I wanted to illustrate this book although I am not a visual artist. The most important thing I hope to illustrate is that we don’t have to be perfect. We do the best we can with what we have and give thanks.
It is my hope that Simply BE will encourage you to step up and be all that you know you can be.
This is what I am trying to do.. or what I am trying to be. I am trying to be authentic; to be who I am .. the good, the bad, and the ugly. Perhaps I should say this is what I am being; not what I am trying to be. I have a feeling that if I say I am trying to be authentic, God will say, 'Okay, I will allow you to try.'
In that case I could be trying forever therefore I must state, "I am being authentic".
Authenticity is the reason that I have, months ago, begun writing my memoir. Its working title is All Them Houses. I hope to have it completed by the end of 2016 but so far I am up to only 1977 so I have a long way to go .... and, of course, life continues day by day so there is always more to remember and more to write about. I'm thinking of changing the title to Now and Then in order to allow myself to slip back and forth in time as I write. I did something like this when writing one of my books, Ellen and The Hummingtree.