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Free e-book Giveaway starts now!

Here’s the link, friends!

http://amzn.to/2yEAVUu

 Now, go and have fun…and download until the end of Sunday 22nd!

and please leave a review on Amazon or here if it so tickles your fancy!

Have a great day!

 

 

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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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What’s Needed

Just when it seems that life couldn’t get any better (I just published another book), there are obstacles I must overcome to keep doing what I want to in life.  And that’s an every day occurrence.  Since I am an author, illustrator, blogger, etc., then writing and publishing a book isn’t but half the battle.  It’s getting ‘myself’ out there.

It’s really about connecting with people, getting to know them face to face or via social media.  It’s having a following but also following others that are good common sense kinds of folks.  Having a platform, a website, a blog to write, a brand, marketing and promotional tools are just some of what is needed after the fact of publishing.  Perhaps it comes at the same time or before.  But it’s all relative.

I suppose this all falls under communication.

Seems like a daunting task at times.  🙂

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Shades of Ability

Since I just published a book on the attributes and potentialities of the human spirit, then I should know what ability means or what it means to be able.  Right?

Sure.  🙂

The ability or inability to do something lies in, perhaps, the very way we go about doing something.  If, for example, I want to paint a picture and do not know what a color, hue or a canvas means or what it means to use shading, or other such art terms, then my painting will reflect it to that degree.  The doingness is dependent upon the understanding of art terms.  The more I know about a subject, its terms and definitions, etc, then the more able I am.  There is an understanding, that with practice and skill, I am able to paint a picture or a better picture.  Maybe one that draws the attention of others.  My art then would communicate something to the audience, like you.

That goes with the marketing of books, too.  If I don’t have a clue to what goes into the marketing of my book, then that makes me less able.   It is a learning process, no doubt.

I have some more homework then, don’t I?  How to do more promotion and on my list of to-dos.  Some expert help has been solicited.  Thanks Rick Lite!

In the meantime, won’t you check out the newest arrival of I AM SPIRIT?

Hope to hear your thoughts, comments or questions.

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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!

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