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Affirm - the 37th Word in the "Good Words" project

Updated on November 27, 2016
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Affirmation of a pledge

And I reaffirm my pledge to write a poem for every word in the "Good Word Project," the creation of Jo_Goldsmith11. Some hubbers like Maria (Marcoujor) have taken the baton and twirled it all around and I truly hope that others will join in also.

Affirm

© by Shyron Shenko


I affirm

I should say re-affirm

That I will continue to write a poem

For every “Good Word” given us

To live and learn


The Promise

And keep the promise

That I made when

Jo created the “Good Words” project

And she lit the Light 2 Love



Jo has given us more than words

She has taught us to enfold each word

The meaning to enrich our souls

If we practice all the “Good Words” we are told


Jo has given us the desire to practice

Living by the words that we have learned

We can share them with each other

Our followers, our sisters and our brothers


Savage Garden - Affirmation (I believe)

the definitions of Affirm

There are so many definitions for the word affirm, (i.e. Sustain, Uphold, Support, Encourage, Emphasize, Reassure, Assert, Insist and Avow) that I have decided to continue the format for the 36th good word "Reflection" to cover the weeks 9-16 for the second half of a semester.

9. Practice - Avow

I Avow that I will continue

to practice each and every Good Word

And TRY to live by each one that I heard


10. Joy - Encourage

We must encourage Joy

And encourage Harmony

In everything we

Do and see


11. Forgiveness - Emphasize

We must emphasize forgiveness

And forgive others

For unkind words they speak

If forgiveness we should seek


12. Understanding-Insist

Insist on Understanding

What the “Good Words” are all about

To make sure they are not unkind words

Before we spit them out



13. Kindness – Support

Support, RKAs (Random Acts of Kindness)

So that kindness will start to grow

And everyone may feel the kindness

That every kind heart should know


14. Believe – confirm

I confirm that I believe

In all the “Good Words” we receive

To live and practice them every day

To show my faith in every way



15. Compassion - Reassure

Reassure that we have learned compassion

Compassion practiced

And shown by our every action


16. Commitment - Uphold

Uphold our commitment

In the keeping of our word

So that folks will say

They know that this is true

Because that is the commitment that they heard



© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 11 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, compliment and for sharing.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 11 months ago from North Texas

      Sharing this excellent poem and cool picture again. Blessings and his dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing, I do appreciate you.

      I Hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend

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      C E Clark 14 months ago from North Texas

      Sharing this great poem and photo again.

      Hope you're enjoying this pretty day . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Flourish for your comment, you are so appreciated.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, thank you for the comment, compliment, up-votes, share and Tweet. You are appreciated so much.

      With Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Such a positive message. Nicely done, Shyron!

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      That was beautiful Shyron and it was useful. I always try to affirm what I do and say. I voted this up, shared and Tweeted it.

      Kevin

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Jo-Sis, thanks for the comments, up votes, share and tweets, and most of all for adopting me to be your sister.

      Thank you also for the compliments.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

      Hello Sis!

      I "re-affirm", we will finish the last of the Good Words Project this year.

      Waiting on you to catch up a little. No hurry. These good words are sure to be around. :-) hugs and thank you for your beautiful thoughts on this good word!

      Up, shared again plus tweet! (((((((( Shyron )))))))))

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Jo, my dear friend thank you for the compliment and comment. You are so appreciated.

      Blessings and Hugs.

      Shyron

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      You are doing an incredible job with this, I'll try to print off all the words and poems, after all, these are the tools of the trade. Nice job as always.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      My dear friend Devika, thank you for your kind words, comments and compliment.

      I wish you Happy New Year! I wish you good health, peace, and lot of happiness.

      Blessings galore and lots of ((((Hugs))))

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear sweet friend Martie, thank you for your comments and compliments.

      I do appreciate you.

      Blessings and ((((Hugs)))) and Happy New Year.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Shauna (bravewarrior), thank you for you visit, comment and compliment.

      I really appreciate you.

      Many ((((Hugs)))) and Blessings sent to wish you a Happy New Year.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      My dear, dear friend, so good to talk with you yesterday. Yes, before you ask, I did have a glass of wine and now I have a headache.

      I am praying that you are safe, snug and warm.

      Thank you so much for the comment, I always appreciate you.

      Shyron

      John said "Did you say to Au fait and wish her a Happy New Year from me?' I said yes I did and she said give you a kiss and hug from her. He said to thank you! I gave him several kisses.

      many Blessings and Hugs from us both.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Ruby, thank you for your kind comments. You like all my dear friends here on HP are more precious then gems, and I treasure each and every one of you.

      I am happy that you affirm to practice the good words. You are welcome.

      Blessings, ((((Hugs))) and Happy New year

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Eddy, my Beautiful dear friend, thank you for the comment and compliment.

      Blessings and hugs and Happy New Year

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear Maria (marcoujor), thank you for the comments, compliments, up votes, and sharing

      I appreciate you more than you know, beautiful Maria

      Love, hugs and peace and Happy New Year 2015

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear Theresa (Faith Reaper), thank you for your comments, up-votes, pinning tweeting and for thanking me, I gave my word to write a poem for each word Jo gives us.

      I wish you knew how much I appreciate you Dear Faith.

      Blessings and ((((hugs)))) to you always and a very Happy New Year.

      Shyron

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Powerful words and you have written with such patience. A Happy New Year to you! I wish you peace, good health and lots of happiness for 2015.

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      Martie Coetser 2 years ago from South Africa

      I, too, confirm that good words

      should not only be words

      but sincere acts.

      Constantly performed

      they demonstrate

      our love and kindness

      towards ourselves

      and all others.

      Thought-provoking and inspiring poems, thank you, Shyron!

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful, Shyron! I love that you're keeping the torch lit.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      A great poem for the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one! If we would all keep these words in mind, especially forgiveness and mercy, 2015 will be a better year for everyone. We need to include everyone in these ideas that are included in these words. Words can change the world . . .

      Hope you are staying warm these last cold days, and it's to get colder before it warms up again. Happy New Year to you and John. Hugs and blessings to last all through the year.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Shyron, I love the way you've put this together. You add much to the word project, and I've learned much from your poetry. I affirm to practice and use the words daily. Thank you for your wonderful words/poems. Take care. Hugs..

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      A beautiful hub and thanks for sharing Shyron.

      Eddy.

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      Maria Jordan 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Shyron,

      You are doing a masterful job of pulling Jo's Good Words together in your beautiful and gentle style...affirming is a wonderful word to end this year for sure.

      Voting UP and UABI. Love, hugs and peace in 2015, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Lovely, dear Shyron,

      And thank you for continuing on in your lovely writings of all of the "Good Words"! Affirm is such a powerful words, and I am a firm believer in using our words carefully in building up one another as opposed to tearing each other down. Affirm is one of those good words to do just that indeed.

      Up++++ tweeting and pinning

      Blessings and (((Hugs)))

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