Word of the Day Challenge


Today’s Word of the Day isgrandiloquent.

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This is my first W.O.D post.  If there are a few glitches as I get settled in, please forgive me.  

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The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – August 3

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 216 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? Half of the year is in our rear-view mirror, and I am drawing a line in the sand. The targets I missed, the stories I didn’t compose, they no longer matter. These last six months are history. Done. I won’t lie, 2020 kicked me in the head, leaving me stunned, unsteady, and incapable of completing anything beyond basic tasks. I bet I am not alone, but don’t count me out yet. They say what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, right? I am confident I will discover I am more capable than I have ever been. I dug deep, reevaluated my annual goals, and I decided…

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Enjoying the Struggle Not the Destination – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


The internet hums with suggestions to be more productive, run faster, finish the never-ending to-do list. Don’t slacken your pace. Continue to advance to the next great item guaranteed to make our day. We spend our time working hard and achieving our goals. The message is attaining our objectives will bring us gratification. We buy into the mindset, the lifestyle. One by one, we reach the target and discover it leaves us without the fulfillment they promised.

If we are honest, we realize real pleasure, fun and enjoyment lie in the journey, the places we see, the individuals we met, the lives we touch. The struggle is thrilling. Helping each other brings us an unparalleled joy.  These truths etch themselves on our souls and represent the stories we need to tell. These paths filled with hardship and hope are the journeys our readers want to follow.

How do you celebrate the journey?


Keep on writing.

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Daily Dose of Affirmations

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 Dream, I Believe, I Receive.
  • A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.
  • I believe in the woman I am becoming.
  • Visualise your highest self and start showing up as her.
  • The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
  • My income is constantly increasing and I am wealthy beyond my wildest dreams.
  • I am limitless and anything is possible.
  • I wake up each morning feeling confident and empowered.
  • Be the best version of…

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You are the Reason #whatdoyousee


the world is in need 

of a gentle touch

and a gentle smile,

a kind heart

and a kind reminder

and for whatever reason

you remain my gentle touch 

my gentle smile;

my kind heart 

and my kind reminder

you are after all my poetry

my lovely verses and metaphors

my song, my melody, and my symphony

you are my story

and you are always and forever 

the greatest love of my life


The image shows a baby monkey, admiring the view from above the tree. I could almost see his eyes glow with so much joy. He is so adorable and so cute. And I am reminded of all the good reasons that made me smile amidst the pandemic.

{for Sadje’s What Do You See}


my book is still available for pre -order at

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