This was my first blog post. October 9, 2009.
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There have been many times in my life that I thought about giving up. However, but I had this little song, duck, and story inside me that kept me going. Flip Flap Floodle is a little duck who believes that his song will save him from Mr. Fox. He never stops playing his song even in Mr. Fox’s belly. Because sometimes in life we need a little help, Flip’s Mother saves him by sprinkling pepper on Mr. Fox’s nose. God sends you the help you need. Believe and it will be given to you. Believe that you can do what God puts in your mind and in your heart.
I sent several stories off to publishers that were rejected. Discouragement filled my heart, but deep down I know that the right publisher and I will meet and my stories will be published. I continue to focus on what I want. Publication of all my stories.
I try not to think of what I don’t want. Here’s why. I watched the movie called, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. It tells you that what you get in life is what you think about. If I continually think about everything I don’t want, that’s what I’ll get. If I think mostly about what I want, then I’ll have a better chance to get it.
The Secret also reminds you to be thankful for what you have. You receive more of everything for which you offer thanks. The ideas in The Secret, movie and book inspire, energize, and give you a new respect for yourself and what you accomplish your life.
Today, I am revising an Elder Care Guide I started writing before my Mother, Ethel Darnell Bruffey Meyer, died on March 18, 2009. I took care of her for 14 years. I was glad that I was able to take care of her. She was a good-natured lady. Here are some of her quotes that were wise, yet spunky:
- I asked Mother, “Do you believe people go to heaven when they die?”
She said, “Some do and some don’t.”
- “Don’t ask a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ question unless you can accept either answer.”
- “A hungry person never ate bad food.”
- “God didn’t say we wouldn’t have problems, but He said that He would be there for us.”
I want to encourage you today: Never Give Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Copyright © 2009-2014 Joan Y. Edwards
P.S. I did get a contract with 4RV Publishing for Joan’s Elder Care Guide. I am working on revisions for the editor now (February 23, 2014). Its release date is 2014.
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