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Daily Prompt Love x 2 — On Teaching Children, and Feeling Safe

27 January 2018

When I was a child, my parents, who very much lived lives of service, took us little kids with them when they volunteered, at migrant farm camps, at the soup kitchen, while working with refugee families or others, wherever their volunteerism took them. Today, I was blessed to work with amazing parents who are teaching their children by setting the same examples, modeling for them lives of service. The children worked with us, learning what I learned as a kid—that we are, in fact, our brothers’ keepers, and that, yes, a single act of kindness, of service, can make the world a better place.

Make art about what we teach children by our actions.

 

28 January 2018

Make art about feeling unsafe, about steps you take to make yourself feel safe again, about taking down your own dragons.

unsafe dragon

Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Collateral: Work Concerned with Impact of Military Service

COLLATERAL

Poetry, Prose and Art on the Impact of Military Service

Submissions accepted year-round.

 

Collateral is an online literary journal affiliated with the University of Washington Tacoma. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts concerned with the impact of military service beyond the combat zone. The voices of those more indirectly impacted by war sometimes go unheard, and our journal seeks to capture the “collateral” impact of military service in all its forms. We publish work by veterans, reserve/active duty soldiers, and civilians every May and November; we accept submissions year-round through our website. Send up to 5 poems, 3,000 words of prose, or 7 images.

Website:  www.collateraljournal.com

 

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Daily Prompt Catch-Up! Grief, Gratitude, and Finding Best Friends

3 /4/2016

I have Complicated Grief-Related PTSD. Some days I’m okay. Some days I think I’m okay, then I’m just—not, not okay at all.

Make art about grief.

grief-reaction

3/5/2016

The only way I have survived the extreme loss I’ve experienced in my life is by making a choice every day, sometimes every moment, to live not in grief, but in Gratitude.

Make art about Gratitude.

gratitude-rock

3/6/2016

Both my sons were home this weekend, and one of my greatest joys is to see them together as grown men, not just brothers, but friends. My best friend was my brother, and my oldest son once said, “How cool it is—to find your own best friend right in your family!”

Make art about siblings as friends.

boys

Daily Prompt: Trauma & Becoming

Daily Prompt
 
I am not who I was 5 years ago.
 
Make art about the Becoming after trauma.trauma
 
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