Today we have another wonderful written piece from Jeanne Claire Probst, in our continuing literary series.
Report by Paula Antolini
April 10, 2015 10:33AM EDT
Today we have another wonderful written piece from Jeanne Claire Probst, in our continuing literary series. We are thrilled to have author/poet/blogger Jeanne Claire Probst join Bethel Advocate as a contributor, sharing her “Thought and Poem” written works with us. Her work covers many topics. She is excited to be fulfilling a life-long dream of writing a novel of which “The Fifteen Houses, a Novel” is her first published work. I think you will enjoy! (Read more about Jeanne Claire Probst below.)
THOUGHT AND POEM
Written By Jeanne Claire Probst
The sun is filtering through the window curtains, and like laser beams they find their way to our eyes. We open them, we yawn, and we say: “The beginning of a new day!” For many of us, we would prefer to lounge in our beds but instead we immediately begin thinking about what we have to do or are planning to do and start mapping out the roads of our day.
The objective we would all like to set as the highlight of our new day is to have a “good” day. We start off by thinking positive thoughts; we throw the warm covers off our bodies and swing our legs onto the floor. We stretch our arms and backs and then… the attack! We start recapping something that may have happened yesterday, or something someone may have said that we did not settle emotionally before we went to bed.
STOP those thoughts right there! Remind yourself that you can’t change what happened yesterday, but you can only change what you will do today. Reaffirm in yourself that you can do better and that you will do better… well, at least try to do better. Ward off negative thoughts with the anticipation of what you will be engaging in throughout your day that will glean happiness for yourself and those around you along the way. After all… it is… the beginning… of a new day.
What about you? How do you start the beginning of your day and how do you maintain a positive attitude that will help you succeed in having a great day? Share your thoughts with us…
Jeanne Claire Probst
IN THE BEGINNING
Written by Jeanne Claire Probst
In the beginning of a great day,
We awaken with anticipation for the great things may come our way.
Nothing is too little or nothing is too small,
If it is something good we will gladly accept it all.
A bad thing here and there, might pop up and try to spoil your day,
Well, all I can say is; kick these negatives far away.
Don’t waste another minute allowing them to spoil your mood,
Toss them out of your mind and tell yourself you are going to power through.
We have so much to be thankful for;
Look outside your window, or take a walk outside your door.
Take in the beauty around you that you can see,
And allow what you see to set free your own creativity.
Share with others what you saw that was good today,
Help them erase what is bad around them and send positive affirmations their way.
Hope that all, in the beginning of a new day,
Can find love, joy, and happiness that will increase greatly the chances of all of us feeling good today.
Jeanne Claire Probst
The Fifteen Houses, a Novel
The Fifteen Houses is the first book of this new and exciting series to be published. Staged in the beautiful and scenic palate of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, in the early 1950’s, the main character delves into her reoccurring and discomforting memories of her younger, formative years. Searching for answers to questions that have resurfaced in her mind over and over again during her time away from her family, she seeks to find rhyme and reasons to her insecurities, anger, phobias, fears, and life’s choices. Julianne Marguerite, one of eleven children, is determined to uncover the “mystery” that resulted in the downfall of her family. As you turn the pages in the book, each series of memories, will open a different door, to the different homes, (“Fifteen” to be exact).
ABOUT JEANNE CLAIRE PROBST
Jeanne Claire Probst was born and raised in the New England state of Massachusetts, is retired an lives in Ludlow. She is excited to be fulfilling a life-long dream of writing a novel of which “The Fifteen Houses, a Novel” is her first published work.
Jeanne shares her poetry blog, “Thought and Poem,” on her Facebook Page: Jeanneclaire Probst that is aimed to encourage, comfort, and share with others what it feels like to be human! She is also doing her part in bringing awareness around bullying and finding solutions to redirect anger and disappointments and her blog: Breaking Down the Bully Wall – One Action at a Time can also be followed on Facebook.
For more information about the author, her book and poetry visit: