Blessings….BFF

I love this category! It’s so nice to write about good things. One can find blessings even in the hard times.

I spoke with my best friend of over 20 years yesterday. We don’t see each other like we used to. We were neighbors and raised our kids together. We were like minded and still are. She is by BFF truly…

She has had some Heavy Hits within the past few months. She did most of the talking because she Needed to. We cried together for over an hour. I felt her pain. Deep inside. I wanted to take it away but when so many loved ones pass within months of each other, the pain remains. So we cried together….and prayerfully, she felt

better….

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Hoodies, Apple Cider, and Campfires Galore (A Welcoming to Fall)

A post by Success Inspirers’ World Team member

“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awakened.”

Raquel Franco

It’s no surprise that I’m just a little bit happy completely PSYCHED for fall, and seeing as how last week was officially the first day of this lovely season, it’s only appropriate to have an appreciation post, no?

But first, Imma be real with you. Fall hasn’t always had the same attraction to me as it does now. Actually, I never really had much of an opinion on the season until I had gotten older. I’m an only child (except for an adoptive brother that moved out very early in my life) so fall wasn’t highlighted by stories of raking leaves and jumping in with all 11 of my siblings. It was more or less just cold weather and pumpkins…and lots of em.

However, over the years, by and by, I’ve developed a real and deep appreciation for fall in all its glory. It’s easy to say I’ve slowly fallen in love with everything it has to offer. I love the crisp leaves that rustle underneath my shoes as I walk, I love the rich splendor and color that meet my eyes as I walk outdoors, I love how nature falls in the most beautiful way possible during this time and I’m left in awe.

There is so much to be happy about if you take the time to appreciate the little things. There’s fresh apple cider during a good barn party, the pies that you and your friends will make together, the sports game you will watch in the evenings while bundled up in a fuzzy blanket to lessen the cold, and it just seems like the world starts to slow down for a bit, even if for the slightest amount of time, in the fall. You get to appreciate aspects of life a lot more.

Let’s go ahead and list a few more of my favorite parts of fall that we can look forward to in the up and coming months.

Ahem..

#1 – Thanksgiving (I live in the United States)

For real, though, do I even really have to elaborate on this one?? Just the thought of Thanksgiving is making my mouth water. Pies, stuffing, casseroles, yeah. You get the picture. It’s one big fiasco of good eating, especially in my family, that has country roots. I’m convinced that growing up in the country helps homemaking skills.

#2 – Chilly Weather!

Alright. You can stop giving me that look. I’m feeling the judgment radiating through the screen before I even publish this! I know that chilly weather isn’t always that much fun at the time, but compared to our summer scorch fests, I’d take a fuzzy scarf and beanie any day over slowly boiling in Vitamin D, thank you very much.

#3 – Scented Candles

I’m sincerely sorry. I’m going to give the common girl answer (don’t worry, there will be more of those to come!) and say scented candles. Because, really, who can’t resist the smell of sugar cookies and pumpkin pie wafting from a melted wax? Name the person, and I will be shocked.

#4 – Cappuccinos

See? I warned you. We’ve got another cliche answer on our hands, ladies and gents. You know what, though? I’m going to own it and wear this cliche answer with pride. Cappuccinos in the fall time = the perfect combination. The cold weather mixed with a good steaming cup of joe is the BEST way to start the day off right.

#5 –  Campfires

Fall is one of the best times of the year to do campfires with friends and family. Why? Well, my friends, I’ll tell you…by fall, all the evil little mutant bugs that enjoy making our lives miserable will be dying off *YAY* and bug bites become much less common. This makes for a much happier Hannah when it comes time to gather round the fire and tell scary stories.

#6 – MY BIRTHDAY!

Eyyy, well lookie there. My birthday is in fall, too! And if that’s not a reason to like fall at least a little more, I don’t know what is!

#7 – The Beautiful Foliage

As I said before, nature is at one of its most beautiful parts of Autumn. Photography will be a cinch since everywhere you look the world will be your own personal canvas of color to capture.

Well, it’s ten o’clock at night as I am writing this, and I think I’ve officially finished up with my little nod toward fall. I know this isn’t what I normally write (I normally don’t write in list format)…only if it’s an award post, but trust me, I’m getting used to junior year’s work and am starting to have much more time for blogging. So, hold on to your seats, folks! There will be more material to come very soon

What are some of YOUR favorite parts of Autumn? List them all down in the comment box! I would be curious to see everything!

In conclusion, thank you sticking around to read through this lil’ ol’ welcoming to fall. I wish you all a very lovely day and a HUNDRED cappuccinos and bonfires in your near future!

What?! It’s the best blessing I could fathom.

Until next time,

Hannah

P.S. Here’s a link back to my original blog Wordsmith Observations. If you want to know any more about me or my blog- check out my “About” page!

https://wordsmithobservations.wordpress.com/

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Our First Daily “Wednesday Smile”

Woah. Guess what, guys??

Tell me..what day is it today? Oh. That’s right! Wednesday!

AND…Wednesday = our first “Wednesday Smile” post to get you through that long and trying week of yours. These are meant to be uplifting posts, rejoicing in others’ (including our own) happiness, community betterment, and all things good.

This first “Wednesday Smile” comes to you from Laura Beth of Hot Shot Headlines. You can find her at: https://hotshotheadlines.wordpress.com/

Here’s what Laura Beth has to say-

I’m Giving You a Challenge…

Alright. Raise your hand if you’ve read my last post “An Inspiration and An Announcement”.

Ooh. Nice, nice. I applaud you all! You get little gold star stickers for being such good readers. Ahem, correction. If I had gold star stickers you would get one. I don’t have stickers. Sorry if I had to crush any dreams there.

And if this is your first time here? Good news! You would get a gold star sticker, too! Welcome to my little humble abode of a blog. I just have to explain a little of this post before moving on.

In my last blog entry, I discussed the possibility of publishing some fantabulous, encouraging, smile-worthy entries on Wednesdays to get you through that tiring ol’ week of yours. The plan is not to do those common “I believe in you” stuff, but to branch out to real and amazing things that are going on in your life, your community, and worth-while activities that are helping the place in which we live. These are meant to be posts about making a difference where you are in life.

And oh, by the way…if your hand is still up, you can put it down now. Your dedication is admirable. Here’s a gold star.

Well, I was thinking to myself last night about how I was going to orchestrate everything, “How in the WORLD am I going to come up with material every week of things going on in the community if I’m stuck in my little ol’ small town in Pennsylvania?” It would definitely limit my writing, that’s for sure. Plus, I wanted to hear what YOU (all of you!) have to say.

So. That’s when I came up with my challenge to you.

Your mission, if you should choose to accept it, is to send in stories, quotes, and articles that you’ve written that will make us smile and inspire us to go out and do something good for our community and the people around us. If it be something your local animal shelter is doing, a story of you and your kids going on that big road trip you’ve always wanted to go on, non-profits that are spreading love, you got that huge promotion at work, something sweet you did for a stranger or a stranger did for you, any little thing! Please, do not hesitate to send them in.

Also, please, use discretion in what you are sending in. Do not send in controversial and questionable material. We want everyone- of every race, religion, height, weight, whatever, to be smiling alongside one another.

If you are at all interested in sending, please talk to me about it by emailing the address I am giving below and you can talk to me about some of your ideas! If you already have your idea and want to just roll with it, just send all your lovely pieces, including any images you would wish to include (in JPG format) to the email wednesdaysmile@yahoo.com 

I will review them and each week I’ll post another one of your stories (or even a few of them) on Wednesday! There’s a very good chance that you’ll be featured.

Ummm. What are you still doing here?? Send in all your little gems right away! Your entries don’t have to be a book length-wise. Just send in things that have made your heart happy. We need posts that will spur us on to spread smiles.

Can’t wait to see what we get!

Let’s have fun with this:)

Hannah

 

P.S. I’m going on a little day trip, so I may not be able to respond right away! Just know that I’ll get back to you in the evening!

Here’s a link to the original site! You can find this blog entry front and center on the Home Page, as it is my most recent!

https://wordsmithobservations.wordpress.com/

 

My Lord, My friend.

Having you as a friend is just what I needed,

There was no one I could trust,

My strength had left me,

Sleep had evaded me,

But not my voice even though a whisper on earth,

It was loud when it reached you,

You recognised it was mine,

“My friend don’t worry” you said,

I believe you and believe in you Jesus,

Now I am better, My Lord, My friend.

 

Written by Guest Author for Success Inspirers’ World

http://coldhandswarmheartsblog.wordpress.com

About to Sign Publishing Contract #2!

 

Success

Good morning all!

 Can I take a moment to do some un-shameful promotion? Thanks, I promise my next blog be something nice and creative or even prompting someone else’s blog again…Guess what? It’s happening it really is! It’s 1.30 a.m London time I can’t call anyone to scream down the phone (yet), my mama is in bed. So I blogged instead. You can read all about it just click here.

Kim

xoxo

 

I am at peace

I am at peace

Not because I don’t care about the situation

But because I know it’s gonna be alright

Because I know someone greater than all

Because I know someone bigger than my problems

Because I have faith in my God

And even if things don’t go my way

I know His ways are better, no..they are the best for me.

So when you feel down and depressed

Turn to your God

Him alone has the answers to your questions

Him alone has the solutions to your problesms

He is your resting place

Drop your worries at His feet and leave the rest to Him

Trust and believe everything will be alright.

He loves you…

 

God bless.

my blog is at https://sprinkleofthoughtssite.wordpress.com/

Yours truly, Sammy J.