This week has been particularly exciting for me. My fourth children’s book, Sadie Meets A Monarch, has been published and is receiving quite a bit of recognition. I did not write them with that in mind, but it is nice when people are interested in the work I do. When you do something simply for the love of the craft it is nice that there is validation that it has indeed spoken to the heart of someone.
I also had an interesting experience with hypnosis that is being translated into a monthly event on my local radio show. It was an amazing experience and one that is difficult to express on paper. If you have any issues at all that you think might help you such as stopping smoking or weight management, I would strongly suggest that you investigate a private hypnosis session with a certified hypnotist.
My third local radio show allowed me to “go solo” so to speak without a co-host. It was yet another step up to achieving goals that contribute to my confidence as a talk show host. I had interviewed the subjects before and they made me look good with their ability to address questions and embellish the conversation.
Today a friend and I were interviewed for the local newspaper because of the children’s book I had written. She was one of the characters in the book that revolved around Monarch butterflies. She raises them and speaks at events around the state about them.
So, to get to the topic, making your mark. We can look at events in our life and some will bring us a degree of success and be pleased. But it was the behind the scenes success that has me doing the dance of happiness this week.
The children’s books I write are for kids 3-8. They are not complex stories but they contain characters fashioned after real children. When a book comes out, I notify the parents on Facebook and everyone shared in the excitement of the publication. That is the joy. This particular book brought joy to my friend who raises monarchs because it is giving her cause some publicity. She was thrilled that I dedicated the book to her. That brought me joy.
The gentleman who is the hypnotist is generating enthusiasm in me and that will translate through the air waves and will people to a better understanding of what hypnosis might do for them. His main goal in his work is to help others. If I can help him to help others, then that is my joy.
The young woman who did the interview for the paper has done articles on my and my work before. She has done a great job and I let her know how appreciative I have been of her support. That brings her joy. In bringing her joy, I am experiencing joy.
Perhaps the greatest joy this week was when I crafted the dedication to my next book, “Accepting Your Best Self” and sharing it with the person I was writing it for. He appreciated the words and the thoughts behind the words. It brought him joy and that brought me joy.
So, how do I make my mark? I try to bring as much joy to as many people as I can each and every day of each and every week. I try to do things that will put a smile on my face in the “doing” and a smile on their face in the “receiving.” It is as simple as that this week.
Click Here to read the article by Kelly Dickey for the Herald Bulletin
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