A Flag Waving Birthday – Daily Quote

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Flag Day, June 14th is a special day as it is also my grandmother’s birthday. When I was small, we had little flags to wave around on her birthday. Sometimes there was a picnic at the lake complete with grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, an array of salads, freshly baked pies and lots of family members. They charged the kids with chasing paper plates the breeze launched from the tables like frisbees and waving our flags.

Giving small flags to school children has a long tradition. The Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. Starting in 1885 a schoolteacher Fredonia, Wisconsin, named BJ Cigrand, arranged for his students to observe the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes. He called it ‘Flag Birthday’. It took three decades of state and local celebrations before President Woodrow Wilson issued an official proclamation recognizing the day. It would require another three decades for President Truman to sign an Act of Congress designating June 14th as National Flag Day.

How will you celebrate Flag Day?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

2019 Daily Writing Challenge June 14

2019 Daily Writing Challenge Day 164

Today Is Day 165 of the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? Let us know your Day 164 word count in the comments.

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What is the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge? It is simple: Write something every day.

Write a little, write a lot. Just write. You have all day.

It doesn’t matter if you write 5 words, 5,000 words or something in between. The idea is to establish a daily writing habit. If you miss a day, don’t worry. Write today and report tomorrow on your success.

A great journey begins with one step. A great writing habit begins with one word. Go!

Check back tomorrow for the Day 165 Report and let us know how you did.

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

2019 Daily Writing Challenge June 13

2019 Daily Writing Challenge Day 163

Today Is Day 164 of the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? Let us know your Day 163 word count in the comments.

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What is the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge? It is simple: Write something every day.

Write a little, write a lot. Just write. You have all day.

It doesn’t matter if you write 5 words, 5,000 words or something in between. The idea is to establish a daily writing habit. If you miss a day, don’t worry. Write today and report tomorrow on your success.

A great journey begins with one step. A great writing habit begins with one word. Go!

Check back tomorrow for the Day 164 Report and let us know how you did.

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

How to Experience Harrowing Adventures Without Risk – Daily Quote

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Through the course of my life I have been call lots of names, a brainiac, bright, an Einstein, sharp as a tack, a smart cookie, and a whiz. No one has ever willingly called on me to be part of a team sport. Coordination is not my forte. My first black eye resulted from attempting to catch a ball tossed underhanded to me. Roller skating left my fingernails embedded in walls and claw marks on my brother’s arm as I tumbled to the floor. I have fallen while walking upstairs and tripped over my shadow. The greatest danger books presented was a paper cut. So much safer.

Books let me experience feats I could never dream of accomplishing. I have battled dragons, won foot races escaping from evil pursuers, and climbed trees with nimble ease. For years I lived on a prairie, I discovered the sidewalk’s end and delivered packages while flying on my witch’s broom. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

What are your favorite summer reads?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

2019 Daily Writing Challenge June 12

2019 Daily Writing Challenge Day 162

Today Is Day 163 of the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? Let us know your Day 162 word count in the comments.

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What is the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge? It is simple: Write something every day.

Write a little, write a lot. Just write. You have all day.

It doesn’t matter if you write 5 words, 5,000 words or something in between. The idea is to establish a daily writing habit. If you miss a day, don’t worry. Write today and report tomorrow on your success.

A great journey begins with one step. A great writing habit begins with one word. Go!

Check back tomorrow for the Day 163 Report and let us know how you did.

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

How Desperately Do You Desire Amazing Results – Daily Quote

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We hear people tell us great achievement emanates from a big dream. Visualize your heart’s desire and attraction brings it to you. Success requires more than good thoughts. You can imagine you have six-pack abs, but they won’t materialize unless you commit to doing the reps. Completing a regular exercise regime guarantee results. Many individuals say they wish to become a writer. You must determine how desperately you crave the title of author. You must want to write.

The daily work is difficult. No one is born a master of their field. Practice, patience, perseverance and dogged determination are required to get through the learning curve. Mastery can be a long journey. Every day we decide whether we keep going or if we quit. For me quitting is not an option.

How desperate are you?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

2019 Daily Writing Challenge June 11

2019 Daily Writing Challenge Day 161

Today Is Day 162 of the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? Let us know your Day 161 word count in the comments.

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What is the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge? It is simple: Write something every day.

Write a little, write a lot. Just write. You have all day.

It doesn’t matter if you write 5 words, 5,000 words or something in between. The idea is to establish a daily writing habit. If you miss a day, don’t worry. Write today and report tomorrow on your success.

A great journey begins with one step. A great writing habit begins with one word. Go!

Check back tomorrow for the Day 162 Report and let us know how you did.

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

Balancing Summer Schedules With Writing – Daily Quote

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The thought of spending six hours a day writing sounds like a wonderful indulgence. Summer schedules change and it is impossible to ignore family picnics, concerts, festivals and chasing fireflies in the yard as the dusk falls. A good night’s sleep and the long summer days repeat.

Time to write is at a premium. Creating moments to compose stories instead of allocating hours, becomes a tall order. Early mornings before the house wakes, nap times, lunch breaks, or dictating while you drive may help. Burning the midnight oil, or claiming a weekend retreat at a coffee shop are other options.

How do you fit writing into your schedule?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

2019 Daily Writing Challenge June 10

2019 Daily Writing Challenge Day 160

Today Is Day 161 of the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? Let us know your Day 160 word count in the comments.

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What is the 2019 Daily Writing Challenge? It is simple: Write something every day.

Write a little, write a lot. Just write. You have all day.

It doesn’t matter if you write 5 words, 5,000 words or something in between. The idea is to establish a daily writing habit. If you miss a day, don’t worry. Write today and report tomorrow on your success.

A great journey begins with one step. A great writing habit begins with one word. Go!

Check back tomorrow for the Day 161 Report and let us know how you did.

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

The Hard Work of Overcoming Monday Blues – Daily Quote

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It is easy to succumb to Monday morning drudgery and fall into the trap of negative emotions. There are countless psychological and neurological studies supporting the assertion that your current emotional state has a huge effect on your performance. Monday’s return to work dread can make you less productive, less motivated, less creative, less engaged and leaves you depressed, tired and feeling hopeless.

If your job is meaningful, looking forward to Monday is easier. Finding a career you are passionate about, means each new week is an opportunity to do what you love. Even if you wouldn’t trade your business for anything else, you can still face difficulties that test your resolve. Clarify the items that are bothering you and take corrective actions helps you maintain control. It may be as simple as preparing for Monday before you leave on Friday, getting organized, or addressing your most stress-inducing task first. Of course, a cup of coffee couldn’t hurt.

How will you make your transition from weekend to work week easier?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer