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Freedom to DREAM!

4th of July

 

We celebrate July 4th as Independence Day. The quality or state of being independent.
The thirteen colonies declared themselves independent from Great Britain’s rule. They had, had enough of Britian’s taxation and declared to be free. Independence Day marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which established America as a country free from the rule of Great Britain. George Washington thought the Declaration was so important that he had it read to his troops on the parade grounds. The parade grounds were on New York’s Commons, which is very near today’s City Hall.
Have you ever wondered why humungous kaleidoscopes of gunpowder spray the night sky each Fourth of July? On the first Independence Day celebration, that was held in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, when the country was still in the midst of the Revolutionary War against Britain, the residents came together to watch their new nation’s sky illuminated in a grand display meant to boost morale.
Today, we gather with family and friends, have cookouts and barbeques with a day of festivities ending with fireworks to celebrate our freedom. We live in a land of freedom and home of the brave. Freedom to believe in One True God, bare arms, and follow our dreams. Dreams that we can choose to follow.
Have you considered your dream lately? The one you used to think about when you were a child, the one that flickers through your thoughts every now and then. If you haven’t, then when you nestle down staring at the sky on July 4th while watching the fireworks, let the sparks that ignite the night sky, spark your dream to life again. We have this great freedom to be whatever we choose so dream a dream and believe in it.

Happy Independence Day!

Brenda Scruggs
Follow your Dreams

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The Best Gift that you can GIVE!

 

Are you looking for a book that contains all genres?

Action/Adventure, Historical Romance, Drama, How To’s, Futurist Events, and many more, this book contains them all.
Are you in need of self-help, instruction, direction, or needing a hero, then these pages incorporate it all?
Action/Adventure – Read about journeys to faraway lands, mystic battles of giants and unusual circumstances.
Historical Romance – Read about amazing and romantic love stories that melt the heart, some remarkable, some tragic.
Drama– Read about world creation, how civilizations formed, an amazing BIRTH, how the Hero gives His life, and how the future will be.
How To’s – Read about how to overcome any situation that you face.
Instruction/Direction – Read about instruction/direction from a king that God granted wisdom beyond measure. (Proverbs and the parables of Jesus (Yeshua- Hebrew name) Books Mathew, Mark, Luke and John gives insight on everyday living.)
Futurist Events (Sci-Fi) – Read about how kingdoms will rise and fall, cataclysmic events, spectacular atmospheric occurrences and final residing.

This Marvelous book is the BIBLE!

Reading or giving the bible is the Best Present that you can give.
Merry Christmas!

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Success

 

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Success

People measure Success in many different ways. For some, it’s getting a college degree, finishing graduate school, buying a house a car, or simply making it through the daily cares of life. Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

When I first started writing fiction, I became discouraged really fast. Being a newbie at the industry, I didn’t realize what being an Author was all about. My thoughts were write a novel, get it published and wa la, it’s a success. Boy, how I got that one wrong. With each rejection, I developed a mindset that really disheartened me until I realized my writing wasn’t supposed to be for everyone (even though, I’d like for it to be). Each, agent has their own taste and targets. I just have to find the right element for the delivery.

There were things that I didn’t consider until I researched them out. Along with being published comes the promotion of your work. Book signings, handing out postcards, book markers, social media and getting reviews. Reviews was something that I hadn’t given a second thought until, again research. Reviews are just as important as anything else in promoting your work. Believe me, I know the hesitancy of submitting to a review. You spent a lot of hours pouring your heart and soul into your masterpiece and to maybe have it rejected or given a bad review would be overwhelming. In order, to be SUCCESSFUL, we need to change our mindset. After all, what we endure will only make us stronger and determined.

I’ve been reading Proverbs 31- The Virtuous Woman.  This woman was successful. There are at least 31 characteristics stated about her. Anywhere from ceaseless labor, taking care of her household, she had her husbands confidence and respect, to a prosperous industry.   And each day, I look into the mirror and say out loud. “I am a success, I will succeed.” And, I have to say, I’m beginning to feel more confident.

I heard a story about a woman that walked up to a successful businessman and said, I want to be successful like you. But, (here’s the word that only grows. I look at my backside and can testify to that. LOL). But, I don’t have any experience, I don’t have the education and so forth. (everything coming out of her mouth was what she couldn’t do.) The man turned and faced her. “You’ll never be successful until you change your way of thinking. You’ll not be successful until you can say and believe that you are successful.

Success isn’t only being triumphant, it’s about believing in yourself and pushing through your doubts.

You are a success. Square your shoulders, hold your head up and say, I am a SUCCESS. I’ am SUCCESSFUL! I will SUCCEED!

I invite you to visit my Many Hats of a Lady. That blog covers topics of wearing many hats. I’ll be blogging about being a mother, wife, and career person.

Many Hats of a Ladywebsite: brendascruggssite.wordpress.com