Small Beginnings, Lead to Big Endings

When I was in my late years of grade school, I recall my teacher reading us the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

She would read, during what she called our rest period. I recall being fascinated by a world, far removed from my world.

Recently I read a list of women authors from long ago. I stumbled on Laura. New information! Her first successful book was published at the age of 64!
As I read the article, and checked other sources, I was encouraged! Why? I am 61! I shared with a friend tonight, if I live to the age of my Grandmother, I have 40 more years to enjoy life!
Laura Ingalls Wilder began with her small beginnings, and the big endings arrived after her death. What was the big ending? The long running TV series, “Little House on the Prairie.”
Be encouraged friends, life is not only for the young. Success is not only for the young. God still has something for you to do for him, if you are willing to pull back the curtain, take a look and press on.
The opposite choice is to find a rocking chair, sit down, and live out our remaining years, watching TV, movies, growing old before our time, and no longer living life to the fullest.
A wise quote from Winston Churchill. The ability to move from failure to failure, without giving up.

History of
Laura Ingalls

The World of Books and Kindle

Hello Life Time Writer Friends,

This week I launched our 4 part video live series.

(For details on the series see previous post.)

In honor of our launch I am offering my book, “A Hurting Heart Turned Inside Out,” for 99 cents on Amazon Kindle. Available at this price for 7 days. (Day 1 of 7 is today)

It would be great if you would help your life time writer friend by purchasing and sharing this offer with friends.

This is also available in paperback. If you live in the USA copies are available to purchase directly from me.

If interested in purchasing directly from me, let me know in the comment section.

 

Book- Quotes from the Heart for Women Leaders

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Quotes from the Heart for Women Leaders is a great resource to use as a teaching illustration resource.

 

Available on Amazon on Kindle and paperback. 

USA only, contact me here to purchase direct from me, (Nancy) paperback version. Along with quantity discounts.  Mention this blog when requesting discounts.

Go here to assist me at Relationships of the Heart for Leaders. We are in need of additional funding as we expand and grow.

How can we serve you?

In the USA, contact me and request a signed copy, and pricing. 

I enjoy hearing from my readers of my blog, my books, or other online resources. Contact me with your questions or comments. 

The Tear, Sliding Down My Cheek

How can we serve you?

It was a long week this week. Filled with walks for exercise to stay healthy. The Covid19, news everywhere, attending an afternoon workshop on the topic of Immigration Law & Policy, and the daily leadership requirements of Relationships of the Heart for Leaders.

BUT

After a long week, I am writing to you my friends, and it is 2:38 a.m. in the morning.

Go ahead ask the question, “Why are you writing this blog post at 2:38 am? The answer is simple. I was sooooo very busy on Friday, I did not have a cup of coffee until mid evening.

My plan was to have one cup, but I continued to slowly sip more than one, and here I am writing to you.

Lately, I am struggling a bit as a writer. It’s not because, I am experiencing writer’s block, or that I do not have the time.

It is because, I am working on a book, that is difficult to place on paper. It is the stark truth, about living in a mid size city.

The difficulty is, the truth on the underside of the city is beginning to surface. It is the underside of a city, that has been submerged under a pile of denial for years.

AND NOW

there is a big part of the story, that I will not need to share or write about.

Why? Because it is no longer hidden. It is in the news, online,and it is tearing apart families.

Homicide, guns, stabbing, drugs, alcohol, theft, abuse, committed by the young and the old.

Amongst the new buildings, parks, festivals, committees, and promotions, the homeless walk, ride bikes, and some carry backpacks.  The young and the old.

They silently walk in and out of all that shines, and promotes beauty. Many have a tired look on their faces, but they continue on.

As for me, I continue to work on my book, and one day, the full story will be revealed.

One woman, who arrived in a city many years ago. She began her journey in the city, in the corporate world, and eventually became part of the city that no one sees.

In this city I learned what it is like, to lose almost everything I own. I learned what it is liked to live on the edge of homelessness. I learned about how people judge, and about power control.  I learned what it is to be faceless, and the necessity of a zip code or to become a number.

Eventually I will leave this city behind, and my book will be published.

The book will be dedicated to the people of the hometown I left behind long ago. They loved me enough to let me go. They taught me about community.

The book will also be dedicated to my parents.

As I write this, a tear falls down my cheek. I miss my Father, so very much. He left us a few short years ago, in his 80’s. My mother is still with us, but someday she will be gone too.

AND NOW

I press on…My prayer is that you will do the same.

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Welcome to 2020!

How can we serve you?

Dropping by with a quick message. I will be back soon, with a blog post sharing with you, everything that is now available.

AND

a peek into what is to come!

Persist in your writing, and don’t give up! Let’s make 2020, a year of crossing the finish line.

Let’s start the New Year off with a few comments. Share below what you are working on, in the area of your writing. If you desire to share details, go for it. If you desire to share one word or a few that is good too!

Hiking Boots, Mittens, and Walks

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Two days ago I put on my hiking boots, (nice, they are warm!) Put on my winter mittens, hat, scarf, and heavy coat! Brrr…I head out the door for a brisk walk, because I was beginning to feel sluggish from being inside! The thought of stepping out into 24 degree Fahrenheit weather was not comforter! BUT…I realized I must do this!

Today was day 2 of my winter walk, and once again the temperature was below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. I did not let the temperature stop me, and placed my feet on the street once again.

Except for the traffic; it is my time of quiet, my time of thinking through, and a little writing takes place in my mind.

2020 is on it’s way and I am making my writing goals. Do you set writing goals for yourself? Usually mine writing goals are not specific enough. As the new year approaches I am making new goals.

My first goal is to finish the book that will not be finished in 2019. This is my fault, because I did not set up a specific plan to complete my memoir. The second is to complete a second book. The second book is completed in the area of research, now I need to get down to the work.

What is my solution? I am setting up a writing calendar in the same way, I set up my calendar for other areas of my life.

It would be great if you share your writing goals with us in our comment section.

Also, join me to check out more of my areas of leading.

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My books here. 

A Hurting Heart, Turned Inside Out

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For the Month of May, 2019. Purchase the paperback version of, “A Hurting Heart Turned Inside Out.”

Paperback Price- $9.00 for paperback version. $9.00 includes shipping and tax. This is for the USA only.

If you are outside the USA, contact me.  Nancy@Relationshipswithnancy.com

Also if you locate my book online (posted by me only) for a different price, such as packages, or other specials contact me with the link. I will honor past online prices posted by me only.

If you are interested in purchasing and details for, “Quotes from the Heart for Women Leaders, ” email me for details.

Hey Writing Friends, A Song for You!

Writers who are serious about writing, understand the seasons of struggle.

Writers also may become discouraged. It is hard to explain to people who do not write, the energy needed to write.

I stumbled on this song today, and I thought this may possibly, encourage you to keep on trying. Keep on writing even if you fear failure.

When Everything in Life is Not Beautiful

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Scanning through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other areas online, we see smiling faces, fun, laughter, and beauty.
We see photos of groups of friends, families, events, filled with smiles.
Wouldn’t it be nice if everyday of life was filled with everyone getting along perfectly in relationships, and no problems exist?
No arguments, no anger, no sad days, and no struggles.
Although I write about joy, encouragement, kindness, and love, I realize days exist, when we experience problems in our relationships.
The smiling faces, fun, laughter and beauty only exist in our photos and words on social media.
Life may be difficult, life may be hard, people we are in relationships with are not always kind, and not always loving.
Yet, this is all part of life. It’s ok to admit, today was a difficult day. Today was a sad day.
Today I am struggling.
As we become honest with our situations, we may see ourselves without our rose colored glasses.
We may begin to admit we are sad, we are struggling and we are not sure what to do.
Yet, it is in this place we may see the solution to a problem. We may see how to build a bridge in a close relationship instead of tearing it apart.
Honesty, helps us to see reality. It is in this place, that beauty may begin to shine through.
We will begin to once again see beauty, experience joy and hear our laughter.
Honesty, is all part of healing.
Love the people God places in your life. Forgive when necessary and build a bridge.