"I believe in the brook as it wanders from hillside into glade: I believe in the breeze as it whispers when evening's shadows fade. I believe in the night-bird's croon. I believe in the faith of flowers, for in all of these appeareth clear: THE HANDIWORK OF GOD" -Author unknown
Velma Seawell Daniels believes in these things, as well as in a multitude of annectdotes, quotes, and biblical scriptures, which she shares in her new book, To Brighten Your Day. Mrs. Daniels wants everyone to be able to do much more than to take the time to stop and smell the roses. She invites you, as an Indian lovesong says, to "walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song," because then, "all about you will be beauty." If you can learn to do this, if you can see beauty everywhere you look, then your days will become happier and brighter.
The author knows that humor brightens the individual from within, and she includes many examples of the wit and wisdom she has experienced or heard throughout the years. One story tells of the little boy who wonders who got the calorie when a single calorie soft drink was divided among his friends. She also notes that "Some men are naturally good listeners. Others get married and learn to be." And, "Experience may be a great teacher, but she sure charges a lot for some of her classes."
With a little patience, relaxation, and Mrs. Daniels' book, you can learn how to walk a rainbow trail, believe in the faith of flowers, and brighten your day.
Velma Seawell Daniels is a popular conference speaker in Florida and is the book editor for the News-Chief Publishing Group. She is the author of Patches of Joy, also published by Pelican.
TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY
By Velma Seawell Daniels
72 pp. 6 x 43/8
EAN: 978-1-56554-181-8 pb (F)