Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Pot Luck – Authors, They’re Only Human : Morning Musings from the Journal by Patty L.Fletcher

Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1000 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine. The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics.

In this series I will be sharing posts from the last six months of 2020

It is an opportunity to showcase your writing skill to my readers and also to share on my social media. Which combined is around the 46,000 mark. If you are an author your books will be mentioned too, along with their buy links and your other social media contacts. Head over to find out how to participate: Posts from Your Archives 2021

This is the first post from Patty Fletcher and is one of her journal posts from the summer last year in which she reflects on where she is today.

Authors, They’re Only Human : Morning Musings from the Campbell Kingdom Journal – Moon Phase- Waxing Crescent

I’m always amazed at how quickly the moon cycles happen. 14 days between them appear to go by so fast.

I used to literally count minutes, hours, and days until this or that thing happened, so lost in my head was I. Now, I’m a new person, and I’ve no time for such trivial things as worrying about how slowly or quickly the days are moving along.

Something happened to me during the spring and summer of 2017. I was transformed. I still don’t quite understand it all.

Some of the changes which took place in my life back then were horrific. Thanks to that sickness at times I have serious short-term memory loss, but I’ve found some pretty neat coping mechanisms. If I get extremely tired, I have a bit of problem with balance, but I’ve learned to compensate when that happens.

What brought this to the forefront of my thinking this morning? I’ve no idea. Maybe it was the fact that when I woke I couldn’t quite remember what day it was without looking, or maybe it was that when I stood without first allowing my body to come fully back to itself from sleep I nearly toppled to the floor. Who knows? But sometimes I think about days gone by when I was sharp as a tack and could remember every phone number to all the referral services in our ‘most recently used referral list’ on the referral board at Contact Concern.

Then I sit, and I think how much more well I am mentally. How much more successful I am in my endeavors and I’m glad that all that has befallen me has come to be. For if it had not, I’d still be swimming around in that same old fishbowl of unhappiness, loop thinking and would indeed be a miserable middle-aged lady with no hope of a bright day ahead.

So, here I sit with my first cup of coffee to hand, having already done a 15 minute stent of a workout I learned while in physical therapy, a load of laundry spinning in the washer, and I’m ready to begin the workday in earnest.

No, I don’t make huge amounts of money doing what I do. Yes, I’m always on that financial cliff ready to fall into the abyss of poverty never to be seen again. Still, my life is so much better than before that I’d not go back to what was before.

My regrets aren’t for lost wages from no longer having a job which pays each two weeks. No. My losses are worse than that.

I regret the length of time it took me to learn all I have about myself and the loss of the relationship I had with family and dear friends. For those things have such value as to be unknowable.

I’ve always said, “If you always do what you’ve done, you’ll always do what you did.”

To me this means that if you’re not willing to see the changes needing made in your life you’ll never progress forward. Never will you grow and realize your full potential, and if you’re not careful you’ll find you’ve lost what is important to you along your repetitive way.

To do this day…

Look within yourself, find one mistake you keep making and take steps to stop that once and for all.

For now, this is Patty who is grateful for all she’s learned and how far she’s come, and King Campbell A.K.A. Bubba Dog who has just bumbled into the living room to continue his early morning snooze saying…(Sadly Patty lost Kind Campbell later in the year)

May harmony find you, and blessed be.

© Patty Fletcher 2020

Books by Patty Fletcher

About Patty Fletcher

I’m a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom I am enormously proud. I have a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April, 2011 through September, 2020 I owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020 King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. It is my hope to one day return to The Seeing Eye® for a successor guide.

About my blindness

I was born one and a half months premature. My blindness was caused by my being given too much oxygen in the incubator. I was partially sighted until 1991, at which time I lost my sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. I used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. Discover more on Patty’s World

Read the reviews and buy the books:  Amazon USAnd : Amazon UK – blog: Patty’s WorldTwitter: @Bubbalee04


Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will head over to read more posts on Patty’s blog.. Thanks Sally.


39 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Pot Luck – Authors, They’re Only Human : Morning Musings from the Journal by Patty L.Fletcher

    • Hello Jane.

      So glad you read and commented to say you did.

      I must say, I’m still working on the overcoming the loss of my beloved Campbell. There’s still not a day which goes by that I don’t shed a few tears for him. Each morning, I get up and place my hand overtop his clay pawprint which sits atop the little wooden cremation drawer which holds his ahis ashes and a tiny fluff of his fur. I always say a little prayer of thanks for the wonders he showed me and the many new doors he opened on my behalf. I also always ask that The Seeing eye will be truly blessed with donations and that some might be made in his honor. I want The Seeing Eye to go onward forever.

      I learned over the weekend that they’d had some money allocated for the use of assisting those who cannot afford the cost of quarantining when entering New Jersey so that they might safely enter the Guide Dog program at the school and receive either their first dog or like me a successor. I know they only have so much and that I am one of over 200 on the waiting list who must quarantine when entering the state so I don’t know if I’ll be chosen to receive such assistance or not but I’m prayerful because even though I have my sweet Prince Edward, I desperately want another guide by my side.

      Thanks everyone for reading. Sorry for the long comment.

      PS. If anyone would indeed like to donate in Campbell’s Honor you may do so by visiting The Seeing Eye Website and donating in the name of Campbell Lee Fletcher.

      I hope I’m not overstepping by putting this here but I have had a couple person write to ask and so I thought maybe others would like to know.

      Thanks again Sally.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant


      See my latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at:

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