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Writing and Healing Prompt: Choose a Word

Posted on Mar 23, 2014 by

Contentment Card

This follows from last week’s writing prompt and also from coming across a post recently by Sharon Bray. She’s an author and teacher who posts weekly writing prompts at her site, Writing Through Cancer; she wrote a lovely post in January about choosing a word for the entire year.

You can consciously choose a word (or two) that you want to explore and consider and define.

Here are some possible words:

contentment, delight, patience, kindness, healing, recovery, grief, sorrow, peace, reprieve, time, impermanence, death, love, compassion, success, regret, guilt,  meditation, happiness.

But it could be any word.

Periodically, I’ll ask students to choose a word for our writing catalyst for the day. The other day one student chose omnipotent. Another chose vitriolic. Another chose divulge.

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(In 2015 Sharon Bray chose the word heart–but that post seems to have disappeared. In 2016, she chose the word clarity.)