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What It Means to Be Fruitful

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fruitfulnessOnce again I’m sharing wisdom and knowledge from Jim Rohn. I think the majority of us want to be fruitful and reap the rewards from our work. This article puts it into perspective for me. Enjoy and have a blessed day.

Over the years I’ve learned to challenge my audiences to turn their response to the ideas and information they receive into results. According to the Biblical story, the first couple, Adam and Eve, was instructed to be fruitful—to produce some results.

Fruitful is kind of an interesting word; it denotes abundance. Here’s what I think fruitful, abundance and productivity mean—to go to work on producing more than you need for yourself. I think we fulfill that command given to us so long ago to be productive, to produce far more than we need for ourselves, by blessing others, blessing our nation and blessing our enterprise.

Challenge yourself to produce more ideas than you need for yourself so you can share and give your ideas away. Produce more in terms of substance, money, treasure and all things valuable to human beings, far more than you need for yourself.

I am reminded of R.G. LeTourneau’s story, the man who built the big earth moving machines. It was his goal to someday give away 90 percent of his income—giving away far more than anyone could possibly imagine. Ninety percent is an awful lot to give away, but you should have seen the 10 percent that was left.

Once abundance starts to come, once someone becomes incredibly productive, it’s amazing what the numbers turn out to be. It’s amazing what it finally totals. So make sure when you are given the opportunity, that you turn your response into results, thus the chance to be more fruitful and more giving.
by Jim Rohn

Link to Shirley’s latest book. It is a 256 page Historical fiction that is family oriented called “Dobyns Chronicles”. http://www.shirley-mclain.com/published-books.html

The Time is Here…..

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I’m so excited and can’t keep my old heart from jumping up and down. I finally have my book of short stories on Amazon. It’s called, “Shirley’s Shorts and Flashes”. You can read just about any genre you want with these stories. I started working on them a couple of years ago.

One thing I’m very pleased about is using Afaheem Solutions to do the drawings before every chapter. Those pictures set the story off and give you little hints what it’s about. It was fun to see what concepts he would come up with in a short period of time. If I wanted something changed he would do it immediately.

I think my favorite of the stories is Forever Love based on a true event from my life. If you like paranormal, love and tragedy all wrapped up in a neat package, you will like this story.

Take a look at it and let me know what you think about the book.  Blessings to all.        Shirley

Daddy of the Heart

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There is a man who has been in my life for as long as I can remember. I’m now sixty-two years old and I can’t imagine him not in my world, even though I know the time is getting ever closer for him to leave the world and me.

Jim has been my father’s best friend since they were boys together in Oklahoma. They survived the hard times growing up, and survived World War II.  They have stuck together like glue.

How do you tell someone they mean more to you than you can really put into words?  There hasn’t been a time when I haven’t heard the words I love you coming out of his mouth. Growing up I always knew he was there, he was my rock, and it hasn’t changed.

I got the best of Jim.  I never lived with him, so I didn’t have the trials and tribulations of everyday life that his own son experienced.  When my life was a wreck he was there for support.  He held my hand while I went to sleep, or rubbed my neck when I had a headache.

To this day, love and encouragement is what I receive from Jim.  I have been so blessed to have another daddy who loves me unconditionally and never fails to show it.

I wish everyone could have a Daddy of the Heart as I did.  Jim is one of God’s blessings in my world that I’m ever grateful for.  Let me know if you have been blessed in your life by someone in your  world.

I Don’t Know Why!

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Paper Whites No. 2

Image by frank3.0 via Flickr

Since last Friday, I’ve had a bad case of “I just can’t write on my blog.”  I don’t even know where it came from.  It wasn’t because I didn’t want to write, because I finished book one of “The Dobyns Chronicles.” Now I start the heavy editing, before I have it professionally edited.  I also did my homework for my Gotham Fiction Writing class.  I also read two books.

Why is it I couldn’t sit at this computer and type my blog, when I was doing everything else?  Well, today is a new beginning, and I’m going to post three times a week instead of trying daily.  I opted for the daily blog challenge at the beginning of the year and fell off the wagon fairly quickly.  I want to blog because I have information to share, not because it was a New Year’s resolution.  Tune in on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and see what I come up with.  Blessings to all, espically those poor people in Japan.  Oh yes, Happy Saint Patrick‘s Day.  May your home be filled with laughter, May your pockets be filled with gold, and may you have all the happiness your heart can hold.

Irish Blessing unknow author……