Friday, December 28, 2012

Ponder the Possibilities

The last weekend of December is one of my favorites.


Because I’m a complete sucker for the New Year.

It’s so chock-full of sunshiny New Possibilities – the perfect antidote for this cold, dark, and dreary time of the year.

But before I sit down to write resolutions or goals, I spend a couple of days just dreaming.

Here are some of the mind openers I like to use –

If I could create anything, I’d write, paint, sculpt, compose…

If I could go anywhere, I’d go…

If I had a billion dollars, I would…

If I could fully fund any charity, I’d fund…

If I could meet anyone, I’d love to fist bump…

If I could be the BEST at something, I’d choose…

Wouldn’t it be cool if…?

By the way, I believe that last one is a little magical. Once upon a time, I asked that question during a meeting. Two years later, following some wild, crazy, and completely unexpected circumstances, I ended up here –


Yes, my friends, it was cool.

PROMPT: Today’s a great day to use that beautiful, bendable mind’s elbow of yours to start creating a wonderful life.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Oh No

It is National Fruitcake Day.

I am not making this up. Go ahead – Google away.

What did I tell you?

Unlike other National Holidays, however, this is not a day set aside for celebration.

It’s a day set aside so folks can box up those 10-pound nasties they’ve received…

for re-gifting next year.

Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

PROMPT: Have you ever re-gifted? Been re-gifted? Today’s a great day for one of those re-gifting-gone-totally-wrong tales.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boxing Day

When I was a kid, I assumed that this was the day that random fistfights broke out among disappointed gift recipients.


It seemed perfectly logical at the time.

PROMPT: Have you ever experienced a colossal misinterpretation or misunderstanding? Sounds like the start of a great plot to me.

By the way, if you’re out celebrating Boxing Day –

go with the jab and grab.
Works every time.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours...

first-rate pens, a whole lot of plot, primo paints,

and plenty of peace, joy, and love.

PROMPT: Have a glorious day!

Monday, December 24, 2012

‘Twas the Day Before Christmas…

And all through the house,

not a PC was stirring…

not even the mouse.

(Sounds like a day off here at the Writing Ranch – WaHOOOoooo!)

PROMPT: Yeah, that old Clement Clarke Moore classic could probably use an update.

By the way, I actually ate a piece of fruitcake this weekend…

I did not die.