Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Clicking Our Heels: Rainbows in Our Lives

Clicking Our Heels – Rainbows in Our Lives

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2019 is here! We hope for everyone it will be a wonderful year, but the reality is that sometimes there will be cloudy days. Talking among ourselves, we wondered what, on a cloudy day, would bring a rainbow into each of our lives?

Linda Rodriguez – My husband’s smile. A silky fiber to spin in a beautiful colorway. My goofy dog. My great kids. Good friends out in the cyber world and here in my own town.

Bethany Maines – My dog, Kato. And chocolate. And yeah…OK, my family. They’re pretty cute too.

Shari Randall – A hug from my husband. A call from my kids. The hundreds of small pleasures that surround us every day – the smell of coffee brewing, birdsong, a message from an old friend, laughter. And Calvin and Hobbes cartoons.

TK Thorne – Smiles from my husband, a cuddle from our pug, and writing something. Today I woke up and wrote a poem about the Parker solar probe launch. It’s a good feeling to have created something that might touch others. Even if it doesn’t, it is still a wondrous act to make an ephemeral thought into something “real.”

Paula Gail Benson – Having the opportunity to read a good author, drink a fragrant cup of tea, and
indulge in a rich dark chocolate!

AB Plum – Brian Andreas, the genius behind amazing stories on greeting cards, posters, prints, etc. always brings a rainbow on those days when I need one most.

Dru Ann Love – Looking out the window and seeing a rainbow lets me know that more adventures are out there for the taking.

Judy Penz Sheluk – A good book. A walk with my dog. Writing without interruption.

JM Phillippe – Simple pleasures can always be found. I have been enjoying little things, like sitting down to a well-prepared meal, seeing a funny picture of a friend’s child or pet, or hearing something funny from people passing by my house-little moments of joy and laughter are pretty easily had. It’s sometimes hard to see them though in the midst of dark days.

Kay Kendall – Talking to friends always makes me happy. I am not picky about the way of doing it either. Face to face, on the phone, by text, email, or Facebook-any method of communication is fine with me. I will go with whichever my friend prefers since I love them all. I get rainbows in my life by reaching out to connect. I try to do that in my fiction writing as well.

Cathy P. Perkins – My husband and kids can always make me smile. Others? Walking through our
woods, listening to the river mummer and the birds sing. Watching the dogs romp. Opening the kiln on a glass experiment. Sitting with friends, sharing good food and wine. Looking for the rainbow rather than the clouds.

Juliana Aragon Flatula – Helping someone and then years later they remember how you were there when they needed help and they tell you thank you. Thirty years ago I helped my son’s friend, Donovan, fill out financial aid papers to enroll in college. I spoke with him on the phone recently and he told me how much he appreciated my help and how it made a difference in his life getting a college education. That made my day.

Julie Mulhern – I am blessed with very few inclement days. When the clouds do roll in, I need only look at my family for a rainbow.

Debra H. Goldstein – Watching a child reason; seeing a smile shared; loving and being loved.








4 comments:

  1. New Year... thanks for the rainbows of this blog....

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  2. Happy New Year!
    The rainbows in my life is my daily phone call with my sister, my two handsome cats, Hamilton and Jefferson, and a good book to read.

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  3. At this moment, I would add, starting to eat (soft) solid foods after a month-and-a-half of illness that left me imbibing only soups and hot liquids. The food we eat is a pleasure we too often take for granted.

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