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Monday, November 25, 2013

Peace, Love, and Harmony



Millions of American families will join hands in prayer to say grace. Thanksgiving is integral to American culture. On Thanksgiving, say a prayer of thanks to the Almighty for the bountiful gifts bestowed upon you. Many years ago, the Pilgrims of Plymouth did so. They shared their food with the natives of the land, who helped them in times of misery. The tradition of sharing the Thanksgiving meal continues even today. In honor of that tradition, share your gifts with friends and family. 


May your Thanksgiving  be filled with  Peace, Love, and Harmony!


HW Westermayer~ 
The Pilgrims made ​​seven times more graves than huts... nevertheless, they set aside a day of thanksgiving.





Kurt Avish~ 
The things that we most of the time take for granted are those that always deserve our gratitude. Be thankful for that one thing or person today and make every day of the year a personal Thanksgiving. 

Thanksgiving
Cicero ~
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues. 

More fun Thanksgiving art

Anne Frank~ 
I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy.





William Shakespeare~ 
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.



Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie







Ralph Waldo Emerson~ 
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
for everything Thy goodness sends.




NormanRockwell Thanksgiving painting

Theodore Roosevelt~ 
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.



Whatever is beautiful,
Whatever is Meaningful,
Whatever Brings you happiness ...
May it be yours this Holiday Season
and Throughout the coming year! 



Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool by P.J. LaRue

Princess Harmony, the daughter of Aphrodite, makes people feel peaceful. Her life in New York is disrupted when the war-god, Ares, demands that his five children capture her so they can fight and cause wars. Princess Harmonie must give up all that she loves, including her beloved brother, Eros, move to Hawaii, and live with her new protectors, whom she does not even know. Together, the five girls are The Mystic Princesses, and they learn they have inherited powers from their mythological parents. Along the way, the Mystic Princesses learn life-lessons in personal safety, trust, keeping secrets that could cause harm and stop bullies. But will the princesses learn how to use their powers in time to protect Princess Harmonie from the Children of Ares, when their hiding place is discovered? Book includes a picture with each chapter for children who are not yet ready to give up vivid colors.





The Princesses and the Mystic Whirlpool  - reviewed by Mrs.D.




Power, mystery, peace, and love! Earth, wind, air, and water! Thrilling adventures of fearless magical princesses who have that power can help others.


What could be more exciting than going on great adventures beneath the ocean and meeting brave, powerful princesses: Harmony Princess, Coral Princess, Princess Catie, Princess Janna, and Princess Breanna. Reading The Princesses and the Mystic Whirlpool, children will easily connect to the mystical characters living in the ocean.



Written in a mysterious style, the story takes children on a fascinating trip from New York to Hawaii and inside the underwater kingdom. In this vibrant book, written by PJ LaRue, the magical princesses rule the ocean. They have power; they just must learn how to use it properly!



The author beautifully describes the life of mysterious characters and the nature around them. Traveling through the story, children will easily fall in love with loving Princess Harmony and her brother Eros, symbolizing peace and love. They will also meet the mystifying Children of Ares, who are after Princess Harmony and her brother Eros, and follow Coral Princess and her friends inside the ocean.



Each princess has different power, but the young girls must combine their powers to protect Princess Harmonie, who needs their help. Taking children to the underwater kingdom, the author gracefully connects them to nature and the ocean. Reading this exciting story, readers will feel as if they are riding on the playful Daring Dolphin or getting away from Scary Shark.



The story captured my attention from the beginning and kept it to the last page. I enjoyed knowing the daring princesses, who courageously protect their friend and each other. This is a lovely book about meaningful friendship, kindness, and caring. The illustrations are vivid and creative, and any child will love them. Also there are a few great lessons underlined in this book. This book is great for young readers who have a great imagination for the colorful tales of the princesses, and love, nature, and ocean.





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PJ LaRue wrote poetry in high school, but she discovered writing children's books and short stories later in life. Her writing inspirations are hiking, photography and environmental consciousness, but these interests she links to much larger social issues. A person very close to PJ was molested as a child, making PJ passionate about providing child safety tips. And, PJ was bullied in the third grade by girls much larger than she, who demanded PJ  give them her lunch or her lunch money. As a result, PJ is committed to spreading the word that bullying must be stopped. One of PJ's goals is to help educate children, parents and care givers, in a fun way, in her children's book series, The Mystic Princesses.

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