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    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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    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.

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    Just Saying Thank You

    I hope you are having a wonderful start to a fabulous week to come. I just wanted to take the time and thank all of you who came and shared your time with me at the La Flor Manor book signing in Coffeyville. It was a great turn out and an amazing experience. I hope to be able to do another one soon.

    The support from so many great people was overwhelming. I count myself as lucky and blessed to have been able to spend time with all of you and share your thoughts and my intentions for book II of the La Flor Manor Trilogy. I met a lot of people that I hope to remain in contact with and heard some incredible stories. Thank you all for sharing your time with me, and thank you for encouraging me to continue to follow my dreams.