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Angels In The Snow!

Woman’s World Magazine, December 14, 2015

I am honored and humbled to have my article appear in this wonderful weekly magazine.

WhooHoo!

Whoo Hoo! Over 1.6 million readers…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out page 38 in this weeks edition of Woman’s World,  My Guardian Angel section. On the cover is an all time favorite, the famous Valerie Bertinelli and on the back is an advertisement featuring the sizzling hot Minions. Gotta love those guys!

Ho ho ho!

Ho ho ho!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within these sixty pages is a whole bunch of great stuff. There is absolutely something for everyone; a weekly mystery, a romance,  a ton of healthy life changing tips, recipes, fun crafts, puzzles, a few jokes, and my favorite part is the price, $1.89 at most grocery store check outs.

Woman's World 2015

Woman’s World Article Dec 14 2015

 

 

 

 

In June 2015

I submitted the “Angels in the Snow” article to Woman’s World Magazine. To be honest, I’ve been so busy with the book that I had forgotten about sending it in.

I have always enjoyed reading the weekly feature My Guardian Angel, in Woman’s World and thought my snow angel experience might be a good fit. An email informed me that they had received my submission the next day. I hadn’t heard anything else until a few weeks ago. I came home to find a message on my answering machine stating that they were using  my story in their #50 December issue. Wow! This year! Most of the time the publication dates are in the far distant future.

When a writer mails their submissions, they never know when or even if they’ll hear back from the editors. If there is no word within six months, its assumed they couldn’t use your article, for whatever reason.

I had considered the inclusion of “Angels in the Snow” as a chapter in the book, This Sign Was Mine, under my pen name of Patti Rae Fletcher, but there wasn’t quite enough content.

Not everyone sees what I see, but more than the visual it’s the sensation(s) that consume me when or while I see things. The signs always come while I’m contemplating  or confused with certain life questions. The messages I receive never fail to bring me a consuming warmth, a feeling of love, and usually joyful tears. (And no it’s not hormonal…I promise!)

The magazine couldn’t use my photographs, probably due to space or quality of my photos, so you can be the first to see the originals here.

I’m so grateful for all of you who read my blog(s) regularly and have kept me writing. I truly feel blessed.

All the shares and your comments are encouraging, and appreciated more than you know. Thank You!

My snow angel

My angel

 

 

 

 

 

Choir of Angels

Choir of Angels

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re interested in learning more about my book, please sign up on the links above…one is for the Patti Rae Website and the other is for the books Facebook page.

Wishing all of you the very brightest of seasons!

Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy 2016.

Mel

 

 

 

 

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Winter Blahs, Looking on the Bright Side!

Have you ever wondered what’s good about winter and the cold in Michigan? By now, and it’s only January 15th, you may be screaming . . . NOTHING! I know I have, more than once. However, continuing my goal of staying more positive, even through the SAD season, (seasonal affective disorder). I’ve made a list of nine good things to keep in mind over whats left of our winter. Repeat after me…Spring will be here before we know it!

1 The cold temperatures kill off harmful germs and bacteria (Yay!)

2 Skiing, skating, sledding, snowmobiling (Not that I do any of these, but am happy for those that do.)

3 Snow days (Even adult snow days are special, after you are done shoveling – that is!)

4 The ecosystem benefits (Whoo-hoo, thinking fishing is gonna be great in the spring.)

5 Hot chocolate, books,and fires to read them by (Oh yea, this is me!)

6 Scenic masterpieces (I love these! Frozen light houses, water falls and the swans swimming between the ice floes.)

7 Ice sculpture displays (What bravery and talent by the people who bring a block of ice to life. Thank you!)

8 Tremendous clearance shopping (Takes more than cold to keep me away.)

9 Snow angels (One crashed into my bedroom window during our last snow storm, oops!)

Photo by MMS

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Too cute-not to share!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVER WONDER WHAT THE TOP TEN BEST VEHICLES FOR DRIVING IN THE WINTER WEATHER ARE:

(according to this Kelly Blue Book article) They are listed below!

10 Toyota Sienna

9 Chevrolet Tahoe

8 Ford Fusion

7 Subaru XV Crosstrek

6 Nissan Pathfinder

5 Ferrari FF

4 Subaru Outback

3 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Land Rover Range Rover

1 Audi Allroad

The one thing these vehicles all have in common; they are, all wheel drive vehicles. (AWD) If one tire slips the other three can carry on. It makes sense to me.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Wrap your hands around a steamy beverage, stay warm, happy, and healthy my friends!

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