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Victim or Doer

Some people, including myself, have been in the category of victim at some point of our lives.  Why?  Well, for many reasons as we all can surmise.  I will not to go into the many and varied reasons here in this brief, but what I do want to go into is addressing the following question:

Does living life constitute just ‘watching’ it or being the effect of it or does living life mean that you actually get in there and do something pro-active, productive or causative with your life?  I hold the belief that times continue to change and so much so lately in regard to surviving and thriving, that one must grab life by the horns or it will eventually eat you up.  This means personally and collectively.  I  believe that our Supreme Being gave each one of us the means and the ability to survive.  Maybe the means and the abilities are different, but what if you could actually know the technology of how to do something and then practice it until you got really good at it so as to not be the effect or victim of it but the cause of good things happening in your life and in others lives as well?

Do you believe that you are accountable and responsible for everything that happens to you in life?  Are you a victim of life or a person that learns the basics of life and applies them?

How well off financially can you or I be? What does it mean to be wealthy and upon what does wealth depend?  How about being happy and successful in relationships, creating that beautiful marriage, having strong and healthy children mentally, physically and spiritually, or holding down a job, communicating effectively and so forth?  How does one go about life to learn and apply all of this much needed knowledge?

I leave that question up to you to answer for yourself, but here’s some help if you are curious.

I am certain of this:  “In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves.” Mary Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®.

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a spiritual experience

Sitting here at the Blue Dot Cafe & Coffee Bar in Alameda, CA relishing in the busyness of life.  A few people in line getting their morning scone and coffee before heading out to work.  The music playing is reminiscent of the 70’s with For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield. Parents bringing their children in for a bit of breakfast like maybe a Scrambled Egg Sandwich or a French Toast Strata.  Pairs just awakened sit down to a new day to share an espresso and Poached Eggs & Toast with Chicken Apple Sausage.  It’s the cashier/waitress here that’s special, though.  She has learned the art of communicating & tolerance and by her eye contact, loves what she does; loves being around people.  She lives to serve.  You can feel it.  A good vibration.  People are smiling here.

This invokes within me the continued excitement of being around others, helping others.  I think the secret of life and happiness is just that-helping.  It’s a simple word.  Find what you like to do and help others with those skills.

As far as the Blue Dot Cafe & Coffee Bar…I wish them the best in their new found business adventure.  I think they are off to a great start!

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Does Your Kid Have an Original Point of View?

Great food for thought…

Joke Reeder's Educational Articles

When you read a book you create the sights, smells, sounds, and sunsets, and so you make the tale your own.

Then the movie comes out, and the director’s sights, sounds and sunsets are ……  different.

You walk out of the theater with an adjusted image of the story, and soon can’t even recall what you used to think it all looked like.  It was different, …..  but it’s gone now.  In the face of 6 million agreements who can keep his own image?

One has to adjust….

Some people watch a lot of screens and adjust a lot.  The screens tell them what life looks like and feels like, what is right and just and scandalous, true and ridiculous, desirable and inevitable…. my, that’s a lot to agree with!  But after a while you can’t recall what you used to think life was like.  It was different though, ………

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To all the Kenny’s out there…

Kenny is just a guy in his 30’s.  He has a fiancé and also a daughter that is about 6 years old that’s been diagnosed with ADHD.  She loves for her daddy to read to her at night and usually likes a different book each night, too.

Today Kenny stopped by our booth at our Review Party and just simply went through each of the children’s books, making comments like, NO WAY! He said our books were perceptive, too.

Such a joy Kenny was!  He was so into books…and likes the HOW TO informational books the best for himself.  Says he has them on his internet device so that when he has 30-40 min. downtime, he can enjoy reading and learning something.  WHAT A JOY to have met Kenny today.

Kenny is like a breath of fresh air…knows the value of reading and learning….and loves the glossaries at the back of our books.

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Free E-books & Review Party this weekend!

Hey Everyone!  I’m having an online Review Party this weekend in honor of Memorial Day…and YOU ARE INVITED!

If you have grandchildren, children or know of a child that would like a cool book then it would mean a lot if you could download one or some of our free e-books!  YES! This coming weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  Unbelievable!  Then don’t forget that reviews are always needed and wanted if you could leave a review on Amazon for your free download.  Those reviews help sell future books!  🙂

Thanks so much and looking forward to the PARTY!  Hope to ‘see’ you there!

https://amzn.to/2Ln9guT    If I Were A Lighthouse ebook
https://amzn.to/2x03Z9K  Grandma’s Quilt ebook
https://amzn.to/2LnnPyQ   The Blind Dove ebook
 
https://amzn.to/2IZp0WI    Abigail’s Chickens ebook
And let’s be thankful for all our many blessings, too!  God Bless, Mary
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Correcting Your Teen

I like Joke Reeder because she makes sense. How about you? Did you enjoy her article?

Joke Reeder's Educational Articles

Most teens are allergic to correction.

They have been corrected so much, and they feel wrong.  They feel that if they get corrected one more time, they’ll die.   So, they constantly ward off correction.

Most teens do this with the words “I know”.  It doesn’t matter what you say, he’ll cut you off with “I know”.

Some shut you, and your possible corrections, out with noise- cancelling headphones.

Some barricade themselves in their room, and become nocturnal creatures who only venture out when you are asleep.

Some flee life altogether.

Each of these typical teen-behaviors is an effort to ward off correction.

And here you were all worried that your kid didn’t love you!  If that were true, he wouldn’t care what you thought of him.  No, the trouble is that your approval was all important; he just didn’t get enough of it.

He has this drive to try…

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