A few, many days at home and no place to go. Regardless of whether our mood to write has been pretty good or not, let us rev up our writing activities to lift our spirits once more.
These pictures may bring about stories in our minds or stir up memories of an event or emotion. The drawings are cheery, sweet, and somewhat silly, but funny. Along with this is a poem that may help us energise our writing activities. The quirky humour in the poetry may tickle our funny bones and spark our creative writing. You know, it’s like that sudden flash of light.
So here we go. Let’s all get started.
Caroline lives in a beautiful house
in a lovely street close to the doghouse.
She is too stingy to buy a clothesline
she’d rather dine with wine than pay a dime.
She hangs her washing every single day
at the backyard fence for the entire day.
Come hail and storm, or a drizzle of rain,
she whined and wailed, but she never refrained.
One stormy day, her jeans got blown away
flying, floating, trying to get away.
A dog chased the jeans to the nearby park
up high on the tree, he aimed for his mark.
Caroline cried, and she screamed at the dog
“Leave my jeans alone,” she ordered the dog.
“The cops are coming; you’ll be thrown in jail
for stealing my jeans; they’ll cut your toenail.”
A good Sergeant Woof promised Caroline.
“Let me take care of this, Miss Caroline.
I will handle your case with utmost care
I’ll make the dog pay, or I’ll shave his hair.”
“Why did you put me in jail, Sergeant Woof?
I didn’t steal the jeans; it’s mine, Sergeant Woof.
I paid for it, but I lost my receipt
I bought it at the shop on Kanine Street.
It’s true, it’s true; my name is Caroline.
And once again, my name is Caroline,
That pair of jeans is mine and truly mine.
I did not steal the jeans from Calvin Klein.”
Have fun writing. Till next time. Stay safe and take care of each other.
The year 2020 rolled out so many challenges beyond our grip. It put us through severe tests, and we faced a series of trials. It stripped us of our privileges to enjoy life, to earn a living, and to be with the company of our friends and families.
The year froze to a stand-still. Our mental and emotional strengths were put into the spotlight – how courageous we are and how strong we are.
There are so many of us who might find no reason to celebrate Christmas because deep in our hearts, we carry so much pain and hurt. We think there is nothing to be thankful for.
Let us not look what is in front of us but look at a greater distance farther away. It will make things visible to us and illuminate the dark year that crippled our hopes and dreams.
There is always something to be thankful for, no matter how big or small it is.
Hopefully, if we could all look back, the new year that is just on its way here would be easy to welcome.
Let us all think of the true meaning of Christmas.
These quotations I collected might bring new hope for the new year and give us heaps of reasons to celebrate with our friends loved ones.
Don’t forget too that no one should never be alone on Christmas.
“Good news from heaven the angels bring, Glad tidings to the earth they sing: To us this day a child is given, To crown us with the joy of heaven.” – Martin Luther
“I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.” – Taylor Caldwell
“Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.” – George W Truett
“All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.” – David Jeremiah
“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.” – Ronald Reagan
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie
“I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
“There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.” – Bill Mckibben, Hundred Dollar Holiday
“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” – Eric Sevareid, attributed, Opening the Gifts of Christmas
“Much of the beauty of Christmas lies in its challenge to look further, deeper, until we find its secret in the heart of God. But we never find that unless we look beyond the presents under the tree.” – Dale Evans, A Happy Trails Christmas
“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” -Janice Maeditere