I have a little confession. I like Pinterest. No, I am obsessed with Pinterest. So, to no real surprise, I found Pins that pertain to writing prompts. Daily prompts grouped by Months. I have decided that a few posts will be based on some of the prompts I found.
Words you want to share with others.
This is a great prompt. I’m a sucker for a positive statement or phrase.
When my nephew was in basic training after joining the Army, I sent him a stack of small, hand written notes. All with an encouraging thought. I asked him to read one note a day. Especially on the days he was struggling. I also told him that if anyone in his platoon needed encouragement, to share the notes.
So, here are some of my favorites…
Tell the story of your struggles. Your words may become a page in someone else’s survival guide.
This is one of my recent faves. Take pride in your struggles. Even those people who appear to “have it all together” have problems. Everyone has something to contribute, even when you feel lower than low.
Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the wont’s. Listen to the never haves. Then Listen close to me. ANYTHING can happen, child. ANYTHING can be. — Shel Silverstein
This poem was one of the first “endless possibilities” phrases that resonated with me when I was a teen.
The phrase “Do not be afraid” is written 365 times in the Bible. That’s a daily reminder from God to live every day, fearless.
Fearlessness. Everything under God has a purpose and a season for us to learn and grow from.
Be the woman who fixes another woman’s crown, without telling the world that it was crooked.
I have started looking at other women in the store. I’m looking for something I can just walk up to someone and say, “I love your hair!” or blouse or bag. Or perhaps, simply giving that younger mother an understanding smile that says, “I know what you are feeling. I’ve been there too.”, as their toddler throws a tantrum in the check out isle.
I am learning to trust the journey, even when I don’t understand it.
Y’all, this journey is so much more difficult to traverse than it really should be.
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Perhaps instead… It’s about learning to dance with the rain… or even, in spite of the rain.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive… and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” –Maya Angelou
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
The trick with this one, is to recognize our internal strength as we deal with our day to day drama. Because honestly, it is all in how we frame what we individually feel is a strength.