Amazing Sky and Amazing Grace and Dramatic and Beautiful and Love and Magical

April 30 2018:

Wonderful walk this morning. Amazing sky. Amazing grace. xoxo …

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May 2 2018:

Thomas wanted to go for a walk yesterday before heading to the airport. We didn’t have time for a full walk around, so instead we walked to the lake and stood for a few minutes. Such dramatic clouds and sky lately. Incredibly beautiful.

Thomas to Vintage lake before leaving for surprise 5.1.18

May 3 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian. Such a celebrity. We passed a couple who have bought and read her book (one of them a special education teacher) and another person who has seen her on TV. I love connecting with others. Love is beautiful. Love is magical. xoxo

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Ten Minutes and Good Friends and Yummy Lunch

May 3 2018:

She’s up to 10 minutes!!! Now we’re ready to add at least one more day to make it twice per week. (Working on heel toe walking and balance.) xoxo

Lillian on Treadmill 5.3.18 #1 Lillian on Treadmill 5.3.18 #2

May 4 2018:

I love you Carolyn R Smith!!! Thanks for a great and meaningful afternoon in the jungle!!!

Carolyn and Camilla 5.4.18

May 5 2018:

Oh my gosh! What a yummy and satisfying lunch!! Sautéed asparagus, sweet onions, crimini mushrooms, green beans, green peas over a bed of fresh kale alongside a yellow corn taco shell with Daiya cheddar cheese, pinto beans, salsa, and topped with a jalapeño! Now for one of these mouthwatering vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

Lunch 5.5.18

Where Would You Fly – Westfield Indiana and Inspiring Magical Stories

May 2 2018:

What a surprise to receive a message from Lillian’s teacher from 2014! She heard about Lillian’s book.

So, we got to add Westfield, Indiana to the Google pin map today! Lillian wrote some of the stories while in Mrs. Brigitte’s class at High Desert Montessori. So fun!!

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May 5 2018:

What a blessing …. fills my heart with sweet words of love … xoxo

“Lillian has written magical stories that will make you smile as she takes you along with her. She is a true inspiration in what is possible for both children, and adults when allowed to pursue our creative visions.

I highly recommend this book for parents, and people of all ages. Many of her stories include some very sage advice to live by!”

Thank you Christy from Mississippi for the love filled review!

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To learn more about the book go here … http://www.WhereWouldYouFly.com

An Interview with the Author of Where Would You Fly

May 4 2018:

An interview with an inspiring person! xoxo

Welcome everyone to a very special interview with Lillian Darnell, author of Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories.

Camilla: What types of stories are in “Where Would You Fly”?

Lillian: The types of stories in “Where Would You Fly” are ….

Be Yourself and Enjoy Life : An Interview with the Author of Where Would You Fly

 

First Quilt Piece Collected

April 30 2018:

Camilla Jumping Washoe Lake April 2016

I did it! I just “collected” the first quilt piece for the story. I’ve been resisting doing this … sitting down to write and just randomly picking a memory to write about. It was uncomfortable, but once I got going I didn’t want to stop.

This was a memory from 16 year old Camilla and a time she lived in Terry, Mississippi in what she called the Crazy House! Who remembers that crazy lopsided mess of a house?

The idea is just to get memories and events down on paper and at some point start piecing them together. I won’t bore everyone with a post every time I do this; yet, I was excited for FINALLY starting!!

And … I just remembered something. I had made it my intention and vow to begin writing by the end of this month. HA!! Did it! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a previous post from a few days ago … https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156428080041584&set=a.52927246583.79053.681171583&type=3&theater

Book Musings: Silence

April 29 2018:

Silence – The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise

I get incredibly much from all of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books. Of all I’ve read, they carry the similar thread of mindfulness and experiencing silence.

I really enjoy the stories he shares throughout this book and all of his books. Reading this now is what reminded me of the concept of mindful walking and breathing that he puts forth … taking one step for each in breath and one step for each out breath.

After being reminded of it in this book, I incorporated it into my walks. Here’s the post I made about that …. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156408782591584&set=rpd.681171583&type=3&theater

Loved this book!!

Silence Book 4.28.18