Linda Viviane Lester is a self employed writer focusing on Courage and facing Change for all ages. She has authored Blossom, A Flower’s Journey and is currently developing two other books for publication …
No More Daughters, a novel spanning over 100 years and six generations and The Cloud Who Changed Forever, a book of encouragement for dreamers of all ages.
I’m not sure what I spent my time on so far this year, but I just noticed it was NOT posting on my website! January 1st? It couldn’t have been that long ago…! But the internet NEVER lies. My life must be awfully barren… like this bleak landscape
Yet what if I take a closer look? Actually I could tell the landscape was alive, just not with anything I could recognize or want to get too close to. This was a weed if ever I saw one. Something I wouldn’t want to eat and risk dying from some mysterious plant poison or even touch and get a rash that could eat off my flesh.
It took my COURAGEOUS curiosity to take that closer look. I’ve heard of enough things lately far more dangerous than a stationary growth in my backyard to know I couldn’t be too careful wherever I was or not expect the worst from whatever I saw no matter how insignificant or innocent it might appear. Sort of like my seemingly lackluster activities so far in 2015, though I’m certain I’ve been busy. Something to reflect a bit closer on too I suppose before I instantly make negative judgments.
Oh my, what a discovery! Beautiful and rare, generating envy from those who have enough experience to know what things truly are. It’s a native Brown Peony. It can’t be cultivated or mass-produced. It grows and blossoms when, where, and exactly how it knows to… just like me… and you.
PS: Take a closer look. See its little buds ready to open and amaze!
Today, BLOSSOM, A Flower’s Journey was picked as one of Spirited Woman’s Top 12 Spring Equinox Book Picks. Just as exciting for me is this happened on BLOSSOM’s birthday. My picture book focusing on courage when facing change, launched one year ago on the 2013 Spring Equinox. What a wonderful 1st year gift! Visit BLOSSOM and the 11 other wonderful Spirited Woman books on their link.
This Spring Equinox will be BLOSSOM’s 1st birthday and with it comes a BIG birthday present! BLOSSOM will be included in Spirited Woman’s Top 12 Spring Book Pick List. Here’s a preview of the description you’ll find March 21st when you visit www.thespiritedwoman.com:
BLOSSOM, A FLOWER’S JOURNEY is written for everyone ever frightened by change. This full-color picture book appeals to children and adults alike. Children learn to look forward to new experiences, not fear them. Adults recognize the opportunities change offers. Blossom’s journey teaches how every change can result in growth that ultimately adds to the joy and purpose of life.
The front book cover will be displayed instead of the back cover shown here. If you have any other suggestions for changes to my 60 word limit promo, please send me a comment and let me know – BEFORE March 12th. Thanks and keep BLOSSOMing!
Look where BLOSSOM and I were recently. My first reading with wonderful 2nd-graders! They understood change, courage, blossoming to improve the world, AND asked if I was writing another book! I love kids!