How you feel when you spend your time is more valuable than the time you spend 🦋


It is quite important to feel good about what you do – whether it is what you do at home, on vacation or at work. How you feel when you spend your time is more valuable than the time you spend.

I have enjoyed 10 days at home with my two little babies and my boyfriend. We have had our Easter Holiday week and it has been absolutely wonderful. I love my two little babies so much, and it is so cozy to be able to spend so much time with them. However, today it is time to go back to work and that feels awesome too because I love my job as well.

I work as a teacher and I have worked at the same school for 12 years now. I began in August 2007 and it truly is a magnificent job. I have always had magnificent bosses (I…

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Roth Poetry


Red Maple seed floats merrily on wings;
hoping to find a place from which to rise.
Landing between the crack of a rock;
with little soil, and almost no chance of survival;
it puts down a root;
forever changing the future of that rock!


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Quadrille Monday, and Merril, at d’Verse, asked us to use some form of the word rise. I decided to put a little different Spring twist to it and came up with this Quadrille of exactly 44 words.

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Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


It is easy to fall behind. You set goals, make plans, create schedules, and the world intervenes. The result is you flounder, miss the mark, call yourself a failure. Your great plan lays in ruins. Thinking in black and white terms, in happiness or disappointment, can encourage you to forsake your dreams. Thankfully, colors have countless shades and success can be measured in degrees.

Life ebbs and flows. A writing session may see words appear on the screen without effort. At the next scheduled session, your fingers can’t communicate with the keyboard. Consistency is key, you must create within the day’s constraints. If you do your best, if you compose what you can, then you are a winner.

How many words will you write today?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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As I close my eyes

A Faded Romantic's Notebook

A sleepy

Sunday afternoon

in this quiet

English garden

lazily stretched out

in soft cotton

and faded denim

surrendering to sun

and shadows

light and cloud

insect buzz

and bird song

summoning you

to dance

in the darkness

of my imagination

as I close my eyes.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

written last year – but perfect for today

Art by Ed Bock

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You Fit Me

Couch Talks, Wisdom & A Cup of Joe



Never really could find a man that fit,
Though they say Love’s store has someone for all.
Trust me.  I’ve searched this place from wall to wall
With no luck.  Convinced myself to just quit.

Some men squeezed me just a little too tight.
Clingy. Suffocating. No room to breathe.
Some men were a little too loose for me.
Getting them to stay in place was a fight.

There were some only good for special times,
but I want a man for all occasions.
A heart that will fit me all of the time.

Little did I know, you were at the back.
A special shipment waiting just for me.
With you, I can breathe and move so freely.
Every curve you cling to perfectly.
For all occasions, you are suitable.
Easily, you’d be my favorite shirt.
I’d wear you proudly…

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