Saturday, January 1, 2011

Getting it right....

This post is a themed writing project challenge taken from Jenny Matlock over at off on my tangent.

Jenny says we can use UP to 100 words to tell our story. It can be fact or fiction. Jenny posts a few words, a prompt that we work from. This weeks prompt is in bold italics.

Her crumpled up list of resolutions…. pages 1 through 75 rested in a tall pile near her feet.

Filled with the usual, lose weight, stop gossiping, grow a backbone.

Be kinder, smile more, get a ferret.

# 76 hit the pile with such force it almost toppled over.

Finally, #77 looked about right.

A simple quote, the author not remembered, “Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

And her own words finished the list…your life is not a dress rehearsal.

Be happy, appreciate, love deeply, amen.


  1. The is a great! And it is so very true.....

  2. Wonderful centus! So true!
    Peace & Blessings,
    Anna's SC#35

  3. I love this! We should be so true to ourselves and others! Beautiful!

  4. This had shades of fun AND deep meaning. A good combo, and deftly done.


  5. This is a wonderful post, and one that we should all remember! Excellent take on the prompt.

  6. Wonderful! I love that she had a pile of papers with her resolutions that carried over year to year. As we get older more pages get added don't they?! But I laughed out loud when I read "get a ferret"! That's never been on my list.

    Great ending encourages us all.


  7. that is some list. loved the quote. get a ferret made me laugh!

  8. Hi again!
    I've added a second version of this centus. Please come back and visit again if you have the time.
    Best wishes,
    Anna's SC#35+ second text

  9. This is a great take on the prompt, and good words to remember. But "get a ferret"? Really? Hope you have a wonderful new year. Kat

  10. Loved all the pages with resolutions LOL. That's a great quote. Something to live by but sooo hard to do.

  11. Lots to think about in this post! Thank you!

  12. Great writing and such a thoughtful it! Peace and blessings

  13. I love the way you put this centus together. it's well shaped and well written and oh, so true.

    Thanks and Happy New Year.....cj

  14. What a great message in your centus! (I loved all the pages too!)

  15. Certainly great words to live by! Super job!

  16. I love this!

    What awesome imagery you created here with so few words!

    This was really an excellent read...and such true, true thoughts for starting a New Year.

    Thank you for linking.


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