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What’s the story behind the story?

What’s the story behind the story? (What inspired me to write my book “Believe in the Magic”?)

My mother would tell me stories about her life from time to time. The older I got the more intrigued I became. One day I decided to just start a journal. The journal would be for my daughter so she would really understand who her grandmother was and what she went through to ensure both my daughter and I would have a better life. After I read over some of the stories I just knew that more people need to hear these. Thus began my journey.


Determine to get it right!

My goal is to just keep to a schedule. Yeah I have heard from alot of my friends..”You are retired now you dont need a schedule be free”. Well the truth is yes I do. The Vata in me demands some kind of structure or I will go around in circles. So first up was to rise with the sun. Sounds crazy but when you are use to getting up at 430 am sleeping until 630-700am is a luxury. I leave one of my blinds cracked and what a beautiful site I wake up to. Next to conquer meals.


What inspired me to write your book?

My mother would tell me stories about her life from time to time. The older I got the more intrigued I became. One day I decided to just start a journal. The journal would be for my daughter so she would really understand who her grandmother was and what she went through to ensure both my daughter and I would have a better life. After I read over some of the stories I just knew that more people need to hear these. Thus began my journey.


Pennies from Heaven and Quarters too

I was about 10yrs old and needed money for a Christmas present for my mom. I really didn’t want to ask her nor my father for the money. Instead I went to my favorite change drawer in my dresser. I would deposit my leftover change from my allowance in that drawer for candy runs at my neighborhood store.
I reached in and pulled out nothing but quarters. This was despite that fact that I had put in mostly pennies and nickels and maybe a few dimes. Remember pennies and nickels when a long way back then. I counted it out I had five quarters. Wow that’s a lot of money I thought. I began to look through the latest Avon book. Then I got an idea. I would get mom the blouse she had looked at Macy’s. I knew had almost half with the five quarters. I knew I could find more change if I went back to the drawer. To my surprise more quarters. I open the drawer and found a couple more and closed the drawer. I only saw those 2 quarters. I was puzzled where my other coins were. I didn’t say anything to mom. I would go to that draw three or four more times. Each trip yielded me two or three more quarters. I had enough money to buy both parents a couple of gifts each.
After I had purchased the gifts, I started to doubt everything. This had to be mom using my change and putting the equivalent back in quarters. I returned to the draw to find it was empty.
After the holidays I asked my mom if she had been putting quarters in my draw and she said no. Mom said maybe it was the magic of Christmas.
When I doubted my magic was gone.


Positive Thinking

Today we know that there’s scientific proof of the mind body connection. How we think does affect our physiology but it also shapes our world. My mom knew it before it was the “latest thing”. As a child I remember seeing the book The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale next to her Bible on the night stand.

I came across this Will Smith interview on You Tube…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oENmXKKlCAI


Father Hunger

As I was writing my book “Believe in the Magic”, I came across a term new to me Father Hunger. After I read a few articles so much of my life became clearer and I understood some of my mom’s choices. I dedicated a chapter in my book to the subject.
I can look at my life differently now.


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