Nature’s most healing balm.

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Up at dawn, the dewy freshness of the hour, the morning rapture of the birds, the daily miracle of sunrise, set her heart in tune, and gave her Nature’s most healing balm.

~ Louisa May Alcott

~ Art by Jo Grundy

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Chasing Butterflies

Lost In Amberland

Flutter and float on by
Beautiful winged angel
The sun lights your world
Chase me and we’ll twirl
Round and Round we spin
Dancing in the marigolds
Sweet little butterfly
You’ve landed on a rose

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WIP Wednesday…

I did wonder how long my calm exterior would last, but I did hope it would stay a little longer, at least until Friday morning and my cardio appointment. I have no idea what they will decide to do about the blockage in my artery; I just hope it’s something simple. All though I have a sneaky feeling it won’t be.

When I woke up this morning, I knew my patience had gone the way of all good things. I wasn’t exactly chewing my nails, but I wanted to.

We all have our own problems, so revealing my shredded emotions was not the way to go, so I had to find a way to keep busy and out of trouble.

I spent the best part of yesterday checking all the links on our website and finding several that were broken. I also found that all of our book images that occupied the right-hand toolbar had no links. I was puzzled, as I knew I had done this at the time.

This problem segued into another, as I discovered that Booklinker, the very useful company supplying writers everywhere with universal book links, is no longer operational. At least, not for me yesterday.

Luckily, our books are on D2Digital, and their links are supposed to be universal. Just a matter of checking and double-checking all of them.

That was yesterday, so what could I do to keep myself quiet and out of trouble today?

Probably not the best time to dive into the current WIP, but that was my first choice. Side-stepping into someone else’s life (and problems) has to be better than anything else I can think of right now.

But wait, I could finish reading Letting Go by Jacquie Biggar. The story of two sisters that I am really enjoying at the moment. As a sister, I can relate to their problems, especially now.

I know what I mean by that; you will just have to guess!

Letting Go Book Description

A coming-of-age novel about the pain of misconceptions and learning from them.

When life gives you lemons…


Izzy

Mom is barely in the grave and the prodigal child is here to pick the bones clean.

I don’t want her here. My sister’s defection is a wound that won’t heal, and her return simply rubs at the scabs covering my heart.

I’ve managed just fine without her. She can go back to her fancy college and forget about us- that’s what she does best anyway.

If only I didn’t need her help. Or miss her so much.

Renee

The day my dad committed suicide I ran. I’ve been running ever since.

Going home is supposed to be the answer. Instead, it makes me question every thoughtless decision I’ve made.

My sister hates me. My little brother barely knows me. And Simon… is engaged.

None of it matters- or so I tell myself. I’m here to make amends and face a past haunted by regret.

As long as I can convince myself to stay.

Letting Go is a young adult romance dealing with tragedy, restitution, and love in all its aspects. The story relates to sensitive topics that may be triggering for some readers.

One- Just One

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ONE AND ONLY. LETS PLEASE CELEBRATE ONE MAGNIFICENT MOON, ONE ETHEREAL MOTHER EARTH, AND ONE SPLENDOROUS SUN. SALUTE👏👏 One moment to be joyful One best friend for forever One success One dream One super story One Sun, mother Earth, and Moon One ideal job One precious Life Let’s please celebrate one One and only one […]

One- Just One

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Spotlight Art – Silence of the Night – Painting of the Day by Kasia Derwinska

Amazing Nature . . . Enchanting ice flowers

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A moment to pause in wonder at ice flowers on the Songhua River in northeast China.

Shared on Twitter by Erik Solheim

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Things that Matter… #HealthUpdate

In a way, I thought this quotation to be quite significant for us, as rather than making a fuss about all the delays, we have been exercising patience. Luckily, this has paid off, and after months of radio silence, medical appointments have been raining down on us lately from all directions.

I finally received a follow-up appointment on Friday for my blocked cardiac artery. I was beginning to think they had decided, all things being considered due to the current state of the NHS, that my heart could manage on its own. After all, it has been over four months, and I am still here.

My sister now has checkups booked this week for her heart and thyroid, diabetes and iron, so, we have swapped one kind of waiting for another, but there should be some good news at the end!

We’re still kicking!