#MondayMotivation: #Encouragement for Every Dreamer

It starts with a dream.

Add faith,
and it becomes a belief.
Add action,
and it becomes a part of life.
Add perseverance,
and it becomes a goal in sight.
Add patience and time,
and it ends
with a dream come true.

– Doe Zantamata

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100 #Word Quips to Make You #Laugh and Brighten Your Day

Everybody needs a good laugh every now and then.  And life with my husband can certainly provide the best medicine.  Below are my humorous accounts of such events.  Enjoy!

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Usually when my husband and I run errands, he drives.  But on this particular warm Saturday, he asked me to take the wheel.

As we cruised along, he complained about everything – the route I took, how fast I Continue reading “100 #Word Quips to Make You #Laugh and Brighten Your Day”

In Sickness and In Health: Sticking to #Writing #Goals No Matter What

What do you get when you cross body aches, sniffles, and chills with writing goals?  A fever for progress.  Ha!

The last month and a half has been a total blur.  Between the flu (along with my husband), increased workload, and visiting relatives and friends, time (and energy) to write has been at a minimium.  But even at my lowest point, an old trusted friend

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A #Writers Prayer

Amen!

But I Smile Anyway...

Browsing through my reader, as I do every morning, I came across this post by Lucy Mitchell, aka. Blonde Write More. (Have you been to her blog? If you haven’t, get your ass over there, she is tooo funny!)

Well, today she was talking about the Writer’s Prayer, and what you could be saying to Him Up There in your nightly prayers.

Inspiration hit me and this was the prayer I left in her comments, inspired by the Lords Prayer . (It’s ingrained in my head, despite being Sikh, not Christian, as I went to a Heart of England Church school so we recited this every day in assembly…!)

The Writer’s Prayer

Our father, My art is writing
I want literary fame
Let inspiration come
And this first draft be done
In my head, as well as on paper
Let me reach, today, my daily word count
And forgive my…

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The Green-Eyed Monster: How to Squash Envy by Finding #Hope and #Happiness in Others’ #Success

As much as we hate to admit it, we’ve all been jealous a time or two when friends, relatives, or complete strangers acquire or achieve something we most desire. Envy can turn into disappointment or rage, especially if we’ve worked long and hard (with little or no results) while the other party triumphs quickly with little effort.  It can be difficult to smile and congratulate someone else knowing deep down we wish it was us.

But it can be us!

At the age of eighteen, I worked my first grown-up job. Among a group of ten or twelve office workers, one older lady stood out to me.   She didn’t say much.  But when she did, it was brief and profound.

One of my co-workers didn’t receive the promotion she’d hoped.  Disappointment is an understatement for her reaction to the news.  But, the older lady told her, Continue reading “The Green-Eyed Monster: How to Squash Envy by Finding #Hope and #Happiness in Others’ #Success”

The Rules of Procrastination — Sophie Speaks Up

We’ve all been there. Slacking, putting things off, brain fritz, you name it. Procrastination hits us at one time or another.  No matter how many times we “pencil” things on the calendar or set phone reminders, we find something to distract or pull us in the opposite direction. No amount of self pep talks work.  We’ll find an excuse.  That’s the determination.  Too bad that same determination can’t drive us toward productive writing.

The excerpt below is a humorous take on procrastination from Sophie Speaks Up.  Check out the rest in the link below. I’m sure many of you can relate just as I can.

I mean, excuses. 1) Thou shall not call it procrastination. Instead, call it “writer’s block.” You simply ran out of creative juices to continue working on your project. How are you supposed to do anything if you ran out of ideas and don’t feel creative anymore, right? 2) You’re NOT just watching random YouTube videos, […]

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