Spreading Good News (Part 292 – Blue Rose)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our books!!

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THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:  “The Best Way to Keep a Man is to Let Him Go (among other things)”

Eleanor Jones-Haynes of Pasadena, California, says “A Wealth of Information.  This book is simply AWESOME!!!  The relationship advice and experience offered from the author, Joyce Fields, is incredible.  I especially enjoyed her “no-nonsense” and sometimes humorous approach to real-life relationship issues.  And who better to get such a “wealth of information” from other than a woman who has experienced it and lived it for 42 years!  I would encourage any woman, single or married, to read this book. . .you certainly won’t be disappointed.  Thank you Joyce for sharing some of your life and experiences with all of us & thanks for those recipes!!!

 

Read the preview and reviews for “The Best Way to Keep a Man is to Let Him Go (among other things)” and order today at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

 

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My Books Are Now Available in Apple’s iBookstore!!

In case you are into the speed and convenience of e-books, I want you to know that three of my books are now available in Apple’s iBookstore for immediate download to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod!  Here are the titles and the Apple iBook links:

THE VISION:  Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257365388

 

LINE OF SERENITY

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257176359

 

MOTHER’S DOZEN:  An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257197934

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TODAY’S QUOTE

AN AFRICAN PROVERB SAYS:  NEVER PASS UP AN OPPORTUNITY TO PEE.

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TODAY’S BLOG

This piece was sent to me by a long-time friend, Ava Thrower.  I thought it was beautiful and worth sharing.  Hope you agree!

Blue Rose

Having four visiting family members, my wife was very busy, so I offered to go to the store for her to get some needed items, which included light bulbs, paper towels, trash bags, detergent, and milk.  So off I went.

I scurried around the store, gathered up my goodies, and headed for the checkout counter, only to be blocked in the narrow aisle by a young man who appeared to be about sixteen years old.  I wasn’t in a hurry, so I patiently waited for the boy to realize that I was there.  This was when he waved his hands excitedly in the air and declared in a loud voice, “Mommy, I’m over here.”

It was obvious now, he was mentally challenged, and also startled as he turned and saw me standing so close to him, waiting to squeeze by. His eyes widened and surprise exploded on his face as I said, “Hey Buddy, what’s your name?”

“My name is Denny and I’m shopping with my Mommy,” he responded proudly.

“Wow,” I said, “that’s a cool name; I wish my name was Denny, but my name is Steve.”

“Steve, like Stevarino?” he asked.

“Yes,” I answered. “  How old are you Denny?”

“How old am I now, Mommy?” he asked his mother as she slowly came over from the next aisle.  ”You’re fifteen years old Denny; now be a good boy and let the man pass by.”

I acknowledged her and continued to talk to Denny for several more minutes about summer, bicycles, and school.  I watched his brown eyes dance with excitement because he was the center of someone’s attention.  He then abruptly turned and headed toward the toy section.

Denny’s mom had a puzzled look on her face and thanked me for taking the time to talk with her son.  She told me that most people wouldn’t even look at him, much less talk to him.  I told her that it was my pleasure and then I said something I have no idea where it came from, other than by the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

I told her “There are plenty of red, yellow, and pink roses in God’s Garden; however, ‘Blue Roses’ are very rare and should be appreciated for their beauty and distinctiveness.  You see, Denny is a ‘Blue Rose’ and if someone doesn’t stop and smell that rose with their heart and touch that rose with their kindness, then they’ve missed a blessing from God.”

She was silent for a few seconds, then, with a tear in her eye, she asked, “Who are you?”

Without thinking I said, “Oh, I’m probably just a dandelion, but I sure love living in God’s garden.”

She reached out, squeezed my hand, and said, “God bless you!” and then I had tears in my eyes.

May I suggest that the next time you see a “Blue Rose,” don’t turn your head and walk off. Take the time to smile and say “Hello.”  Why?  Because, by the grace of GOD, this mother or father could be you.  This could be your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew.  What a difference a moment can mean to that person or their family.

From an old dandelion!

Live simply.  Love generously.  Care deeply.  Speak kindly.  Leave the rest to God.

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

 

~ Unknown

Source:  The Internet

NOTE FROM JOYCEIf this piece did something for you, send the link to others.  Thanks!!

 

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~ Joyce Fields

 

 

 

 

 

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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4 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 292 – Blue Rose)

  1. Lena says:

    Nice post. I have a blue rose and I love him immensely. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nita says:

    How beautiful! I know a “Blue Rose” from my grocery store. His name is Tyree, and he always helps me when I’m putting my groceries in my car. He’s so sweet.

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