The tough times taught me how the ultimate beauty lies in the mundane.

A woman sits within the rays of a sunset.

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault

I have always prided myself on my ability to practice gratitude.

Ever since I was a child, I’ve thanked the Lord for my blessings on the majority of my days.

Trying to make sense of our political world.

A girl takes duct tape off of her mouth.

I’ve been a people pleaser since I can remember, and for most of my life when it came to controversial conversations, I’d shy away or stay silent. Some close friends never even knew my political affiliation.

Controversy has never been my thing.

Then I became an official writer, and life spilled on the page.

For someone…

Let’s just say, “anything with a remote” made the list.

The author holding up a remote control from a past gift she gave her kids for Christmas.

“In 2021, consumers in the United States expected to spend approximately 886 U.S. dollars on Christmas gifts on average. This is more than what Americans were thinking of spending on gifts in the past 20 years.” Statista.com

It’s that time of year again. The holiday music is in full swing…

It all starts with a bit of grace.

My husband and I dressed as pilgrims in a Thanksgiving card.

Dear Reader,
It’s November, so let’s kick this letter off with a Thanksgiving joke. Why did the farmer have to separate the turkey and the chicken? Fowl play. Bad jokes aside, we’re getting close to the big turkey day.

My hunch: You’re either excited about this rendezvous, or, like me…

Like most writers, my Journey with words didn’t happen overnight.

Lately, I’ve censored my words.

I can’t put it any other way.

Sure, I’ve met the deadlines and written the required amount to pay the bills. I’ve conducted safe interviews, and guest blogged for the ongoing education and parenting realms. But I censored it all.

Why?

In Ruthanne Redis’ article…

Amanda Clark-Rudolph

Amanda is a work at home mama who contributes to various magazines and blogs. Contact her at writeonfreelancingllc@gmail.com for interview or blog articles.

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