Word Ghosts and dreams


“People are capable, at anytime in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”

Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

Over the Rainbow

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Another post by G. Enjoy!


Remember that beautiful old song: “Somewhere over the rainbow, birds fly high, if birds fly over the rainbow, why then oh why can’t  I?”

I’d like to suggest you can! Oh not in every thing and all the time. We all have our weak points. Take me for example: I’m terrible at math. From the earliest days of long division to Trig and Aniline Calculus, whatever side of the brain handles that, well mine went out to lunch one day and never came back to work. But I never let it get me down. So I’d never be an engineer or rocket scientist, let somebody else do that, but I did have talent in History and Writing. So I decided that limits are barriers we set on ourselves, and I decided it was time for me to fly over the rainbow.

My first manuscript entitled “The Siege at Sevastopol” was not exactly a page turner. It lacked the two things every good piece needs: Heart and directed purpose. So I went out to try again, and with some mentors to help, my new manuscript entitled “The Siege at Sevastopol as Compared with the Siege at Khe Sahn” doubled my readership. These two events, over a hundred years apart, had both much and little in common.  It started talk among true military historians, it even started debates. I was now the toast of the town. Invited to speak and lecture. I had managed to fly over the rainbow!

My next challenge is to fly over the moon. I don’t know if I’ll make it, but if you drive by my home one night and notice the lights on in the Study, you’ll find that crazy bastard friend of yours is trying to write the piece that will build the rocket!

By the way, did I mention that the view from the top of the rainbow is FANTASTIC! Much better than that you see with both feet on earth. It invigorates your spirits and allows you to put aside the weights that have been holding you down.

So what rainbow is yours to fly over? What’s holding you back from doing it? Strengthen your wings and come up to where the air is rare!

So in the words of that old Frank Sinatra song: COME FLY WITH ME, LET’S FLY, LET’S FLY AWAY!

A month of Optimism

Dear Fellow Journalers,

April – a Month of Optimism

     Optimism has been defined as ” hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.” Optimists are more confident about outcomes than pessimists. They know bad things will happen, but they also know that the bad things don’t define them.

Martin Seligman is credited with the 3 Step Program to help people become optimistic.

      1. Take an optimistic view. Have a positive attitude. (( I can lean how to create a clay figure)).

      2. Intentionally block negative thoughts and substitute positive ones. ( ( write down in a journal your most worrisome thoughts and vent.))

     3. Fight awfulising. Make the best of the situation. (( I am not doomed to paint spatters on my carpet. I can learn how to create a reasonably looking page.))

     Dare to dream and hope for the best, and see the “glass is 1/2 full” after all.


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Motivation and Invitation

starting today

     I am always inspired and motivated when I read a post or an article or see a pin that makes me think. I usually try to  incorporate what I read into action in my life. So, I am taking this advice:

“Every accomplishment begins with a person deciding to try what dreams and vision that they may have in their hearts. Instead of just being someone with a creative imagination, and just being able to dream, we have to try to live to become the person we dream about being.”

     To read more of this post, please see J.Johnson on Search Quotes 3/17/14


I recently sent out a request to most everyone in my address book and while some responded positively, I wanted to extend the invitation to you also.

Uniquely Yours Craft Journal is looking for Guest Contributors to write and share their creative journey.

Some of you started your journey a long time ago. You met with obstacles, lots of hills and “slumps” and are still going. You have a lot of wisdom to share.

Some of you took up a walking stick (pen) and have jogged along quite nicely until you saw those two paths and are now trying to re-focus. You have a lot to share about overcoming those obstacles.

Some of you are new to journaling and want to remain anonymous because you are taking baby steps. You have found quotes on search engines and Pinterest that have inspired you. You’ve found other blogs and want to share, but are not sure to whom.

Whatever your case is, we all have things to share. Why not with us? My plan is to have you email me with your “Random Thoughts” or articles or pictures  and I will post them and of course give you credit. I won’t post your name or email if you don’t want me to. You can post once a week or once a month. Whatever you choose!

I look forward to hearing from you.


P.S. If interested, please email me at uniquelyyourscraftjournal@outlook.com



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