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I Feel like Blogging…Sometimes

In my opinion, blogging is all about sharing a part of yourself.  If someone can learn something or be helped by your blogging, then it is well worth it to blog.   So, I blog…sometimes. 🙂

I don’t have time to read all the many blogs I’m subscribed to or have voluntarily offered to follow, but I try.  I find that I learn something about the other out there in the world, too.

Communication is so essential in our lives, for it the woof and warp of life itself!  It IS life!  Life survives and thrives by and with and in communication with the other.  There wouldn’t be so many divisions in every area of life if we actually sat down and got in communication, now would there?

And that, that is in communication, is in community….  Oh, how I love the word community.  From that we get communion*.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!  And thanks for allowing me to commune with you.

If you feel that you cannot communicate as you wish to in life, then by all means check out the helpful, free course here.  You’ll be happy you did! 🙂

“Communion.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 May 2017.

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Getting Myself Out There

The other day I spoke about the need to get myself out there as a writer, illustrator, and blogger.

HOW to get myself out there IS the trick.  It takes a certain kind of outflow and an inflow in my opinion.  It takes a knowingness and the correct technology to do so. It is done by knowing how to go about writing, publishing, marketing and getting my books sold all over the world.  It is connecting with people all over the world.  Finding this holds true for me, there are social media outlets and also the face to face contacts made each day.  It is being willing and desiring of community within myself, others within my family, the groups I belong to, the flora and fauna in my life and the world.  It goes beyond that-to caring for the earth physically and spiritually.  It is a commitment made each day fulfilling my hopes and dreams for a better world.  It is done by communication, understanding and tolerance.

The message I’m here to bring is about community and for me and you to be a part of that community here where I live and in the world at large.  I believe all of us have that yearning deep inside-to belong, to be understood, and to fulfill our purpose for living.  To be alive, aware, responsible conscious beings.

Thank you for allowing me to be me and I’d love to hear from you as well.
Standup Communicative

 

“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr

 

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Tips on Turning 65

I’m soon to be 65 years young this next month.  Never felt more alive, aware or grateful, either.  I believe there are certain things you must do to set yourself up for this wonderful time in life:

  • Never quit doing what you love in life.  It took me a long time to really find out what I liked to do in life.  And that was writing and illustrating books for people of all ages.  I don’t have a large volume of books written, but I’ve enjoyed each project and product thus far done.  Keeps me young.  Of course, learning the internet is done in gradients, too.  🙂  And that’s a whole ‘nuther story!
  • Appreciate the lessons learned in life.  No one is born into this world knowing it all.  I’ve had some hard lessons in life, but in the long run, each of those lessons was done by choice or consent, even if done in ignorance.  Try to join a group that helps you learn about life and livingness because there is a technology to living, so to speak.
  • Take responsibility for what you’ve done-the good and not so good.  I realized that life keeps on going and it gets easier when I take responsibility for my part.  That helps me to be more humble and not so hard on myself in the future.  It also helps me to realize that there’s a lot of good to be done in the world and there’s always another opportunity to improve yourself.
  • Love your family. Get to know each one in your family and love them for who they are. I’m a fraternal twin-a close sister that means the world to me with two younger brothers.  My mother is still alive, I’m thankful, and happily married.  I also have a wonderful husband & family that are very supportive of me. Two grown children and three grandchildren now doing well in life. Communicate with your family often.
  • Be Community minded.  Getting out and helping others whether you do so in person or using the internet can bring rewards.  There’s nothing as rewarding as helping others out.  Treat others as you want to be treated, too.
  • Help our planet out.  Economize, reuse and recycle where you can.  It’s a great feeling to know that you are using only what you need to and giving back to the land that has given so generously to us.
  • Develop a Spiritual life.  Work and study to improve yourself-each day. Cultivate good virtues.  Keep abreast of the technologies used in this day and time to help you develop a better and deeper spiritual connection.

These are some of the things that I have found that brings success in my life. I’m sure there’s more- I hope you have questions or comments, too. Don’t forget to check out my books here.   And thanks for stopping by- come again!

2016 picture of Mary

 

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Amish Country

It’s not very often in life one is able to be in a very remote area yet be surrounded with such a feeling of love and community.  Perhaps it is all the prayers that are protecting us in this area of Fairview, Michigan.  Or perhaps it is just the good thoughts and energy that is expended from these hard-working folks called the Amish.  Whatever it is, I feel like I am contributing to this feeling-by my prayers and good thoughts, too.

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