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  • Achieving,  adult,  books,  change,  family,  Following Dreams,  future,  Inspiration,  Love,  parenting,  Thank you,  world

    The Silver Lining

    Good afternoon all. I hope you are having a wonderful Friday and ready for a fantastic weekend. I know I am.

    Well, I wrote yesterday about the opportunities afforded to me when one door of my career closed and another one opened. I have to say, there is definitely a silver lining to the whole loss of something you wanted so badly. While I enjoyed the work I was doing, it took a lot of my time. My personal writing suffered and I realized today how much my children suffered. Though I am lucky enough to be doing what I love at home and still be with my children, I didn’t realize that the time I was spending with them was far from quality time.

    Today, I got caught up on a few house cleaning projects that have been left for another day, while I was busy. Most importantly though, I spent quality time with my 3-year-old. I got to see his little face light up as mommy played peekaboo and hide and seek with him. The little things that I have missed so much the last month and can finally do again. I am thankful for the blessing of my fabulous children and do not let a day go by without telling them how much I love them. But I had been taking for granted the time we spent together. I was not making it quality time and am happy to have been shown the error I was making.

    This is my silver lining. Had that door not closed in my life, I would still be working the hours I was and missing out on the best time in my children’s lives. That is why I started writing from home to begin with. So I could be there for all of these little moments that mean the most.

    So, today I just want to remind you all, as you get busy living life, remember to take time to enjoy the little moments that make for big treasures when they are gone. My children are my world and I am grateful for every moment I have with them. They are not ours forever and we need to cherish them while they are.

    Our children are flowers that we must tend to and nurture so they can flourish and bloom. If we do not take the time now, before we know it they will be fully grown and gone. Then there will be no time to watch them grow or see that innocent smile. These are once in a lifetime moments, so make them count.

    As always my friends, inspire to be inspired. Take life one precious moment at a time and take time to smell the peonies.

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    When One Door Closes

    Good afternoon all. How are you doing today. Leave me a comment and let me know how you are and where you are reading from. I thought it might be interesting to know where all my support is coming from.

    Anyway, today I decided to write about the spectacular saying “When one door closes, another one opens.” I have always believed this. I actually have a sign up beside my desk that says this exact phrase. Along with the “I can’t do the whole adult thing today” sign but that is for a different day. I truly believe though that the Lord closes doors in our lives to make room for those we truly need to be doing.

    This is where I am at today. I have seen the door close and a new one open not two hours later. One that would not have been possible without the first one closing. I received notice on Tuesday that one of the clients I was writing for no longer wished to continue our contract. I was upset and trying to figure out why. You know that whole self-doubt you place on yourself. Then I received an amazing opportunity to write for someone else. This new project is something I am familiar with and lets me take the credit for it too. Plus the benefits are better. While I was a believer in the “One Door Theory”, I had never experienced it quite so literally.

    Do you have stories like this? Ones that you just have to sit back and think there is a higher power at work? That things do happen for a reason? Share your stories with us in the comments section. I would love to hear your inspiring stories as well.

    It is the little things like this that affirm my belief in our Lord. It is because as I feel I am falling and at my wits end, something always happens to put me back on the path I need to be on. While it is not always the easiest road, it always turns out to be the best one.

    As always my friends, inspire to be inspired. Find that new door and knock until they open it. You are truly amazing and if the people around you cannot see it, find new people.

    Until next time, I hope to read some amazing stories of new doors opening and inspiration abound. Have a great day.

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    Just Saying Hello

    Good morning all or afternoon depending are where you are reading from. First I want to apologize for my absence. I have been working and adjusting to a new schedule. I did not mean to fall behind yet I have. I am finally getting caught up and wanted to see how all of you are doing?

    I have been blessed to receive extra work, however, it left me with the struggle of finding time for my personal writing and to keep up here. I am happy to say, I have finally managed to figure it all out and am back to my personal writing and of course here as well.

    I also have been able to make some progress on La Flor Manor II: Going Home. I will be posting chapter by chapter on Channillo.com for any of you interested in reading it. I will update you on the progress when I get the first chapter uploaded. Also, a big thank you to Channillo for the opportunity to write for them. I look forward to a long relationship with you.

    Also, I wanted to share with you some of my exciting adventures so far. I have entered several writing contests, from a short story to poetry, so I am keeping my fingers crossed for those. I am also working on the poetry book I mentioned in a previous post. I will not have it published until after La Flor Manor II, just wanted to update you all.

    I hope you are all having a fantastic week and that April brings you mountains of blessings. As always, inspire to be inspired. Beauty is around every corner. Don’t always look to see, sometimes you have to look to feel. Letting the world be your muse and guide your future.

    Finally, I want to thank all of you have purchased or downloaded on Kindle Unlimited, La Flor Manor I and also those who have given me such great feedback. I appreciate each and every one of you.