November Dreams

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Day passes into night,
and then darkness becomes light.
All is not as lost as it seems,
for autumn can spark new dreams.

~Mark Schutter ©2015

Turkey Dreams

Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away!

wpid-wp-1415931216150.jpegIn early November
our thoughts turn
to dreams of turkey.
With grateful hearts
and joyful thanksgiving,
we wait in anticipation dreaming of turkey.
Stop and listen!
For something turkey this way comes!
A delicious bird
cooked golden brown
oh, the turkey dreams.
Not a thought is given
to his ultimate demise,
he now lives on only in turkey dreams.

~Mark Schutter 2014

Just having some fun!  Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and don’t stress too much about the preparations as most likely it will all work out in the end, so enjoy! Now, what are you thankful for? ~M

Be Grateful

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

Happy November,  focus on your blessings this month. What are you grateful for? I challenge to you to come up with one thing everyday that you are thankful for.

I will start. I am thankful for my family,  and a wife that always goes above and beyond what is expected.  ~M

#30DaysofThanks #JustBelieve #GraceWins #HopeLives

Simply Being Thankful!

Thanksgiving 2013The twisted road we travel

On the journey of life

Comes a time it unravels

Black and white

Dark and light

Mystery blinds our sight

Things we chose to ignore

Focused on what is within

We could see so much more

Yellows and blues

Reds and greens

So many other hues

Gratitude rises at the beauty around

Simply being thankful

In heaven a joyousness resounds

Mark Schutter ©2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

NaNoWriMo am I finished? Yes and No!

Well I’ve passed 50,000 words, 171 double spaced type written pages and still have more to write.  I hit the goal to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November with 3 days to spare, not to bad considering after 15 days I had less than 14,000 words and no idea where this story was actually going.

But now here I am just over 51K and still have some ideas to put down on paper.  The last week has been a burst of writing, I love the creative fire that burns brightly at times.  There have been challenges and setbacks along the way including especially my own negative thinking.  The editing will come later and right now the novel probably doesn’t make much sense but we’ll deal with that.  For now I will rest in the knowledge that I reached my goal and can cross this one off the bucket list.  Getting it published is another item on the bucket list entirely ! 🙂

I owe a huge thanks to a lot of people for encouraging me but most especially –

  • My wife Carri who endured a lot of evenings alone giving up her time with me while I was in the other room typing frantically and counting words!
  • Also, Mikael who encouraged me in late October via cyber space to take on the challenge when I wasn’t sure there was any chance I would ever complete it.
  • My friend and buddy, Shawn, who always see’s the good in me especially when I can’t and often leads me out of my own darkness.
  • All those who encouraged me on my blog site, facebook and twitter both family and friends.
  • And finally to ‘The Office of Letters and Light Programs‘ for hosting NaNoWriMo!

Thank you! ~M