Thursday, January 26, 2017

You Can Win

Don’t be angry,
don’t get mad
because it really
makes me sad.
Put on a smile,
just grin and bear it.
That’s much better
Than getting upset.
Close your eyes
and count to ten.
You’re strong –
Don’t let anger win!

Connie Arnold

Friday, December 16, 2016

May your Christmas be filled with beauty and joy,
but don't forget the holy infant boy.
As you celebrate Santa's arrival
with the reindeer and sleigh,
don't forget the baby who was lying in the hay.

Wishing you peace and a season that's bright,
but don't forget the reason for the coming of the Light!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Animal Summer Fun

How are you enjoying the summer? Perhaps you are being like these cute animals. Enjoy!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Get Moving

Get yourself moving,
go outside and play!
It's good to exercise
each and every day.

Go for a walk,
hop, skip and run,
play a lively game
and have a little fun!

It's good for your body
to stretch and move.
Getting exercise can
help your health improve.

So don't just sit around
and waste the day away;
get up, get going and
make the most of your day!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Mokey's New Friends

It is my joy to announce the release of my newest children's book, Mokey's New Friends, from Guardian Angel Publishing! This book, illustrated by Marina Movshina is intended for preschool, kindergarten and early elementary school children. It tells the story of a playful and friendly monkey named Mokey, the friends he makes and what he learns about others' different appearances and abilities not making a difference in their being friends.

Recent reviews for Mokey's New Friends state:

"I hope as a result of enjoying this warm and cheerful story, lots of children who read it or hear it read will consider making friends with kids who are different from themselves. I believe that will probably happen."
 Janet Ann Collins/Onwords Opening Eyes, Opening Hearts

"Marina Movshina’s water color artwork keeps the action moving. It’s clear that Mokey is adventurous, fun-loving, and open to new experiences."
Penny's Reviews and Chat

Mokey's New Friends joins the family of my other children's books and inspirational books which can be seen on Amazon or my websites, Children's Books and Poems and Inspirational Poetry Beautiful Moments of Joy and Peace.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Visiting Preschools

Visiting schools is a wonderful way to share books with children, give them enjoyment, teach them important life lessons, interact in a positive way and have fun while doing it! They teach us things as well while we are sharing.

My husband, Tom, and I have been doing quite a few visits recently and are so blessed by the little ones, their excitement and enthusiasm.

Here is an excerpt from each book that the children really like:

From Olive and the Great Flood:  "Olive trilled soft peaceful songs to help them sleep at night. When the ark tossed back and forth, her coos relieved their fright."

From Count 1,2,3 With Me:  "Eight legs help a spider to climb, which leaves a web behind each time. Mama Spider traps eight flies to eat. Spiders find bugs a tasty treat."

From Animal Sound Mix-up:  "What if in a pond on a log a quack was heard from a small frog? Or in a forest you could hear a honking sound come from a deer?" (Of course Tom's animal sounds make these mixed-up sounds even more delightful for the children!)

Looking at those sweet, smiling faces reminds me why I do what I do, and I am extremely thankful!