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Make It Count

“For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!” 

Mehmet Murat Ildan


Today is the first day of the rest of the year! Don’t begin the way you ended. Start new, start fresh, and make a difference starting today! Be someone’s miracle each day, and if you can’t, be a part of someone’s great day. Change your attitude, your perspective, and stop living in the past. Start this year with joy in your heart. Whatever life brings you, you can face it because you are strong enough. Look at it this way, if you are alive and reading this, your track record for getting through bad days is 100%.

Celebrate the little things today. They got you through each day last year. Celebrate the big things. They are accomplishments to be proud of. Turn on some music (it’s disco day here for me) and dance! Sing as loud as you can and take joy in it, and blow off those negative naysayers who are telling you to stop because you sing off key or can’t hold a note. I’m singing and dancing and not letting anyone stop me!

Make it count today and every day after!

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at

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