A Tiny Bit of Quiet :: May 22

A quiet journaling series.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


I’m familiar with this quote; maybe you are too.  A student in my list making class, Just Five Things, shared this quote with a fellow student in our classroom yesterday.  I hadn’t thought of this quote in a while, and it’s staying with me.  Now I’m passing it along to you.
(thanks for the reminder, J.)


For your journal pages, or maybe just for your heart…


Is there a project you’ve been wanting to start, but haven’t?  Is there a job that needs doing, but you haven’t done?

  • Make a list of 2-3 things you’ve been wanting to do, but haven’t.
  • Then choose one of those things, and make a sub-list of baby steps you can take to get started on that project or task.  Think small, think doable, think actionable.
  • Pick one of those baby steps and do it.Take action.  Begin.


When you hear the word begin, what other words come to mind?  Jot them down.  Don’t think too hard, just write.  They might not all make sense.  We’re not necessarily looking for synonyms.  We’re looking for you, tucked into this word.  What does this word mean for you?


Choose one of the other strong words from this quote: boldness, genius, power, magic. Whichever one pops for you first. How does this word make you feel? Where are you within this word?  Write down anything you think of when you think of this word.


sending a little love your way, m


P.S. Once you’ve taken the first baby step from your sub-list, then move onto the next one.  Keep going. xo

P.P.S. There’s only a little time left to sign up for Write Your Heart.  You and me and a few others.  Small writing circles, getting to the heart of things.  No judgment, no expectations, just showing up + free writing.  I’ll guide you with poetry and essay prompts…and love.  We’ll get to see each other as we meet on video calls (!!!). Interested?  Go here.

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