|Colouring with some little ones|
at the Bowen, Youth Arts Festival.
|Courtesy of Trish McNeil Photography in the Whitsundays: Me 'n my boys|
I am the mother of two amazing and wonderful boys (I may be just a little biased on this one), one whom is 16, and the other 4 years old. Currently, I am living in a small mining community in North Queensland; cyclones, earthquakes and other natural forces aside, this is a wonderful community to live in and be involved with.
The reason I choose to write these children's stories is that I have a passion for encouraging children to read and to believe in magic and miracles. Let's face it, magic happens everyday and miracles are present in a lot of ways in our lives. I mean sure, no one's waving a magic wand and turning people into toads in my town (can only speak for myself here), but there IS magic and adventure. Children grow and learn through play and the use of their imagination. We are only as strong as our imagination and faith begins in childhood. One of my primary goals as a high school math teacher (yes I AM that brave and fearless *laugh*) is to raise the confidence levels of my students and have them start to think outside of the box. This is where problem solving and mathematical ability begins, and this is also how our children gain the strength and courage not to just be the same as everyone else and to walk their own path. This is SO important to our global community. Because the students I teach are in their teenage years, a lot of them have already forgotten the magic of their imagination; hence I felt the need to write stories for younger children to encourage that belief to stay with them. I love going to story time at my local library and reading my stories to our young ones.
|I love trees,|
they bring such peace and comfort.
I believe in magic and the power of words to help people heal and forgive. My life's purpose is to do this; to use words, to assist others in healing, forgiving and living from a place of love rather than from their ego. Through these blog posts, my stories and through my art work, with the constant guidance of my divine team, I endeavour to help the world heal and to bring about the moment when we no longer look at each others differences, but instead, embrace the beauty of our similarities.
With love and light
|Again Courtesy of Trish McNeil Photography|