Holiday ABC’s

Memorable writing that sparks imagination. Lean in. Hear the writer’s voice on the page. Holiday ABC’s   By Mary O’Brien When home alone in December, your options are: a) make ornaments b) bake goodies c) work on art project d) write Christmas poem f) practice using new corkscrew, make sure it works on reds, whites, as well as blushes g) clean out dryer lint filter, put lint in all of hubby’s jacket pockets h) phone long lost friend, sing carols to them i) see if cinnamon bears float in bathtub j) tape mini lights in spiral on carpet, making a yellow brick road k) try moonshine pickles, eat with chopsticks l) make pickle ornaments m) write ugly letter to Santa n) set fire to letter using fumes from pickles o) play Here Comes Santa Claus on keyboard using meow meow sounds p) write Christmas cards on pieces of burned toast q)…


A Meditative Quality . . . Prompt #695

“To my mind, the idea that doing dishes is unpleasant can occur only when you aren’t doing them. Once you are standing in front of the sink with your sleeves rolled up and your hands in the warm water, it is really quite pleasant. I enjoy taking my time with each dish, being fully aware of the dish, the water, and each movement of my hands . . . The dishes themselves and the fact that I am here washing them are miracles!” — “Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life,” by Thich Nhat Hanh Prompt: Write about a mundane chore, or something you routinely do, that has a meditative quality.


Make Light in the Dark

Memorable writing that sparks imagination. Lean in. Hear the writer’s voice on the page. Make Light in the Dark A Letter of Forgiveness to Myself by Caryl Sherman Dearest pale, broken, and lonely sit up stretch out your arms take a deep cleansing breath   You don’t have to hold yourself apart from others anymore   Cradle your intention slowly rock away the fears long to see the light listen to the raindrops splash away the tears   Forgive yourself be a better purveyor of your own destiny   Ever changing and growing with age intentionally litter your psyche with sprinkles and multi-colored streamers Dance   Make light in the dark hold yourself in the palm of love   Your humbled heart is right here… in the best place at the right time in our mutual care   Live joy no matter what reminisce in laughter forgive again   You…


It’s Just The Programming

Do you wonder why you think what you think? “It’s just the programming.” Ted A. Moreno offers these words for contemplation: We believe what we’re told. That’s what we do as little kids. From the time we’re born until 8 or 9 years old we take in everything as absolute truth. So when people come to my hypnotherapy office because they don’t feel good about themselves, or they feel less than, I tell them “Hey, It’s the programming. Just the programming. The mind viruses you caught from someone else. It’s not your fault. It’s not who you are, it’s just how you are thinking and what you believe, and the good news is that you can change your thinking and what you believe.” Excerpt from: “Embrace Your Place: Powerfully Claiming Your Existence, Episode 408”— November 17, 2022, by Ted Moreno Ted A. Moreno is a hypnotherapist, success performance coach, published author,…