August 11 2015:
I was moved to share this just now …
C is for Courage
“Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage means that we face our fears. We are able to say, “I have fallen, but I will get up!” – Maya Angelou … My addition to this: I have fallen, and it is okay. I choose not to be unkind to myself because I have fallen. I will use this to learn. ” The journey to acceptance takes courage; courage to face one’s fears; courage to make decisions that others frown upon or downright disagree with; and courage to do things differently. …. I have learned that courage is the golden, secret path to clarity …. ” excerpt from “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance” …
May you feel the joy of the sun or peace of a tree today and know that all is well …..
If you’d like your own autographed copy of “D iz for Different” go here ….
(This is one of Lillian’s drawings from 2012).
August 22 2012:
Thanks Momma for the review on Amazon … Yep, I’ve always been smiling …. from the beginning!!
“”D IZ FOR DIFFERENT” is a very inspiring and educational book. It will give you tips for your journey as you go through life raising your special needs child/children and will give you excellent resources for help and support from different organizations. What a very special person to share her family life to help others through a very difficult time. Thank you for writing this book!”
To learn more about D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance, go here …
April 6 2021
This has been great. Wrapping up soon. A poetry reading with others in the UK, Canada, and me in Reno. ❤️🎉❤️
April 24 2021
And then I received an email this morning with this message (referencing my 1st book, D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance) …
“Your decision to share your experiences and insights is truly a gift to the world. I have been having a synchronistic experience with your book. Sometimes, when I read it, I will move the bookmark to another spot in the book and then fail to replace it after I finish reading. The next time I go to read, the bookmark may be in a spot I have read before, but the words will be perfect for what is going on at that moment in time.” – Lisa
Lisa’s message landed on a thirsty heart. I’m thankful to those who quench the heart’s thirst just when it is needed most.
I don’t talk about this book much, as it’s about to receive a new cover, at which point I’ll re-launch with the new cover. Hopefully, in the next 1 – 3 months. (A very tired me, and a happy Lillian at a November 2019 book signing.)
To learn more about Words of Alchemy and D iz for Different, go here …
September 20 2012:
… and she said to herself, “You wrote a book … you wrote and published a book …. you wrote and published a book in under ONE year … you wrote and published a book in under ONE year and have sold about 300 copies of that book ….” this is what she said to herself …. Note to self …. Smiles and Hugs to any friends who need or want them …
March 2021 Update – I’ve not published FOUR books! This one, the first one, is about to get a new cover. YaY!
February 3 2016:
Thanks so much Michelle Colon-Johnson for having me as part of your wonderful blog!! xoxoxo “Check out our latest Guest Blog Post by author Camilla Downs. Camilla shares her story How Purging the Garage Led to Writing her book “D iz for Different”. It is a great article you won’t want to miss!”
How Purging the Garage Led to Writing a Book: Author Camilla Downs