Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gratitude for a Slice of Life

As the March 2016 Slice of Life Challenge offered by Two Writing Teachers comes to a close this week, I have much to be grateful for:

~ A sense of community
~ Fellowship and bonding
~ Thoughts on digital literacy
~ Insight into the writing lives of others
~ New perspectives from across the world
~ Different styles of writing to try out or adapt
~ Blossoming of a growing professional learning network
~ Outpouring of compassion, humor, support, and positivity

Photo captured at Long Beach Boardwalk, Long Island

Slicers greet the morning with hopeful words, and in the
evening hours burrow their thoughts inside wondering hearts,
so that the cycle of writing can start anew on another joyful day.

In gratitude for your slices,
your window into your "writerly" lives,
and your warm, bold, no-holds-barred writing,
I tip my hand to all of you who graced my pages.
For all those whose lives I did not touch, may our paths
cross in the future among the virtual pages where slices are found,
dreamers are welcomed, and life is filled with the inspired hopes of those
who reach for the stars while raising voices into an expansive universe of words.
©CVarsalona, 2016 


This post marks the twenty-ninth one in my series Clearing a Path for the March Slice of Life Challenge. To join the collective chorus of joyful voices visit Day 29 of Two Writing Teachers' March Slice of Life Challenge hereThank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara for making this space be filled with inspiration.