When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
As you begin your new year, write about a favorite achievement that inspired you or made a significant difference in your life. Continue reading “Achievements — Week 1” →
My cheeky sidekicks have brought me so much joy this year! This sweet little pair makes me laugh, and they brighten my world. I sure do love my little furbabies. And so did everyone else, for they received the most likes on all the photos that I entered this year in The Daily Post Photo Challenges.
The Daily Post – 2017 Favorites
Crossing the stage with my diploma in hand was a very emotional milestone for me. It was the culmination of years of hard work that had finally ended. My mom and my daughter were in the stands which made the moment extra special for me. At times, I often wondered if my graduation day would ever arrive, for I put in many long hours while working part-time. During those years, I became a single mother too which added another level of stress. Looking back, I realized that keeping busy with school helped keep me sane as my marriage crumbled around me. It also gave me the extra push I needed to continue because, sink or swim, I was on my own. Continue reading “Reaching my Goal” →
Mariah quickly marched through the woods, racing to find solitude in her own home. The girls had a hard time keeping up with their mother. Although the two girls had many questions about their great-grandmother, they also knew that now wasn’t the proper time to question their mother, for they could observe their mother’s inner turmoil. Once their home came into view, Mariah raced to her home to find the necessary seclusion of her bedroom. Esther and Sally watched their mother as she sprinted across the field. They never witnessed their mother in such a state, and it frightened them. Continue reading “In the Woods – Part Four” →
“Girls!” Mariah cried in relief. “I was so worried! How could you just leave in the middle of the night? Never do that to me again!” Although angry with her daughters, the worried mother gathered her girls in a tight embrace. Continue reading “In the Woods Part Three” →
My two younger brothers had plotted the night before to sneak downstairs on Christmas morning.
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The two sisters had walked quite a distance, and they had lost all track of time. The girls were tired, and still, Miss Ella’s cabin was nowhere in sight. Often, the woods could be eerie in the daytime, but late at night, it was almost unbearable. Every little sound was magnified, and Sally was frightened. Continue reading “In the Woods Part Two” →
Ssshould we be here? Sally stammered. “Mama says she’s a witch!”
“Mind your manners Sally Jane Watson. Do you want Bug to live or die?” Her older sister scolded. Continue reading “In the Woods Part One” →
He was my North Star that filled the night with a shining glimpse of light, a compass that guided me back home to his arms.
Continue reading “The Moon and the Stars” →