Wednesday, October 12, 2016

"Thanks" < #write31days >

This month, I'm joining  Write 31
writing off of a one word prompt for 
five minutes per day, much like  #fmf .
I'm thrilled to take part and hope my writing 
improves and deepens, given 
a "forced" appointment with my blogger draft daily!
                                                                    So here goes, in five: 


“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; 
they are the charming gardeners 
who make our souls blossom.” 
— Marcel Proust

It's not that I'm a devote Proust reader or anything, but I do love this.
It's so true, no?
Definitely true.
But more than that, this Proust-ism
 combines the two things I love most:
One ~ my favorite people
Two ~ absolutely beautiful language 

How amazing is it that we all have access to the same
words in the same language and yet some of us are endowed with
the gift of  making these same words.....
 sing.....soar...... stun.....shine.
Those unrealized metaphors, those jaw dropping similes.
And the rest of us can, 
once in bright, but all too fleeting while, can,
but hardly, hardly often enough to be content?

And the people?  Our people?
Those charming gardeners.....
They light the flame of thankfulness for us.
The spark, the depth of gratefulness.
And nothing is more urgent, more essential,
than returning thanks to them

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All profits from the book will be divided equally between 
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And join us for #FMF this Friday and every Friday!

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  1. I want to be the kind of person who makes others happy by building them up and encouraging them. :)

    1. Beautiful Susan.

      Thanks for the kind words and encouragement

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    1. THank you so much Hannah, for your kindness and for stopping over!


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