"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Thursday, December 2, 2010

* Thin Threads Continue to Connect *

Late last night I wrote about having an amazing, magical, serendipitous day. (I always think of you, Lisa, when I hear or use that "S" word!)

When I woke up this morning, I realized I can't write about it yet. I need to hold it in my heart a while longer. Then, maybe, I can possibly share it.

**NOTE** My friend, writer, and blog buddy, Donna Volkenannt, wrote a beautiful post on her blog this morning about (what was just) the beginning of my serendipitous day yesterday, which she witnessed and was part of! Please hop on over and read it. Donna said it all much better than I could have! Thank you, Donna. I'm really glad you wrote it and said such nice things about me, too.


I do have a new call for submissions that I can share! Kiwi Publishing has a new book in the works for their Thin Threads Series and they need your stories! It's called Women and Friendship. Doesn't that just have OUR names in it already?! Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2011, so no need to fret about having enough time, especially in the midst of holiday celebrations. No submission fee and if your story is chosen, you receive $100.00.

Please meet: Mary Jones. Mary is a writer and motivational speaker. Mary has her own radio show, does podcasts & TV segments & hosts workshops. I just "met" Mary and she will be working with Kiwi Publishing on this book. I know she will be wonderful to work with! Here's info from Mary's website about Thin Threads:

We invite you to contribute a true story or anecdote that will bring hope and happiness to all those who realize the possibility in each moment. We are looking for personal stories (800-1200 words) that are real, capture the essence of a thin thread event, and evoke an emotion from the reader. Events related to friendship that changed you forever.

Friends hold a deep, special bond and connection for women. We are looking for your story. A story from your heart. A story that will bring a smile or tear to others. For example, the story of how a friend was a lifeline for you, or a story about your life at a time that you realized the power, strength or value of a woman friendship.

I've also gotten to know Stacey Battat really well through our numerous e-mails and recent phone calls! Stacey is co-founder of Kiwi Publishing and is the President and Editor-in-Chief of the Thin Threads series.

I just love the definition of thin threads:"Moments, events, setbacks, crossroads or encounters that connect us to a person, place or opportunity and change our lives for the better." (As I said, those thin threads have really been weaving their magic around and through me lately!)

"Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living." -- Joseph Campbell

21 comments:

  1. Hi Becky,

    Yesterday morning at Starbucks was an AMAZING experience, which I had to post about on my blog. I'm so happy to have been there to witnessed the little "miracle" encounter between you and Tara.

    I had planned to post about something else, but a little voice told me the story needed to be told.

    And thanks for the link and submission heads-up about Thin Threads. I'll definitely check it out.
    Donna
    http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

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  2. Becky, you sound so excited. I must check this out! Thank you for what you are sharing.

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  3. Okay, I just read Donna's post! It gave me goosebumps. What a great story! What a wonderful experience for you and how wonderful that God brought you and Tara together!

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  4. I just read Donna's post. What a special, wonderful thing to happen. Sometimes you can only be amazed at the blessings in your life. :)

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  5. I love the word seredipity and the movie too. Nice post.

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  6. Hi Becky,

    I am so happy that things are going so wonderful for you. I read Donna's post and am eager to learn more. I will mail out my check today for your book ... it has been snowing here a lot and I haven't driven into town for a while.

    God bless you!

    Kathy

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  7. I love serendipitous moments! sandie

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  8. Becky just read Donna's post and I've got chill bumps! Beautiful and enjoy the moments until you are ready to share with us.

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  9. Wow...read Donna's account of your meeting. That really is serendipity! (Thanks for the mention.) You seem to be very happy and in a wonderful "place" right now. Keep it rolling!

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  10. Becky---Thanks so much for the info about the Thin Threads submissions. I have a great friend that I work with, and if I think about it, I hope I can come up with the right story to tell...

    I read Donna's post earlier. It WAS a great story!

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  11. Becky, I'm happy for you that you had such a wonderful day. :-)

    Thank you for the call for submissions link too!

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  12. Thanks, everyone! You all mean so much to me!

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  13. I read Donna's post. Very moving! Thanks for the great reminder that the most precious fabrics are woven of thin threads!

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  14. May every day be as good as yesterday for you, Becky. You deserve it!

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  15. Thanks again, everyone. I hope to get back to more "regular" blogging and reading and commenting in the next couple of days. I really do miss everyone!

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  16. I think you've made us all smile today, Becky---your joy is so contagious. (Bing Crosby 's singing is making me smile, too, just so you know....!)

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  17. Oh, just the description of what she is looking for evokes good feelings:) Maybe I will give it a shot. Thanks!

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  18. Hi Becky, Just stopped by to tell you, "You are so sweetie!" (I love the "S" word and the quote.) *hugs*

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  19. I will have to go over and read Donna's story. This is my first visit to your lovely blog. I have to say you have a wonderful talent and gift for words. Thank you so much for the kind comments on my blog, Char

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  20. Hi Becky, first time visitor. God is truly amazing! Thanks for the story. Serendipidty (did I spell that right?) is a great word. And thanks for stopping by over the weekend and saying hi.

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  21. I am a proud owner of a brand-new-autographed by the author Thin Treads book!! I received it yesterday and I am as excited as I can be!! Thanks a lot! so, in my most Spartan-style war-chant I say: "TONIGHT... WE READ... IN BEEED!!!!!!!!! " xxoo

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