Posted in Holidays, Life, Prompt, Self, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Not a Resolution BUT…

Considering the amount of food I devoured the past few weeks, it’s critical I limit my intake for the next month or so. Haven’t quite worked out the technical details of my new diet yet but something just shy of avoiding food altogether sounds like a brilliant idea. Thankfully all holiday leftovers have been consumed, so that bit of temptation is gone.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Written for FOWC (avoid); RDP (leftover); 3TC (all, wobble, bit); MMA Storytime’s WOTD (technical); WOTD (brilliant)

Posted in Haiku, Holidays, Hope, Life, Poetry, Prompt, Uncategorized

Renewal 2021

swaying pendulum

each ticktock brings a future

bound for renewal


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Inspired by Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge (bound, sway); WOTD (renewal); MMA Storytime’s Word of the Day (future)

Posted in Holidays, Humor, Life, Prompt, Self, Uncategorized

What had happen was…..

My New Year’s Eve activities have matured a lot over the years. They’re now kept at a minimum, compared to my younger years.

Back in the day I could be found wherever there was a NYE party, wearing a crazy hat adorned with anything symbolizing the occasion – glitter, tinsel, streamers, etc. In recent years I started my countdown to the new year attending church service, which I realized gave me a positive outlook on the future and made me feel refreshed going into the new year. I also used to give attention to resolutions but I gave up on annual goals to focus on daily ones.

Last night I was home but I stayed up late….

…actually, I tried to stay up late….

…Hmm… no no, I thought about staying up late….

…well let’s just say it was a good idea.

I was tucked into bed by the time the ball dropped.

Sleep is no longer currency I swap for a night out on the town or in the big city. I need all the pillow time I can get.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Written for Three Things Challenge #465 (tuck, party, positive); Ragtag Daily Prompt (fresh); Word of the Day (resolution); MMA Storytime’s Word of the Day (countdown); Fandango’s One Word Prompt (adorn); Daily Spur (currency)

Posted in Faith, Family, Holidays, Inspiration, Life, Positivity, Uncategorized

Happy Kwanzaa! Day 7, IMANI

KWANZAA is a seven day cultural holiday honored in the African and African-American communities, in celebration of their culture, family, and history. It is observed in the US from 26th December – 1st January. The name Kwanzaa, or “matunda ya kwanza” in the Swahili language, translates to “first fruits” and it signifies the first fruits of the harvest.

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Tonight, 1st January we light the final green candle and discuss the principle of IMANI representing FAITH, which teaches us to believe in our people and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

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If you missed day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, and/or day 6, please click on their respective page links.

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©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Faith, Holidays, Hope, Life, Positivity, Prompt, Uncategorized

2019 – The Next Chapter

Fandango’s Flashback Friday – Reblog from January 1, 2019. Thank God for every second, minute, hour, day and year and trust in Him always.

As another year brings new successes and failures, triumphs and challenges, peace and unrest, open and closed doors, hellos and goodbyes, highs and …

2019 – The Next Chapter

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half