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Everyday is beautiful, son, and no that's not being optimistic. You're here - you're alive - with one more day on your plate. That's just being realistic. Tuesdays are for Tenderness, for the little things found beneath the rubble: a flower peeking or a new-dream seeking, even though its subtle. Wednesdays are for Wishes --- like hoping on that pretty, pretty star, for something just around the corner is never all that far. And Thursdays are for Thoughtfulness, on those reflective afternoons, where all of life hangs between your ears, as your heart struggles to make room for all the love that's bursting inside of you ... (I know it's there! hiding somewhere ... perhaps beneath the dirt and muck) Fridays are for Friendship --- to the ones who you know true, and hold you oh so close, despite all of life's various hues. Saturdays are for Sanctification from all of distraction's clutter; an occasion to make small your piece of toast, for there's too much of time's butter, spreading oh so thin on Little You. And Sundays are for Sunflowers, and the smile that ensues on even the coldest soul. Treasure it child, if you ever see it bloom, for she's a fragile beauty that makes you whole. Yes, my son ... EVERY day is beautiful, and Mondays especially, for that's the day we praise our Mothers, for giving birth to us at such a time as this (God knows it wasn't easy) And no, I don't need to see the Seven Wonders, to know how beautiful life can be, for I've got all the splendor I can handle ... ... seven days a week. Image Used: The I Hate Mondays T-Shirt Picture Written April 10th, 2016 For the Images Contest Hosted by Silent One

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Date: 4/27/2016 9:53:00 PM
Nice write, Timothy,, Congratulations on your " Images that make you think WIN." Always ~LINDA~
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 11:31:00 PM
Thanks PD!
Date: 4/27/2016 4:11:00 PM
Beautiful positive message we need to here more of that these days, always enjoy your writing!
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 11:30:00 PM
Why thank you, John!
Date: 4/25/2016 1:26:00 AM
I should share this brilliant work with some of my students and colleague...(.Trust me they need to know this...) Sanctification from all of distraction's clutter....that's wonderful ! 7/7 ...hugs Red
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 11:30:00 PM
You always manage to cheer me up, Red. Thank you! Getting rid of "distraction's clutter" can be quite rejuvenating let me tell you!
Date: 4/24/2016 2:11:00 AM
Timothy this is exquisite write....It's important you learn to look at the brighter side of the things so that the dark wonders don't impact you....I loved first stanza a lot, "Everyday is beautiful, son, and no that's not being optimistic. You're here - you're alive - with one more day on your plate. That's just being realistic." Superb!!!
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 11:28:00 PM
Thank you very much, Anand! That was my favorite stanza as well, and I'm happy you absorbed the message! :) Our minds are powerful things ...
Date: 4/15/2016 4:56:00 AM
Very uplifting Timothy it is always nice to pull the good out of something that looks so bad to begin with. Congrats
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 11:21:00 PM
Thanks Brian! Like Sandra says below me, I too, am more of a "glass half full" person.
Date: 4/14/2016 11:51:00 PM
Beautiful Tim: congratulations on your HM. This a tender and thoughtful poem. SuZ
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 11:20:00 PM
Thanks again Suz!
Date: 4/14/2016 6:53:00 PM
I figured this would happen. because of what S.O said below here. but truly one of the best poems written on this particular picture. Congrats.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 11:19:00 PM
Thank you very much, Andrea! I didn't expect to place very high due to the rule breaks, but it's all good-in-the-hood :)
Date: 4/14/2016 10:18:00 AM
What a lovely well written poem
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 11:03:00 PM
Thanks Samantha!
Date: 4/13/2016 10:56:00 PM
What a lovely poem. Everyday is beautiful only due to people like Timothy. Entire poem is very nice. A brilliant write from u. Concept is outstanding. A perfect 7 from me. I enjoyed.......keep it up....... Hugs.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 10:58:00 PM
Wow, thank you Manmath! I always try to be optimistic in what I write (for the most part) ... glad you could connect with it!
Date: 4/12/2016 10:47:00 PM
Silent One found some very thought provoking pictures. I am glad you found hope for the poor subjects of the picture who appear as though they should probably dread every day. Excellent thoughts so well expressed. Hugs, SuZ
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 10:52:00 PM
Indeed he did! It isn't the happiest picture, admittedly ... but our mindset is a very powerful thing. Thanks for your visit, Suz.
Date: 4/11/2016 7:17:00 PM
Wow, Timothy, how you turned this photo prompt into such positive thoughts. I really admire the way you wrote this because I am and have always been a "glass half full" person, trying to find the good in anything bad. I feel this will be a top winner for you! All the best, Sandra
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 10:51:00 PM
Thank you Sandra! I didn't follow the rules all that well and wrote it a bit too long ... but that's okay. It seems to have connected with some people and that's all that matters. I like to go for the optimism as well, and this photo was particularly gloomy! Lol ...
Date: 4/10/2016 10:08:00 PM
You always go that extra mile Timothy. You think outside the box because you have so much inside your box that it is ever overflowing! This is a brilliant idea to include all the days of the week and your message is one of a love for humanity and giving thanks for no matter how little. Superb and sure to garner a top spot! Bravo. I love your entry! #7 ; ) You inspire me Timothy!
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 10:39:00 PM
Connie ... that's one of the best comments I've ever gotten. To hear praise is one thing, but to say I inspired someone else ... well ... it's a great reminder of why this site is so awesome. Building each other up, always :)
Date: 4/10/2016 2:36:00 PM
I love your message in this poem Timothy...Do you have a day you don't like that much? Mine is Thursday...I just don't like the sound of it :)
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 10:21:00 PM
Thanks Charmaine. Thursday is definitely not a very a pretty sounding word ... phonetically speaking I'd have to say "Wednesday " is the weirdest day of the week.
Date: 4/10/2016 3:10:00 AM
What an amazing interpretation for the image Timothy - your creativity is incredible - reading your words we should rename Monday as Mumday:-) into faves my friend:-) hugs Jan xx
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 3:13:00 PM
Ha! Mumday .... I like it :) Thanks for the fave and the comment, my friend!
Date: 4/10/2016 1:09:00 AM
Very powerful and a unique take on the photo, gl my friend
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 2:56:00 PM
Thanks Brian! Appreciate it ...
Date: 4/10/2016 12:17:00 AM
This is so so sweet and beautiful! It carries a wonderful and hopeful message, giving thanks for every day. Awesomely done! Another fav from me! Always, Laura
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 2:48:00 PM
Thank you dear Laura! :)
Date: 4/9/2016 10:54:00 PM
Timothy this poem is powerful and beautiful, the image, well the combination makes one contemplate so many things, this is a great poem! Andrea said it best, I love it!
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 2:25:00 PM
Thanks Arthur! Glad you liked it ...
Date: 4/9/2016 10:04:00 PM
wow, I LOVE this one. For me, I like it even better than the other one. This one could be whittled to the 20 lines and put in the contest, Tim. Hurry and switch them out. haha. If you dare!!
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 4/27/2016 2:13:00 PM
Thanks for your feedback and encouraging me to swap them out. I'll try and pay closer attention to rules next time :)
Date: 4/9/2016 10:04:00 PM
just combine some short lines together!!
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