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Thanks WordPress

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!
I received this notice in January…
That means I have been retired 5 years… because, I had started blogging after I retired…
I wrote about the “Special Kids” I worked with for thirty years… for the whole year of 2011…
It was the best thing I did…
Check out my first few blogs… I think you will enjoy them…
 It has led me to meet through cyberspace some wonderful people
I call them “friends”…
They live all over the United States and the World…
They have taught me about their part of the world… introducing me to many new things…
After 2011… I have written poetry… short stories… and blogged about my family and my very ordinary life…
Through many of my writings… I have learned to express myself so much better…
I have taken chances… letting people get to know me…
I have tried different forms of writing… and enjoyed the experience…
I would highly recommend WordPress.com for anyone wanting to express themselves with writing… photography
or letting your mind be freed to express the thoughts within yourself…
Thanks WordPress for the opportunity!

Daily Prompt: Imagine All the People

The next time you’re in a public place — a coffeehouse, a park, a store — observe the people around you. Pick a person, a couple, or a group, and imagine what their lives might be like.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us IMAGINE.

I saw a precious lady at a wedding this past weekend… Maybe this is what her life is like…

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Imagine… You Were Me!    by: Marilyn Griffin

I look older at times …

and then some days younger…

My wheel chair binds…

At times I wonder…

I smile a lot…

My hair is long…

My life long fought…

It’s no one’s wrong…

I love my tennis shoes

Bright orange they be…

My body gives clues…

That it’s just me…

I move my arms and hands…

Unable to control…

If only I had plans…

But, now I’m getting old…

I have love…

Surrounding me…

And that’s enough…

To keep me free…

I’m dressed up today…

My hair sprayed…

A red tinted display…

Combed and laid…

I love the look…

I get from a stranger…

Looking from nook…

As if there’s danger…

I’m not to fear…

Just a little different…

Come on near…

My heads just bent…

My illness…

I’m born with…

Is relentless…

Just forget that myth…

I’m just like you…

Just caught in this form…

Laughing – wanting to do…

Just the way I was born…

Awards Lately…

Three Awards I’ve won in the past couple of months…

Thanks so much to :

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terry1954

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http://klling.wordpress.com/author/klling/

liebster-award

quirkybooks.wordpress.com

My 11 questions are:

  1. Do you prefer black or white and why?… love black for accenting in decorating…and for it’s ability to make me look smaller…
  2. What do you like most about rain?… Makes me slow down… and do things I put off…
  3. If you could publish any one book that you are currently writing, which one would it be and why?… It would be my experiences with “My Special Kids”…which might also be the title…
  4. If you weren’t a writer, what other job would you be doing and why?… anything to do with art… painting… drawing… decorating…
  5. Do you prefer poetry or prose?… prose I guess…Let me look up that definition???… yes, the everyday language… that’s for me!
  6. What is your greatest writing moment to date and why? Every time someone has a comment… Evidently they have read what I wrote… Isn’t that grand!
  7. What is your favourite genre to read and why? OK… let me look that up too… Mysteries and true stories…
  8. What is you favourite animated film? Bambi… and any Christmas
  9. Do you prefer How to or self-help books and why?… “How to” definitely… let me get my hands on it!
  10. How would you like people to remember you?… A person with a good heart…
  11. What are your three most positive words… Simplify… Try… Love

To all of my fellow bloggers… I find you all quite worthy of any of these awards…

Daily Prompt: Million-Dollar Question

Why do you blog?

Really… the question is directed to me… so…

Why do I blog?

I started blogging k6584220after viewing a friend’s blog and just enjoyed her thoughts on many subjects…

I learned more about her by reading than I ever did actually talking face to face with  her…

Isn’t that a shame!…

It seems we are way more truthful when we blog… It just flows from our fingertipsx10900469

I also had retiredWhat to do with some of my time?…

I had been wanting to write about my adventures while working with Special Education students for 30+ years…

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There were adventures to tell…pgi0201

There were funny incidences to tell…

There were personalities to share…k10454203

There were sad stories

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There were humorous stories

There were heartachesk12483651

There was loveu10961440

There were teaching momentsk0337539

There were learning moments

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It was pure joy!…

It seemed to have a lot of details that could capture an audience

So, I wrote for a year combining tales of mine with tales from my “Special Kids”…

It was amazing!…

I now write to express myself

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I enjoy “Other’s writings” also…

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It has given me friendsk9896399

It keeps my mind busy…k12351686

It keeps me up on world news

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It keeps me up on happenings that I’ll never encounter

It makes me more aware of people and the different facets of others lives…k0248957k0248957k0248957

It gives me contentmentcfr0252

It makes me proudk6050565

I belong to a special “community” now…k7481127

I like the way others have accepted me … even has raised my self-esteem… I’ve received a clearer picture of who I actually am…k10359530

and it doesn’t seem too bad!

“Writing Monsters!”

I’ve reached 230 BLOGS as to date this year of 2011… I think that is an achievement  for me!… Probably the longest time spent on a goal for me… except my job with the Special Kids I worked with for 30+ years… I have to say, looking back at some of my past blogs… I’m quite impressed!…Not all are good… but, readable …When I push that “PUBLISH” button … I usually feel pretty good about what I had to say… and the way I expressed it… My purpose this past year was really to get my feet wet in the blogging world …and I have but, I have a long ways to go… My other purpose was to write about the special kids I worked with for so long… To express to others the funny moments, the sad moments, the blessed moments, the learning moments, the happy moments, the “OH YES!”   moments of achievements I saw in “My Kids!”… I will reread and tweak my stories in the next couple of months or years… who knows???… and then I hope to find a willing person to make my writings into a little book of sorts… I’ve had the title for about 30 years… and now I have something in writing   that can be looked at and read…That IS an accomplishment!… Yea for me!… So to all I have mentioned in my writings I say, “Thanks!” … You all have given me so much!… and I hope to be able to share my feelings to you in a “hard bound copy” some day… My dream... or as I read lately… more than a dream… I’m reaching for something more … real satisfaction  and goals met! … Thanks to   too… My Blog site… for giving me this opportunity… You’ve created so many of us, “Writing Monsters” … but, that’s a good thing!

Have a Happy “2012” New Year!

My “Idea Box”…

I have an “IDEA BOX” …it was suggested to us bloggers …because sometimes you just go blank! …Really, I haven’t had that problem…I usually start writing about something and end up going in an entirely different direction …That’s why I love blogging I start writing, then I start looking up information on the internet …and then when I’ve finished writing…I have learned something NEW!…How neat is that!…I decorated my “IDEA BOX”   to compliment my U of L  office room …Why not?…I have approximately 6 ideas in my box now…some I will use and some  will not…You have to also be in a mood to write about some things…I have found writing to be like my art …I have to be “inspired” Isn’t that a neat word…”Inspired or Inspiration“? …I picked out the meanings that applied…

1. extraordinarily good: brilliant and creative

2. motivated by something: based on a particular motive or example

3. stimulate somebody to do something: to encourage somebody to greater effort, enthusiasm, or creativity (artistic work)

4. stimulation to do creative work: stimulation for the human mind to creative thought or to the making of art

5. good idea: a sudden brilliant idea

6. divine influence: divine guidance and influence on human beings

 Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

So with this information I hope to be inspired to continue to write and get better every day…

 

“My Kids!”…

I had so many kids in our classroom that gave so much “Inspiration” and evidently they were inspired …A young man in our class had written and  illustrated his own comic book…The charachters were unusual like all comic book characters   are…the illustrations were so detailed and wonderful…I believe one of the characters was called “Smelly Feet”…so funny! When he drew other things the details as I have said, were awesome…He designed things…he reworked others ideas to make them his own…”Is that plagerism?”…just kidding…He just made things into the way he conceived them…I call this inspiration , having a stimulated, brilliant, creative, enthusiastic talent…Where does this come from???…

I have to go back to the last definition that I listed…Divine guidance that influences us as humans Have you ever been truly inspired?…I bet you have!

I Write, I Wrote, I’m Writing!

Oh, my gosh!…I would never have believed how many people love to write …If you had asked them in High School if they wanted to write 1 paragraph…you would have heard moans and groans …Is it because no one listens  unless you write it?…Is it because we have lots to tell about ourselves and want someone to know us? …Is it because we talk so much on cell phones that we want to say even more in writing?  …I just know since I have started blogging …I have read an awesome amount of people’s writings …and it is just a very tiny part…So much that people want to say!…It must be a great release for them to write…Yes, that’s part of why I do it! … It releases tension from a busy day…It is quiet time  for myself…It lets me express myself…It is challenging at times…and I learn from doing it!…Whatever reason…I know it has helped me stay focused, keeps my mind active , keeps me informed of what is happening around me, it improves my vocabulary and writing skills…and it lets me accomplish my dream of someday writing my book   …So I say, “Go on and write!”…I see more benefits from it than anything negative  Any comments?

“My Kids!”…

My kids at school really liked to write …even the ones who didn’t know how…Several of our young “wanna be writers” would come back from an elective class with their version of notes  taken for that hour…it would look similar to this:

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…a couple of pages at times…We would say how proud  we were of them for trying to take their notes in class…and we were!…They always TRIED! which is not the case with other kids sometimes…These children wanted to express themselves so much…and to do the best they could…We worked on  writing skills  all the time…making the shapes of the letters over and over …sometimes they could make the shapes, but had no idea what they were making …They couldn’t remember the name of the letter or word…How difficult this had to be   …Us wanting them to learn something their minds could not grasp…There were some of course who could read and write quite well  …printing and cursive … They could read , spell and even put these concepts together…Some of the tales they told sometimes, would make wonderful fictional stories…Writing is such an expressive form of communication…I think everyone should give it a try!…