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Thank You–Gratitude-10–True Happiness Is…



I, and we must all, extend our gratitude to Liberty Center, Ohio’s “Positive People Partners”, creators of National Forgiveness and Happiness Day (today!) October 7 !

The organization suggests reading three times today the Proclamation of True Happiness, a national proclamation that promotes good will among men, and sharing it with as many people as possible !

The entire month of October is National Forgiveness and Happiness month.

And, writers be informed, there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking inspiration from this sort of positive attitude and finding ways to write happy endings to your stories! Watch a Hallmark movie!

(BONUS Trivia: Biologist David Lamfrom says of our national parks, “We need to practice sustainability…” to ensure all persons may benefit from their experiences in the parks. What position does David Lamfrom hold?
ANSWER: Director of wildlife programs for the National Parks Conservation Association!)

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Since I first touched a pencil to paper, I've been writing. Where that passion has taken me as I lived life is explored in my Primary blog, . I love animals, including race horses, about whom I have written much, and I've always had a dog in my life. Shouldn't animals have their say? In my Second Primary blog, , I give them a chance to speak. In the Composite blog , I explore my life's journey and observations. Other interests -- poetry, sports, photography, thankfulness, story ideas, self-publishing, story art, fiction, and more -- get their due in my other (17) blogs. I'm from a rural community in Ohio, lived nine years in Vermont, then returned to my native Henry County in 1980. I've worked for various local newspapers and attended classes in writing over the years before retiring to free-lancing in 2008. It was after my migration back to Ohio that I began BAT Publishing in earnest. It is strictly a self-publishing enterprise in that I publish my own works -- novels, novelettes, short stories with my Roughcraft Art -- in my own softcover, or loose-leaf notebook, designs. My photos and artwork are also incorporated in the books. Prior to this endeavor, I produced a periodic story booklet for young writers only entitled "Connections". Its success sparked my interest in self-publishing my own titles.

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