Posted in Family, Parenting, Shadows and Black Clouds

Nursery Chimes: Silence Stills Joy

Joy is the giggly giver of happiness, smiles, and laughter. Ahh, laughter, my all-time favorite sport… and I think I am pretty darn good at it too. I could earn trophies for the following laughing events:

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Loudest Laugh – Sounds like a megaphone roar

Longest Laugh – The funny moment replays in a loop, resulting in 70,000 minutes of hilarity

Crying Laugh – A transition from the longest laugh, ending in heaving moans, eye spillage, and remnants of giggles. 

Nervous Laugh – Pretending to get the joke 

Post-Humorous Laugh – Finally getting the joke

Mirror-Length Laugh – Laughing at your own jokes as if a true comedian were in you presence

Har-de-Har Laugh – Filled with sarcasm over a non-funny incident. Moms and teachers often participate in this event. 

Beyond laughing, it makes me even happier when I can induce others to join in the merriment. I’m on a constant mission to find more light in this wacky world and share it with you. I love telling funny stories.  Continue reading “Nursery Chimes: Silence Stills Joy”

Posted in Inspiration, Writing

Australia Burns: an anthology of donated stories from authors who care

I am humbled to be a part of a three-book anthology of which all proceeds will be donated to The Red Cross to aid in the battle of the devastating Australian wildfires. I am one of 48 authors who offered a short story to The Wild Rose Press in hopes of helping the many victims. My story “Nursery Chimes” can be found in volume three under my pen name D.S. Lucas. These books will be made available on February 14th. Read on for details on how you can “Show Australia Some Love.”

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Posted in Family, Father Time, Holidays

Cheers to Festiveness! Bah Humbug to Stressfulness.

Yesterday, began gently without an alarm clock. It was the first of a twelve day winter break from teaching and school. My teenagers and husband weren’t home, so I treated myself to some extra relaxation with one of the many to-be-read books on my nightstand. The sunshine beamed through the blinds targeting my dogs who basked in the extra brightness, snoring in warm-and-fuzzy harmony

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