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Are you Alright Out There? Here’s Some Virtual HUGS!

I read the best blogpost from one of my friends, Blonde Write More, called: “9 Benefits of giving another blogger or writer a ‘virtual hug’ #tweethugs #writers #bloggers.” Blonde goes on to say:

“I have had a ‘challenging’ week, which I am not going to go into detail on as some of you go through far worse but I could really do with a ‘virtual hug’, as nibbling cheese from the fridge is not working!”

WOW! This hit me like a ton of bricks! HELLO!! This is exactly how I feel. You know the old saying that you have to give love to receive love? Well, that is exactly where it is at my friends. I need to send out some love into the blog world so that it will bounce back at me!

So, here I go! I hope you get my message. I just want to make sure you all are alright!

(Caution… there is some PROFANITY)

Happy Fourth of July Weekend and remember to be safe out there!

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #51 Future & Give

This week, I must admit I have been tired and stressed. So much so, that it was with great joy I saw our prompt words this week: future and give. Nice positive sounding words. Just what I need to pep up my writing! Thanks, Ronovan!

I like to call this, “An Ode to Novel Writing.”

Thanks for popping in for a visit today. It is always great to see you all!

Don’t forget to clink on this link on my blog to find more fun Haiku and poetry!

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Nora Roberts

DO YOU SUFFER FROM WRITER’S BLOCK? IF SO, WE HAVE A REMEDY!

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

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Be ready to take part with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share.  I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday, I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.

Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

On your own blog post do a ping back to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  A ping back is when you embed (or copy) the http:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check my weekly prompt to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

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Nora Roberts is one of the most prolific romance authors having written over 209 amazing novels.

Wikipedia shares:

“She writes as J. D. Robb for the in Death series, and has also written under the pseudonyms Jill March and for publications in the U.K. as Sarah Hardesty.

Nora Roberts was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot.”

Wikipedia also shares some of the titles of her books that were adapted to the silver screen:

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Several of Roberts’ books, have been adapted into made-for-TV movies and aired on Lifetime.

The 2007 Collection featured:

The 2009 Collection featured:

Whenever I want to read a good classic romance novel I turn to Nora Roberts. Every one of her books that I have read unveils a special magic between two people. Nora Roberts’ books are the kind of novels that all women can relate to and feel comfortable with. She follows the classic formula that all romance novels need. You can find an article about writing romance novels here by the Writer’s Digest. My favorite Nora Roberts novel was “Montana Sky.” Her descriptions of a Montana ranch were just as I remembered.

The above quote by Nora Roberts and her thoughts on magic mirror many of my own thoughts. Magic is everywhere we look. We just have to believe in the goodness of others and look for the good in everything around us. There it is! Magic is truly inside all of us!

So, please tell us! What quote made you want to kick up your heels in glee this week?

Thanks for stopping by! I enjoy seeing all of you,

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One Word Photo Challenge – Tsunami

Jennifer Nichole Wells shares her challenge with us each week. We do not have to share an image of the actual weather event, instead we can share something that conjures the image of what a tsunami represents to us.

This is a photo from April 29, 2014 when we received approximately 20+ inches of rain in a 24-hour period. This was just the start of the storm. It was estimated that we were receiving 5 inches an hour for the most intense part of the storm. Many of the streets in Pensacola were flooded and untold damage occurred from the excessive rain. I know it was not a hurricane or even a tsunami, but it sure felt like one!

This was the most intense storm I have ever experienced. The wind drove hard pellets of rain at our windows, and the lightning was non-stop for hours. It was impossible to sleep as the thunder created enough noise for multiple storms.

This is a photo that my daughter took of the road she traveled to work when she lived in Pensacola. Many of the roads were washed out and travel was difficult for a week after the heavy rainfall.

It took just about a full year for the damage to be repaired in various parts of town. We are high up on our street and had minimal damage, and then, only to our backyard.

Thanks for stopping by. I am always happy to see you all!

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Tweet Jukebox

Do you need help with Twitter? Try #Tweet-Jukebox. And come and share some Tweets!

Silver Threading:

Have you tried Tweet-Jukebox for Twitter? Read all about it here from my friend, Olga! <3

Originally posted on Just Olga:

Hi all:

I know we’ve all been told we should use social media to promote ourselves, our businesses, blogs, books, painting, whatever we do. And I know we all have our preferences, or sites that we understand better, or we find more useful, or that don’t give us a headache.

I must confess I quite liked Twitter to begin with, when I joined a few months before I published my first book. I would follow people I found interesting, read their Tweets, and be excited if somebody decided to follow me. I read about the subject, I tweeted quotations, ideas, suggestions, retweeted interesting things…

I’ve met many interesting people through Twitter, especially many authors, and we tend to share content and RT. Then I had problems with hackers, suspensions and got tired of it.

I’ve tried a variety of things to manage Twitter. I still use Hootsuite, as it…

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 6/24/15

Welcome to the WRITER’S QUOTE WEDNESDAY Weekly Wrap-Up where our writers highlight their photographic and writing talent by making up their own quotes or sharing quotes from their favorite authors. (Please do not link to this post. Link to the new prompt on Wednesday, July 1, 2015). Please don’t forget to tag your post Writer’s Quote Wednesday” to make them easier to find in the reader.

I hope you will take the time to visit the blogs of the writers featured in this post. I know you will love all the inspiration they have to share!

Shirley’s Heaven



Rebirth of Lisa


Pearls before Swine


Kyrosmagica

“Life is fleeting. Don’t waste a single minute of your precious life. Wake up now! And now! And now!”

Ruth Ozeki. A Tale for the Time Being.


Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog


Bittersweet Sensations


Zen & Pi


I Maniking Blog


Melissa Barker Simpson

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can – Neil Gaiman

Lucile De Godoy


Story Teller


Wendy Anne Darling


Nagrij Writes the Hits you Didn’t Know Existed

“No man ever wetted clay then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.” – Plutarch.

J Sack’s Mom’s Blog


Silver Threading


Thank you for stopping by to read the best inspiration and motivation you will find in a collection on WordPress. Please take the time to visit the blogs of these fine writers, poets, philosophers, and photographers. I know they will love it!

Before you go, please take the time to let me know which quote was your favorite this week. There is room below in the comments section. <3

The “like button” has been removed to encourage meaningful conversation. See you next week!
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Mindful Monday – Do Less to Achieve More

Love blooms into mindfulness

Welcome to Mindful Monday! Each week I try to self-discover new or sometimes old things about myself. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to, as I attempt to live in the present.

Do you realize that you achieve more by doing less? How many times have you heard about someone famous who seems to have the ability to do it all? These people wear many hats in the living of their life. They are an actress, a director, a writer, a mother, a father, etc. the list goes on and on. Bottom line, the message is that the busier you are, the more important you are perceived to be by our modern society.

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In reality, this person lives a life filled with stress. They are actually hindered by all of this hyper brain activity. When we stretch ourselves too thin we do not make the best decisions. Our ability to solve problems becomes impaired. We lose the ability to learn new things, or remember important information. We forget how to control our emotions. We slow down and become tired.

Under stress, our brains reach overload. They really are not computers even though we tend to think of them as such. This is the critical point where mindfulness comes into play. When we become mindful of all the hats we wear in our lives we stop being multitaskers. We do one thing at a time and accomplish more because we have slowed down and lived in the moment of the task we are trying to complete.

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We have conditioned ourselves to live in a “MORE” world. We always want more. More likes on our blogs, on Twitter, and on our Facebook pages. We always want more so we can have more things. “More” has become a way of life.

I am seriously considering removing the “like button” from my blog. Do I really need to know if you like my writing that much? That is, of course, if you actually read what I write. We are conditioned to just click on the like button and move on because we are always so busy and stressed out. I am not sure that the like button is an accurate gauge of whether or not my readers really like what I write about.

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What if I just had the comment button on my blog? That would require the reader to slow down and read my thoughts. I get a fairly large amount of comments anyway. Just think of all those emails and like acknowledgments from the side menu that I have to click on to clear away. Those could be gone!

Removing the ‘like button’ from my blog would save time for me and the reader who has to click on the button to begin with. Removing the ‘like button’ would save time for all of us. Don’t be surprised if the ‘like button’ on this blog disappears in the next few days. More is not always better.

What am I going to do with all that free time I will have after I remove the like button from my blog? I am going to spend more time with my husband and dogs. I am going to spend time daydreaming, thinking up new plot lines for my novel, and writing poetry. I am going to spend more time learning how to meditate and how to live in the moment. I am going to spend more time commenting on what others write. I am going to live in that moment and experience the wonder of being alive.

So, please tell me what your mindful goals are for this week.

Would you like to share your mindfulness journey with others? If you are interested in sharing your goals or aspirations, I want to highlight your journey here on Silver Threading. Send me an email at silverthreading@gmail.com and I will be happy to feature you on a guest post. This is our journey into mindfulness. The more we share and learn from each other, the better our journey becomes.

Remember, this is not a challenge.  This is an offering of support.  If you would like to join in with your own Mindful Monday goals you can do so in the comments, or on a separate post of your own making.  If you want to link back to my post, please feel free to do so, however, it is not necessary.  My main aim here is to give and get support to become more mindful of the things I take for granted in my life.

Namaste! I wish you much joy and peace this week.

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