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Are you a creative writer, photographer, or artist looking to share your story with the world.  Submit your story by clicking on this link and let us help you spread the word.  “The Heart can only expand if we are willing to open it up, and give it away!” Cynthia L. De Boer

A BRIGHTER PERSPECTIVE FOR GIVING THANKS! — BY CYNTHIA L. DE BOER

  For many Thanksgiving is the beginning of an extremely busy time and the stress that comes with it. It is also the perfect time to view our realities in a more positive manner. The ability to perceive even the most mundane chore with a smile creates a marvelous reality. If we didn’t have a Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

‘The Buffalo Kid’ Review — by Real Laplaine

‘The Buffalo Kid’ Review — by Real Laplaine

I just had to share my review of  The Buffalo Kid by Réal Laplaine. It is a bizarre adventure from riches to rags, and then the incredible journey that propels The Buffalo Kid to a place of wealth, stature, and fame. Every chapter is told from an individual character’s point of view and Mr. Laplaine Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

HOW MEETING MOTHER TERESA CHANGED MY LIFE! — By Mrs. Mary Hida

HOW MEETING MOTHER TERESA CHANGED MY LIFE! — By Mrs. Mary Hida

Mrs. Mary Hida and I met a short time ago.  To say that I feel very blessed to spend time with this remarkable, interesting and loving woman is an understatement.  I was fascinated as Mary shared many things from her life and when she told me she met Mother Teresa, I ask if I could Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

A Father — The Rock We Cling To — By Cynthia De Boer

A Father — The Rock We Cling To — By Cynthia De Boer

This short dedication is to all the Fathers and Father Figures in our world. Happy Father’s Day!!! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

THE ILLUSIONIST’S ASSISTANTS — By Peter Davidson

THE ILLUSIONIST’S ASSISTANTS — By Peter Davidson

Get a peek into the world of illusion as Peter shares his experience with a magician. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

THE CRYSTAL DOORKNOB — By Cynthia De Boer

THE CRYSTAL DOORKNOB — By Cynthia De Boer

A Rocky Mountain Adventure about two sisters and an abandoned cabin which changed their lives forever. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

A GROWNUP LETTER TO SANTA—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

A GROWNUP LETTER TO SANTA—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

This story captures one adult’s hope that wishes asked in letters to Santa are always granted. It’s also the longing to return to a youthful heart not yet damaged by failures and disappointments. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

She Loved To Teach — By Cynthia De Boer

She Loved To Teach — By Cynthia De Boer

Mrs. Hauser left a impression on my life through her amazing teaching style. I hope you enjoy a slice of her life. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

BRIAN MOON — By  Cynthia De Boer

BRIAN MOON — By Cynthia De Boer

Everyone searches for answers. This realism fantasy is about one woman’s self-discovery. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

SIMPLY PARADISE—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

SIMPLY PARADISE—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

Enjoy a day at the beach with this fun short story. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

THE STALLION’S PARADISE—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

THE STALLION’S PARADISE—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

A short story about the magic of a horse. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

PARADISE IN THE CITY—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

PARADISE IN THE CITY—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

A young girl’s imagination revealed. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

THE HUMMINGBIRD—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

THE HUMMINGBIRD—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

A little story about a beautiful little bird. It was a magical experience. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

HAPPILY EVER AFTER—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

Valentine’s Day is the day when people often think about their personal Happily Ever Afters and this story discusses the reality of just what that means. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

A Day to Just BE —By Cynthia De Boer

A Day to Just BE —By Cynthia De Boer

Taking time out to relax and recharge is so foreign to so many of us as move robotically through our days. Do yourself a favor and JUST BE for awhile. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING — By Cynthia De Boer

CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING — By Cynthia De Boer

This short piece reminds us of the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day but be grateful for every blessings, no matter their size. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

VETERANS, OUR TRUE HEROES—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

VETERANS, OUR TRUE HEROES—BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

This story celebrates the true Heroes that watch over us, Our Veterans! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!  BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! BY CYNTHIA DE BOER

Creepy Castle Cake   HAPPY HALLOWEEN Trick or Treat, Don’t eat too many Sweets. Walk together, Dress right for the Weather. Carry a Flashlight, So you’re never out of Sight. Keep your senses Keen,  And have a Safe & Happy Halloween:) !!!!! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

THE OCTOBER CURSE — By Cynthia De Boer

THE OCTOBER CURSE — By Cynthia De Boer

The beginning of a murder mystery just in time for October’s cooler weather. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

I WISH YOU COULD SEE YOURSELF THROUGH MY EYES — By Cynthia De Boer

I WISH YOU COULD SEE YOURSELF THROUGH MY EYES — By Cynthia De Boer

Seeing ourselves as others see us through their loving eyes is a beautiful thing. Remember to be kind to yourself. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

The WoodChuck That Wanted To Fly — By Cynthia De Boer

The WoodChuck That Wanted To Fly — By Cynthia De Boer

An unhappy Woodchuck wanted to fly like his best friend but discovers he’s just fine as he is. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

OUR NATION’S INDEPENDENCE DAY — by Cynthia De Boer

I am proud to live in the greatest Nation on earth — this is my tribute to our Independence Day. Happy 4th of July America!!! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

SGT. NELSON, KIA — By Ramon Collins

SGT. NELSON, KIA — By Ramon Collins

This heartfelt poem from Ramon Collins, a Korean Vet, propels us to the reality of war and the real reason for Memorial Day. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

ON MOTHER’S DAY — By Cynthia De Boer

ON MOTHER’S DAY — By Cynthia De Boer

Blessings to all the Mothers of our world! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

The Gateway — By Carol Cerrone Richards

The Gateway — By Carol Cerrone Richards

Carol’s honest and heartwarming words help us see the importance of living in the moment and accepting each moment. By doing this we can cross into the Gateway of happiness. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

THE ARTICLE — By Cynthia De Boer

THE ARTICLE — By Cynthia De Boer

A how to put romance into your marriage article that leads to some surprising results. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

HEY LITTLE LADY, WHAT’CHA DOING DOWN THERE? — By Penny Rea

HEY LITTLE LADY, WHAT’CHA DOING DOWN THERE? — By Penny Rea

Michael Clark Duncan changed the course of Penny’s night and left a loving life long impression on her. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

Cherished Traditions — By Cynthia De Boer

Cherished Traditions — By Cynthia De Boer

This holiday tradition is a fun part of our season. Please take a moment to enjoy our story. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

A Thanksgiving To Remember — By Cynthia De Boer

A Thanksgiving To Remember — By Cynthia De Boer

This story addresses the many ways we celebrate Thanksgiving and the true purpose of the day. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

The Post Harvest Bounty—By Angela Thompson Smith

The Post Harvest Bounty—By Angela Thompson Smith

Angela gives up a taste of Sonoma and its Post Harvest Party. Simply Wonderful! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

Waking In The Gloaming—By Angela Thompson Smith

Waking In The Gloaming—By Angela Thompson Smith

Enjoy this taste of Scotland as you wake in the Gloaming with Angela! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

KINDERGARTEN LESSONS — By Cynthia De Boer

KINDERGARTEN LESSONS — By Cynthia De Boer

The first day of school touches everyone’s heart. Enjoy the Lesson! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

Bridges — By Angela Thompson Smith

Bridges — By Angela Thompson Smith

Bridges hold the feeling of not just moving from one side of something to another, but of being a path to a new place in life. Angela Thompson Smith captures that feeling as well as the unique structure of each bridge with her heartfelt memories. A truly wonderful read! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

A LOVE POEM — By Cynthia De Boer

Never miss out on the chance to let others know how you feel. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

Remembering Hazel — By Cynthia De Boer

Remembering Hazel — By Cynthia De Boer

  I joked with Hazel once, saying her name was perfect because she was enjoyable, and a little bit nutty.  She loved it.  Hazel was always so candid and I loved her for that, and her wonderful sense of adventure. One year long ago, there was a Halloween Party held at our church.  We had Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

Fantastic February — By Cynthia De Boer

Fantastic February — By Cynthia De Boer

This short story mentions a few of the Fantastic Days in February. Take a moment to check out a few of my favorites:) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

Going Bananas — By Angela Thompson Smith

Going Bananas — By Angela Thompson Smith

Today in our country, bananas are readily picked up in any supermarket but in post war England, this was not the case. Angela’s story of her youth brings vivid images of this wonderful treat to life. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

Our Most Memorable Christmas — By Frank Pomellitto

Our Most Memorable Christmas — By Frank Pomellitto

A 1943 Christmas remembered is a fun holiday story written by Frank Pomellitto. Enjoy his Most Memorable Christmas. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

Veteran’s Day — By Cynthia De Boer

Veteran’s Day — By Cynthia De Boer

This piece explores what Veteran’s Day means to me. It also takes the opportunity to thank all the brave men and women for their service to our country. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

The Day That Changed My Life — By Carol Cerrone Richards

The Day That Changed My Life — By Carol Cerrone Richards

Carol’s marriage ends and a new life begins — this is a raw, honest and hopeful account, which anyone experiencing the end of a relationship will relate to. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

LOVE — By Mr. Wishbone

LOVE — By Mr. Wishbone

A gripping account of LOVE’s many faces. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

WORKING IN PARADISE — By Angela Thompson Smith

A glimpse into Dr. Angela Thompson Smith’s upcoming book about her true life adventure as a young woman working in a Columbian orphanage during the early 1970s. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

EVENING ALONE — BY RAMON COLLINS

EVENING ALONE — BY RAMON COLLINS

This is a thought provoking micro-fiction. What do you think? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

Old Days — By Rickey Stewart

Old Days — By Rickey Stewart

Learning why “The Good Old Days” are so wonderful! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

THINGS THAT GO POINK! — By Ramon Collins

A country gent owns trees needed for the production of baseball bats and a city gent determined to purchase them, turns into a case of country wisdom winning over city greed. I know you’ll enjoy Ramon’s delightful story — a tribute to our nation’s greatest pastime. BATTER UP! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

BOULDER CITY, NV — By Angela Thompson Smith

BOULDER CITY, NV — By Angela Thompson Smith

A bit of the history about our wonderful little town. Hope you enjoy learning about Boulder City, NV. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

LATE NIGHT VEGAS DRIVE — By Rickey Stewart

A 2 A.M. drive through this one of a kind city, Las Vegas. It’s a trip down memory lane — to what is today’s Vegas. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

THE REAL STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS — By Cynthia De Boer

THE REAL STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS — By Cynthia De Boer

This is a twist on the old favorite (The Three Little Pigs), told in an interview from the wolf’s perspective! Hope you enjoy this adaptation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

IT — By Rickey Stewart

IT — By Rickey Stewart

Rickey’s poem is about what drives us. What is your IT? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

SOMETIMES — By Ramon Collins

Ramon Collins has penned an adorably captivating story about first love, set at a frog pond. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

PROCRASTINATION — By Cynthia De Boer

PROCRASTINATION — By Cynthia De Boer

Understanding and dealing with procrastination. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

A LETTER TO KIMMY — By Cynthia De Boer

A LETTER TO KIMMY — By Cynthia De Boer

The true story of my first plane ride in the late 1960’s. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

DOWNSIZING INTO FREEDOM — By Cynthia De Boer

DOWNSIZING INTO FREEDOM — By Cynthia De Boer

This true story is one couple’s answer to achieving their dreams. May you all succeed in finding your way. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

THE GOLDEN DANCER — By Cynthia De Boer

THE GOLDEN DANCER — By Cynthia De Boer

This is my story about accomplishing two of my dreams at the age of 50. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

THE BEIGE BOX — By Cynthia De Boer

THE BEIGE BOX — By Cynthia De Boer

This “Slice of Life” was taken from my own. Beginning over, creating a new box from a blank canvas. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

THE RAIN WOULDN’T STOP! — By Cynthia De Boer

THE RAIN WOULDN’T STOP! — By Cynthia De Boer

This will take you back to the scary stories shared in youth. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

CHARISMA — By Cynthia De Boer

A Realism Fantasy exploring the possibilities of a magical land called “Charisma”. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

A LIFE TO HONOR — By Cynthia De Boer

A LIFE TO HONOR — By Cynthia De Boer

This all consuming spot is a “Thin Place” for me. It was alive and vibrant. I will never forget who surreal it was. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

GRANDMA’S PANTSUIT — By Cynthia De Boer

A moment in time of an amazing woman’s life! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

DIY—PAINTING A BEDROOM — By Cynthia De Boer

DIY—PAINTING A BEDROOM — By Cynthia De Boer

I love color and painting is a great way to change the entire mood of a room. These tips will make it go smoothly. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

A LIFE WORTH LIVING — By Cynthia De Boer

A LIFE WORTH LIVING — By Cynthia De Boer

This story is about making a choice between merely existing, or truly living your dreams. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

DIY—SHOP YOUR POSSESSIONS! — By Cynthia De Boer

“Clear the clutter” with these helpful hints so you may spend your time wisely! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

MAGIC IN THE DESERT — By Cynthia De Boer

Hemenway Park is truly a place of “Magic in the Desert”. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

Hello World!

Hello World!

  Stories From An Open Heart                         Sharing Some Of Life’s Little Joys! When asked why develop this website, this was my response: “It can hit at any time of the day or night—a wave of words flooding my mind, vibrating my body to be released.  These words make up stories, factual and fictional on Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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