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Operation Love 2: Poems to Download

Day One

Here’s the Day One poem + prompt if you would like to download them and post ’em as a reminder of your secret agent mission! 

Click the link below to download and print the poem, “Of Strangers” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

Operation Love 2: Day 1 Poem

Here’s the Day One prompt: 

A smile can transform someone’s day. We all know that experience of feeling sad, lonely, or disappointed and then, when someone has offered us a smile, it lifted us up. Such a simple gift. Your mission today is to intentionally brighten a stranger’s day with your smile. Give one (or more!) freely. Watch what happens.

 Here’s your double agent mission — serving you, too:  each time you pass a mirror or a shop window, smile at your own reflection—offer that same gift of uplift to yourself. As you smile, notice how your brain gets the message that “I’m happy!” and how it shifts everything. Keep that smile in your pocket all day long and truly value caring for yourself.

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Here’s the Day One video in case you missed it: 

Did you miss the video of poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer reading this poem? Click here to hear it from her directly.


 

Day Two

Here’s the Day Two poem + prompt if you would like to download them and post ’em as a reminder of your secret agent mission! 

Click the link below to download and print the poem, “One Missed Invitation” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

Day Two Poem

Here’s the Day Two prompt: 

Today, reach out to someone with whom you’ve lost touch. Curl into the chair of a friendship or loved one with whom you’re a bit disconnected. Call, write, or text to reconnect without guilt or blame, and with pure joy.

Here’s your double agent mission — serving you, too: reach out to a part of yourself that you’ve shut away. Was there someone who got labeled shameful or inappropriate? Is there an isolated part of you who needs to be brought back into the circle? Maybe there’s a playful child who wants to come to life? Welcome that part of you by pulling out the chair and saying, “do sit and stay for as long as you are able.”

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Here’s the Day Two video in case you missed it: 

Did you miss the video of poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer reading this poem? Click here to hear it from her directly.

 


Day Three

Here’s the Day Three poem + prompt if you would like to download them and post ’em as a reminder of your secret agent mission! 

Click the link below to download and print the poem, “Manifesto” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

Operation Love: Day Three Poem

Here’s the Day Three prompt: 

Today, use your superhero-human power to imagine what peace looks like as a verb.  Write three ways you can enact it and then put on your cape (atop the spy gear!) and get to it!

 Here’s your double agent mission — serving you, too: Choose one part of your life that feels limited to you. Money? Spirit? Love? Health? Just for today, open the door and let the limitations fly away.  How can you use your superhero-human power to activate more of what you want in that “limited” area?

Report back!

Here’s the Day Three video in case you missed it: 

Did you miss the video of poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer reading this poem? Click here to hear it from her directly.


 

Day Four

Here’s the Day Four poem + prompt if you would like to download them and post ’em as a reminder of your secret agent mission! 

Click the link below to download and print the poem, “Lifting the Camero” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

Day Four: Lifting the Camero

Here’s the Day Four prompt: 

Today, let’s bless the mothers and the fathers. You probably know a parent who is struggling. Let them know their work is important. Write a letter or a text reminding them of things they’re doing well. You can also write a note to your own mother or father thanking them for a way that they may have helped “save” you.

 Here’s your double agent mission — serving you, too: Who do YOU take care of? Consider the ways that you give of yourself to help another person. Appreciate your work. Write a letter or greeting card to yourself that acknowledges your hard work.

 Report back!

 

Here’s the Day Four video in case you missed it: 

Did you miss the video of poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer reading this poem? Click here to hear it from her directly.


 

 

Day Five

Here’s the Day Five poem + prompt if you would like to download them and post ’em as a reminder of your secret agent mission! 

Click the link below to download and print the poem, “Filling my Purse with Commas” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

 

Day Five Poem: Filling my Purse with Commas

 

Here’s the Day Five prompt: 

Today, deliberately pause in conversation. Let  there be more space. Model this pause for someone who may need it, someone who is rushing from one moment to the next or who feels as if time is scarce. Be a resting place.

 Here’s your double agent mission — serving you, too: Sit for 5 minutes and “do nothing.” Bask in the feeling of one long comma. If thoughts arise that tell you you need to be doing something more important, imagine that a sideways question mark comes along and hooks that thought, pulls it away. Just sit in your luxurious comma.  Love the moment.

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Here’s the Day Five video in case you missed it: 

Did you miss the video of poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer reading this poem? Click here to hear it from her directly.

 


 

Day Six

Here’s the Day Six poem + prompt if you would like to download them and post ’em as a reminder of your secret agent mission! 

Click the link below to download and print the poem, “Filling my Purse with Commas” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

 

Day 6 Poem: From the Front Row

 

Here’s the Day Six prompt: 

Today, ask yourself, “who needs a standing ovation and why?” Tell them. Don’t hesitate. This could be a verbal ovation or written one. You choose.

 Here’s your double agent mission — serving you, too: Do this for yourself. Why do you deserve a standing ovation? Keep a running list all day long. Don’t. Stop. Clapping.

 Report back.

 

Here’s the Day Six video in case you missed it: 

Did you miss the video of poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer reading this poem? Click here to hear it from her directly.


 

Day Seven (Already?!)

Here’s the Day Seven poem + prompt if you would like to download them and post ’em as a reminder of your secret agent mission! 

Click the link below to download and print the poem, “Of Strangers” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

Day 7: The Gift of Themselves

 

Here’s the Day Seven prompt: 

Today, don’t try to make things better. Don’t run past feelings. Instead, acknowledge to someone that you hear them. Simply be the still, clear lake they throw pebbles in. Don’t try to change anything. Just be with them. Ahhhh.

 Here’s your double agent mission, serving you, too: Can you allow what is? If something inside jabs at you or snaps at you, hum a little acceptance. For instance, if your Monkey Mind tells you that you are a failure and you will never amount to anything, can you simply “hmmmm” or “ohhhhh?” Can you let it be okay if you are tired or dull-witted, lazy or unsure? “Ahhhhh.” Let it be. Let YOU be. Can you whisper, “Honey, that’s okay” over and over again as you listen to the birds sing their songs outside your window? Hum, “all is well.”  Love what is. Love who you are.

Report back.

 

Here’s the Day Seven Video in case you missed it: 

Did you miss the video of poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer reading this poem? Click here to hear it from her directly.