Carillu Series

Release Announcement

Froggie and Friends, the first book in the Carillu series, is now available on Amazon.

Co-authored with my daughter Amber Stevens and dedicated to my two special needs grandchildren.

Success is a choice. When we focus on the outcome of success, rather than the fear of failure, we choose to succeed by our actions.

Hidden Treasures - Day Twenty-Six

Life is filled with season. Each season has it's beauty and obstacles to overcome. We celebrate with joy, the beauty of the season and we often grumble and complain with the obstacles that season brings. 

In Winter we enjoy the snowflakes, as they fall. If we are into winter sports, we enjoy the thrill of skiing down a slope or skating on ice. We enjoy the holidays and festivities of the season. The warm of a fireplace while reading a good book, or snuggled up with one you love. Yet, we tend to complain when the weather becomes too cold, the roads become icy, and we have to pull out the snow shovels.

In Spring we rejoice with the budding of flowers and curse when our allergies flare up. Summer we celebrate with long days, summer activities of hiking, swimming, and boating. We also complain about how we look in a swimsuit, having to spend so much time mowing lawns, and the weather being too hot.

Fall brings our praise of beautiful turning leaves, crisp weather that seems to be a perfect temperature, and enjoying the last days of summer activities. But when it comes times to pull out the rake to rake up all the leaves the complaining begins.

The seasons of life, like the seasons of nature occur both our praise and our complaints. Today, let's reflect on the seasons of life we have experienced and instead of finding reasons to complain, let us look at those times of struggle as occurrences which helped us become the person we are today.

Closeup of red berries against the green leaf background.

Fall leaf in shades of pink laying on green foliage.

Closeup of red berries.


As we reflect upon our success, daily we will explore our commitment to ourselves and what the goals we set. Taking time to write down what went wrong, what was a struggle, and what was a complete failure will help us to gain insight on how to overcome the times, when we struggle and fail to keep the commitments to ourselves.
Focusing on our internal commitments, will strengthen the external commitments we make to others.
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