The title of my blog gives away the fact that I live with at least one chronic illness. Now, I don’t want to brag, but I actually live with several, and as interesting as it sounds, it is not a whole lot of fun. Unfortunately I am not the only one in my family who lives with such a burden. Every person in my immediate family lives with at least one chronic illness.
As a result of all of our medical bills, we have learned to live on a tight budget. Over the years I have had to learn to be frugal and about 6 months ago I decided to put some of my frugal ways into a book, Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar. It is now available in both paperback and e-book on Amazon. The entire book can be read for FREE with an Amazon Kindle Unlimited membership.
You will notice it is written under a pen name. This has been done as I working on additional books and I am determined to keep the lives of my children private. Thank you for understanding.
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…….choose the music that will heal your soul.
~ wendi, under the pen name Charlie, is the author of Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Save, Make or Stretch a Dollar
Sending a sincere and loving THANK YOU to all of you out there who make this world a better place. I read your achievements daily……helping others through your encouraging words, beautiful and creative writings, beneficial information and prayers.
YOU are what makes this world so special and I am honored to be a very small part of it.
May God bless each of you with a peaceful Christmas season and a joyous New Year.
May you be the smile in someone’s day.
……caring enough to do something about it
don’t allow less than kind people to steal your precious energy and joy,
take a deep breath,
and show them the love they must be lacking in their lives.
yes…….childlike wonder i still have in my soul
despite the years i have behind me, i still see the would through the eyes of a child
it may seem silly for one of such age to get so excited by a butterfly, a flower, a happy dog with his head out a window, a poem, a sunset, or a friendly comment
but………my heart still skips a beat when i see small tokens of joy present itself
it is as if God is telling me…….i am here……and……i never left……..
in the darkness of night………they flash with passion
their brilliance shining…….lighting up their little part of the world
others looking on with amazement, joy and splendor
I dream of a world where small lights of kindness continually illuminate the darkness
bringing hope and happiness to others
the drums are beating…………i hear them from afar and they draw me in.
as i walk i try to hide myself from its pull
the beats, like my heart, give life to all that is around it
i creep closer……….the drum is under the open sky
i search for people………no one is there,
the drum is beating on its own
calling out to those who need to hear it, it draws us in……….
people begin encircling the drum from all directions- walking out of the darkness
searching for their own beating heart
lying by your side i hear your heartbeat
a sound that means life, represents love, and lets me know you are close
it is a sound i never tire of hearing
the sound that calms me as i lay scared
may it beat louder and stronger as I lay close
as long as your heart beats, mine will too
knowing you are close and I am safe………