Hey my Lovelies,
Wherever you are right now,
However you're feeling right now,
I hope this message brings you a cloud of warm, soapy sweetness,
Like morning sunbeams in a secret garden,
Like smiling waves of a clear blue sea.
If you happen to find a bottle in the ocean, the above would be my letter to you. It's what I most want to tell you. Right this minute.
The idea sprouted from a special picture book which I first heard about from my friend, Marcia Strykowski.
There was once an Uncorker of Ocean Bottles.
Thank you all for sharing your high-five moments and mistakes to learn from in last week's post. Every accomplishment is splendid and every lesson growth. I hope we all keep doing better and healthier!
As promised last week, we'll do a post on favourite adult books read this year (no problem if you don't wish to point any books out) and 1 thing to look forward to in 2017.
I like setting goals but for a crisp change, I’m not going to blog about a list of them like I used to do.
What I hope instead is do a simple and honest review of 2016.
On things that mattered.
Because if we don’t learn to recognise the good and bad, we’re inclined to take the good for granted and repeat the bad. (Goodness, I really don't want to repeat the bad!)
So this week’s post contains three parts, which I sincerely hope you’ll jump in because I love our mini-conversations in the comments: 3 favourite children’s books this year (or 1 or 10, it’s up to you and no problem with me at all), 1 proud accomplishment, and 1 mistake to learn from. Here we go!
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Hey, I'm Claudine. Welcome!
Want to know what children's stories can inspire & lead to?
by Kate Hanney
Really enjoyed the honest voice of this narrator ~ a teenager let down by his mother and the foster care system, and almost-picked up through his involvement with a gang.