Break Time

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I will be taking a Blog Break for a while. I need time to focus on some things that have been needing my attention. In hindsight, I think it is overdue. I am not sure how long I will be away from the computer, but you will be the first to know when I am back.

You know where to find me. Take care of your loved ones and be sure to take care of You! HUGS!

A-Z: 2018 Reflections

A-to-Z Reflection [2018]

Well, I don’t know how I did it, but I actually completed The Challenge. Three years in a row! Not too bad, if I do say so, myself. There are many who do such a better work of this annual challenge. I know many who do and have for years, too. Some of these dedicated souls are: Messy Mimi, Curious as a Cathy, Patricia, John at The Sound of One Hand Typing, and Ellen of 15andmeowingThere are so many more that I just cannot list here and now. I was so impressed with what I read and enjoyed during the post Challenge. You all rock!

I wanted to share a handful of favourite pieces of my own writing. I do believe that I shared some of my more relatable writing, too. It was important to me to be authentic and open. In return, I appreciate the comments, questions, and support. I hope you enjoyed my words and thoughts. I plan to keep writing and sharing, and I plan to keep getting better at both.

April was very busy in many areas of life. The A-Z challenge is easy, compared to daily Life. My writing is affected by life, though. It is often how I think things through and sort them out. Sharing these poems and stories can connect others with that process for themselves. Or, they may relate to the experience that I share. I will keep sharing. It is a wonderful thing to reach out and have someone reach back.

Here is the list of my April 2018 A-Z Posts. Congratulations to those that completed the Challenge. Thank you to those that read along with me and shared their thoughts. I will be reading from the lists for quite some time. Please join us for the A-Z Blog Challenge next year! It is a very

“My Writeful Heart”:
A= Acknowledgments
B= Believe
C= Camouflage
D= The Drought
E= Exist
F= Final Departure
G= The Guardian
H= The Horologist
I= Impasse
J= Joseph
K= Knowing
L= The Loan
M= Mirror
N= Number
O= Ozark
P= Mr. Peabody
Q= The Queen
R= Requiem
S= Seeds
T= Thirst
U= Unspoken
V= Victory
W= Willow
X= X
Y= Yearn
Z= Zinnia

Sparks: 31

It has been a very helpful thing to post an inspirational thought each Monday. It has become a meditation. I hope that perhaps it has fed another’s spirit as well. With that in mind and heart, I invited others to join me. I am continually boosted by the things shared through Sparks. Thank you all!

I truly do believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. There is hope. Together, we can light up the entire world!

The journey of life is filled with many experiences, including both triumphs, and struggles. But, there is value in each step. We just have to keep going, learning, and growing,

On Sparks: 23, I shared some wise words by author Lauretta Hannon. I am sharing her practical and relatable wisdom today, too. I am thankful for her positive energy.


Sparks is open Monday through Friday each week. When joining us, please post a positive quote or some of your own inspirational words. Be sure to add the Sparks badge to your post. Then, link your post to ours, here. Peace.

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Remember your friends from childhood? There were the toys and there were the real-life friends. Both were important. I remember how Raggedy Ann and Lamb Chop did everything with me. Lamb Chop sat by me all day while I learned to tie my new plaid sneakers. I was three years old.

I hope you get out and play this weekend. Do it with someone that you love. Make memories. And, remember to play nice! See you soon.