Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday March 9th 2021 – #Environment Carol Taylor, #Humanity Pete Springer, #Motivation John Howell


A small selection of posts I have enjoyed in the last few days and I hope you will head over to enjoy.

Carol Taylor has a brand new series – The Environmental A-Z which will be very interesting and informative to follow..

Welcome to my new series…still an A-Z but with a difference …it’s not food-related!

But don’t worry one of my regular readers( Chel) came up with an idea for me…all these good ideas to keep the grey matter active…Thanx Chel x

In the meantime, the idea for this series came about because yes as my regular followers and commenters know I am passionate about the health of the world I am living in… however often when I am researching and reading articles I come across terms and have to look them up which spawned the idea for this…two-fold… it increases my knowledge and I hope yours…

Not wanting to bore you I decided to run with Chels idea on the opposite weeks to my new idea…Chels idea for me was to go through the alphabet (as) is getting a norm for me but with the said letter (A) for this illustration as the middle letter…e.g. wrAps which of course need no explanation I mean who doesn’t love a spicy chicken wrap? 

Please head over to discover more about alternative power sources, Air Pollution and Algae blooms: Carol Taylor’s Environmental A-Z

The next post is from Pete Springer who shares the wonderful transformational power of empathy and kindness offered by two old friends of his, who he walks with each week..

Image ©Pete Springer

Sometimes the most important life lessons are right in front of us if we’re paying attention. For the last several weeks, I have watched one of those real-life lessons unfold before my eyes that has reinforced how a simple act of kindness spreads to others.

One of the routines that have helped me maintain my sanity during the pandemic has been walking. Sometimes I prefer to walk and enjoy my friends’ company, but I also treasure those times I escape in my private world thinking.

On Fridays, I catch up with a couple of old teaching buddies, Bill Osborne (Mr. “O”) and Larry Passarini (Mr. “P”). They are each other’s best friends and a couple of great guys who taught fourth grade together for many years at South Bay School. Now in their early seventies, with the ailments that come with aging, they trudge along for two miles at a modest pace each day, rain or shine. 

Head over to meet Mr. P and Mr O and discover the restorative power they share with others – Lessons in Humanity

The final post today is from John Howell writing on Story Empire about how to remain motivated as a writer… something I am sure we can all  relate to.

Writing Motivation Ideas for Using or for Laughing

Unsplash Image – Emma Matthews

Hi SEers, it’s John with you again. As you know from some of my past posts, I’m always trying to think of ways to suggest staying motivated as a writer. It’s not that I believe writers aren’t motivated, but sometimes our attention gets drawn to other things, and we have to get back on track. So, again today, I’m going to give a few ideas on how to get that motivation moving if it becomes stalled. I will admit some of these ideas are really “out there somewhere,” but if you just roll with it, maybe it can help. By the way, these ideas are for those times that the motivation isn’t part of a deep-seated problem but for when you just dread sitting down to write. Mostly they are played for laughs but hey, maybe if you need it, one would work. Okay, here we go.

Idea 1. Take a shower. Yup, that’s right. There is a physical exchange of ions when the water flows over the body, and it is a natural vehicle to generate random thoughts. These thoughts could turn into story plot points. These plot points are all your need to be motivated to put them down. On the other side, If you don’t get any random thoughts, then at least you are clean and warm.

Head over to read the post and also offer your thoughts on staying motivated: Writing Motivation Ideas for Using or for Laughing by John Howell

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to enjoy the posts in full.. thanks Sally.