Starting With Thoughts of Gratitude

Beautifully said, Danny. Thank you for sharing. ☺☺

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I woke up today feeling very grateful. I couldn’t help but allow my mind to travel back to a time of outhouses, oil lamps and no running water. I wonder what families talked about as they sat around the dinner table. There were no cell phones giving off notifications every second and no stories of impending doom coming from a news channel as the noise continuously blared from the tv. We are so fortunate but yet conversations would make you think the sky is getting ready to fall. What you talk about you get more of. How you think and where you place your focus determines what you attract more of. Resist and you attract more opportunities to do just that. Practice gratitude and the Universe delivers more situations to feel grateful for. Sometimes it is clear to see why we are in the state we are in but just…

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GETTING BACK IN THE SADDLE

Good morning all. Today is a good day and each day I get a little stronger.

I want to thank everyone for the prayers and good wishes. It has been a rough couple of months, and I still have a few more tests to be done, hopefully, they will all turn out for the best.

It has been a scary time for me and my family but things are getting better and I am taking it slow, upon doctors orders.

I am enjoying the posts and trying to read as much as possible. You have all been wonderful and I am humbled by your offerings. I have missed many good posts and hope to get back into the swing of things soon.

Sending hugs to all. ♥♥♥

William Price King Music Column – Bono and U2 – Part Two – The Early Years.

Great music, thank you for sharing, Sally. Hugs

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Welcome to the new series William Price King Music Column.. A slightly different format but the same great background and music of the top artists across the different styles of music. The first artist of 2018 is Bono and the band U2. In part one we introduced Bono and the other band members before picking up their early career this week.

U2 has one of the most impressive catalogues of awards of any of the groups in the last forty years. Apart from 170 million + records sold world wide, the group has also won an impressive number of industry accolades. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/william-price-king-music-column-bono-and-u2-meet-the-band/

Bono and U2 – Part Two – The Early Years.

Four years after forming the band they signed with Island Records which had been formed by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall and Leslie Kong in Jamaica in 1959. By the early 1970s the label had already become…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Caledonia by Amy Hoff

I have missed many of your posts in the past weeks but my heart was always thinking about the wonderful promotions you share with everyone.

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A welcome to Amy Hoff who is joining the cafe and bookstore today with two of her books. Caledonia set in Scotland is shortly to be joined by The Connoisseur. And also released in November 2017… American Drifter

About Caledonia

Supernatural crime novel

“When Scottish folklore meets everyday Glasgow.”

Hard-drinking Detective Inspector Leah Bishop accepts a transfer from Edinburgh to a Glasgow branch of Interpol. Once there, she discovers that her fellow officers are otherworldly beings, and they police the supernatural world. They have called her in as the first human to ever work at Caledonia Interpol. Her job is to investigate a crime considered unimaginable to the Fae: the first serial killing of supernaturals.
Urban fantasy pairing the grit and dark humour of everyday modern Glasgow with Scottish folklore, Caledonia follows Leah and her Victorian selkie partner, Dorian Grey, as they investigate supernatural crime in Scotland’s city of…

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Bucket List for a Spring Chicken

I love your mother, Linda. May the New Year bring all of you, joy, peace, laughter (with your mom it’s a guarantee), the best for 2018. ♥♥♥

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Mother will be ninety in May.  A few weeks ago, my youngest sister asked if she had a bucket list.

“Not really,” she answered.  “I’ve seen London, Dublin, New York City, and San Francisco.  I’ve been to Canada, Mexico, and lots of the United States.  I’ve worked as a teacher and in a cemetery.  I’ve seen my name and art on the cover of a book.  I’ve been married and had five children, then had lots of years on my own since your daddy died.  I’ve been lucky and gotten to do so many things I only dreamed of growing up in The Depression in Cuthand, Texas.  I guess the only thing I’ve been thinking about is taking a trip on Amtrak.”

That didn’t sound like much of a hill to climb.  I called a very dear family member we’d both been wanting to visit for a while and wangled…

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CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART

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Christmas for me is a time for celebrating. It is the time of year when we gather together and rejoice the birth of Our Lord. It is also the time for St. Nick, Santa Clause, Father Christmas and the many other cultural names he is adorned with.

It is a time I reflect back on years gone by. My parents sitting on the couch watching all six of us excitingly opening our presents. It is the glow of the lights on the Christmas tree and watching the snow fall from my bedroom window.

It is going to Midnight Mass and singing with the congregation sharing the love and joy of the season.

It is following traditions that my parents instilled in us for many years. Sharing our home and food with family, friends and the less fortunate. It is giving of one’s self to others.

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Children’s and #YA books Special.

So happy to be back! Merry Christmas to all of you. Been through a rough time. Two surgeries, Blood clots. I almost bit the bullet. Love you all and missed you all. Have to take it slow. Still getting IV antibiotics daily, but happy to be alive. xoxo.
Beautiful, Sally. Love to all. xoxo

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A slightly different format today as there are quite a few Children’s and YA books that I have not as yet featured in the Christmas Book Fair… the gift of books to children is one of the most important in my view and I know in yours too. The wonder of seeing images and words brought to life by the skill of the author… opening up worlds and stimulating imaginations, hopefully creating the writers of tomorrow.

Some of these authors do also write fiction for adults in which case you will find details of those on their Amazon Author pages.

A selection of Children’s and YA authors in the Bookstore.

Andrea Balsara, Buy:https://www.amazon.com/A.-T.-Balsara/e/B077THW3QL/
Website: http://www.torreybalsara.com/

An extract from an early review for The Great & The Small

The Great and The Small by A.T. Balsara spins a narrative that intertwines the adventures of Fin, a Tunnel Rat, and…

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💕 A Christmas Wish 💕 A poem and offering of love and gratitude. #RRBC #IARTG #Poetry

Beautiful. Thank you Natalie.

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Greetings, everyone!

I’m truly blessed to have you all in my life, and I thank you all for your kindness, support, and generosity of spirit. Cheers to the treasured gift of friendship!

May the spirit of Christmas find you in good cheer, peace, love, and with joyful hearts. ♥

This is my Christmas Wish. ♥

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Merry Christmas and much love to all. XO

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IN THE HOSPITAL…AGAIN

Sorry, all for the absence. I was back in the hospital for surgery on the new knee. It got infected and they had to reopen it. Brought in an Infectious Disease specialist. Just got home last night, they put a shunt in and I will be on medication until Jan.10th., every day. What a Christmas this is going to be. However, I do wish you all a wonderful holiday season, and a Happy New Year. Will try to keep you updated. Love you all.

Patricia, from The Writers Desk. ♥♥♥

 

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore- New Author on the Shelves for Christmas – Ruby Slips and Poker Chips by Heather Kindt #WordWeaverContest winner

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Earlier this year Moyhill was delighted to sponsor the first prize in Dan Alatorre’s renowned Word Weaving Writing Contest.

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The winner was Heather Kindt with a story that impressed the judges and we are now very pleased to showcase her debut novel, Ruby Slips and Poker Chips. Heather selected her own cover, it was edited as part of her prize by Russell J. Fellows and David Cronin formatted the book for publication for Moyhill.

You can read more about the contest here: https://danalatorre.com/2017/08/15/here-are-you-winners-dan-alatorres-word-weaver-writing-contest-oct-2017

About Ruby Slips and Poker Chips

Second-grade teacher Dottie Gale lives in the tiny town of Quandary, Kansas, which is pretty much smack dab in the middle of nowhere. No mountains. No ocean. No life. Her ex-boyfriend and current school board member, Corbin Lane, cheated on her, making school functions more than a little awkward. But worst of all, a tornado named Maxine Westward…

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