Daffodils Are Nature’s Smile

It has been awhile since I wrote on my blog. I have been busy preparing my poetry and short story collection manuscripts to submit to a publisher.

Last year, I removed my self-published books from Amazon/Kindle for a variety of reasons that I don’t want to go into here.

A new year means no looking back.

A new year means starting right now and maintaining a forward momentum.

A new year means emphasizing gratefulness for the beauty that is in this very moment, rather than looking backward into the past with regret and sadness.

Happiness is something that can only be discovered when we let go of the irritating expectation that we have to be perfect. Happiness is living our own authentic lives without worrying about other people’s opinions about us.

I am a writer; I simply love to write. I love the way words come together to create an image. It is like word art. Words can inspire; and, unfortunately words can destroy. Words are sacred.

When choosing my words, I choose to use healing words. Kindness. Love. Encouragement. I am an optimist because I have joy in my heart regardless of what happens around me. I trust in God and believe that no matter what the next day brings the sun in its golden glory will rise anew. I get up early mornings to watch the sun rise and I give thanks to God for another day, another chance to live this life. Hopefully, I make a difference in someone’s life. Hopefully, I inspire with the words I speak; hopefully, I inspire with the words I write.

In my garden, beautiful, delicate, yellow daffodils have started to pop up. I smile each time I see them as they sway in the cool morning breeze and the sunlight sparkles off of their petals.

Daffodils are nature’s smiles. The brilliant yellow is like sunshine as a flower.

So, in the morning, consider rising early and watching the sun as it wakes up the world with its golden hues. Consider the brevity of this life and consider what an absolute miracle it is that you have the opportunity to see the sunlight, to hear the birds singing, to just live.

Life is a miracle.

Too often, the media emphasizes negativity.

Consider turning off social media and the news and consider planting some daffodils instead.

Daffodils will make you smile!

Jenny W. Andrews copyright 2023

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I am a published poet and short story writer. I have been published in SNHU's the penmen review. https://penmenreview.com/author/jenny-andrews is the link where you can find my poetry and a short story. Previously, I self-published my novel "Bully Another Day," "Short Stories and Vignettes", and a poetry book "Spaces between the Pause" on Amazon/Kindle. Due to abysmal interest in my self-publishing venture, I have unpublished those three projects, as well as my poetry book "Life at the End of the Rainbow." However, I plan to be more aggressive in trying to find a traditional publisher for these projects.

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