Desolate and not grand but what brings contentment also makes me happy. What is happiness? I have found my answer in life’s simple things. Many folks think of striving and achievements. This often brings moments of happiness. Often, I have discovered that real happiness is such an intense emotion that it cannot possibly last…… Continue reading Are you Happy? What is Happiness to You?
I was working out a problem with my phone’s refusal to send a text message when I must have touched my laptop computer and on the open pictures link as I scrolled through this one brought such a burst of joy, I thought of all the folk out in the wider world and simply say.…… Continue reading Sometimes Life Brings Gentle Surprises
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Enjoyment of Writing is a GIFT and a life Passion. Writing is a Journey of Discovery, Of self and of the world around us. The first question I had to answer long ago when I was a child was this. Do you love to write for the sheer joy of putting words on…… Continue reading Writing is a Journey of Discovery, Of Self and of the World Around us
Sometimes when times are troubled, all we need is a hug
What are some words that you live by?
Working to deadlines is a commendable attitude even for folks not writing for a magazine or someone else who needs their contribution. When you KNOW the deadline has gone…… Continue reading Monday Motivation: When Deadlines Have Gone By
A creative writer needs to stimulate their imagination to enable them to express with words their flair and comprehension. Stimulating the creative part of our humanity also can be of great assistance when we are faced with certain uncomfortable life situations. **** I met a young woman in the waiting-room of the Radium Clinic. …… Continue reading Cultivating Imagination During Tough Times
In what ways do you choose joy?
I will always be grateful to The Author Learning Centre based in the U.S.A. and a young man who only knew me through my book Beyond the Ashes. I had been given a subscription to this writer’s centre which was more about marketing than what I was really seeking. This young man…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 8: Becoming a Blogger
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com I completed a book. I told a story. It is probably not the best story and will never become famous, but I wrote it. From notes and comments in notebooks the story and the people became real. I became committed to the folks in the…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 7: Doing More Than You Thought You Could
A wonderful opportunity was offered to me at the end of the same year I wrote the short story about the horse sitting on my Mum’s car. It was a true story! Because the short story amused the wife of our small community local Mayor, she phoned me and suggested I apply for…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 6
2021 A Writing Goal. This goal has taken my breath away. It is and was something I never wanted to do. Suddenly I sensed in the night there was a goal I needed to aim for. It is to be the story of my life, without bringing in heritage or legacy issues, the absolute truth…… Continue reading A Surprise….2021 Goal
You are never too old…
The house was quiet and still. Bears stood in neat rows on lounge-room shelves dozing in the night-time summer heat. Suddenly, from inside the cupboard, with sliding glass doors, a voice spoke. ‘I feel very silly’ a small light- coloured brown bear sighed. He sadly shook his head. The huge white pom pom on his…… Continue reading Santa Bear
Finding your own unique voice. I wanted to write for many years. However, life as wife and mother took priority. Then, one year in my 40’s, two significant unexpected writing events occurred. A vehicle maintenance shop advertised a writing competition. The prize was to be $200 worth of car accessories. They wanted a 500…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 5
Finding my voice. Once I discovered that writing for me was a gift I needed to nurture, I stopped thinking perhaps it was to be my source of income. I stopped imagining writing a ‘best seller’ or changing the world. I stopped thinking, in fact, writing was to BE my life. This is one vital…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 4