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To inspire your words and images:

  • Show us your day in one photo. Please caption it too.
  • What benefits would like to take with you from this current experience?
  • Write about a “theme song” or a personal motto that is with you through this--and write about its importance to you.
  • Describe something good that happened for you this week.
  • During these times, who (living or in memory) has been especially important to you?
  • Write about--or photograph--something that currently fascinates you.
  • What have you been reading, listening to, or viewing?
  • What gets you laughing these days?
  • How will we remember this pandemic?
  • What is one thing that always cheers you up?
  • Take a photo of a source of strength for you.
  • In words or images: “This year, I look forward to…”
  • Describe sources of your gratefulness--even during these times.
  • Tell us in writing--or show us with your imagery--something about the foods and drinks you’ve come to like (or dislike), during these times.
  • In words or images, convey your experience of the expression: “This situation is temporary.”
  • Write about--or picture--something about your hopes.
  • Show us your masks!
  • Tell us in words or images about your favorite indoor hobby, and how it makes you feel.
  • Send us a picture of your pets/animal friends that are accompanying you through these times.
  • What has the pandemic experience been teaching you?
  • Send us a list: 7 things you are grateful for.
  • Illustrate (with photos, artwork, etc.) or write about something you are waiting for.
  • Tell us about how your library plays a role in your self-care during these times.
  • Send in a picture, or some words, to cheer your fellow Mainers!

Thank you to Abraham Schechter, Portland Public Library, for sharing these prompts. Join our Facebook group for more inspiration!