The first Challenge for Growth Prompt was published on January 6, 2016. Since then there have been three more. I realize many of you may not have seen the posts that were written by those who participated, so have decided to publish a summary at the end of each month. I hope you enjoy reading them.
I give thanks to all of you who contributed to some or all of January’s challenges, whether it was by publishing a post, by reading the posts published by others or by reading and thinking about the challenge topics.
Know that everyone is still welcome to write posts for any of these challenges. If you decide to do that, I will add your contribution to the appropriate challenge page and to the monthly summary.
The Bliss We Seek- The Seeker’s Dungeon
2016 Needs- Self Therapy
Needs vs Wants (Haibun)- Traces of the Soul
Resolve- Dream Cloud Diaries
Compassion’s Desires (Haibun)- Tournesol dans un Jardin
Are My Trips to Amritapuri Fulfilling a Need or a Want?- Living, Learning and Letting Go
The Needing Want- Nik’s Place
Needs vs Wants- Journey of a Warrior Womyn
On Humans and Humanity- The Seeker’s Dungeon
Today I look for the good qualities in others- Journey of a Warrior Womyn
There is No “Other”- Living, Learning and Letting Go
Khuśiyōm Kī Bahār- Living, Learning and Letting Go
Through the Shadows- Nik’s Place
finding the light side (free verse)- Traces of the Soul
Challenge for Growth Prompt #2- Annette’s Place
What Does It Mean to Be? – Living, Learning and Letting Go
Painting Our Illusions- Where Love Meets War
Failure to Be- Nik’s Place
Being Her True Self- Traces of the Soul
Learning to Be- Journey of a Warrior Womyn
The Making of Yes- Nik’s Place
And to the World I Say- Where Love Meets War
Why Do We Behave the Way We Do?- Living, Learning and Letting Go
The next challenge will be posted at 5:00 a.m. (PST) tomorrow!
One of the first things I saw this morning was the Word Press Daily Prompt entitled Burning Down the House.
The writing directions were:
Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?
Five items instantly popped into my head. I’ve continued to ponder that question throughout the day and my answer has not changed. Even though I believe I could walk away from any of my belongings, these are the five that came to mind.
Photo Credit: Wikimedia
Samsung Galaxy S3
I couldn’t take my own picture of this since my camera is on the phone!
#3 and #4
Years ago I made each of my children an album containing pictures from throughout their life. They both live in India now and the albums would not fare well in the heat there so I am storing them at my house in Seattle.
Headband from my hippie days!
Oliana from Traces of the Soul has started offering a weekly writing prompt. This week’s prompt Silent witnesses – Bystanders asked:
“What are your thoughts about bystanders who get involved, those who watch and for various reasons do not help, speak out or get help? Write a poem, a story (fiction or true) about a situation related to a bystander or witness of some form of offensive behaviour.”
When I read Oliana’s prompt last night, my mind went immediately to December of last year. My children and I were in India when we received a phone call Continue reading “Reflection: What Would/Should I Do?”