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Today we celebrate the 152nd birthday of our country! That’s a lot of years, a lot of governments, a lot of decisions made. We have had births and deaths, we have fought wars and suffered great loss. We are a free country which we can thank a countless number of troops for and, today, the Toronto Blue Jays honoured them by including them in their opening ceremonies like they have for many years now.
The unfurling of a 2000 lb flag sends shivers up my spine each time I see it and it only happens twice a year. It’s incredible.
Those troops, and so many more including more lives lost than can be counted, have given me the ability to share my opinion here without being sought out and shot for my opinions, or not even my opinions. It might just be that I’m a writer or that I’m a mom or that I have the nerve to even share words with you no matter how unpolitical.
That leads me to my writing today… Camp NaNoWriMo is now underway and I have written 2,624 words today. I need to come up with some character names because I can’t keep writing “he”, “she”, “him”, “her”… you get the idea. If I don’t I’m going to get very confused as I add more words! The great thing about that word count is that if I keep that up I will reach my goal of 25,000 words in 10 days.
I went onto Amazon and looked up Leap of Faith… well that’s going to be a NO. Everyone has written a book with that title from non-fiction titles to Danielle Steel. What’s unfortunate about that is how ideal that title would be and now I will have to try to think of some variations. This is very much going to be something linked to deep beliefs and the power of a Higher Being in this world. The abilities we forget about or, rather, set aside instead of acknowledging and giving praise. The power of love and prayer and hope.
Of course you can add romance to that list but that is the basis of all my work… no matter what it’s always in there!
Gotta have LOVE!