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Cherry Blosssom Diaries - A Must Read This Summer!
DECIDING WHAT TO READ NEXT? - Cherry Blossom Diaries , an upbeat elegant read of a controversial subject. Somewhere between Shade's of Grey (E.L. James) and Etiquette (Emily Post) The kind of book I would want all my girlfriends to read! - Dori Montini-Kotzin
Cherry Blossom Diaries - Buffalo to Washington 1942-1945 by Buffalo Author Mary Mullett-Flynn
Certainly we've all been taught not to read any other person's diary. Never even think of it! Well, Buffalo Author Mary Mullett-Flynn has, and in her revealing adventures of the handed down diaries of the family's "matron aunt" Deborah Peters, Mary gives us a riveting book based on a true story of a relative moving from Buffalo to Washington during one of America's bleakest eras. Mary draws readers in with an introduction of how these particular diaries ended up in her possession, and the remarkable story of one young ladies captivating diary entries of intense politics, romance, a Pentagon affair and first love of her life with Col. Munton.
"Robert and I worked late tonight. These days are so exciting and full to the brim of life. This Washington experience, I wouldn't trade for assured security for the rest of my life."- Deborah Peters
Deborah has all the best things in life, but she also has Jake, and much more to learn of "This Washington experience!"
A little boy walking in the park with bright yellow curls and the bluest eyes I have ever seen tells his mommy he wants a balloon. He says, "Mommy I want the yellow one, it is so bright and beautiful." And as they walk away I remember a scene with my own children and my husband. We decided to let a bright red balloon filled with helium launch from our home. We tied tightly a note so if anyone did find our balloon they would call.
As we stood there ready for the launch, I could see on my daughters’ faces that they expected a call. And my husband and I looked at each other with a chuckle knowing that as soon as the balloon was out of sight that would be the end of that.
On that day I thought that I knew about life pretty well; the way of the world, the way things are and a belief in something magical periodically! Well that balloon stayed intact and landed about 500 miles away in Canada. And I did receive a call from a woman named Joy. And joyful she was, almost magical, sending me a picture of herself and the red balloon. I enjoy telling the story of joyful and magical moments in life because they are frequent and wondrous.
You may or may not believe in miracles, magical happenings or that happiness is internal, but you can make your own fun times; filling your days with magical moments. Get back to that place where you are child-like again. Remember who you are and know that when you release your red balloon it will soar into the sky bouncing and swaying in musical and healing waves of energy. Begin finding yourself right now. Go to that place that brings you some good feelings of love, balance and harmony.
Soar high like a balloon
Just Sayin’…..It is Time to Make Your Choice to Move Forward!
I’ve been writing for many years and noticeably my articles, my books and most of my Workshops and Presentations tend to focus on making choices in our lives to move ourselves forward. So many people do sleepwalk through life—yet they do not have to. Many people are totally unaware that each choice they make today will impact their tomorrows. Many people go through life unable to embrace themselves---to see their worth, their beauty, their value.
This begs the question….Why? Why should I want to move forward? Why should I increase my awareness, and not fall into the sleepwalking mindset?
Why should I want to live by design instead of by default? Why should I want to believe in myself and have high confidence in myself? So that you don’t get stuck on an endless merry-go-round, and end up asking yourself, someday, “Is This All There Is?”
Nora Roberts answers this well:
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.
If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.
If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
Here’s to continuing to move forward with your Lights On!
And here are two links to help you do that. First, a link to a publication that will help you move forward dependent on your choice of words. Yes, the very words that you choose to say can make a huge difference, positive or negative in the way your life moves forward…(just sayin’). http://www.safetyexcellenceforbusiness.com/LightsOn-newsletters/images/NIKE_December2009.pdf
Next, a short video about moving forward by being able to recognize your own inner and outer beauty, embracing yourself, being aware of your true value.
Move Forward….with YOUR Lights On!
Claire Knowles is a 2-time Amazon best-selling author, in-demand Speaker and Business Leadership Consultant, helping Leaders (especially women leaders) and their Teams become the most effective they can be at accomplishing their goals (together). www.ClaireEKnowles.com
Being Happy is a Choice
I remember back when I began my first day of training to be a server at a Hotel Restaurant. Stunned, I stood observing as a table of customers verbally abused my trainer, over food she didn't prepare. Yet, she continued to smile and appear unmoved by their rudeness. Turning to me after, she said, "Angie, always remain calm and don't take anything they say personally, keep smiling in spite of your customers. That's the best advice I can give you!" And you know something, that was INDEED the greatest wisdom she could've given me, in order to not only commence what was to become a seven and a half year long job; but also to act as a recipe or cornerstone for being happy.