Happy Faces

After spending several nights up late writing, Friday has finally come. No, it isn’t one of those TGIF, “thank God its Friday,” days but a really blessed one. But I’ll get to that in a moment.

If any of you have ever written a book then you must know how it can be frustrating to sit down with pen and paper or in front of a computer screen and have not one single thought about just what to write enter your head.

Some call it a “block,” “brain freeze,” or whatever else you want to call it. I call it, “HELP LORD!” I’ve stated many times that He writes my books and I just type them. I really don’t care if people believe that or not because I know what happens when I take my seat in front of this computer and pray asking the Lord to set my thoughts/soul aside and take control of what is written. It’s His story, His book, for His glory and there’s no way I can do it without Him!

Once I pray the words start flowing and as has happened with the last 4-5 chapters in my new book, Amy’s Quest, I’m wondering what in the world is He doing! “There’s another twist,” “How’s that fit in with anything?” and I’ll hear His reply, “You’ll see.”

I was getting pretty frustrated because I have no idea how what He’s leading me to type is tying in with the rest of the story, and where its going, or how its going to end. It will be a suspense and mystery novel to the readers but it is definitely a mystery to me right now.

So how has all this led to happy faces? Over the last several months I crocheted 46 Christmas trees and decorated them to deliver to each room at an assisted living facility near me. I think I posted some pictures of them a while back. But here it is again, just in case.

Waking up at 5:45 this morning I couldn’t go back to sleep. I got up, did some research for “Amy’s Quest” and then started writing. Time flew and with the crocheted Christmas trees loaded in my car my roommate and I went to the assisted living facility and went room to room to room.

Each resident was given a Christmas tree of their choice and a Christmas card or Happy Hanukah card. We saw great big smiles, we got hugs, “God bless you”, and even the “grouchy” people we were warned about before knocking on their door was very pleasant and filled with joy at having a stranger thinking about them with a gift. They even smiled.

What a blessing it is to be able to bring some joy to others that often feel alone and forgotten. It brings smiles to their faces and I have a smile on mine just writing about it.

What a blessed day we have had!

How about making someone smile this weekend.

Have a blessed weekend everyone. 🙂







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