Sunday, February 26, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
When I look around the world it is easy to see that I am not the only one with problems, But I found a great quote
"Understand that most problems are a good sign. Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, you are moving toward your goals. Beware when you have no problems. Then you've really got a problem... Problems are like landmarks of progress."
I can see the truth in that. If I didn't have a home I was living in and food to eat, I wouldn't worry about house payments, broken water heaters and dirty dishes.
Here we are at Friday, and my school is facing a three day weekend. Jonathan Roche, the incredible personal fitness Guru at NoExcusesWorkouts is always going on about perception and how it changes everything. I started thinking about my perception of time. A three day weekend sounds long and luxurious, but when we have two weeks at Christmas, those last three days seem depressingly short, and when we have no school from mid June until Labor day, those last two weeks feel like I am already out of time!
Summer has a lot of problems built is for teachers and children, too much time sometimes, but no money to make it through on, yet when I am working, then often there are 16 hour days, doing things before and after school, and even with money there is no time to do the things I want.
So yes, I am healthier now, and yes, the 25 secrets Jonathan talks about played a big role in that - but the biggest, most important change is to be able to see the gifts in with the stress. I may be either harried or broke, but I can now appreciate the gift of each day, because his group has trained me to look for the bright side first.
Two months or three days? Irrelevant, I always only have today, and that is enough to get the important things accomplished. Love my family, help a child, read a book, write a book. Be ME.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Several Times lately, I have had people ask me for links to the connections where my books and I can be found, So I decided that I need to do a post with some find Dixie Goode and her books links. As usual I wanted to sprinkle my blog with pictures, because I am a Words & Pictures kind of person. I wonder, if my major role in life isn't to observe how beautiful things seem to me, and then record those observations in my writing, my photographs and my paintings. I love being alive in this wonderful world, even though I have to play around in fantasy and try to create a world of my own, at the same time I am loving this one.
When there is no way to get to the beach, and the storm is slashing down, then I have ways to find serenity in my home too, and the gold and black goldfish are there to bring soothing calmness.
|Soon it will be Valentine's Day|
and this looks like a Valentine being traced in the sky
Amazon Author Page link: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004458ES2
Twitter link: http://twitter.com/#!/pandorasecho
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Author Blog: http://duffybarkley.blogspot.com/
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Book Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult
Book Trailer: none
365 Project (pictures) http://365project.org/pandorasecho/profile
Redgage (pictures and links)
createspace Duffy Barkley Paperback book 1 https://www.createspace.com/3450238
" " " " " " book 2 https://www.createspace.com/3649425
|View From Crescent City's pebble Beach Drive|
|Welcome To Pt. St. George|
|The tide uses small stones to drill holes in larger ones|
|Pt. St. george Reef Lighthouse|
|Gazing down at my aquarium|
|Mt. McLaughlin by Medford, Or|