HALLOWEEN EVE Halloween is almost here When haunted houses reappear The children all scream with fear When goblins and witches disappear The vampires flee into the night To hunt for prey and take a bite The skeletons dance with delight While those who watch quiver in fright The bats and spiders share the thrill To fly and crawl and cause a chill After the fun and scare, and all is still Youngsters still have a bag to fill The children walk door to door Neighbor to neighbor, floor to floor As they have done the year before Filling bags with treats and more HAPPY HALLOWEEN, Paula
Do you believe that most people do not have a passion? They go day to day doing what they think is necessary.
Passion is a mixture of a strong need, a hunger to learn, the spirit of I can do it, and the fortitude to, never give up.
Writers are passionate people. You can find them sitting at a computer keyboard pounding out their soul and forming images created by their imagination. Writers are endowed with inspiration and committed to explore the events occurring in a human’s lifetime; constantly working towards understanding phenomena; opening new doors by creating visions in our minds, that give us purpose..
Passionate writings deal with life’s fears and goals, sharing inspiration, and can motivate readers to improve their lives. Passionate writers dig deep into their own souls, to use words, descriptions, and information, that will connect to readers.
To become a passionate writer, one must learn to accept the events of all humanity, whether evil or good, as a learning tool, allowing you, the writer, to change what is wrong, and express your admiration for achievements that promote good, using only words.
It is not easy being a writer. Your work needs, editing, sometimes re-writing, correcting punctuation errors, and other changes. But, that comes later. First, sit at that keyboard, and START WRITING!
TELL ME: ARE YOU A PASSIONATE WRITER?
LOOK TO THE SUN AS THE FLOWER DOES
YOU WILL NEVER SEE SHADOWS
We all need some time to spend in the sun—to renew our bodies, improve our mental health and find the lost spring in our footsteps. These past months have taken its’ toll on all of us. Some of us are still not working. Some of us are returning to a changed normal, and there are those who lost faith and need to be inspired again.
There are still unwritten pages of your life to be lived and memories to make and share with those you love. So,get up and go rescue yourself from these last months and even though you have travelled through life’s uncertain road this year, try to think of the good times, the friends you can help, who are grieving, or lost their jobs, and lend a helping hand to those who need a lift-up.
Be grateful to the angels who came to our rescue and worked tirelessly throughout this Pandemic—saving so many lives because they cared.
We are a country of believers, who will go on with our wonderful memories with spirits lifted and a renewed determination to live life to its fullest.
Last week, I was sad about so many things. Somehow, I could not find a happy place. After meditating and searching all my memories, I found the one place, where I am always happy. Maybe some of you still need to find your Happy Place—a place where you are free from worry; can refresh your state of mind, and lift your spirits.
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF A HAPPY PLACE? “It is an activity, a memory, a place, or situation that makes you feel happy.”
For me it is the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. I love the forests; the majestic mountains with clouds touching the tops; listening to the water running down from the peaks into streams, my toes enjoying the coolness of the rushing water, and the bears searching for food standing in the middle of a road, causing a bear jam.
Here are a few suggestions to help you find your happy place.
A. Remember the places where you enjoyed yourself.—A park, a movie, a family gathering, a party, the beach, time with friends, the spa, etc. Feel yourself, there, in your happy environment, content and peaceful; your body relaxed.
B. Try something new—a new dish, a new recipe, or bake cookies and decorate them with funny sayings.
C. Share laughs with friends, family, and neighbors. Step away from your home, the computer, and social media, and, allow yourself to enjoy being with others.
D. Take a drive to a new destination. Make it a day trip and experience life in a new place.
E. Dreams can be your happy place… a boat; a beach home, a new car, a vacation, or any imagined place that increases your happiness. We all have dreams…
The next time you feel sad, try going to your happy place and allowing those memories to lift your spirits and renew your frame of mind.