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Determination Is The Key

Usually being a beginner to the world of blogging, I bypass the daily prompts.

Today the suggested prompt word ‘harmonize’ sparked interest. It’s a word I’ve become used to hearing the past few months since resuming piano lessons two months ago.

Although away from the music instrumental world for a period of time, I returned with a passion fueled with desire to learn more and complete both of my Adult All-In-One Course Level 1 books.

Previously I had gone off course when I requested to learn certain artists’ tunes and of course I can’t forget those beautiful Christmas carols.

I chose without the instructor’s request to review the manual page by page starting with Page 1. This extra-curricular activity already paid off in the short term when this past week I mastered quite a difficult piece over a two-week period.

The instructor’s smile and input were a most heartwarming reward for all the effort I’d  put into self-discipline practice.

Harmony in piano is defined as playing notes together. It accompanies melody which is made up of notes played separately. I attained my goal to play both hands together in perfect harmony.

This senior citizen is quite pleased with herself and looking forward to the next challenge amidst the 30 pages shy of completion of that first level book.

In life one is never too old to learn.

Thought Patterns

Paradigm shift
Christmas gift

Reflect 'n refocus
Possibility bogus

Gracious benefactor
Words adaptor

Good read
Likelihood proceed

Strict attention
Thoughts intervention

Slight indications
Daily progression

Sequence follow
Introspection wallow

Challenges undertaken
Uncertainty clarification

Re-design adaptation
Strategies transformation.

© 2017 June Quintin

Transplanted Feelings

Mailroom host
Delivery post

Season spoiler
Blood boiler

Lifetime ahead
Misery spreads

Choice regrets
Reality checks 

Dismiss thoughts
Self-contain fought

Transfer negativity
Entertain positivity

Magenta color
Hardy flower

Ice Plant
Low maintenance

Cube molds
Water holds

Surface soil 
Drought foil

Thankful soul
Wisdom console.

© 2017 June Quintin



Thought Process

Book selection
Personal gain

Self-reflection
Internal journalization

Supervene directions
Presumptuous decisions

Discard comparisons
Frivolous perfections

Scripture passages
Insightful messages

Crossover inspiration
Forward direction

Bestow approval
Sadness removal

Smiles exhibit
Frowns prohibit

Happier place
Forever embrace

Bittersweet decision
Transformation conclusion.

© 2017 June Quintin





Santa’s Ho Ho Ho!

Awaken view fallen snow
Seasonal luminaries glow

Vivid imagination
Unforeseen precipitation

Reassurance call gal festive mode
Snowfall fail dampen spirit current abode

Appearance 'Ho Ho Ho' everywhere
Christmas cards, gifts, songs 'n trees

Snowfall addition beautiful Christmas theme
Children's anticipation Santa's visit routine

Amidst seasonal décor 'n happiness e'er cheerful
Spoken words silence 'bout task winter snow removal.

© 2017 June Quintin

Wise Owl

The owl known as a symbol of wisdom
Conveyor of common sense information

Visual messages seen books 'n screens
Rhetorical combative period contention

Wise up, sort 'n shift negative thoughts
Mental activity upwards 50K daily brought

Past haunts reject powerless to change idea
Replace melancholy with positivity image picture

Tap love quotes cell app, Greek proverb glares
"A heart that loves is always young" words stare

Midway thru book think, feel 'n live strategies
Hopeful year 2018 filled bouquets positive memories

Scripture Proverbs 23:7 copied to personal journal
"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he" eternal.

© 2017 June Quintin

Timesaver

Improvement recollect situation
Dollar store bargain fluorescents

Self-stick note flags 100 'n count
Problem solver quick access obtain

Shortcut to 'favs' - last page trace read
Path marv' inexpensive colorful bookmarkers

Unique technique easily reader navigates
Supplement or replacement bright highlighters

All that's left final step timesaver access
Chosen colors book types 'n genres flag process

Wholly engaged language creativity
Oblivious outside weather turn gloom

Small wonder words appearance similarity
Thanks darkness' n torrential rain mid-afternoon.

© 2017 June Quintin
 

Scarlet Winter Backyard Songbird

Approach steps
Momentary scare
Cardinal thru rail peer
Proceed each other stare

Vibrant red color caller
Conspicuous bird appear
Occasional reassurance Cardinal
Belief appear whene'er angels near

Times mind difficult differentiate
Happiness versus sadness in debate
Feelings experience sorrow 'n loss no fun
Holiday season missing departed loved ones.

© 2017 June Quintin
 

Relax

Newsflash
Non-official broadcast
Return home anticipation
Humdrum shopping done
Fight off winter doldrums
Memos 'Fav' cup emblazon
Words thru messages translation
Chill out - take care of self
Put your feet up - speaks for itself
Whipped cream atop cup hot chocolate
Certain a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

© 2017 June Quintin

Jovial One’s Year

Typical morn's assortment emotions
Amuse or muse post read media commotion

Noteworthy information, important events
Puzzling comprehend negativity e'er prevalent

Percentage negative news ooze
Coexist humans' holiday blues

Seasonal mason jar candle glows
Wishes for happiness 'n joy follows 

Exhibition joy an emotional delight
Removal negative feelings distance spotlight

Creativity stimuli today's chose word 'joy'
Encourages muse writer's tools awaken 'n employ

Words found written seasonal Hallmark card
Décor hope, peace 'always' happiness 2018 stars.

© 2017 June Quintin