Daily Archives: April 13, 2016

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Listen to a bee

As it hums and buzzes ‘round

Task oriented

Observe the squirrel

Gathering nuts for a meal

Wanting just to eat

Watch that ant scurry

With a load thrice its own size

Doesn’t know it can’t

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

She Wrote a Book

Author and book coach, Lena Anani hosts a podcast titled: She Wrote a Book. As the title suggests, this is an interview opportunity for women to promote a book they have written.  Although the actual conversation takes less than 12-13 minutes, Miss. Anani helps the interviewee make the most of the experience.  Through her blog, You Tube channel, as well as numerous social media outlets, the interview is promoted.  What a fabulous way to reach an audience you may not otherwise have access to as well as to obtain content for your own site.  Why am I telling you this?  Because I have, here, the interview Lena did with me a couple weeks ago.  She sent me the email today, letting me know it was LIVE and encouraged me to share.


Here is the link to the podcast and I hope you will contact her today to schedule your interview.  Thank you for enjoying mine!  Of course, you are welcome to share, that’s what life’s all about!


Writer’s Quote Wednesday LAUGHTER


Emerson’s famous quote always puts a smile on my face.  To imagine that flowers are the earth’s way of showing laughter is a most pleasant visual. Many people smile when they see a field of buttercups, a row of tulips or a trellis of roses. Even those, such as myself, who have allergies to the fragrance of flowers, might still love seeing them.

Carnations and lavender are the exception to my allergy symptoms.  I’ve no idea why but am eternally grateful, especially for the lavender, whose essential oil is a staple in my medicine chest. If you have never looked into essential oils to learn more about their therapeutic properties, please allow me to invite you to do just that. Many companies exist, from whom you can purchase countless varieties of pure, single oils to layered blends designed to ease stress or help you find more energy. Back in the 1990’s I studied with the Nelson Bach company to dispense their Bach Flower Remedies. And when Uttati International came to my area, I took their essential oil classes. To this day, I still use these products as well as the knowledge I gained.

So, back to the thought of flowers being the way the earth laughs…

 There are distant sounds

Ringing like chimes across fields

Calling to our ears

From o’er yon mountain

Delight entreats us hither

Relax, lighten up

A feast for the soul

Compliments of Mother Earth

Laugh lines ‘round the eyes

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben


Angel Messages April 13 2016


Your Daily Message from Angels…


We love you

Thank you for always being there Angels!!