Daily Prompt: January 9, 2023

What could you do differently?

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small steps
one day at a time
sparrows in the yard

beauty of trees
shaped by the wind
and seasons

work at my desk
blue jay visits
a tree in the yard

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Daily Prompt: January 3, 2023

What are your biggest challenges?

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My answer to this question would vary over years and decades. These last years are about growing older as well as I can. I follow a good health plan every day. Good progress, and I am grateful to many people. Blogs work well. We live in our home, and if I should need more care some day, my blogs will go with me! Wonderful to know.

An old acrostic poem – rest is important.

R estore
E ncourage
S ing
T rust God

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11: 28 (KJV)

Take good care!

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Haiku: Light and Seasons

new year sunrise
light fills
the red poinsettia

seeing new details
in the old painting
February light

kitchen window
forsythia in bloom
and a daffodil in light

green ferns
in morning light
bird songs

small branch growing
from the old tree trunk

summer sun
thrift store bowl painted
with leaves and fruit

staying with the light
I read in different corners
of the house

painting a new day
with grace and prayer
watercolor sky

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119: 105 (KJV)

“new year sunrise” was published by WestWard Quarterly, Winter 2021.

Haiku are by Ellen Grace Olinger.


sometimes it seems

sometimes it seems
the older I grow
the more simple
my poems become

and yet they are
supported by years
all the ways life
challenges and grows

and I am grateful
for every day
and look forward
by God’s grace

Poem from December 2021
500 Posts Blog Review
Ellen Grace Olinger

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“What could you do less of?”

What could you do less of?

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My life has needed to change a few times, because of health. I have needed to revise some goals, and live in a more simple and healthy way.

And it is good to see others grow where I used to offer my gifts.

Good to reflect always. Life can grow in many ways. I also learned to be flexible. I am here creating this post, by God’s grace over decades.

Blogs work so well for me, and I am grateful every day. Take good care. Many blessings!

reading journals
new generation of poets
since I began

found an old journal
more blessings noted
than I knew

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