Where Would You Fly Book Trailer

Finally!! One of the last HUGE tasks finished! Thanks so very much to a sweet and beautiful friend who on the DUE DATE of her little lion created this with the photos I put together. YAY!!!!

I invite you to spend about a minute and a half watching our creation. xoxo

**Artist: Nazar Rybak
Title: Children Fun Times

I Am Grateful We Have Trash to Take Out

**THROWBACK POST**

December 9 2013:

The other day Thomas was complaining about having to take the garbage outside. He was still complaining when he asked for my help to tie the bag. I shared with him that there are things I really don’t want to do around the house ..

Like clean the toilet or anything having to do with the stuff that goes into a toilet. Shared that I think to myself, “I’m so grateful we have a toilet to use, a toilet that’s in a house that we get to live in.” I suggested he could say to himself as he’s taking out the trash, “I’m so grateful we have trash to take out. It means we have food to eat.” He said, “I like that! Thanks!”

I truly love the little lessons I get to give myself by having these two in my life! xoxo

Laughing Mindfulness Session

**THROWBACK POST**

December 7 2015:

Last night before I read to Lillian and Thomas we did a “laughing” mindfulness session together. This one is really easy. Everyone stands ….. and …. just starts laughing. At first the laughs are forced, yet it’s magical how the laughs become genuine belly laughs that you cannot stop once started.

I mentioned something about this activity distracting one from non-stop thoughts. We sat down to read a chapter in “Stillness Speaks” and just so happens to have been about how we spend most of our time “distracted” by our thoughts. After I had read a page, Thomas asked if I had read this before deciding to have the “laughing” session. I told him that I had not and that usually what we need to hear or see comes into our life when we are open to it. As there was also a section on boredom and Thomas had repeated several times during the day that he was bored.

I was moved to share two sections from the chapter we read with you. I just happened to be in need of this wonderful reminder too!

“If you can recognize, even occasionally, the thoughts that go through your mind as simply thoughts, if you can witness your own mental-emotional reactive patterns as they happen, then that dimension is already emerging in you as awareness in which thoughts and emotions happen – the timeless inner space in which the content of your life unfolds. The stream of thinking has enormous momentum that can easily drag you along with it.” and “When you feel bored, you can satisfy that by reading, texting, using a digital device, etc ….. Or you can stay bored and restless and observe what it feels like to be bored and restless. As you bring awareness to the feeling, there is suddenly some space and stillness around it.” – Stillness Speaks

I so love it when this happens for me, and I especially love it when it happens for our whole family. I am so blessed to have chosen the path to learn and practice mindfulness, meditation, and emotional connection … and to share and facilitate this for others. May this be helpful in some way for YOU, too! xoxo

The Book is There and in Queensland Australia and Lillian on KOLO 8 News and The Netherlands and Louisiana and Library of Congress

January 29 2018:

The book is here!!!! Can’t wait to read it. -Rebecca P.

Rebecca with Where Would You Fly 1.29.18

“It is so cool, awesome, good, and exciting” -Rebecca P.

More photos from Rebecca ….

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Scored with a very short line at the post office again!! Wahoo!!! That’s the last of the pre-orders (except for one beauty that gets to fly to Australia)!!! Another one of these is flying to Australia too … Queensland this time! Aussie seems to be a hot spot for magic and fairy tales!!

Post Office Trip Where Would You Fly Book 1.29.18

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January 30 2018:

“Got these lovelies in the mail today; thank you Camilla Downs & Lillian Darnell for sharing your stories and brightening the world!” – Kimberly P.

Kimberly Where Would You Fly Books 1.30.18

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January 30 2018:

“I received a very special book today in the mail bought for me by my Dad, Michael Crowder. And it is autographed!! This book was written by Ms. Lillian Darnell who is a member of our Chromosome 18 family!! Can’t wait to read it!!” – Tracy S.

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January 30 2018:

She’s nervous. Yet, excited! Next month, Lillian Darnell will be interviewed on KOLO 8 about her debut book! Go Lillian GO!

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January 31 2018:

Guess who I just dropped off at the post office to fly to The Netherlands? Just WOW! xoxo

She’s 227 pages and has a beautiful cover. Oh, and she’s magical and enchanting on the inside … xoxo

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February 2 2018:

Thank you, Lillian for signing Ally’s book. She was so excited to get it in the mail. Much love to you guys!!!

Ally with Where Would You Fly Book 2.2.18 #1 Ally with Where Would You Fly Book 2.2.18 #2

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February 2 2018:

Lauren M. was so excited to come home after school at find her book in the mail. Thanks Lillian Darnell! We’re excited to get reading!

Lauren with Where Would You Fly Book 2.2.18 #1 Lauren with Where Would You Fly Book 2.2.18 #2

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February 2 2018:

It was a great day to send “Where Would You Fly” to the Library of Congress!! May she make some magic there! Plus, one to Lennox Head Australia and two to The Netherlands a couple of days ago!! Wahooo!!! Fly, Fly, Fly!!

Library of Congress Where Would You Fly Book 2.2.18

**To learn more about Where Would You Fly, go here … http://www.LillianDarnell.com/Author

Humane Society Volunteer Day with Thomas

February 1 2018:

Today was volunteer day for Thomas and I. After socializing with the cats, we cut sheets for use in the cat infirmary.

We did the cutting in a conference room and Thomas asked me twice why they had a Geiger counter. I finally asked him to point out what he was talking about. What do you think it was?**

It’s incredibly hard to cut sheets with regular paper cutting scissors. They really need a few pairs of fabric scissors. I feel like I mangled those sheets! Ha!

And look what I found under one of the sheets. I somehow cut a heart shape piece of fabric while mangling, I mean cutting, one of the sheets.

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**A typewriter!!! HA!!**

Love and Kindness and Laws – The Alchemist Theatre Sparked Conversations

The Moon After the Alchemist Theater Show 1.31.18

January 31 2018:

Oh so inspiring Alchemist Theatre tonight!! Missed you dearly Jessica Levity Daylover!!! Yet, hallelujah!!! For being Brave!!! Alchemist Theatre presents “Fear”

That closing song did it for me! KAPOW!!! I will survive!! Oh my gosh Carolyn R Smith!!! You serenaded my soul!

Denise Sheehan ….. Beautiful, sweet, and delicious alchemy shamama meditation! How amazing that one of my supporting themes of 2018 was a part of it!! Wahooo!!!

And. To seal the evening. Check out sister moon framed by this amazing, gorgeous, and handsome tree!!!

Thomas and I had inspiring and enlightening conversation during the drive there and back home … About love and kindness and laws and people who commit crimes. Amazing! Can you tell I’m a wee bit pumped! Ha!

Ending song sung by the sizzling Carolyn:

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

“At first, I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong and I learned how to get along

And so you’re back from outer space
I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
I should have made you leave your key
If I’d have known for just one second you’d be back to bother me

Go on now go, walk out the door, just turn around now
’cause you’re not welcome anymore
Weren’t you’re the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye?
You think I’d crumble? You think I’d lay down and die?

Oh, no, not I, I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to love, I know I’m still alive
I’ve got my life to live, and I’ve got all my love to give
And I’ll survive, I, I , I will survive

It took all my strength not to fall apart
Trying with all my mind to mend my broken heart
I spent, so many nights feeling sorry for myself

Oh, I used to cry but now I hold my head up high
And you see me, somebody new
Not that lonely little person still in love with you
Now you come dropping in expecting me to be free
Now I’m saving all my loving for someone who’s loving me

Go on go, walk out the door, turn around now
You’re not welcome anymore
You’re the one, who tried to hurt me with goodbye?
Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die?

Oh, no, not I, I will survive
Long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got my life to live, and all my love to give
And I’ll survive, I, I , I will survive
Go on go, walk out the door, turn around now
You’re not welcome anymore
You’re the one, who tried to hurt me with goodbye?
Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die?

Oh, no, not I, I will survive
Long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got my life to live, and all my love to give
And I’ll survive, I, I , I will survive”

I love this song!! It used to be about a broken relationship. Yet, not anymore. It’s about the ego and psyche for me these days. Much love to you! xoxo

Where Would You Fly Update – Big News

February 7 2018:

Two big announcements!! Plus, I ask Lillian: 1) what inspires her writing and 2) what happens for her when she sits down to write a story … I LOVE her answer to this one and think you’ll like it too!! Posted on fairy wings of love to fly your way!! xoxo

If you’d like to learn more about Lillian’s debut book, Where Would You Fly, go here … http://www.LillianDarnell.com/Author … With much gratitude to all who are cheering us on and celebrating with us!

 

Peacefully Experience Life

**THROWBACK POST**

December 4 2015:

Thomas took this picture of me in October 2015 on one of our walks around the lake. Sure do LOVE our walks! I used it with a blog article titled, “How to Peacefully Experience Life’s Lessons” … May it appear in front of the one that will benefit from it. Oceans of love and peace to YOU! xoxo

Camilla Vintage Lake October 2015

How to Peacefully Experience Life’s Lessons

Take That First Step by Camilla Downs – Part Two

January 29 2018:

A continuation of thoughts shared two weeks ago. Do you need to have the means before you begin creating? I say start where you are and grow from there. Here’s an excerpt … xoxo

” …. so I’m going to get to the bottom line first thing. And those who are interested about the entire story can read further. Lillian’s book was published with absolutely no money paid out to anyone for the creation of the book. That’s it!

Now, there was a bit of money paid for the ISBN bar code graphic (about $20), for envelopes to mail the books once received (about $15), and for two proof copies of the book (about $15 each which included shipping).

I want to reiterate that I am not sharing this to brag or gloat. That is not my nature. I am sharing this to give hope, to share …… ”

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Now, for Thomas’ book, Biggest Little Photographer. His book did cost us a bit of up front money as it is a photography book and these are not the type of book to use Amazon’s createspace for publishing and printing.

When Thomas was 8 years old, he began a 365 day photography project. Every day for one year he made a photo of a LEGO mini-figure photographer making a photo. We took that little man with us everywhere!! For one full year he traveled with Thomas and Team TLC. In the beginning, I told Thomas that if he stuck with it, we’d make it into a book. A real, published book that we could sell.

And, he did stick with it. About a month or two after beginning …. Go here to read more …

Can a Book Be Published With Little to No Money – Part Two