Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord.
Another week has flown by, and like many of you, I have avoided reading the headlines and news stories on a daily basis. I am usually an upbeat positive person when it comes to life in general, but even I have to ration my exposure to the constant stream of negativity.
Thankfully our community of writers do share the positive aspects of life, and here are three posts I would like to draw your attention to if you missed.
Each month D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies participates in the #WATWB – We are the World Blogfest spreading positive news about people and events. This month an inspiring woman in the UK has been collecting an item usually scrunched up and thrown away. Her project is Keeping the Homeless a Little Warmer: D.G. Kaye WATWB – We are the World Blogfest – Keeping the Homeless a Little Warmer
Carol Taylor shares amazing recycling projects including this week The bad and the good in the story of plastic.. and on Tuesdays she has been sharing some of the positive outcomes of our recent isolation. In this post you can enjoy the wisdom of a wonderful man called Sadhguru, and a video of abandoned places being reclaimed by nature. Sobering thought and Nature’s resilience
Retired teacher and author, Pete Springer shares the inspiring story of a former pupil of his, Samy Awwad, who at the age of only 16 has already created an incredible reputation as a champion for millions of children around the world whose lives can be saved by vaccinations. A wonderful post that I recommend you head over to read: An Impressive Young Man
Before I share the posts from the week… here is the promotion for the new Author Spotlight beginning in September.. along with my story of a life changing moment in my life that set me on a different path after just one date! I have already received some amazing stories and I am looking forward to sharing this new series.
A new series for authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and I share my Life Changing Moment.
In this new series I am inviting authors in the Cafe to share what they consider to be a defining moment in their lives that resulted in a major positive change.
Here are a few examples, and I am sure you will have plenty to add:
- Meeting a stranger with surprising consequences
- Accepting an invitation that took you out of your comfort zone
- Being fired from a job or resigning without another job lined up that turned out to be an opportunity.
- Taking a wrong turn on a journey and discovering something about yourself.
- Being in the wrong place at the right time when an opportunity presented itself.
- Overcoming a challenging situation such as a failed relationship and finding happiness.
- Taking part in a charity challenge such as a parachute jump and how it conquered a fear.
- Accidentally walking through the wrong door and finding an uplifting experience
- Moving to a new country and feeling immediately at home.
You can choose to stick to the facts or can write a fiction story that has ‘A Life Changing Moment’ as its theme.
If you follow the link beneath the image you can read my story and the post is an example of how your own will look.
As always my thanks to guests and contributors who make blogging such a pleasure and to you for dropping in, commenting and sharing…here are the posts from the week.
A tribute I wrote for my mother Mollie (October 5th 1917 – July 28th 2012) and her gardens
Some images of my feathered friends at the lake where bass were a popular attraction for local fishermen.
Two more book reviews from the past.
A round up of all the posts and pages in the series.
A new Cafe and Bookstore for children’s books up to the age of 12 years old.. already 21 authors but plenty of room for more..
Thank you for your support during the week and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks Sally.