Millie: A Poem

Written By: Crystal Stewart

Written On: 1-25-2020 

MILLIE WITH A STATUETTE OF A CAT THAT LOOKS A LOT LIKE PRANCIE.

Millie

Millie, you were a beautiful and 

Smart White Cat that was born

In the Mill Yard but despite that you

Somehow survived and found your 

Furrever home with a loving family.

Millie, you were a special cat in

More ways than one. You had one 

Blue eye and one green eye. You

Lived a full and active life.

It was so sad and we were

Devastated when we found out

You earned your wings to go over

The Rainbow Bridge but before you

Went over the Rainbow Bridge, we

Made many memories that we’ll

Cherish and treasure of you. We will

Always love you and miss you. We

Loved you so much that you left

Pawprints on our hearts.

Millie, you have become an angel

And aren’t miserable or suffering in

Pain anymore and are romping with

Other cats and other pets now.

Millie sweet kitty cat, you are now

An angel and will be sadly missed.

So when a Monarch Butterfly shows

Up with its beautiful wings know

That it’s your sweet Millie

Coming to check on you and your 

Family. When you see more than one

Beautiful Monarch Butterfly don’t

Worry because that is your sweet

Millie With all the friends

She’s met.

You will know when you see see a

Bunch of Butterflies,

A flock of Birds, Hummingbirds

Staying together

As if to say I’m here for you and

Don’t be to upset or mad because it

Rains or Snows. You see the Rain

And 

The Snow are your friends not to

Mention when it rains and snows

That’s me Angel Millie sitting on

Your shoulder and saying, I’m here

To make you and the family OK.

Millie, thank you for all the

Memories.

You left pawprints on our hearts.

THE BONDS WE HAVE ARE

EVERLASTING!!

 

 

 

My 1st No Sew Blanket

Hi Everyone Daisy Mae here, Did you miss me and my HuMom? Well, I’m sorry to say my HuMom has been sick since before Christmas. It’s one of those things just when she thinks she’s all better she gets sick again. She even got a flu shot too. So I’m filling in for her until she is better.

Today, I have something special for you. Crystal one of my HuMoms got this neat craft kit for Christmas. She thought it was going to be hard to make because directions weren’t clear and the people who got it for her couldn’t help her either. But once again, youngest sister to the rescue well youngest sister and her family showed her what to do and that helped tremendously. She finished her No Sew Blanket this Morning. So what is a No Sew Blanket? A No Sew Blanket Kit is a blanket you obviously don’t sew it, and since the directions weren’t clear it’s really hard to explain. However, I will show you the finished project below. 

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HAPPY 3RD BLOGIVERSARY TO ME!!

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I want to take this time to wish WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) a Happy Blogiversary. Yesterday this site not only celebrated their 3rd Blogiversary  but made an achievement the site thought would never happened. So click on the link and wish this site a Happy 3rd Blogiversary.

CONGRATULATIONS WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)!!

 

 

Accomplishments for 2019 & Goals for 2020

Introduction:

Happy New Year Everyone. As we reflect on 2019 and make our goals for 2020, we think to ourselves can we really top what we accomplished in 2019. The answer lies within each of you but I’m positive you can.

My Accomplishments in 2019:

I was blessed over and over in 2019 with accomplishment after accomplishment. So what were those accomplishments? Well…

1. The beginning of 2019, I accidentally started my first book.

2. A few month later I wrote my second book.

3. A few months after writing my second book, I wrote my third book and decided to write a box set.

4. I turned another year older the week before Christmas.

5. After Christmas, I started Book 4 of The Royal Murder Mysteries.

6. As of January 4, 2020 I have  523 followers.

7. 653 Published Posts.

8. 5 Published Pages.

Goals For 2020:

1. Finish Book 4 of The Royal Murder Mysteries

2. Hoping to start writing the Epilogue.

3. Staying Healthy.

4. Praying Mom does get any worse.

What Are Your Goals In 2020?:

You’ve heard my goals for 2020 now what are your goals or resolutions? Let me know in the comment section or by using Contact Form which is above the Contact Form. Looking forward to hearing from you all.

 

 

 

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A TEXAS CHRISTMAS Mystery & Love at Christmas Book Reviews

Happy New Year everyone!! With 2019 behind us and 2020 just starting, what better way to start the new year off but by doing book reviews. This is my first post of 2020. ENJOY!!

Love at Christmas 

This paperback book is a compilation of Four Christmas Novellas by Anne Greene. Each book in this book is excellent and very well written. This book is Clean, no graphic sex, no cussing, no vulgarity, no use of the F word. Just good clean reading and inspirational. I highly recommend this book and would be a good book for a book club to read.

The books in this book can be bought separately too. If your interesting in reading my review on Bookbub the link for the review is: Love at Christmas Book Review .


A TEXAS CHRISTMAS Mystery

This paperback book is an inspirational, clean Christmas mystery. This book is excellent reading and well written. Many kudos to Anne Greene for writing her books inspirational and keeping them clean. Just goes to show you don’t need all that graphic sex, vulgarity and cussing and gore to sell a book. If a book is well written, action packed, has plots twists turns and keeps me interested, then the author has successfully done her/his job. Personally, if you put  graphic sex, cussing and vulgarity, use or overuse the use of the F word and put a lot of gore in your book then I can honestly say that is a complete turn off for me. However, I will read a book and find out while reading the F word is used then I usually do 1 of 2 things, I either put down and it becomes a DNF (Did Not Finish) or if I find out the F word is used, I decide is the book well written enough to finish the book. Most of the time though it turns out being DNF’s. Once again, Anne Greene writes another Fantastic book. 

I highly recommend both these books and hope you go buy and read them. I reviewed this book on Bookbub and to read the review you can go to: A TEXAS CHRISTMAS Mystery Review .

*full disclosure* I won A TEXAS CHRISTMAS Mystery in Anne Greene’s newsletter contest and she also sent me the book Love at Christmas to review. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flashback Photo Gallery: 2019 & Before

As 2019 comes to a close, Daisy Mae And I would like to wish everyone a very Happy And Safe New Year. Also, we would like to show you some pictures from 2019 & from the years before too. ENJOY!! HAPPY NEW YEAR  TO EVERYONE!!

Angel Tigger is the Tabby Cat on my bed. Sadly she died on 9-11-2015. I loved her so much.

QUEEN TIGGER ON MY BED WITH MY WHITE STUFFED CAT AND MY WHITE STUFFED POLAR BEAR.
NEW ADDITION TO THE NATIVITY SCENE.
QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

Daisy Mae playing with her toys and tunnel Olivia from MissPetPaws .

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Daisy Mae still playing with her toys.

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A PICTURE OF 6 FAWNS.

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6 FAWNS WITH MAMMA DEER AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
2 MALE TURKEYS SHOWING OFF WHILE THE GIRLS EAT.
“BIG DADDY” BEAR WALKING TOWARD THE CAMERA FOR HIS CLOSE UP.

“Hey…the bird feeder’s empty! What did you do, oversleep or something?”

 

 

 

 

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Is Santa Claus Real? (The History Of Santa Claus)

Welcome & Introduction:

Welcome to all my readers and Merry Christmas to you to. Have any of you asked the question, what if Santa Claus were a real person? Well I’m here to let you all in on  a Christmas secret. Santa is a real person. We think when we tell our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews that you better be good because Santa Claus is coming to town. Do we really think we can pull the wool over their eyes or is it just easier for them  to believe? Do you know it’s easier for a child to believe in Santa Claus than it is for an adult to believe in Santa Claus? Let’s take a look at that from a Child’s point of view and an adult’s point of view.

History Of Santa Claus:

I was so interested in finding out if Santa Claus was real or a figment of our imagination. Well I checked on the internet and lo and behold I found my answer. Would you believe Santa Claus is a real person. I can already hear some of you saying Yeah Right.

Did you know the legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. He was much admired for his piety and kindness, St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends. It is said that he gave away all his inherited wealth and traveled the countryside helping the poor and the sick. One of the best-known St. Nicholas stories is the time he saved three poor sisters from being sold into slavery or prostitution by their father by providing them with a dowry so they could be married. 

Over the course of many years, Nicholas’s popularity spread and he became known as the protector of children and sailors. His feast day is celebrated on the anniversary of his death, December 6. This was traditionally considered a lucky day to make large purchases or to get married. By Renaissance, St. Nicholas was the most popular saint in Europe. Even after the Protestant Reformation, when the veneration of saints began to be discouraged, St. Nicholas maintained a positive reputation, especially in Holland. 

Fun Fact:

Did you know? The Salvation Army has been sending Santa Claus-clad donation collectors into the streets since the 1890’s. 

From A Child’s Point Of View:

From a child’s point of view Santa Claus is real. To them a “fat guy” in a red suit giving good little good girls and boys extra presents on Christmas Eve(December 24) is like hitting the jackpot. They don’t think much about what they have to until closer Christmas. Then one day some kid spoils it for them and says Santa Claus isn’t a real person. Well guess what children? Keep writing those letters to Santa Claus and keep believing in Santa Claus because he is real.

From An Adult’s Point Of View:

As we get older and grow into an adult, we seem to find it harder to believe in Santa Claus than a child. To an adult, telling a child you better be good or Santa Claus won’t come is a good way to motivate a child to do things. So if an adult must be a kid at heart to believe in Santa Claus which is possible because I’m an adult and a kid at heart too and yes I still believe Santa Claus.

So What Have We Learned?:

We have learned Santa Claus is real, It’s easier for a child to believe in Santa Claus than an adult, Don’t spoil your kid’s fun and tell them Santa Claus isn’t real just let them believe and an adult must be a child at heart to believe in Santa Claus.

Reference Links & Links You Can Learn More About Santa Claus:

1. History Of Santa Claus (Search Links)

2. History Of Santa Claus

Our Wish To Everyone:

Daisy Mae And I want to wish everyone a very Merry and Safe Christmas And Happy New Year to all!!🎉🎉

 

 

 

 

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Our Christmas Card To You…

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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What You Need To Know…

Welcome:

Hi and Welcome, I sure hope everyone is doing A OK. I want to talk to you today about something that happens more than we realize. Also, it’s rarely talked about. So what am I talking about? A doctor’s referral to another doctor that’s not really a referral at all. There’s really no name for it. 

Introduction:

When we go to a doctor we there are so many things we expect from our doctors only we don’t always get it now do we? Whether we take our child to a Pediatrician, A PCP(Primary Care Physician), A Specialist or some other doctor every doctor comes with many questions. However, when a doctor after some time out of the blue starts pushing for you to see another doctor or specialist for no reason at all at least not any the doctor will admit when you keep asking you have no reason to think that doctor will lie to you. You trust and respect the doctor. But there are things that we can do and be careful of. Let’s take a look at what we can do and what we shouldn’t do (AKA The Pros And Cons). Let’s start with What We Can Do.

What We Can Do:

1.) When a doctor asks us questions we don’t understand, be sure to ask your doctor for clear clarification.

2.) Don’t be afraid to ask questions to your doctor even after he delivers his clarification if you still don’t understand.

3.) Always have medical questions to ask your doctor and if anymore questions pop up while your with your doctor, ask him/her.

4.) If your doctor starts pushing you to see another doctor/specialist after out of blue for some unexplained reason, first stick to your guns when you say no. Don’t ever go to another doctor unless its really necessary.

5.) Always ask your doctor is this a referral and the second part of that question to your doctor should be: Will I be able to come back to see you after seeing this doctor? Hopefully your doctor will be honest with you.

What We Shouldn’t Do:

1.) If your doctor says you need to see a specialist. Please, Please don’t just sit there and take your doctor’s word. If anything, ask why?

2.) Don’t just assume. I was always taught and forgive the language but I was always taught if you assume and I quote “You will make an ass out u and me”. Like I said it’s a quote.

3.) Never go to another doctor/specialist without asking will I be able to come back and see you?

My Story:

When I was a very young child, my mother took me to this pediatrician. He was really good with his young patients. I was old enough to understand but still young enough to see a Pediatrician. I saw this Pediatrician for many many years. Then out of the blue and unbeknownst to us, he started  pushing for me to see a specialist every time I saw him. We asked him and gave his reason why. After a while and after a lot of pushing, we went and saw the specialist he recommended. What we didn’t know we saw my doctor for the last time and not by our choice. We went back to make an appointment with the receptionist to see my doctor and that’s when she said, What are you doing here? Mom explained why we were there and she said, he’s said he’s not your doctor anymore. We were like WHAT?? She said you went to see another doctor. We said, yes by his recommendation. We learned the Bad News from the Receptionist. The Receptionist of all people. Never did get an explanation from the doctor. 

Don’t let this happen to you. We asked questions and still got the shaft somehow.

What Did We Learn?  

We learned that you should always ask your doctor questions even after he’s given you his clarification. Even though he’s your doctor and you trust him/her, always ask when they start referring you to another doctor. Why? What’s your reasoning? Is it really necessary? Most important of all, will I be able to come  back and see you if I go to this doctor?

I write this article not to be critical of doctors but so what happened to me doesn’t happen to any of you.  

 

 

 

 

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Daisy Mae & The Nativity Scene

We all know about the Nativity Scene. Heck we have decorations for Christmas from Garage Door Magnets to Ceramic Statuettes. Well I here to tell you, my family and I have a Nativity Scene up for Christmas but if you notice, there’s an addition. The best way to explain this addition is to show you. 

NEW ADDITION TO THE NATIVITY SCENE.

 

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Hey!! What’s That Bright Flash?

HEY!! WHAT’S THAT BRIGHT FLASH?

 

 

 

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OOOOHHHH… THAT BRIGHT SUNSHINE!!

OOOOHHHH… THAT BRIGHT SUNSHINE!!

 

 

 

 

 

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24 Days ‘Til Christmas…

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It’s 24 days until Christmas and I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet… Ahhhh….. What am I going to do? I know  what I’m getting 6 people, I just have to order it. As for my 4 Nieces  and 1 Nephew well I have no idea what I’m buying them. Since the four girls are either in college or just graduated from college, I’m going for something that is practical. As for my Nephew, he being 17 mentioned he needed a new wallet so I’m trying for that. Since they are getting gift cards or checks, I wanted something small for them to open. If you have any suggestions I am open to hearing. As nothing has been decided yet.

What are you getting your kids and/or Grandkids? Please tell me.

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Deer Secret Agents

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YOU KNOW SARGE, I THINK WE ARE BEING FOLLOWED.

 

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My Birthday Month

Hi everyone, It is December 1st and you know what that means? That is right, it’s my birthday month and I celebrate all month long and sometimes longer. I do not reveal my age but my real birthday is on December 19th. If you do the math, that is exactly a week before Christmas. Daisy Mae keeps younger each day and thanks to her throwing this online birthday.

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You are all invited to my online Birthday party and hope to see you see you there. If you can’t make on the 19th of December no worries because we’re celebrating all month long. Hope to see you at my Birthday party. Thanks in advance for coming.

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So You Want To Be A Writer… Now What?

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Becoming A Writer:

So You Want To Be A Writer… Now What? Now if answered YES to that question, CONGRATULATIONS!! Now let me ask you another question, now you that you decided to be a writer are you ready to get down to business and work hard on your writing? If you are saying, I wanted to become a writer and/or because I thought it would be easy. I’m here to tell you becoming a writer isn’t easy. There’s a lot involved in becoming a writing. Let’s take a look what’s involved in becoming a writer.

Write Or Type Your Ideas:

The very first thing you’ll want to do is as soon as you decide to become a writer, you’ll want to start writing down all your ideas down on paper or type them on a separate piece of paper in no particular order. You can organize your ideas later. Your very first thing you should probably do is figure out what genre or genres you want to write in. As for your title of your book, you don’t have one yet not to worry because once your book starts coming together a title will come to you. Now you’ve started writing down ideas or typing them on a separate piece of paper, you’re ready to start your book — right? Not quite. You need get a few things first and also there’s something I suggest you do.

What You Need To Be A Writer:

What you need to be a writer is several things. They are listed below.

1.) Persistence.

2.) A whole lot of patience.

3.) A whole lot of prayer.

4.) An encourage network of friends and family.

6.) If possible, try to find a mentor in an author. You never know when they’ll ask for your help. Don’t be afraid to give help.

7.) You’ll need to have a whole lot of paper and notebooks. That’s why it might be easier to just type everything on a separate page.

8.) You’ll need plenty of time.

9. You’ll need a good imagination. Let your imagination run wild it’ll help.

What You Shouldn’t Do As A Writer:

1.) In my opinion, Don’t do Webinars or Tutorials. These can be to confusing and sometimes even to technical.

2.) Don’t get to many suggestions on what to do. To many suggestions could cause confusion. 

3.) Don’t hold a job and write a book at the same  time.

Challenge Yourself:

When I say challenge yourself, I mean it. So what do I mean exactly when I say challenge yourself? I mean first before you start writing your first book, you should write one for fun just to see if you can do it. When you’ve accomplished that, then decide for sure if you still want to be a writer. If so, then the real hard work begins with editors, publishers, Marketers or do do just self published.

When Was The Writing Gene Planted?:

In everyone who wants to be a writer whether it be a writer of a book, a journalist, a blogger or a columnist the question you should ask yourself is when was the writing seed or dream planted? I say ask yourself this question because you may be asked this question by friends, family or even strangers. When you have the answer, you’ll be able to answer others much better and they’ll see you are really serious about being a writer.

My Writing Story:

I guess if someone were to ask me when my writing seed or dream started wasn’t when I was child but was way back when I was in college. A class I had to have and might I add I didn’t care for class or the professor but on this particular day, she took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak. As it turned out, it was like a meet and greet after listening to her speak. One thing that always stuck with me was when she said Never Give Up!! After that, I started writing poems on and off here and there and then fast forward to this year at the beginning of 2019, I decided to try to write my  first book. After accomplishing writing  two books, I decided to challenge myself to write my first box set. Would I be able to do it? Well I’m happy to say that I’m well on my way to accomplishing that too. You see, I have written three books so far and I just started my fourth and final book in the box set. My goal is to have the box set finished by the end of December 2020.

Your Goals:

Make small goals for yourself. For example, since most chapters are 2000 words your goals will be completed every time you complete a chapter. Depending how long your book will be, you might want to make your goal a little bigger and make it every 5,000 words. Either way, these are accomplishments in their own right.

Do You Still Want To Be Writer?:

So after reading all this and all you have learned, Do You Still Want To Be A Writer? If you do, I say congratulations to you and wish you Good Luck. I also wish you good luck in writing many books. Don’t forget, don’t let anyone discourage you from writing or tell you that you can’t do it. If you want it bad enough, you’ll accomplish your goal or dream even if you have to do it in small steps.

 

 

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All Fanned Out

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ALL FANNED OUT… WITH A SQUIRREL AND BIRDS??

 

 

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THANK YOU VETERANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thank you to all the veterans, their families, active military and to those who paid the ultimate price. It is because of you and your predecessors who fought and still fight for freedom.

Below the last picture, you’ll find a poem thanking all veterans. Hope you read it. Because if you’re like me then you’ll feel the same way I do. My dad is a veteran so yes, saying thank you to a veteran means a lot.

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS. CHALK DRAWING DONE BY MY NEPHEW.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY AND TO THOSE WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE.
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THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS. CHALK DRAWING BY MY NEPHEW, DYLAN EYTH.
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THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS.

Poem Written On: 11-10-2019

Poem Written By: Crystal Stewart

THANK YOU VETERANS

Thank you veterans for all

You do. Thank you for 

Fighting for our freedom so

Precious and rare. Thank you

For the sacrifices you have 

made for there are many.

The only thing I can do is

Just thank you. I know

It doesn’t come close to

For all the sacrifices you’ve

Made. So the best I can do

Is just say thank you veterans.

 

 

 

 

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Should A Child Dream Big?

Introduction

Starting when we are young children our parents, our grandparents and even friends start asking us: What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a typical question and one that is apt to be asked sometime in your childhood. A young boy might say he wants to be a Contractor, a Fireman, a Doctor, a Lawyer then you have the girl who might say she wants to be a Nurse, a Doctor, a Teacher or Professor. However, in the world today, you might here a girl say she wants to be President, an engineer or some other jobs that is mostly dominated with men. So is it wrong for girls to think they can do a man’s job? Absolutely not.  In fact, some women might be able to do the man’s job better.

Should Children Dream Big?

So should children dream big knowing they might fail? Yes of course a child should dream big knowing they might fail. Why? Because dreaming big means challenging themselves and if they challenge them self well, who knows what they will achieve. If they fail, yes there will be disappointment but it’s not the end of the world. Also, failure should be considered a stepping stone that’ll get the child to a destination or goal they never thought of.

A Child’s Dreams VS. An Adult’s Dreams

When a child has dreams they are usually small to medium dreams. When that child becomes an adult, their dreams start to change and they even start dreaming bigger dreams. So is it healthy for a child to dream big with possible failure looming? Yes it is not only healthy but it challenges the child to go for what they want. In other words, go for all the gusto you can.

Examples Of A Child’s Dream 

1.) Fireman

2.) Contractor

3.) Lawyer

4.) Doctor

5.) President

The list goes on and on.

Examples Of An Adults Dream 

1.) Writer/Author

2.) Franchise Manager/CEO

3.) Teacher

4.) Nurse

5.) Doctor

6.) Lawyer

The list goes on and on. See any similarities between a Child’s dreams and an Adult’s dreams? Not to much difference is there?

So What Have We Learned?

That both children and adults should dream and their dreams should be big. Also, if you really want to do something and I mean really do something then I encourage you to go for it. It may not happen right away but it will happen. For example, it took me 51 years before I went for one of my dreams and I’m getting there slowly but in my past, I have been lucky enough to achieve other dreams as well. What are your dreams you want to achieve or have already achieved. I’m interested in hearing them whether big or small. Trust me, I will not judge you. To me any dream achieved is a huge accomplishment.

KEEP DREAMING FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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