Early morning thoughts 

Early morning thoughts 

As I prepare for my day 

Focusing my life 

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November’s Theme: Gratitude

It is November 

We focus on gratitude 

Growing our soul’s grace

Seems appropriate, the month of Thanksgiving, to focus on gratitude. Today’s haiku sets the stage, reminding us of the value of gratitude,  of connection, of interdependence. 

My Pre-Dawn Mind: A Morning Haiku

Sitting here, pre-dawn 

My mind frantic with work stuff

The night is quiet

I’m awake, my mind reeling with ideas. Sadly, but restful, peaceful ones. Rather, things I need to change, ideas i need to incorporate. In the morning calm, my brain is editing my work. But they most desirable thing, I guess. It doesn’t facilitate and being of being well rested. The

My response? Open up my tablet and capture these notions, then set an Afghan to remind me to look at them once in at work. It calms my mind. 

Always seek to grow

Always seeking growth

And to manage all my fears

Become what I want 

It’s frightening, at times, to always seek growth. It requires constant reminders to watch for fear, the temptation to be comfortable. As a writer and artist, I see how critical it is to push boundaries. Mine as well as others. Perhaps mine are the most important boundaries to smash through. Destroying that which holds me back, which robs me of joy.