Reverb11: The Prompts

We’re posting a prompt-a-day in December.  Sarah Rosemary at Sunny Side Up, my Reverbing partner-in-crime, has posted a terrific how-to, and the daily prompts are below:

  1. Prompt for December 1:  Humble beginnings:  where did 2011 begin for you?  Describe where you were – be it physically, emotionally, or otherwise.
  2. Prompt for December 2:  Live for moments:  pick a vivid moment from this year – maybe one when you felt most alive (from Reverb10); or one when you felt most wounded, happiest, fulfilled.  Tell us about it in the most vivid detail you can – sights, sounds, smells, feelings.
  3. Prompt for December 3:  Celebration: What did you celebrate this year?  What do you hope to celebrate next year?
  4. Prompt for December 4: Leap: What leap of faith did you take this year? Did you hold your nose and jump off the end of the diving board, or did you look before you leapt? Were you scared, or was it a relief?
  5. Prompt for December 5: Things: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…what were your favourite things that you discovered this year?
  6. Prompt for December 6: Money: where did you spend your money this year?  Did you save it instead?  What, if anything, would you like to do differently with your finances in the coming year?
  7. Prompt for December 7: 1,000 Words: Post a 2011 photo that’s worth a thousand words.
  8. Prompt for December 8: Safe: Where did you feel safest this year? Describe the person, place or thing that made you feel safe in 2011.
  9. Prompt for December 9: Cry: Where or why did you cry?  Did someone make you cry?  Was it happy or sad?  Describe a good cry you had in 2011.
  10. Prompt for December 10: Anniversary: Tell us about an anniversary you marked in 2011; maybe one you noted for the first time.
  11. Prompt for December 11: Past Self: Write a letter to your past self, telling the old you about who you’ve become.  Did you live up to your own expectations?
  12. Prompt for December 12: Future Self: Write a letter to your future self, telling the future you about what you hope for you.
  13. Prompt for December 13: Achieve: What do you hope to achieve next year? If you participated in Reverb10, did you achieve the things you wrote about last year? How did you accomplish that?
  14. Prompt for December 14: Ordinary Time: Tell us about an ordinary week in your 2011 life; describe your routine.  Do you hope that your day-to-day, week-to-week life remains much the same in the coming year, or are you trying to shake things up?  How will you do that?
  15. Prompt for December 15: Thanks: Give yourself fifteen minutes to write down fifteen things for which you were most thankful in 2011. Write down the first fifteen things that pop into your head.  Go on – set the timer; set your watch; set the stopclock on your iPhone!
  16. Prompt for December 16: Give: When and to what did you give your all this year?  How do you define “giving”? Describe what it means to give, and how you plan to give over this coming year.
  17. Prompt for December 17: Make: What did you make this year that you’re proud of?  Was it a success, or did it flop and you learned something about how to make it better next time?  Do you have any special handmade projects planned for next year?
  18. Prompt for December 18: Self compassion:  Were you gentle with yourself in 2011?  Tell us about how you were compassionate towards yourself in 2011.  Or maybe you want to be more compassionate in 2012.  How will you be kind towards yourself?
  19. Prompt for December 19: Challenges: What did you wrestle with in 2011?  What did you learn?  What challenges do you foresee in 2012?
  20. Prompt for December 20: Be flexible:  Sometimes life does not go according to plan.  Tell us about a time where you had to be flexible and change your plans.  How have you made changing your plans work to your advantage?
  21. Prompt for December 21: Decision:  What big decision(s) did you make in 2011?  How will those decisions affect your 2012?
  22. Prompt for December 22: Persevere:  How did you persevere in 2011?  Did you make the best of an otherwise not so good situation?  How did you cope?  What did you learn?
  23. Prompt for December 23: Learn:  What new skill, idea, concept, etc…did you learn in 2011?  What new thing do you want to learn in 2012?
  24. Prompt for December 24: Ah ha: What deep thought struck you this year?  How did it change you?
  25. Prompt for December 25: Secret: Release a secret you’ve been hiding all year.  Tell us something that nobody knows.  Let it go; shout it out in celebration.
  26. Prompt for December 26: Advice: What was the best piece of advice you received in 2011? Does that advice still ring true for you?
  27. Prompt for December 27: Love:  How did you feel loved in 2011?  How did you give love?
  28.  Prompt for December 28: I Wish:  What do you wish for in 2012?  How will you make it come true?
  29. Prompt for December 29: Home:  How do you make your house a home in 2011?  Did you move?  Repaint?  Redecorate?  How do you want to change your home in 2012?
  30. Prompt for December 30: Identity:  How did you identify yourself in 2011?  Did it change?  How will you identify yourself in 2012?
  31. Prompt for December 31: Clean slate:  Tomorrow is a new year.  What do you want to do with your clean slate?

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