The ABCs of Slicing



A is for ALL done.  It is hard to believe a month is done!  I am conflicted-I’m happy and sad.  

B is for BABY steps.  Everyday I blog my best slice for that day and time.

C is for CARRYING on.  I didn’t  give up when the words didn’t come.  I kept on carrying on.

D is for DREAMS. Dreams spread their wings when I write.  Where will they take me?

E is for EXTRAORDINARY slices.  I have read extraordinary slices from slicers everyday!

F is for FUN!  Who knew slicing and commenting could be so much fun?

G is for GARDEN.  Writing is like growing a garden of ideas.

H is for HARD.  Writing everyday is rewarding, but hard.

I is for INVITE.  Who can I invite to join Slice of Life 2017?

J is for JOY!  I find I have joy when I write!

K is for KIDS who can give lots of ideas for slices.

L is for LIGHTER.  I wrote some slices that made me laugh; some made me cry.  Whether with smiles or tears, writing makes me feel lighter inside, freer, more alive.  

M is for MEMORIES.  A thought, a sight, a sound can trigger a memory.  Memories become slices.

N is for NOT enough time.  Even though 3 comments are required, the wonderful slices I read drew me in each day.  There was not enough time to read them all.  For this I am sorry.

O is for OPEN.  When I first began to write, my heart began to open.  All the thoughts, dreams, and ideas that were buried inside came pouring out.  I’m glad.

P is for POETRY.  Poems are the whispers of the heart.

Q is for QUIET.  Slices can be quiet, peaceful, or …not.

R is for REVISE.  Revise, revise, revise.  But still the slice may not feel “perfect” when I push publish.  

S is for SLICERS.  Slicers are encouraging, caring, thoughtful, and long-distance friends. Slicers are those who comment.  Thank you for blessing my life.

T is for TRAVEL.  Writing allows me to travel through time and space and distance.

U is for UBIQUITOUS. The upcoming day’s slice had an ubiquitous influence on my thoughts each day.  My notebook was my constant companion.  

V is for VULNERABLE.  One day I pushed “publish” and then immediately regretted it.  Why did I share that hurting spot inside?

W is for WATCH the time.  Remember the 11:59 P.M. EST deadline!  Don’t be late.

X is for X marks the spot.  The spot is  Thanks for hosting this great event.

Y is for YEA!  A big shout-out to all my fellow slicers who made it 31 straight days!
Z is for ZEST.  Writing gives me new zest for life.

About bjdonaldson

I'm an average woman who enjoys reflecting on life, writing poetry and ponderings, and having a good laugh. DIY, baking, and cycling are fun, too. If you visited me, I'd invite you in for a cup of coffee and a little chat. I am a Literacy Coach, Reading Specialist, and former classroom and Reading Recovery teacher at an elementary school. Getting up in the morning is not hard; I still love making a difference in the lives of children and teachers.

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      • You’re so welcome. I had no idea I was the first. This month gets so swept up in reading and writing that I forget new slicers from the usual suspects. You’d never know you were a newbie by the end here. Well done.


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