The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

QOTD – Train Your Brain

How we feel is what’s real, it’s the link to what we think

These words greeted me from the projector this morning as I entered the “Engaging Students of Poverty” professional development class.

I’m a firm believer that perspective shapes reality. Our beliefs, our paradigms, function as glasses through which we view the entire world. (For a great read, check out the first chapter of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey Jr., paradigms and principles)

As today is Monday, a day that often turns us allGarfieldian, I think it’s a great time to focus on the positive. Focus your brain on the good and not the bad or the stressful.

What are you grateful for in life?
What are most optimistic about?

I am grateful, as I sit listening to the data and details of the reality of poverty, that even though I grew up without the most money my family was, and is, supporting, loving, positive, and amazing.

I am optimistic about this initiative, The Poetry Question, and it’s use not only as a much needed creative outlet for myself and so many other writers but as a truly relevant and honest forum on language. This is just the beginning- let’s take a journey together.

QOTD – What are you grateful for in life? What are most optimistic about?

About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

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