Saturday, March 24, 2012

Be Happy with Yourself!

It has come to my attention of late that so many people are not happy unless they have a significant other on their listing for facebook. Now really, how important is this?
Seriously, so many people both young and old seem to think they have to have a boy/girlfriend. Why? They go along posting about how unhappy they are; how they need a date; how they wish someone would love them.
Here's a thought: Why not try loving yourself? It truly is an awesome feeling to look in the mirror and be happy with who you see looking back at you. To be happy knowing someone else is not sitting there waiting to make you happy. I'm sorry but the only person in the world who can truly give you happiness is you, and you alone. Someone else can add to your happiness, but they don't actually make you happy. Happiness comes from within yourself. It comes from knowing you have done what you wanted, needed, and was lead to do by someone higher than yourself. Happiness doesn't come from jewelry, gifts, or the number of people who pat you on the back. I have found the things that I've truly felt joy over, no one would have known if I didn't tell them.
Happiness can be seen when it's real. When someone is happy with themselves they actually glow. They radiate this joyful feeling that makes others want to be around them. They smile more, and more people smile at them. It's a miracle worker to be happy! When you're happy, the world looks brighter. When you're happy, even ordinary chores don't seem so bad. They seem like the things you do so you can keep doing the things that make you happy.
I say all this because of the vast number of teenage girls in particular that I have noticed of late who are desperate to find a boyfriend. The funny thing is that 2 minutes after posting a relationship update they often post they have a headache. Well, no wonder! That's what happens when you try to force a smile on your face about a relationship that should have never been to start with.
Be happy with you before asking someone to make you happy. That's an order only you can fill.

Friday, March 23, 2012


How many of us would like to be romanced with rose petals thrown from the castle's roof as we ride side saddle into our new kingdom? While watching First Knight all I could think about was how expensive that would be. Then when I read about people's men throwing down flower petals for them on Valentine's all I could think was, "Who's going to clean that up?"
I know, I know, it was supposed to make me say, "Ah, how sweet!" Somehow that is just not how my mind works. Go figure! I love romance. I love writing romance and have been accused of loving my fictional characters more than real men. (Maybe...) I believe my take on this is that those rose petals are really not that romantic because anyone can tear up some flowers, ask my dogs and the neighbor's cat.
Not everyone can truly know their loved one and give them something they would cherish. Well, they could know them in that way, but then what will your friends say when they ask you what your man got for you? He made me a fresh fried egg sandwich on homemade rye with a strong cup of hazelnut coffee on the side and a dessert of one dark chocolate candy with some strawberries. AND he cleaned up after himself. hehehe Now THAT is romantic in my book! Literally!!
Seriously, there are so many people who spend megabucks they don't have on jewelry they don't need just to impress someone. If you have the money, then by all means diamonds are wonderful!! Of course if you really want to impress your woman you'll find out what her favorite gem is and get her something with that gem in it. That would make it special!
Also, romance doesn't have to be anything big. How nice would it be to complete a task so everyone can sit down early to watch some tv or play a game? For example: clothes need washing, dishes need doing, kids need washing.... etc. While she is washing the kids and the clothes he could do the dishes. What a pleasant surprise that would be to find the dish fairy had completed the task! Bet that man would get a big kiss for his efforts. Do that more often and you might get something else as well (wink wink!!)
Anyway, I just thought I would ramble for a minute on romance. Now, I'm going to go cozy up to my guy in my next romantic novel.
Happy Day!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Doomsday Preppers

Doomsday Preppers is now a show on the National Geographic Channel. My household likes to watch it. Sometimes we just laugh. Other times, we cock our heads and say, "that's a pretty good idea." These people are scared that somehow the world as we know it is going to end and they are spending absurd amounts of money to "prepare" for this day.
These people have entire rooms dedicated to hoarding their foods and water for the time when there is an economic collapse, polar shift, radiation fallout... the list goes on and on as to what these people think might happen. They have people who are teaching their kids how to go jump into a spider hole and wait it out for weeks on end.
This one man was trying to teach his boys how to shoot a gun and he shot a finger off! I've taught my boys to shoot, too, but I have to admit, I've never shot a finger off, thank goodness!
Some of these people spend 6 to 8 hours a day preparing for the end of life as we know it. What about the life they have now? It doesn't seem like they are living in it very much. Yes, things are bad. And yes, we could all do a better job at helping the earth, and fellow man, but I don't believe you will find me on the isles at the grocery stocking up on cans of soup any time soon.
I also have my own observation to make. For all the supplies these people are hoarding, I've yet to see them harvesting any toilet paper. I'm sorry, when I go camping, I always take a roll of tp with me.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Paint World Generations Motivation

Motivation can be like a fire, igniting your passion to keep striving for success in your endeavors. That's how I feel about my writing now. I am super excited to be working on my 4th book in the Paint World series. It is so much fun to write. I just love it! I happily read it to my sons last night; and, they have requested more of it for tonight. That's a pretty good motivator to keep on writing in this series. I love hearing them laugh where I meant for laughs and gasp where I needed gasp. Admittedly it is even good to get no reaction in place that needs some work to get a reaction.
As I continue in my writing career I am becoming a better writer. I'm figuring out exactly what it is I LIKE to write and accepting that for myself. While I am capable of writing anything, that doesn't mean my heart and soul come out in it. That's what I want my readers to see... a book with a heart beat. A book that has characters that truly pop out of the pages, whether tree book or ebook. I want to write in a way that it leaves the reader wondering what will happen next in those characters' lives.
Now, both of my sons are writing. Will sits down at the computer and writes out his own and is soon to have his first novel published as an ebook. We are overjoyed! My youngest son enjoys making up stories and sits down with me sitting at the computer to write out whatever he is imagining at the moment. It's really cool!
I find my boys' writing gives me even more motivation to write and write well. I know they are watching me to see how to do. I will provide a good example and guide them through this crazy novel writing world! Some things we'll just have to learn as we go, and that's just fine by me! We'll just motivate each other into successful writing careers!

Happy Day!