Nobody can do everything. There are zillions of things you can't do, whether you want to do them or not. Write about something that you can't do and explain why not. If that doesn't take up the whole page, write about something else that you can't do and the reason why not. You might find it helpful to write sentences of the form, "I can't ... because ..." When you … [Read more...] about Can’t. Because…
Failure to let go. It's at the heart of just about every drama that can occur among humans. Or within a single human. Today, focus on your myriad successes at letting go. Think of objects that you have handled, carried, or put away. When you set them down, you let them go, most likely with minimal effort. Forgetting is a type of letting go. Whatever it was we didn't … [Read more...] about Easy Go
If you live in the north country in January, you have no choice but to call on your winter skills. Which of the many tasks and activities that are unique to winter do you approach with confidence? Notice that you don't have to enjoy a task or activity that you do well. After drawing a line across the top of the page to reserve space for a title, draw some kind of shape … [Read more...] about Winter Confidence
There's a whole new year waiting to happen out there. Of the infinitely many things that could happen, what would you just as soon skip? Write sentences that begin, "I will skip..." Imagine your ideal self in a perfect year and announce the many things you will decline. When will you close your eyes, cover your ears, or plug your nose? What will you turn away from? What … [Read more...] about Skip Into the New Year
Today, in the northern season of minimal sunlight, write about light and how useful it is. In a literal sense, light helps us move our physical bodies past obstacles without getting hurt. Light eliminates the problems that darkness creates. We speak and think of light figuratively, too. The light inside a person's mind, heart, or self. How does this kind of light show the … [Read more...] about What Lights Your Way?