#AwakeAugust – small stones 08/28/16

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I’ve watched you grow
my little darlings
rounder, bigger still
and today, your sweetness
has touched my tongue
cantaloupe season has begun


During the month of August, I will be joining Satya and Kaspa for their Awake August 2016 and write small stones throughout the month. If you’d like to join us, simply write small stones during the month on your blog and/or post them on their Facebook page. Use the hashtag #AwakeAugust in your title to share with others on Facebook and Twitter. If you are unfamiliar with what small stones are, you can find out here. I do hope you will join in. It is a beautiful mindfulness tool.

Book Promotion: Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

I am once again proud and honored to feature  another of Deanie’s children’s book here on my blog. Her books are so uplifting and an encouragement for children. She promotes self-esteem, positive messages, and an “I can do anything!” attitude throughout her books. If you are looking for a gift for a child – your own or a niece or nephew, one or all of Deanie’s books would make a wonderful gift, especially since Christmas is just around the corner.


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About Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog:

Charlene the Star makes new friends in this exciting adventure. She wants to win a special award for jumpers. She must learn important things if she wants to reach her goal. Does she succeed? How does Hattie react when she sees the headline in The Gazette? Why is Cherish so afraid? Your child will be fascinated with the amusing adventures of Charlene and her friends. Children will be entertained and learn important life lessons.

Where to Purchase: Amazon

Website: www.childrenbbookswithlifelessons.com

About the Author:

Peach and MeDeanie Humphrys-Dunne is a children’s book author with five books published at this time: Award-winning autobiography, Tails of Sweetbrier, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. All of her books offer positive messages for children. Her sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, beautifully illustrates her books and designs the covers. All books are available on Kindle and paperback. Her books have won a number of awards and recognitions.

Deanie has been featured on several author websites and interviewed on WTNH.com/CTStyle television program.

Deanie’s Blog | Author’s Facebook Page | Memories of Sweetbrier Farm Facebook Page

#AwakeAugust – small stones 08/25/16

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long day of blistering heat
the need to shut self away
a retreat into shadows
where cool steelness led
to calm stillness


During the month of August, I will be joining Satya and Kaspa for their Awake August 2016 and write small stones throughout the month. If you’d like to join us, simply write small stones during the month on your blog and/or post them on their Facebook page. Use the hashtag #AwakeAugust in your title to share with others on Facebook and Twitter. If you are unfamiliar with what small stones are, you can find out here. I do hope you will join in. It is a beautiful mindfulness tool.

#AwakeAugust – small stones 08/23/16

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a restless wind blows
in a cool calmness
and I surrender
to the peace of it all


During the month of August, I will be joining Satya and Kaspa for their Awake August 2016 and write small stones throughout the month. If you’d like to join us, simply write small stones during the month on your blog and/or post them on their Facebook page. Use the hashtag #AwakeAugust in your title to share with others on Facebook and Twitter. If you are unfamiliar with what small stones are, you can find out here. I do hope you will join in. It is a beautiful mindfulness tool.

#AwakeAugust – small stones 08/21/16

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a sunny Saturday spent
with giggling nieces
and playful puppies
should have been
a glorious time

Evening spent in recluse
just too much excitement
for this troubled brain

and now, too exhausted to care


During the month of August, I will be joining Satya and Kaspa for their Awake August 2016 and write small stones throughout the month. If you’d like to join us, simply write small stones during the month on your blog and/or post them on their Facebook page. Use the hashtag #AwakeAugust in your title to share with others on Facebook and Twitter. If you are unfamiliar with what small stones are, you can find out here. I do hope you will join in. It is a beautiful mindfulness tool.

#AwakeAugust – small stones 08/19/16

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I take one last look
upon the evening sky
and come in from the porch
the days grow shorter
these late evening rockings
grow fewer, is that autumn
I taste upon my tongue?


During the month of August, I will be joining Satya and Kaspa for their Awake August 2016 and write small stones throughout the month. If you’d like to join us, simply write small stones during the month on your blog and/or post them on their Facebook page. Use the hashtag #AwakeAugust in your title to share with others on Facebook and Twitter. If you are unfamiliar with what small stones are, you can find out here. I do hope you will join in. It is a beautiful mindfulness tool.

#AwakeAugust – small stones 08/18/16

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rockin’ on the front porch
eyes closed, ears perked
delighted by the cacophony
of cicadas


During the month of August, I will be joining Satya and Kaspa for their Awake August 2016 and write small stones throughout the month. If you’d like to join us, simply write small stones during the month on your blog and/or post them on their Facebook page. Use the hashtag #AwakeAugust in your title to share with others on Facebook and Twitter. If you are unfamiliar with what small stones are, you can find out here. I do hope you will join in. It is a beautiful mindfulness tool.