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Sunday Scribblings #28: One Day at a Time

Live One Day At A Time – and make it a masterpiece ~ The Dalai Lama♥

So while I am not sure about the masterpiece aspect of it, I am certainly focusing on the now and living one day at a time. This does not necessarily mean I don’t know what next, but simply being aware of today and definitely not worrying about the tomorrows or things outside my control. So let us follow the Dalai Lama’s advice and take life one day at a time! I am loving the A to Zen poster based on his quotes, available here.

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Poetic Sundays

The Gnomic Poem

This week, I bring you – Gnomic Poetry.

What is the gnomic poem and how to write it?

Gnomic poetry is aphoristic verse containing short, clever saying that states a general piece of truth or advice, often with a pinch of humor. It comes from the Greek word gnome which means “moral aphorism” or “proverb.” Gnomes are found in the literature of many cultures; ranging from early Greek literature to Indian literature including in the Vedas and the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharatha as well as Old English/Saxon literature, among others.

Some examples of aphorisms:

  • Pride goes before a fall.
  • “Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.” -Khalil Gibran
  • “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – To Kill a Mockingbird

My Example Gnomic Poem

Coming soon…. but you can read wonderful gnomic verses by Robert Creeley here.

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Last Week

On My Blog and Home-front

I was managing a post a day until I finally did not! But back to playing catch up again today, and hope to more forward with full speed this coming week.

And we got started on fixing up our garden a bit. We took these raised beds from this…..

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….to this..

My Most Recent Posts

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Here are a few selections from my insta-feed this past week.

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On My Blog and Home-front

My challenges continue, and I hope to get some more gardening done.

Elsewhere

  • April 13th is National Scrabble Day, and I have been celebrating it for a week or so already! I am a word-nerd and Scrabble was definitely a childhood favorite. As for now, I am hooked onto the game on my phone!!
  • It seems apt that we started working on our garden this weekend without realizing it is National Gardening Day soon (on April 14th). I am keeping my fingers crossed that my thumbs are greener this time around! You can check out the Gardening for Geeks book I recently reviewed.
  • Laughter is the best medicine! Take a moment (or more) to celebrate the International Moment of Laughter Day on April 14th.
  • April 15th celebrates World Art Day. Take a virtual tour of any one of the many museums offering them free now. Create your own artistic masterpiece. Share it with the world!
  • We are all celebrating this everyday now!!! So maybe we should turn the tables around on this day – National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day!!! Note that it is celebrated annually on April 16th.
  • Give a virtual hats off to all the newspaper columnists who work to bring us the wonderful articles we read everyday on National Columnists Day, which is April 18th. It honors Ernie Pyle, a columnist who died April 18, 1945 while reporting for WWII.
  • April 18th also celebrates the global cultural heritage with the International Day for Monuments and Sites. The website offers many suggestions for observing this day remotely.
  • Remember. National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day is April 19th. A sweet way to remember and honor is by reading this book.

Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings

So dear reader, this was it for my Sunday Scribblings. I would love to hear your comments on my post and if you had any favorite from the posts this week. And which of these days do you plan to celebrate (or any other)?

Linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon.

For previous posts, click on the links below:

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Linking up to the April A to Z Blogging Challenge, and the Ultimate Blog Challenge (click on the images to learn more about these challenges)

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4 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #28: One Day at a Time

  1. You’ve had a good week. A little gardening. Lots of photography. Poetry. A full week.

    I’m glad to hear that today is National Scrabble Day. I’m getting the board out now.

    Your photos are especially good this week, I think.

  2. I might have to try my hand at gnomic poetry. Thank you for sharing! Your raised garden bed looks wonderful. I’m so terrible when it comes to gardening. I kill everything I try to grow. Thanks to my husband my cactus is still alive. I don’t know how my roses survive. They are hardy plants. Haha.

    I would love to celebrate National Wear Pajamas to Work Day. I’m afraid though that is a day I have to go into the office and don’t think that would go over well with my bosses. Maybe I can celebrate it a day early.

    I hope you have a good week. Stay safe and well.

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