Fall on the Palouse and apples are everywhere--in the market, on the trees, one the ground, in baskets, in the fridge. You can find apples in pies and vinegar. Mythology and popular expressions are full of them: William Tell, for instance, shot at an arrow at an apple balanced on the head of the apple of his eye. Begin with an apple or two and write whatever comes to … [Read more...] about Apples!
From the atoms of our bodies to the earth under our feet and black holes in distant space, nothing stays the same. Ever. Not personalities, not relationships, not attitudes. Change is the only constant. There are an infinite number of ways to fill in the blanks of this sentence: Slowly, slowly ____ turns into _____. Write one sentence that fits that pattern. Then add a … [Read more...] about Slow Changes
Write about one or more ways that you have been the recipient of someone's kindness. A person might show you kindness with a great expenditure of time and calories. Or the kindness might arrive as a tiny gesture that assures you that you are not alone. Often kindness comes unbidden. It can also arrive in the form of an uncomplicated yes when you ask for help. Kindness … [Read more...] about Acts of Kindness
You surprise yourself when you do something that you didn't think you were going to do. Today, get out there and surprise yourself, then write a page about the experience. Surprising yourself is kind of funny. If you start thinking about what would be a good surprise, it's not going to be a surprise by the time you do it. There's no requirement to make a life-altering … [Read more...] about Surprise yourself!
Divide the page into 5 areas of equal size. Write the word fun in tiny letters in one of the areas. Write clothes, travel and tired in 3 of the other areas. The fifth area stays blank. In each of the areas, write the second thought that comes to mind when you say that word to yourself. You do this by saying the first thought out loud. Yes, out loud, with your voice and … [Read more...] about Second thoughts