Diana McCollum

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Gratitude is an Attitude

Photographer: Serebnina of Depost Photos When I worked in an office, I often listened to talk radio host Dr. Laura and she used to say, “Gratitude is an Attitude”. When something goes wrong in my life I repeat those words to myself. It helps dispel the depressed...

What do you do?

What do you do?

I wrote this in the month of July. When the subject matter was what you liked best snowy, days or hot days. I will tell you how to pass the time on a cold blustery, snowy day or hot summer day, and every day in between. How to improve a skill and your mental attitude....

Freedom and Independence to Follow My Dreams

Freedom and Independence to Follow My Dreams

(This first appeared as a blog on Windtree Press) I live in a country the, USA, where I can enjoy the freedom and independence to follow my dreams. My dream is to write and publish stories that I love for others to enjoy. The job of writing is an independent job. I...

GIFTS FROM THE HEART for Valentine’s Day

GIFTS FROM THE HEART for Valentine’s Day

Three Genre-istas - Diana McCollum, Sarah Raplee and Judith Ashley - have romantic short stories in GIFTS FROM THE HEART, a new Valentine's anthology from Windtree Press! Gifts from the Heart includes nine short stories ranging in length from Flash Fiction to...

Flowers

Flowers

I don’t have any one quote I live by. I do love flower quotes as I love working and sitting in my different garden areas. The first six pictures are ones I took of our different garden areas to go along with the quotes. When I sit in my garden I know my soul is fed...

Chickens to Ice Caves

Chickens to Ice Caves

I have traveled to many different places inside our borders and out. This year our big trip will be the Mexican Riviera. Our grandson is getting married in Puerto Vallarta. I’ve never been to Mexico and we will be traveling with 37 family and friends of the bride and...

Anna Wessels Williams M.D.

Anna Wessels Williams M.D.

I had never heard of Anna Wessels Williams. Anna Wessels Williams, 1863-1954, lived life to the fullest. She was fun loving and loved adventure. During her free time she would ride in stunt planes feeling free in the stomach-dropping danger and the exalted feeling of...

Love of Humanity

Love of Humanity

I came across this poem some time ago, and really liked it. So I decided to share it with all of you. There are all kinds of love in this world to have, and to embrace. Ilchi Lee is a New York Times bestselling author. He developed Brain Education a mind-body training...

Thankful for All God’s Creatures

Thankful for All God’s Creatures

We've moved to a new home in northern CA.Leaving Bend, OR, I was afraid I'd not have wild animals in my yard like we did in Bend. Silly me! We have been visited by lots of animals and birds.Our little pond with the waterfall is a favorite spot for all kinds of birds....