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#JusJoJan the 16th/23 – Optimism – it’s like a cone

Our prompt word of the day today is “optimism.” Thank you so much, June for your wonderful prompt!

In coming up with something to write on the subject of optimism, I’ve discovered something. As I so often do.

I’ve discovered that optimism is easier the narrower the subject gets. Case in point:

Am I optimistic about the state of the world? Not really. At least not with the way it’s going.

The state of my country? A bit more so, but it’s beginning to go the way of the world.

The province I live in? Not unless we can get rid of Doug Ford.

My family? Sure. We’re doing okay.

This post?

I have the highest optimism that it’s going to get posted in three … two … one …


This somewhat optimistic post is brought to you by Just Jot it January and June! Please be sure to check out June’s blog here!

For Just Jot it January, click the following link to see how you, too, can join in! It’s fun!


Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 16th, 2023

Hi! We’re halfway through our month of prompts. Where’s the time going? Today is your sixteenth prompt for Just Jot it January 2023, and it’s brought to you by June. Thank you, June! Please be sure to visit June’s blog to read her posts and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 16th 2023, is “optimism.” Use the word “optimism” any way you’d like. Have fun!

If you’d like to see what I have so far on your prompt list, you can find it HERE.

Here are the rules:

1. Please be sure to link back to THIS POST for Monday, January 16th, 2023.

2. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list), counts as a “jot.” If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

3. I’ll post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). You don’t have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. You’ll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules.

4. Please ping back or link to the daily prompt. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers’ entries – the more you visit others, the more they’ll visit you! Note: A) The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section. B) Ping backs only work if you’re blogging on WordPress. Everyone else must paste a link manually.

5. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

6. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing – you’re going to title it, right? There’s your jot!

7. The prompts will appear every day that’s neither a Wednesday nor a Saturday–Saturday’s JusJoJan prompt will be Stream of Consciousness Saturday. You’ll find the list of prompts below as they come in, which means I’ll be updating this post. Remember, you don’t have to use the prompts. Please write whatever inspires you. NOTE: If your post is NSFW, do not ping back. Please leave your link in the comments with a warning.

8. If you’d like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

9. Have fun!