I hope this post finds your summer unfolding nicely. I haven't posted in a while, I've just been enjoying a sweet, wonderful, memory-making summer! A little bit of work a little bit of fun and a little bit of helping others.  

I've been continuing my quest to explore something new each month of 2022 and to 'do that thing' for 22 days during the month.

While I chose 22 days, because of 2022, I like that number because it gives me 'permission' to miss a couple of days if I'm on the road, busy or feeling lazy. It's also enough of a challenge to encourage me to do much more than I would have done without the challenge - it's been a great year so far!

In the month of August, I committed to writing 22 poems. Since I make my living with words, I thought it would be good practice to get more creative and see life from a different point of view. I'm on day 12 and it's been a fun challenge so far. I'm posting today's poem here and the daily poems on Facebook; if you'd like to see more, join me over there. Topic suggestions are most welcome! 

What about you?

Is there something you would like to do that would enhance your life? 

Might the 22-Day Challenge be a good fit for you?

What are you so willing to say 'YES' to for? Feel free to share it with me!



I’m having a very lazy day

I just want to nap 

Cooking, cleaning, working

Is nowhere on my map


It may be because it’s summer

Or maybe cause I’m not young 

Or maybe I burnt the midnight oil

Or recently had too much fun


But lying on the lawn chair

The sun warming up my face

I can’t imagine working out

Or going back to that rat race


So let me be, so quietly

I’m not bugging anyone

The work will be then in a day or two

When my lazy daze is done.

Stephanie  Staples

Stephanie Staples

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