“The Lark Bunting” – A #Tanka #Poem

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, I kept the prompt words of “Fog” and “Change.”

Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your synonyms you can alter the meaning of your Tanka poetry in many ways. Don’t be afraid to experiment with synonyms. Sometimes subtle meanings pack the most punch in your poetry. Play with the words for different reactions.

REMEMBER: The best poetry has layers of meaning.

Image Credit: Quotesgram.com

Please link your #Tanka Poem contribution to my post found here.

A meadow nymph –
fragile and lissome of wing,
the lark bunting flies.
Change is coming to the fields
after the mountain fogs clear.

©2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

A sneak peek at some of the poetry found in The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Meadow Fairy, the second book in the series… still in its infancy. ❤

The Lark Bunting is the Colorado State bird. Learn more about this amazing creature here.

Use these hashtags to tag your post and to Tweet each other’s poems#Tanka Tuesday, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Tanka, #poem

Go on Twitter and search for these hashtags. There are tons of great poems to read and retweet.”

Don’t forget to join in and share your #Tanka #Poem using the words: FOG & CHANGE, or if you need some visual inspiration write your Tanka poem and tell us of the feelings and descriptions from the photo below:

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge #21 – “Fog & Change”

Happy TANKA Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let’s write some TANKA poetry.

Grab a cup of Joe or a cup of tea and read what’s below…

SO, LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW TO CREATE THE TANKA POETRY FORM.

It’s worth taking a moment to check the best way to create a Tanka.

Tanka poems are based on syllable structure much the same way a Haiku is written in the 5/7/5 format.

The Tanka form is easy to create: 5/7/5/7/7 and is a Haiku with two extra lines, of 7 syllables each consisting of five separate lines.

What makes a Tanka different from a Haiku is that the first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase. Now here is where it gets interesting. The lower stage, the final two lines, should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

Visit Jean Emrich at tankaonline.com Quick Start Guide
CLICK THE LINK TO SEE THE EXAMPLES and to learn how to write a Tanka poem

Here are some great sites that will help you write your Tanka.

thesaurus.com

For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.

howmanysyllables.com

Find out how many syllables each word has. I use this site for all my Haiku and Tanka poems. Click on the “Poetry Workshop” tab to create your Tanka. Here are the rules for the Tanka form: howmanysyllables.com

I will publish the Tanka Tuesday prompt at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Denver
Time).  That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world.

WRITE YOUR TANKA POEM ON YOUR BLOG as a post.

How Long Do You Have and Your Deadline: You have a week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Monday at 12:00 P.M. (Noon). This will give me a chance to add the links from everyone’s Tanka post from the previous week, on the new prompt I send out on Tuesday. I urge everyone to visit the blogs and comment on everyone’s Tanka poem.

The rules are simple.

I will give you two words that you need to use (in some form) in the writing of your Tanka.

The two words can be used in any way you would like to use them. Words have different definitions, and you can use the definitions you like. Feel free to use synonyms for the words.

LINK YOUR BLOG POST TO MINE WITH A PINGBACK. To do a Pingback: Copy the URL (the HTTP:// address of my post) for the current week’s Challenge and paste it into your post. You may also place a copy of your URL of your Tanka Post in the comments of the current week’s Challenge post.

Because of the time difference between where you are, and I am, you might not think your link is there. I manually approve all links. People participating in the challenge may visit you and comment or “like” your post. I also need at least a Pingback or a link in the comments section to know you took part and to include you in the Weekly Review section of the new prompt on Tuesday.

BE CREATIVE. Use your photos and create “Visual Tanka’s” if you wish, although it is not necessary. Use whatever program you want to make your images.

As time permits, I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your TANKA

If you add these hashtags to your post your poetry may be viewed more often:

#Tanka Tuesday, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines

If you haven’t set up your blog to share to Twitter, you should. It is an excellent way to meet other poets and share your work.

You may copy the badge I have created to go with the Tanka Tuesday Challenge Post and place it in your post:

HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 19th CHALLENGE USING THE WORDS – CRAFT & RISE: (Please make sure to visit the other participants. We learn from each other. <3)

 Tanka: Angel & Devil – Jane Dougherty Writes

 Tanka Tuesday: Angel &Devil – Image & Word

Communication – REINVENTIONS BY REENA

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge #20 – Angel & Devil/Two on a Rant

Angel by Devil’s Act/Naa Prapancham, My World

 Angel & Devil | thoughts and entanglements

 Tanka Tuesday: Angel and Devil | K Y R O S M A G I C A

 Colleen’s Weekly Tanka-Angel&Devil – All About Writing and more

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge #20 Angel & Devil | Annette Rochelle Aben

Angelic (a Tanka) | Darkness of His Dreams

Point of view | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

A Lost Poem on the Bookmark – Thoughts of Words

Tanka -Discord | Mother Willow

 Aurora Laughs: Tanka | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

Angel & Devil Tanka/Suzhalgal

Follow the Drinking Gourd | method two madness

Memories/Life at 17

Angel Frost – A #Tanka – Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer

This week’s Poet of the Week is Merrill. Her Tanka poem called “Aurora Laughs,” really spoke to me this week.

Read the fourth line! The description is excellent.

Aurora laughs, flies,

paints the sky with angel wings,

through cracks, light streams in

devil-dark of winter lifts

hope and beauty still exist

©2017 Merril D. Smith

Here are the two words for this week’s challenge: FOG & CHANGE

(any forms of the words AND don’t forget to use synonyms)

There are many different meanings to these words. Have fun and experiment. If the prompt words don’t Inspire you… write a Tanka based on the photo BELOW:

Image credit: Pixabay.com

TANKA TUESDAY! JOIN IN AND GET YOUR POETRY ON!

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The Quest – A #Tanka

Hi! Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday challenge. This week, I tweaked the prompt word of “change” to “alter,” and I let “beauty” stay the same. Both words have many connotations and can modify the meaning of your Tanka poetry in many ways. Don’t be afraid to experiment with synonyms. Sometimes the most subtle meanings pack the most punch in your poetry.

Please link your Tanka to my post found here.

At the beginning of the year, my mind is filled with the reflections of my life from the past year. The prompt words spoke to me this week. How about you?

Don’t forget to join in and share your #Tanka #Poem using the words: beauty and change!

Alter your thinking –
to seek inherent beauty,
is change essential?
An attitude adjustment
overcomes my fate.

© Colleen M. Chesebro


Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #15 – CHANGE & BEAUTY

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ and your weekly prompt post. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let’s write some TANKA poetry.

(Please note: I changed my blog name and address to colleenchesebro.com. silverthreading.com will be dropped in the next few months).

Happy Tanka Tuesday! Grab a cup of Joe or a cup of tea and read what’s below…

SO, LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW TO CREATE THE TANKA POETRY FORM.

It is worth taking a moment to check the best way to create a Tanka.

Tanka poems are based on syllable structure much the same way a Haiku is written in the 5/7/5 format.

The Tanka form is easy to create: 5/7/5/7/7 and is a Haiku with two extra lines, of 7 syllables each consisting of five separate lines.

What makes a Tanka different from a Haiku is that the first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase. Now here is where it gets interesting. The lower stage, the final two lines, should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

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Visit Jean Emrich at tankaonline.com Quick Start Guide
CLICK THE LINK TO SEE THE EXAMPLE

Here are some great sites that will help you write your Tanka.

thesaurus.com

For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.

howmanysyllables.com

Find out how many syllables each word has. I use this site for all my Haiku and Tanka poems. Click on the “Poetry Workshop” tab to create your Tanka. Here are the rules for the Tanka form: howmanysyllables.com

I will publish the Tanka Tuesday prompt at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Denver
Time).  That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world.

WRITE YOUR TANKA POEM ON YOUR BLOG as a post.

How Long Do You Have and Your Deadline: You have a week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Monday at 12:00 P.M. (Noon). This will give me a chance to add the links from everyone’s Tanka post from the previous week, on the new prompt I send out on Tuesday. I urge everyone to visit the blogs and comment on everyone’s Tanka poem.

The rules are simple.

I will give you two words that you need to use (in some form) in the writing of your Tanka.

The two words can be used in any way you would like to use them. Words have different definitions, and you can use the definitions you like. Feel free to use synonyms for the words.

LINK YOUR BLOG POST TO MINE WITH A PINGBACK. To do a Pingback: Copy the URL (the HTTP:// address of my post) for the current week’s Challenge and paste it into your post. You may also place a copy of your URL of your Tanka Post in the comments of the current week’s Challenge post.

People from the challenge may visit you and comment or “like” your post. I also need at least a Pingback or a link in the comments section to know you took part and to include you in the Weekly Review section of the new prompt on Tuesday.

BE CREATIVE. Use your photos and create “Visual Tanka’s” if you wish, although it is not necessary. You can use FotoflexerPicmonkey, or Canva.com, or any other program that you want to make your images. Click the links to go to the programs.

I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your TANKA.

You may copy the badge I have created to go with the Tanka Tuesday Challenge Post and place it in your post:

HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 14th CHALLENGE USING THE WORDS – LAST & NEW: (Please make sure to visit the other participants. We learn from each other. <3)

I’m sorry if my post confused everyone… I know I said I used the words “last and few” – when I meant, “last and new!” Let’s blame it on the chaos I had last week getting my book ready for publication. That was a whopper of a typo! ❤

A tanka – Art and Life

Ghosts #tanka | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

The Last Time – REINVENTIONS BY REENA

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Prompt Challenge #14 Last & New | Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Prompt Challenge #14 Last & New/Two on a Rant

The Circle Must Close (a tanka) | Darkness of His Dreams

Tanka Poem – The Rolling Hills

Last & New | thoughts and entanglements EDIT

Tuesday Tanka Challenge – Norma’s Natterings

toasting tomorrow | rivrvlogr EDIT

Counting | method two madness

Ringing in the New Year – A Tanka – Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer

The Last Time, by Reinventions by Reena

©2016 by Reena Saxena

These are some great inspirational words and thoughts!

Here are the two words for this week’s challenge: CHANGE & BEAUTY

(any forms of the words AND don’t forget that you can use synonyms)

There are many different meanings to these words. Have fun and experiment.

TANKA TUESDAY!

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Expanding Horizons – A Haiku

The Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #110 words for this week are “Change & Mind.” Hmmm… it sounds like somebody wants to change their mind about something. I wonder what Ronovan has up his sleeve for this week?

Speaking of change… I can tell you that here in Colorado Springs the mornings are becoming quite cool. Yesterday, it was a chilly 48 degrees as I did my early morning walk with Sugar and Spice. The days warm up into the high 80’s. You can’t get better temperatures than that! I love Colorado!

Back to the haiku! I used “shift (shifting)” for the word change, and “awareness” for the word mind.

Keep looking for the magic…

 

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “CHANGE”

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Hi, everybody! It’s that time again! Time to get your quote selected so you can come up with a creative story, poem, or whatever else you would like to share about your quote.

Ronovan is in charge this week and he chose the theme of:

“Change”

Please make sure to link to Ronovan’s post HEREHere is my contribution for this week on the theme of “change.”

The first thing I thought of when I saw this quote by Dean Jackson was the realization that personal growth is change. Think about the number of times you have experienced personal growth in your life. If you are like me, you failed forward. I personally look back and see that my path has always been in a forward direction with some deviations that became life lessons. Growth is change.

I also remember the friends I drifted away from because they chose to stay on their current path. I moved forward when they did not. Like the quote above, they wanted me never to change. They insisted I stay in that moment of time with them, a stagnant place. A place of no growth. I could not do that, I had to move forward and change. I felt like it was my destiny.

When I retired at 55, I thought I had lost my place in the world. I still had much to give, I just couldn’t figure out how to do it. I really had to sit down and figure out how to move forward. I had to change.

I knew writing was my future and I chose the path to move forward and have another career. I was finally going to do what I had dreamed of my whole life!

AND, I did. I started this blog and began to learn from all of you. I felt like a sponge soaking up the knowledge and the creativity that drifted in this part of our virtual world. I began to grow because I chose to change.

So I believe change is all about choices. But beware… you can make the wrong choice, and the change can be for the worse. I have always said, “life is not about finding yourself… life is about recreating yourself. It is your choice.

I am sorry I am so late this week taking part in my own challenge! After finishing that first draft of my book, I was exhausted! Exhilarated and Exhausted, is a better way to say it. I need a few days to get back on my feet and play in my garden. I feel a great “change” in my karma!

Thanks for stopping. It means the world to me! ❤

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Change”

Welcome to the  open call for anyone who will dare to share what they care with all the others in the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge.” Been here before? Click HERE to skip to Example and Challenge.

To see all the Entries from last week for “Mystery” click HERE for the links in the comments of last weeks Challenge Post.

Brought to you by the ever lovely goddess of the fairies and silver tress polish, Colleen, right here on SilverThreading.com, and myself, the truly, the madly, the deeply, writer of romance, Ronovan of Ronovan Writes, and those other sites mentioned in the image below. (I have no other life than writing. Seriously.)

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge

A quick reminder, use #WQWWC on Twitter and some of us might be able to retweet you. It’s not a must, just a suggestion.

This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot! Want some wisdom on how to get people to perhaps click on your post more often? Check out my blog sometime today and I’ll give you the low down, or as my Ghana friend used to say, the ‘down low’.

Each week we will include a theme  for anyone who needs additional inspiration. You don’t have to follow our theme if you don’t want to. It is optional. The point here is to create and share.

It’s an Odd Week number so that means I’m the host. Hmm, I wonder if Silver did that on purpose. “Oh, Ronovan, I’ll go first so we see how it runs.” Mhmm.

So what do you do?

You select a quote that inspires you based on the THEME. Then use the quote in or as the title of:

  • A short piece of flash fiction
  • An original piece of poetry
  • Photography that ACCURATELY interprets your quote
  • And remember you can place your poetry on images as well to enhance the impact of your message.

Are you ready to join in? Where do you get these quotes? Where do you make these images?

Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer, Picmonkey, or Canva.com, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Each Wednesday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Tuesday night to share your creativity inspired by a quote. We will share your posts on social media for added exposure.

Each week, we will include a link to the previous week’s post so that you can go to the links and comments to see all the inspiration that was generated.

Please copy the badge at the top of the post and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post
do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

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This week’s theme is about:

“Change”

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“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. – Nathaniel Branden

Nathaniel Branden may sound familiar to some of you. “He was a Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer known for his work in the psychology of self-esteem. A former associate and romantic partner of Ayn Rand, Branden also played a prominent role in the 1960s in promoting Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism. Rand and Branden split acrimoniously in 1968, after which Branden focused on developing his own psychological theories and modes of therapy.”

Of course I didn’t know all of that when I found the quote. I simply connected to the words and came up with a meaning that relates to me. Who knows if it is what the original intent was. Most of us need a change of some sort. The problem is . . . we don’t accept the fact of that need.  That change can be in the form of tangible things such as to quit smoking. Everyone knows smoking can cause cancer, yet, people continue to smoke. Awareness is the easy part, the second step, acceptance, is the tough part.

Once you come to the point of acceptance that is when those changes begin. Think back to the emotional upheavals of your life. Those times where you accepted what happened is when you were able to turn the corner and begin living again. Acceptance doesn’t mean easier. It means moving forward.

Personally, I have had many episodes of awareness and acceptance. It takes quite some time to achieve a state of being where awareness and acceptance can be a seamless ALMOST painless process. The way to get to a healthy existence is to learn to be aware and accept not only what you see but that change needs to take place.

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Thanks for stopping by to be part of our new writing challenge. I know you will love how your creativity flows! Visit my offering this week at the link below if you would like to.

Ronovan Writes and Silver Threading

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Day Whadeveritis ~ BALANCE AND CHANGE

Some amazing thoughts on balance and change. This is the work of an artist! ❤

The Dragon's Lair

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CHANGE AND BALANCE

BALANCE AND CHANGE

April 27th, 2016

(I hope this isn’t a Flowers for Algernon day…)

4-27-16 Balance coupled with Change is the answer to everything. I realized this today!

I understand it all today. I hope I still understand everything tomorrow. I’m going to write everything down, just in case.

Every, single thought sequence in this blog post could have a book written about it. Yeah… it’s THAT deep!  😀

I have done no editing. This is pure stream of consciousness stemming from this morning’s epiphany. Sorry… try not to smack me around too much.

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Balance coupled with Change is the answer to everything.

Life is our ongoing attempt to balance our atoms while maintaining the balance of the Universe’s atoms.

We cannot save this planet, for change is the nature of all things. That being said, we’re certainly not doing much to help.

I could…

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The 3 C’s of Life – #BeWoW


Ron, from Ronovan Writes, ask us, “What does it mean to be ordinary?” According to the Encarta English Dictionary, if you are “ordinary” you are common, unremarkable, not special in any way. Ordinary makes us feel unnecessary. We are relegated to the back of the line. We become dysfunctional from our own mundane existence. We are dull, trite – average.

An ordinary person is afraid to change. They do not want to make a choice or take a chance. They are content leaving things as they are. Ordinary people settle for what life hands them. They sit back and watch it all go by, drifting in the endless sea of life’s miseries.


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Now, contrast the word “ordinary” with the word “extraordinary.” Extraordinary means that you possess a uniqueness. You are unusual because you are considered to be wonderful, strange, even shocking!

When you become extraordinary, you succumb to a higher purpose in your life. You become spectacular. Nothing can stop you. You are using your gifts to become an extraordinary person.

Extraordinary people hold astonishing expectations inside their hearts. They are not afraid to reach out and try new things. They are not afraid to fail. Extraordinary people make choices, take chances, and are not afraid to change.

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

— JIMMY JOHNSON

Are you Ordinary or Extraordinary?

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Writing 201-Poetry: Haiku

Sea foam waves ebbing –

life’s sandy slate wiped sparkling,

high tide changes all.

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This has been my haiku submission for the Daily Post’s poetry prompt of “water” for our first poetry class.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.  Find out more about the first poetry class sponsored by The Daily Post here.

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #31 Wait&Move

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Click here to find out more about Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge.  Thanks Ronovan for hosting such a great event.

My Haiku this week is part of my Swamp Fairy story also, and links here.

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(Image credit: Heart Stone)

Pause and look due north –

as the heart stone reads your soul,

change is uncertain.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I will see you again,

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Pixel Prose Challenge–Sea Foam Waves

Amanda, from Unique Art Chic hosts this fabulous challenge every week.  Join in if you like.  I love the creativity in this challenge.  Pick your image, find the words from inside your heart and write the beauty that pours out from you!

This week I am sharing a photo of the beach here in Pensacola.  A little sunny warmth to brighten your December day:

Slate Wiped Clean

Thanks for visiting me today.  I look forward to seeing each of you!

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Autumn’s Last Gasp

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Autumn breathes the last gasps of the season,

as leaves of brown and gold drift from the treetops –

a blanket of decaying warmth.

Grey skies steal the color from the day,

mourning the end of another time of year.

The darkness envelopes and caresses

lulling the earth to sleep,

held in the cradle of the slough.

Winter awaits.

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Peace Through Kindness

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Each month, I ask myself, “How do I promote peace?”

The topic of “world peace” seems so broad and intimidating.  It really does not have to be unless we let it seem so daunting that we are unable to grasp its true meaning.  Do not look at the broad picture only.  Keep carving the meaning of peace down until you have something that you can hold on to that helps you define what peace truly means to you.

This month, I want to promote peace through the kindness of ourselves and how we act toward other people.  Kindness in words is a big deal to me.  You can destroy a person with only a few words.  We in the WordPress blogging community are actually quite kind to each other, offering inspiration, hope, and a sense of caring.  Great.

Now, how do you treat the members of your family?

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In my opinion, peace in a family is attainable by recognizing that each person brings something unique to the family unit.  We are not all alike by any means.  Just because our genes are shared within a family does not mean that we are all the same.  Our differences make us human and loveable.  When judgments or perceptions against each other are shelved and forgotten, that is when peace silently slips into your home.  You do not even notice until you sense the quiet.

Be Kind

Peace obtained through kindness is an easy task.  Say, “please,” and “thank you,” to each other.  Mind your snarky/funny comments by keeping them in perspective so that you do not do more harm than good to your family members.  Take responsibility for your actions and do not blame others for your own mistakes.

Create peace in your family by loving each other – flaws and all.  Be willing to change.  That is the key.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I enjoyed our chat,

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