In our everyday lives we do things that we may not realize. Hurtful things to others without even thinking. Have you ever said there was a job you would not do? Or you won’t sit by someone in a business because they look sketchy or untrusting? Every made fun of someone cause of the way they looked or something was different about them? Those are the things that are hurtful. One person is only better than another if their soul is more loving, forgiving, and accepting. For NO other reason is one person better than another. No two people are identical. I recently posted about conformity almost killing my soul – and then we have those who “make fun of” others for not being like them. We ARE all on different paths with different goals. Always remember that the person next to you is a human, just like you! I remember as a pre-teen there was a guy who bullied
Photo credit link I’ve had it on my mind today to talk about inner peace and how important it is to be true to oneself over anything else and then I saw this graphic (above) and knew this was the topic of the day! My mind never rests… a troublesome thing but I think it keeps me sane. When I woke this morning, the thoughts of how I’ve changed over the last ten years weighed heavily on my soul, the most positive way possible. All my life, I’ve been told what to think, how to feel, how to believe. I’ve rebelled against it all and questioned nearly everything all my life! I was that kid that if you say don’t do it, I did it to spite you! I was always considered trouble and never felt like I belonged. My mother raised me up in four branches of the christian faith all while telling me about the gods and goddesses and incorporating
Readers in and around the Austin area…Spellbounding Events presents Austin Bookstars! Come and meet 35+ authors- meet your next new favorite author! Austin Bookstars May 4-5, 2019 Austin Bookstars Schedule Saturday, May 4th, 2019 9.00 – Authors tables set up 10.00 – Early entry for VIP Ticket Holders 11.00 – Doors close for Lunch for the Authors and VIP Entrants and author panels 12.30 – General ticket admission 4.00 – Make a Wish Raffle Winners announced 4.30 – Doors close 4.30 – 6.30pm – Book Awards, Mad Hatters Tea Party (Authors & Readers social hour) Sunday, May 5th, 2019 9.00 – Authors tables set up 10.00 – Early entry for VIP Ticket Holders 11.00 – Doors close for Lunch for the Authors and VIP Entrants and author panels 12.30 – General ticket admission 4.00 – Make a Wish Raffle Winners announced 4.30 – Doors close 4.30 – 6.30 – Mad Hatters Tea Party (Authors & Readers social hour) Seating
This past weekend was the Literary Love Savannah book event in Savannah, GA. This was my first book convention and for three days I was non-stop going and it was a blast. We got into Savannah on Wednesday evening with the activities starting first thing Thursday morning. First, hubs and I took advantage of some free time and walked River Street and getting some dinner. I could give you an hour by hour recall but I’ll give you a brief rundown -2 signings, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 costume ball, and several other things in between. Additionally after each evening we walked several miles along River Street. The best part of all this wasn’t the things we did but the people we spent time with. The readers were the best ever! These readers were friendly and wanted to hear about every story. They wanted to meet the authors and learn about them. They were the most interactive readers I’ve ever
While tomorrow, June 11th, may be my birthday, I’d like to give you a little something – a FREE copy of Shadow of the Mind’s Heart. I consider this one of two major birthdays, you see my father passed away when he was 45… the day after his birthday. So, this year as I celebrate in my own quiet way, turning 45 is quite a milestone for me filled with many emotions. BUT I wanted to celebrate by giving to others – so I made The Shadow of the Mind’s Heart FREE on Amazon for everyone! Yes, everyone. So whether you have Kindle Unlimited or not you can get it free this weekend! But you have to hurry, its only free for a couple of days! So Happy Birthday to me gifts to you! Happy Reading everyone!
I bet you read that title and was thinking “What in the world is she even saying?” 🙂 It’s okay, that is the exact sort of confusion I wanted to convey? Ok, who is they and why do they expect anything? Here is a short poem I wrote as a teen to get us started… Everyone loves my hair, Loves my eyes, Loves my lips, Loves my thighs and my hips But why oh Lord can’t I agree As I go on this shopping spree. Clothes here and there As I look, others stare, Am I thin or am I fat Oh my lord can you answer that. I look at this and wish I could wear it Look at my wallet and wish I could bear it. Oh dear lord can I ever have my way Will my weight please me someday? This was written in the mid-’80’s, yes I am that old. But if you really read the
On this day for #intropoetry we are to write about imperfections… I will share a poem I wrote not so long ago about the way we see our selves and accomplishments. I hope you enjoy it. 08/12/2015 I am a failure! I failed at being the child my mother wanted, she reminded me regularly of the imposition in her life that I was. I failed at protecting myself from abuse of all kinds. I failed at protecting myself from the demons that would haunt me my entire life. I failed at understanding that the life I was in was not the way the world should be. I have failed to be the parent I should have. I failed to read stories to my children before bed. I failed to cook my children their breakfasts in the mornings. I failed to have all my children graduate from high school. I failed to have all my children attend college, then get married
The darkness of the night is brighter than the pain of the soul You close your eyes and see nothing No joy, no happiness, no pleasure Walking lost through the darkness, you can not find your way Seeing nothing, feeling nothing you just exist….. Existing is not living~ To live you must open your eyes and see the world in front of you Take the moment and breathe it in Allow your soul to awaken and become vibrant with all life can give you All you have to do is be willing to accept be willing to try and take that step See the love that flows like a river around you Feel the kindness that floats about like the clouds in the sky Open yourself and live written November 10, 2011 about a journey of pain and learning that you are truly surrounded by those who love you, even when you don’t always see them. A journey of struggling