On the Brighter Side

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Making Peace

As I travel through life I have learned through experience that the best thing you can do for peace of mind and a healthy body is to make peace with the past.  It is not in our best interest to hold on to past grudges or things that make you angry or sad.

Sometimes there may not be a resolution with others but in helping yourself you have to find a way to move forward and to let it go.  This is never an easy process but one of the first steps is the accept what happened and your responsibility with it.  You may also have to find a way to forgive either yourself of the other person.   Also try not to think or obsess about what has happened since that sucks the joy out the moment you are in now.

Sometimes it just takes time for something or someone to heal and move forward.

Remember you are doing it for yourself not someone else.

~Sara

 

 

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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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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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Happy Thanksgiving

happy thanksgivingHere we are again my favorite holiday. I don’t have to buy gifts, fuss with wrapping them or be concerned if people will like their presents.  No hussle no bussle.  Just a wonderful time to relax enjoy good food and loving family.   I also like to use this time to reflect on all the things I am grateful for such as my health, family and my home.   Not just Thanksgiving but everyday it is important to take a moment to be thankful for what you have.    Life is full of so many changes and challenges it is important to enjoy and be thankful for where you are and what you have.   Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and THANK YOU for taking the time to read my blog.

~STAY POSITIVE

Sara

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Victory Over Cancer

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As I watched Danni battle cancer I noticed how very strong and determined she was to survive.   She always smiled and was wiling  to help even when she struggled to carry her own work load,  she was always there for her coworkers and those who needed a helping hand.   Here is her story.

My name is Daniella Spelman in May 2012 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. I was terrified and thought I was going to die. All I could think about was my family, my mother who we just build an addition on to our house so that she could live with us. My daughter who was still in college and my husband Pete, what would he do without me? I had to fight and not let cancer take my life. I had a grueling surgery and 6 months of chemotherapy. Everyday I put my faith in God and prayed that he would pull me through. I was blessed to have my family who supported and cheered for me daily. I had friends who let me express my feelings and cry if I needed too. I had a positive attitude and took each day as it came. During my chemotherapy I would take a week off and then go back to work. I attempted to keep my lifestyle as it was before my diagnosis of cancer. I am happy to say that after all this I have won and I beat cancer. Everyday I am grateful to be alive.

Cancer changed my life. It taught me what is important and what is not. It also showed me who my real friends are. I have decided to do my part and give back to the world. I have organized with the American Cancer Foundation a “Relay for Life” (Team Sunshine)  that will take place on June 14, 2013 in my hometown of Southbridge. I want to raise money and support so that someday we can put an end to cancer. Please see the link below for more information and how you can donate or help.

Thank you

Danni

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=52047&pg=team&team_id=1367812

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Ageless Soul

forever young    After spending a week in a nursing home caring for a close friend I came to realize that we are all very young on the inside.  None of us want to age or grow old.  Unfortunately this is part of the aging process and is meant to teach us a valuable lesson.  I ponder what that lesson may be.  Perhaps it is a chance for others to give back to you and show you how much they care for you and your well being.  This of course could be different for each person.  I hope my week with my friend showed him that I cared for him and his well being.  We must remember just because someone’s body is older doesn’t mean that their mental state is older.  I do believe our soul remains “forever young”.

Not quite a positive thought for the week but something to ponder.  ~Sara

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Choices

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Over the past few weeks I have been thinking about choices.  How many times do you hear someone say they “don’t have a choice”?  This can refer to a job, family situation or friends.  We always have a choice.  We can choose to stay in a job we dislike, choose to stay with someone, choose what we want to do.  People will say they don’t have a choice because it is easier to stay where they are at and not make a major move or shake things up.  It is also easier to say you don’t have a choice because choosing causes you to take responsibility and accountability for your actions.  When we make the decision to have a choice we give ourselves freedom and power over our actions.  Think about it next time you comment that you don’t have a choice,  remember that you do and that you are choosing to do something because of the consequences and outcome that it brings.  Remember having a choice gives you freedom.  Have a wonderful week.  ~Sara

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Capture the Sense of Abundance and Watch Your World Change.

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Here is the success story of one of my favorite authors J.R. Rain.

In October 2004, my car was repossessed. I lived in a basement storage room for four months. I

stole food from grocery stores and from my roommates who lived in the real house above (I am reminded of the movie classic “Metropolis”). My brother eventually gave me $500 that saved my butt.

In the summer of 2005, I declared bankruptcy. I owed almost $70,000.

In April 2009, I moved to a single-wide trailer in Washington that I bought for $500.00.

For most of 2009, I primarily received free food from the local Help House, which gave me two bags of groceries each week, including dog food for Sadie.

In August 2009, I published Moon Dance on Kindle.

9 months later, in April 2010, Moon Dance hit #1 on the Amazon vampire charts.

Beginning in April 2011, I had the #1, #2 and #3 best selling vampire novels on Kindle for four straight months.

These days, I no longer live in a single-wide trailer. I live in a three-story home that overlooks Puget Sound.

Many have asked what I did to help turn my life around. A lot had to do with timing. After all, I had a number of books ready for Kindle when Kindle opened their doors to indie authors. Except I didn’t have success on Kindle immediately. It took 9 months to see my first wave of success.

In January 2010, I bought a book called MONEY, AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION by Esther and Jerry Hicks. I put the exercises within the book to work. Each day, I focused on removing the feeling of “lack” from my life, and replace it with a feeling of “abundance”. Trust me, this was hard to do, especially when I was waiting in line for free food at the Help House. But Law of Attraction doesn’t need much from you. All it needs is a few minutes of your time each day. During these few minutes, your job is to take your mind off your present worries, and put your mind onto abundance. Or, more accurately, onto what it would “feel” like to have abundance. Your goal is to capture that “feeling”. That’s it. Capture that feeling and live within it for a few minutes each day. Play games with it. Write out how it would feel. Write pretend checks for things you want to buy. Weird, I know, but such exercises help capture the “feeling” of abundance. Next, make a conscious effort to refrain talking about what you don’t have.

Then be ready for inspiration to strike. Be ready to take inspired action. Don’t push anything. Wait for a great idea. Wait for inspiration. Wait for that wonderful nudge from God and the Universe. That nudge means that’s something wonderful is waiting for you.

I wish you success in all things. Remember, you are loved more than you know. It’s no accident that you are here on this earth. You are no accident. Life is no accident. Enjoy the journey, my friends.

Much love,
J.R.

You can find JR’s books on Kindle or Nook.  His best selling series Vampire For Hire can also be found at your local Barnes and Noble.  Check out his fan page at  www.facebook.com/pages/JR-Rain-Mystery-Author/313664350623 or his website at http://www.jrrain.com/

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Positive Thoughts For a Bad Day.

Everyone has days when it seems like nothing is working out to your benefit.  The boss is mad, you had a fight in the morning with your spouse or your child.  You are down or feel frustrated.  You keep making mistake after mistake.  We all have days like this.  Thank goodness it is not like this everyday. When we are having a bad day remember to take a breath and keep thinking positive.  There are times when I have to keep repeating the same positive thoughts just to get me through.  Remember tomorrow is a new day and things will improve and you will be okay.  This is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week. ~Sara

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Standing Alone

There are times when we are put in situations that challenge our feelings, morals and ethics.   The decision we must make  is a tough one and may put us in the line of fire with friends, colleagues, family or neighbors.  How many of you have been put in this position?  I am sure we all have at one time or another.  Some people make their decisions based on other’s opinions or thoughts.  Some people fear standing alone for what they believe in and tend to get lost  following the crowd.  I am here to tell you that it is OKAY to stand alone for what you believe in.  We need people who are willing to take a stand for what they believe.  Just one person doing this can make a difference and inspire courage and change.

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That is my STAY POSITIVE thought for this week.

~Sara

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