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
Imagine yourself with the wealth and power to bestow any kind of gift on anyone or anything. Write about what you would give and to whom. Include other details if you like, such as why you are giving this gift or how the recipient is likely to react (if at all). Perhaps there is history or backstory. Maybe the gift will cause a dramatic change. It could be the type of gift … [Read more...] about Oh the Gifts!
Is it long or short? You could be asking about a distance. You could be asking about time. You could be asking about a story. Whether something is long or short depends on the context and on a person's perspective. Today, search your surroundings, your memory and your imagination for things that you--or someone--could consider to be both long and short. Write about one of … [Read more...] about The Long and the Short of It
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?