- Beginning Positive & Meaningful: John Cena may be known to you for "cow commercials," movies, or WWE wrestling. You may not know John Cena has been the "face" of Make-A-Wish, fulfilling Wishes of children, making their lives better, and their days of being family fuller. Cena has fulfilled 650 children's wishes since 2002.
** Fort Worth ISD may give students a day away from school on the voting day of November 8th. Not the right time for strangers roaming hallways of a school.
- A morning read taught me, "Stopping a bad habit is harder than starting a good habit."
** A note to younger SL readers: 60 Minutes began their 55th broadcast year. I was in front of TV when Mike Wallace ambushed his first bad guy...Tic, Tic, Tic.
- 1) Bjork is an Icelandic actress, musician. After living in the US 20 years , Bjork has moved her family back to Iceland. "America is just too violent," she said. 2) Speaking to an economic focused audience in Chicago, the CEO of McDonald's said, "the violence in America is not good for business." Ah, Mr. CEO, the violence in America is not good for children, teens, adults, families, and elders too.
** Two excellent Netflick shows to enjoy, learn from, share. 1) Linda & The Mockinbirds: A 41 minute filming of Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Brown taking a performing group of Hispanic youth into Mexico by tour bus (music, dance, storytelling), and 2) I Used To Be Famous. This London based excellent script is a film about a once known musician and an Autistic kid, a talented drummer. Their story is painful, challenging, inspiring and Hopeful.
- Booksigning at Lazy Daisy Tea & Coffee. From 2 to 4 on Sunday afternoon, October 16, we hope to host a time to sign books, greet readers, and read a story. If you already have my book, come and meet other readers. Coffee or tea on me. More on book signing next Sunday.
- The Sunday Letter is sent to 70 readers. My mailing account is up to 1,000 names. If you have friends or family that might enjoy, "The Sunday Letter" please ask them to sign-up on my home page (royswritings.com), no cost to anyone.
** Zoom is a communication tool, often critized. Last week 4 of us (artist - healer by use of oils - musician/artist - and myself as writer) were on Zoom together for an hour. Unplanned, we affirmed the capacity and developed talent of each. We offered encouragement, marketing suggestions, and listened as we each talked about our work, commonness of stories, and the value of each to the whole of us. Perhaps a use of Zoom at its best
My generation understood we had to go in search of Wisdom, perhaps grandparent, conference presenter, or travel outside the US. There was no Googling Wisdom. We gained wisdom by listening to the stories of others, and the telling of our own. Stories can be funny, sacred, of our limitations, or our going beyond to achieve, to learn, to grow. What is your story? Who and where will you share your story?