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Bloggers make good muses! I am getting so inspired by other bloggers and what they provide on their blogs that it is hard not to use them as my muses.

Today on Misifusa’s Blog, (presenceofpresence) she offered her readers a short video featuring Louise Hay, the great inspirational and motivational author and speaker. This lovely lady is 86 and carries with her all kinds of wisdom—but today her words particularly hit home. She was being interviewed and gave some advice on how to deal with problems when they raise their ugly heads.

Deutsch: Louise Hay in London , April 2008, Sc...

Louise Hay in London , April 2008, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ms. Hay says that when she is confronted by a problem, first she says “All is well” then follows it up with: “Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come, and I am safe.”

She says that uttering these words “quiets your inner turmoil down enough to give the universe time to give us a solution.” Now, you can define universe however you want. For me it is a combination of getting my wherewithal together, combined with a little faith and hope.

The last question she was asked in the interview was:  “Where do you go from here?”

She said: “I don’t know. Life will bring it to me.”

And that is how it goes—life provides us with the next step—all we have to do is believe that “All is well.”

~ I Get By With a Little Help from my Friends ~

“Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, I get high with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, I’m gonna try with a little help from my friends.

Do you need anybody?” ~ The Beatles

Blogging Heroes

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YES, I need you! I have totally embraced blogging—I love writing almost daily, I love the feedback, I love the friends I have made, and I love the whole blogging community. So, today I am going to ask you, my wonderful friends to help me out a bit. My Writing Group has asked me to do a little presentation about Blogging and I have a few ideas to share about my experience, but I was wondering if you would like to throw your two cents in.

I will be talking to a group that wants to be introduced to blogging. As far as I know, none of them are bloggers yet, though a couple of them have set up accounts. What advice would you give them, and how would you encourage them to get them started in the world of blogging. What do you like best about blogging, and what is something that you do not like or did not expect.

I have been blogging for a little over a year, but did not really embrace the whole experience until about May of this year.  From the outside looking in, I would never have realized the satisfaction that can be derived from having a blog, nor did I expect to make some pretty wonderful friends. The blog world is full of all kinds of people, and those I have run into have been with very few exceptions, truly kind and generous.

So what would you tell a group of writers who were interested in blogging?

(And if you are not a blogger, but a commenter, what do you get out of reading the posts of those who blog?)


Published in: on October 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm  Comments (69)  
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And The Winner is ~ Part 2

English: Saying grace before carving the turke...

Saying grace before carving the turkey at Thanksgiving dinner in the home of Earle Landis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Never imagined I would be blogging for a whole week about Thanksgiving — bet you can’t wait to see what I will do for Christmas!

I have all the fixings for Thanksgiving now–got the whipping cream yesterday for the pumpkin pie, my son is home for a few days from college (real hugs are so much better than phone calls and emails), my guests are invited, and I am going to do a little of the preparation work today (make a spice cake with cream cheese icing, cook my new recipe up for sweet potatoes and apples with a yummy sounding syrup, make the “green stuff” up which consists of pistachio pudding, cool whip, pineapple, and something else–better consult the recipe. Got those cute little red potatoes to roast as that is how my youngest son loves them, and stuffing (already in the turkey if you remember from a previous post) for my oldest son, who just loves the stuff.)

This last sentence begs the question–can you have brackets within brackets? But I am not going to think on it too hard.

As promised, here are a few more of the winners who created a better ending for this Thanksgiving poem of sorts by Unknown or Anonymous, if you will. First the poem or as I like to refer to it–the poemette:

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs!

The first is from a favourite blogger friend of mine Julie, who instead of giving the poem an ending, gave us her rendition of anonymous:

jmgoyder said:

I am ominous
but not anonymous

diannegray said: 

and may your Thanksgiving dinner be full of cute guys

lillianccc said:

May your yams be delicious,
And your pies take the prize,
May you loosen your belt after dinner,
With a big satisfied sigh.

Scribbler said:

May your Thanksgiving Dinner stretch your Levi’s.

Then thinking this was as mean as the one in the poem, she added:

May your Thanksgiving mesmerize.

She ended with: May your Thanksgiving create family ties!

thehealthywarrior said:

May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving Dinner
Be as delicious as the expression in your eyes.

And last but not least:

 mybeautfulthings said: 

(May your Thanksgiving) be a feast for your eyes!

Thank you to everyone who submitted your rhyming thoughts. You are my heroes.

Thanksgiving (Heroes)

Thanksgiving (Heroes) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am now going to go chop and peel and bake and swipe a taste or two of cream cheese icing (the proven breakfast of champions!)

Published in: on October 6, 2012 at 9:59 am  Comments (28)  
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