Atina Atwood

Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

On this Veterans Day, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has served as well as those who currently serve in our Armed Forces. Your sacrifices deserve to be honored more than just one day a year with fabulous parades. Too many of our families have to deal with the darkest shadows after our veterans are no longer in the limelight. 

May we learn to honor you more. 

Happy #MotivatedMonday!

In addition to delving into the NaNoWriMo fun, I’m keeping my #NovemberGratitude Challenge in mind as well. This week, I’m going to challenge myself to concentrate on my Main Characters and how they are being forced to step out of their comfort zones. It made me think:

What am I doing to make me step out of my comfort zone?

Well, I am going to write a novel in a month, so no pressure there. (Actually, although this is my first time participating in the NaNoWriMo, I did write my first novel of 60k+ words in only 3 weeks.) But what else am I doing to step things up?

How about you – Do you feel like you’re growing – or do you feel stagnant?

Sending Love and Light to all of you. ©Atina Atwood 2018 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™ – Atina Atwood is a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, …

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If you’re also participating in NaNoWriMo, take some time to let me know! The more Writing Buddies, the higher the chances of success. I’m Atina Atwood on the nanowrimo.org website. I’m a Twitter Girl, so DM or follow me @Atina_Atwood, and with discretion, I’ll be sure to follow you back for support. This is a great way to feel inspired, write to your heart’s content, and see where your thoughts and your words take you! 

Happy #MotivatedMonday! Remembering my #NovemberGratitude challenge, it’s always great to remember that it’s a lot easier to give goodness to others than we may initially think.

Often, we’re led to believe that only our hard-earned money can make a difference in other’s lives. While that’s always a help, it isn’t the only thing that can move mountains. Simply being polite, kind, or even acknowledging someone’s presence can make so much.

This week, let’s remember that we can always give something – even if it’s only kindness.

This is a time for all people of Faith, people of integrity and respect regardless of religious beliefs, to stand together in solidarity and support the hurting Jewish community.

#ShowUpforShabbat services take place this Friday evening, and also on Saturday morning. Read more about this nation-wide effort, and know that you can also show your support and solidarity by attending a Shabbat service on Saturday morning – online: Central Synagogue Live Streaming.

My heart goes out to all of the families, friends, and communities affected by this hate crime, and at some point, may the media spend more time focusing on the beautiful lives stolen from us than on the heinous being who murdered them. Until then, let us all stand together and strive for Love and Light in these very dark times.

Sending Love and Light to all of you.