We’ll miss you, Summer!
But not the 100 degree heat we’ve had most of the summer here in Florida! Yet, I wouldn’t move back to Michigan’s winters for anything!
Fall is a time for introspection, for meditation and new resolutions. Don’t wait until New Year’s Day to make them. Make one new resolution each day like, “Today I will refrain from snacks–just for today!” Or, “Today I will spend 20 minutes in meditation.” Or “Today I will greet everyone with a smile and a thought of good will.” Or “Today I will listen patiently to “Blabbermouth.”
Fall sends the kids back to school. Are you sighing in relief? Pray for teachers! Having been one, my heart goes out to them with the burden of “teaching to tests” that steals the teacher’s creativity and enthusiasm, and bores kids silly.
“The Bottom Line” mentality doesn’t work in education. Parents can made a difference by encouraging your schools to teach social skills, like compassion and kindness toward one another.
In 1949, Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote “South Pacific.” With the recent uprising of white racism, one song comes to mind, “You Have To Be Carefully Taught.” I’m adding the lyrics here to emphasize how much we influence the young people in our lives by what we say and do.
“You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear, You’ve got to be taught from year to year. It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear. You’ve got to be carefully taught. You’ve got to be taught to be afraid of people whose eyes are oddly made, and people whose skin is a different shade. You’ve got to be carefully taught. You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late, before you are six or seven or eight, to hate all the people your relatives hate. You’ve got to be carefully taught!”
These words were reflected also in my first novel, “Soul Mates & Angels” published just this past February. It’s the story of Anita Lyn Riley who meets a young friend who was in a Nazi labor camp and had numbers tattooed on his arm. If you haven’t read it yet, go to “books” on my web page and order it now. It’s become a two times #1 Best Seller on Amazon.
And I’m excited to announce the second book in the series is now at the editors and hopefully will be available on Amazon’s Kindle before Thanksgiving or early in December. Look for it. In this novel Anita Lyn gets involved with an insidious group of people who sell babies on the black market. With Anita’s guardian angel, Alana, the book is sprinkled with angelic wisdom. And with the ongoing relationship with Anita’s soul mate, it has its moments of passion, too. I would love to have your comments and feedback after you’ve read it.
Book three in the series came to me from Spirit, “out of the blue.” I heard, “Crooked Shamrock” and puzzled over what it meant–until I realized the third novel I was already working on was to be the fourth novel, while “Crooked Shamrock” was to take it’s place! It will be about art forgery and will involve Anita’s cousin, Shawn, who is an amazingly talented artist.
I’m truly in awe of my new career as a novelist. I call myself the “Grandma Moses” of the writer’s world! At least two more plots in the series are cooking in my brain. I call my main character a modern-day Nancy Drew, as she solves one mystery after another.
This “new career” of writing novels is the result of many years of journal writing. By writing my thoughts and emotions and dreams, I’ve learned to hear my angels and guides and their loving encouragement in my everyday life. I’ve learned to listen and hear “Crooked Shamrock” and be inspired about a new plot God wants me to write. All of us are instruments of God’s thoughts, which motivate us to create beauty, wisdom and joy in our world.
May your angels bless you this day with inspiration to bring love, compassion and joy into your world–first for yourself–and then for all you meet.
Angelic blessings to each of you!