Finding Peace Through Gratitude

Finding Peace Through Gratitude

Writing fiction has always been my passion. Mysteries, cozy mysteries, suspense, contemporary fiction, it doesn’t matter. I love getting lost in the land of make believe, creating characters, settings, and stories, living vicariously through them. And when I read a story, it’s all about being transported into the world of which I’m reading, feeling like I know the characters. It’s that connection that’s critical. And it’s that connection that makes the end of a good book come too soon.

That being said, I’m dipping my toe into some non-fiction writing and working on a book titled Finding Peace Through Gratitude. Its pages are about the storms I’ve weathered in my life, coming out a better person on the other side, all credit given to the two “G” words – God and Gratitude. It’s an interactive book with a challenge for the reader at the end of each chapter. The projected publication date is January 1, 2018.

Hop on over to my non-fiction website if you’re so inclined. It’s a place I’m developing to be calm and peaceful, somewhere to escape the busyness and chaos of the world. A multi-vitamin of sorts. Posts will continue here, on my fiction website, on Wednesdays, and I’ll be posting about nature and gratitude on my non-fiction site on Fridays.

See you there in the quietness.Tranquility!

 

 

 

 

Timeout Tuesday

Take a timeout from the busyness of life to step into the tranquility of nature.

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“Our life depends on the kind of thoughts we nurture. If our thoughts are peaceful, calm, meek, and kind, then that is what our life is like. If our attention is turned to the circumstances in which we live, we are drawn into a whirlpool of thoughts and can have neither peace nor tranquility.”  -Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

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My Top Three for the Week:

3.)  The joy and peace that comes from the “normalcy” of routine after realizing it’s been so long without it. It’s like finding my security blanket after losing it for a while.

2.)  My small personal sized scent diffuser on my desk at work misting the exhilarating scent of Inspiration from Young Living Oils. (You can learn more about them here and here.) Scents can bring peace, harmony and tranquility to my state of mind.

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1.)  Visiting my son at his new apartment, and seeing him doing so well, independent and happy. Makes this mama’s heart swell with joy.  🙂

What are you grateful for this week?

May peace be yours.

Timeout Tuesday

Take a timeout from the busyness of life to step into the tranquility of nature.

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
— Rachel Carson

May peace be yours today.

Timeout Tuesday

Take a moment from the daily chaos to breathe. Taste the beauty of nature and bask in the glow of tranquility.

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“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” ~e.e. cummings