to be positive and optimistic.
  • I am faithful in all my endeavours.
  • I honour my commitments and promises.
  • I am blessed.

Have a positive day ahead.

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