My Nominations for this award are hard for me to narrow down as there are so many wonderful and unique blogs, but I will try. Please know that if your name does not hit list is just because I randomly selected list (but would have love to include all of you):
Thank you to all my friends, fans and followers for leting me share my world with you and sharing a piece of yourself with me.
Although, sometimes there are times when remembering to keep up blog can be overwhelming – I do not regret it for one moment.
Remember if I could have listed all of you – I would but it would be a very long list and an extremely long blog entry. However, I send an extra shout out and nomination to all of you as you all deserve accolades!! Keep up the great work and may the muse always be present and the whispers be loud enough to hear! God bless and have a great weekend..
P.S. To all my American friends – Happy Belated 4th of July
To all my Canadian friends – Happy Canada Day
Today I decided that it was time to swallow my fears and insecurities and put my words in a publishing format. It was an interesting adventure to be able to pick the selected poems for a small collection of poetry that had some meaning to me.
It was especially powerful to put some very personal poetry in the collection – ones that I have not even shared on my blog. Funny thing is that I am not even sure as to why I shared the poems on the collection – something just said “It is time!”. I swallowed the emotions and decided that I had to follow the direction I was lead to.
Right now, it is in review status and I can feel weird “butterflies” take a hold of my stomach and do magical dances inside me. I am very excited, nervous and scared to have shared my words in an actual published poetry format, even if just in kindle format..
I guess baby steps is better than no steps and I have to walk instead of just trying to fly.
But, the true reason for writing this post is to give a shout and thank you to all whom have encouraged me, supported me and listened to my poetry with an open heart.
I would also like to give a giant hug and thank you to David M. Green for the publishing information!! You helped me reach a small part of my dream..
God Bless Everyone.. Please look for my poetry book on the kindle library “Wings of Hope”.
As I lay her in our spare room bed with knee supported by pillow and waiting for pain meds to kick in.
I am also engrossed in the previous mentioned book – it is so hard to put down and yet such a sad story/memoir!!
But I will step aside from it to express myself and deliver some sips of gratitude.
1. Waking up to birds singing
2. Beautiful day despite humidity
3. Good books
4. New friends,fans and followers
5. My loving husband and my dog Shadow
6. Family and friends
And now I leave you with my favourite quote from one of my favourite plays
“Good-by, Good-by, world. Good-by, Grover’s Corners… Mama and Papa. Good-by to clocks ticking… and Mama’s sunflowers. And food and coffee. And new-ironed dresses and hot baths…and sleeping and waking up. Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you.”
― Thornton Wilder, Our Town
So I have made the decision to go back to church and I am finally finding my way back to who I was!!
I guess you could say I lost my faith and stumbled off the beaten path !!
I tried to find different avenues of spirituality and beliefs to fill an emptiness inside me but nothing
seemed to work!!
Tonight in my hot bath as I was absorbing the silence I got a whispered message from a deceased love one!! Yes I hear spirits and dream about things before they happen!!
But to sum up what happened:
> I was lying in my jet tub
> Started to think of my grandfather
> Then poetry ideas started popping in my head
> A line came to me “Does Anyone Hear Her”
> I got an intuitive thought and feeling
that I needed to look the words up
> I googled it and came across this song
> Then I heard a voice said keep listening
> I listened to every song by Casting Crowns (brought me to tears)
> Then I heard go to Him
So next Sunday (was going to go tomorrow but I have started my monthly friend and am worried I will not be fully alert as my cycles can become severe) my journey back to faith begins!!
Here is my gratitude recipe for day:
> Family and pets
> Messages from beyond
> Hot Baths and jets
> Spending time with Jody
> financial freedom