The lights are up and the tree is decorated. Solitary beauty takes my mind to a snowy forest where the sapling once stood. My mind drifts into scene, the air still, the silence broken by soft footsteps of a burly man in flannel plaid toting an ax.
Much like myself dusting off a forgotten notebook filled with words.
Shaking the branches, flecks of sparkling dust fly about and he is pleased.
Much like myself when notion becomes story.
The lights twinkle, bringing what was a box full of memories alive again. With each trimming, warm thoughts fill me up.
Much like the chapters of a captivating book.
This peace reminds me of something holy on a dark and starry night.
Much like ambitious hope penetrating dark moments impeding plot.
This harmony doesn’t need a voice.
Much like library patrons who silently discover tales of enchantment while perusing endless shelves of text.
This moment brings joy.
Much like a satisfying read.
Trees grow from the ground up. With the seasons they bud and blossom.
Much like the stories that make us whole.
Writing is an expression of creativity and sense of self. Writing connects us on a deeper level with those we may never meet, but most certainly feel connected to. Writing illuminates, the dreams within. Writing is magic, much like Christmas.
Wishing everyone the best of seasons. May you be filled with hope, happiness and many great reads in the New Year. May warm hearts unite, cultivating peace on earth.
“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall, to the old man the pleasures of youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” -Charles Dickens
Thank you, Linda. That was lovely. Linda is giving away an ebook copy of theMontana Bound series
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"Linda Bradley'sfresh voice will keep readers riveted from beginning to end. Bradley delivers aheart-warming story full of disarming honesty and beautiful drama...This one stands out!" -Jane Porter, New YorkTimes and USA Today Best Seller, Author of Flirting With Forty and It's You
-"Maggie's Way is aheart-warming tale of love and loss, fear and friendship. With charmingcharacters and a moving plot, Linda Bradley's lovely debut gently remindsus that it's never too late for second chances." -Lori Nelson Spielman,International Best Seller, Author of The Love List and Sweet Forgiveness
-The Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Awards - Summer 2016
-Greater Detroit Booksellers Best Award Finalist 2016
-"What an awesome book with characters you will fall in love with as the story unfolds. Anyone who has gone thru radiation for breast cancer will find themselves in Maggie. The romantic side of the story is beautifully written and the neighbor child is smarter than most adults. I read this book in a day and a half and can't wait for book two! The author Linda Bradley has already completed book three of the series but just needs to get them published according to her Maggie's Way Facebook page. I think we will all be reading Linda Bradley novels for a long time to come." - Net Galley Review.