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Friday, May 4, 2012

HOPE

A life without hope is incomprehensible to me. More than once in my past it was hope for something better that kept me plugging away. Knowing that there would be a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how long that tunnel looked, was reason enough to carry on.

I am not one to give up on anything, but I am also not one to live in fantasy. I can give up and walk away from something or someone if all hope for a better result eludes me. It takes me a long time to get there, but I can. That kind of giving up seems healthy to me. Not hopeless, just not fruitful.

Every week or several times a week, I hope someone will read what I write. I hope someone will post on what I've written and I hope no one will stop half way through from boredom or because it was just too poorly written to continue. 

I hope they might leave here and go to my author's page.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Authors-Place-with-Jo-Heroux/175429849199125?
Maybe even "like" it.

I hope that someone might click on the Audio Book Sales to the right of this blog and maybe buy a book. 

I hope that anyone who has purchased an audio or ebook which I have written will enjoy it and maybe go back and buy another title for themselves or one they enjoyed for a friend.

I hope that blogging is not always just to clear my head, but actually lead to something else, like book sales!  :)

(ebooks are available from either Amazon or Barnes and Noble by searching Jo Heroux, you will find all titles. Those links are available on my author's page)


I hope that you aren't mad now because I just took a cheap shot at self-promotion. I hope that you will pm me any comments you have on anything you may have purchased with both good and constructive critiques.  I hope that the next book I write is the best book ever written.

I hope every reader who isn't following, chooses to follow today...right column of page.


I hope that all of my children achieve their dreams and their children become the best at whatever they choose to be as adults. I hope I am healthy until the day I die and can enjoy seeing each of these things happen.


I hope that summer is long and hot and has enough rain to keep grass and flowers green but not so much that we can't enjoy the summer sun, as well.


I hope each of you who are still reading have something to smile about today and come back and visit again, real soon.


Jo

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful Betsy, Durand, MI, a small town where a lot of my father's family is from. I have had to order a new card, but when I do, I will have to start by purchasing that one for sure. :o)

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    1. Awww, thank you Elaine. That's so nice. (That is my favorite, btw.) Thanks for coming by. ♥

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  2. I hope you get everything you've ever wished for. :O)

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    1. Really? That would be ubber cool! I think. You wanna live next door to me? I wished for that! ♥

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  3. I hope you have a long sunny summer too. Then I won't be sad because you are sad in the winter time.

    I like that you listed your "hopes". It's a good idea and makes me want to list my hopes too, although I really don't think I have many needs or wants. I will see when I make my list. It's funny the things that will come to the surface when I direct my attention to such a task. Now you have me thinking....

    And don't feel one bit bad about promoting your books! I thought it was a great idea to add that to your hope list.... ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. I'd like to see where a list of hopes takes you. I found this one rolled along just one after another, only removed one and repaired one! ♥
      The summer is coming! Pool is open, tomorrow I'm painting the deck and I may turn on the heater. :)

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  4. Well I did like the Facebook page :))) and as for your wishes some will come true, I am sure!

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    1. You are just too kind, Claudia. Thank you.

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  5. "He who has hope, has everything" ~Thomas Carlyle
    You made me smile with your comment on my hope post.

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    1. Good! I agree with the above quote. Very nice. ♥

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  6. What a shameless method of self promotion...and brilliantly done. I'm smiling and I am officially following you.

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    1. He he he...I know, it is shameless, but what the heck, I hope it works! And if you're following me, that's one thing...now if you visit and like my authors page, that's two and why not just go ahead and buy a book?
      Just sayin'......LOL
      Thanks Lee, I appreciate having you on my tail. ♥

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  7. Great post and self promotion is awesome! If you don't like you, love you and believe in you, how will anyone else?? You are SO incredibly awesome Jo and I hope we stay in touch for years n' years to come!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Mimi, I hope so, too. Isn't it amazing how many friends you cultivate by writing your life story bit by bit in blogs? Thank you for all your support and friendship. You are one of my many blessings. ♥

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  8. I'm always coming' back Jo, and if I can find time to back to reading and out from under contest judging, I might read your books. Don't feel bad. I was so sick the other day, I cried out on twitter begging for blog attention and tissues:))

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    1. Thanks for all your support Sandra. I know all about time when you are raising a family. I never feel bad for asking for support, I give it willingly and I am so happy I get it freely from all these wonderful people. YOu know!
      Self-promotion is so necessary to any writer.
      *hands you a tissue* and here's a hug too, just in case,,,((((Sandra)))) ♥

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  9. Shameless self promotion is what we must do as writers. I'm hoping too.

    Catch My Words
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, I agree and I obviously don't mind it! LOL I'm always hoping and whatever you are hoping for, I hope you get it! ♥

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  10. And I hope that we will always be friends! Great post!

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    1. I hope that as well! You rock. ♥

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  11. Jo - you're one of the few that always leaves a warmth in your wake. No need to hope, others will continue to come.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda. I love you, too. I HOPE you are right. ♥

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    2. I hope each of your hopes comes true. There isn't a more deserving lady. I love you to pieces Jo.

      Kathy
      http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    3. Thank you Kathy...that is so sweet and you know I love you right back! ♥

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  12. Ah, how honest and forthcoming your hopes are. I hope you reach and every one! :)

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    1. Thank you Deidre...that would be awesome! ♥

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  13. Aww Jo-- you know you deserve the best. Here's to hoping all your dreams and hopes come true!!

    Cheers, Jenn.

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    1. Thank you...that would be awesome! ♥ u 2

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