On the Brighter Side

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Take time to relax

With summer on its way I want to encourage everyone to take time out of their busy schedule and just relax.  Do something you enjoy no matter how silly or simple.  Relaxing helps the body and soul replenish itself.  You will feel renewed and refreshed after a break.   Hope everyone has a happy summer.  ~Sara

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people.

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Radio Show Tomorrow

Just wanted to share that I will be on an internet radio show with one of my friends tomorrow at 11:30 am EST.   I feel very blessed to have been offered this wonderful opportunity.  Please check out the link posted below.  I would love to have you join us.  The show is Authors On The Air with Lori Hayes.  Here is a little bit of what the show will be about.

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It’s time to get ready for the Holiday’s on Behind the Words. Authors Rhonda Plumhoff and Sara Wales join host Lori Hays to share their unique books with our listeners.

Rhonda writes amazing cook books. Featured on today’s show will be her Literary Chocolate and Exotic Treats, with recipes based on characters from today’s most popular books! Rhonda also is a swag artist. She creates beautiful jewelry and other gifts featuring popular book covers and characters, perfect for the hard to buy for readers in your life!

Sara Wales is a wife and mother who enjoys writing, reading, gardening and psychology. She also enjoys helping and inspiring others. She has recently written her first inspirational book called“A Little Dose of Sunshine With Some Rays of Thought to Ponder” Her goal was to add a little positivity into the world. What inspired Sara to write her book was her facebook page called “On the Brighter Side”. She received such wonderful feedback from her fans that she decided to combine her facebook page into a little book to share with the world!

 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheair/2013/12/07/great-books-for-holiday-gifts-on-behind-the-words

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I now have my book available on paperback as well as Amazon and Kindle, it you are interested please send me an email or message me here.  The book is $7.95  plus $5 for shipping and handling.  I am using PayPal to take payment, you can even use it if you don’t have a PayPal account.  My email is   sara-wales@hotmail.com

Thank you and I hope you can join me tomorrow.  ~STAY POSITIVE    Sara

 

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Selflessness taught by a child

I do believe we are here to learn lessons, love and care for one another.  Becoming a parent was one of my biggest lessons of selflessness.  My life became all about my daughter and her needs not so  much my own.  As a mother I think you are gifted with a certain ability to tune into your child. When your child hurts you hurt, your heart is tugged by all of their life lessons.  I found that there are so many things I couldn’t teach her but that living life would.  I became selfless.  It doesn’t matter if I had  new clothes but my daughter always had them.  At Christmas there were times when my husband and I would exchange very little but we always made sure our daughter had enough.  We have always found a way to pay for summer camps, braces and the extras that she has wanted or needed.  We found so much joy in giving to her.  Volunteering in school and the extra activities were a labor of love no matter how tired I was  physically or emotionally.  As she and I grow older I am very thankful for all my efforts.  I see a beautiful, intelligent, warm and loving person emerging.  I believe in time she will become one of my best friends.   The most important thing to Dan and I has always been to have a warm, loving and healthy relationship with our daughter.

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It’s Okay to Ask for Help…

“When I need help I ask, when others need help I give it”  Sara

Many people feel that asking for assistance is a sign of weakness. I believe it is a sign of strength. When you ask for help whether on a project, to move furniture or advice on a problem, you are acknowledging the  fact that you have limitations and that you need others.  We are all very knowledgeable  in certain areas but not in all,  so we need each other.

Sometimes there are very stubborn people in the world (like myself)  who resist the urge to ask for help and do it all themselves.  I believe at times this is okay because it pushes us to learn and grow.  However when you begin to stumble, feel burned out, or your project isn’t going well  it’s important to acknowledge it and realize  it is okay to”ask” and most people are more than willing to lend a helping hand.

On the flip side there are also people in this world who are always asking for help and never learn to to do things for themselves.  Those people I believe are selling themselves short.  A little struggle is good, it helps us  to grow and learn.It is best to keep a balance.  Attempt things on your own first, if you find you are at a standstill acknowledge your needs and ask for some help.

Here is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week.

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