Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey


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Childhood Summers

“Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” ―Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

 

This is one of my favorite lines from a book I love to revisit from time to time. It captures the essence of my favorite season.

Growing up, summertime was:

Catching fireflies,

ice cream cones with sprinkles,

flashlight tag,

vacations at the beach,

building sandcastles,

juicy watermelon,

sweet strawberries,

climbing aboard the air conditioned Bookmobile,

going barefoot,

cherry popsicles,

staying in the pool with my best friend until our fingers wrinkled,

riding bikes,

bumble bees,

butterflies,

flip flops,

reading The Boxcar Children and Nancy Drew,

fresh corn on the cob,

hula hoops,

cloud watching,

and pesky mosquito bites.

What’s your favorite summertime memory?

 

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Who Said That?

Those who know me well know that I love quotes. I scribble them down into my journals or on Post-it notes. Whether they’re inspirational, pertain to writing, funny, or just common sense—there’s something about a quote that makes me pause and think.

Some of you are familiar with my #hummiequotes found on my Facebook Author Page. Each day, I share a quote along with a picture of our resident hummingbirds. I’m looking forward to their return so I’m able to post some fresh photos.

This is one of my favorite quotes:

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.  ~ John Wooden

What about you? Do you enjoy quotes? Please share one of your favorites and I’ll use it in an upcoming #hummiequotes.

Enjoy your weekend!


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Happy Bloggers

My blogging friend, Christy, was the inspiration behind this post.  Recently, she  marked 7000 followers on her inspiring and educational blog.

That night, as I wrote in my Happiness Journal, I noted last year’s entry, which read, “I’m happy I’ve met so many wonderful friends through Word Press.”

As a way to get more interaction among us, I thought it might be fun to share a link to a favorite blog post that you’ve written and tell us why it’s your favorite. Not necessarily, the post that got the most comments, or likes, but the one that made you happiest to write.

Here is one of my favorites.  As I wrote this post, it triggered so many happy memories.

Thanks for participating!


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Saying Goodbye to 2017

When I look at the calendar, I find it hard to believe 2017 is coming to a close. I don’t know about you, but for me, this year has passed in a flash. It’s been a year of change as well as many blessings.

In October, I signed with a literary agency. I’ll be back in early 2018 to share a few questions from a recent interview with my agent.

Over the past year, we’ve shared joyous occasions, illness, death, rejection and even a few hurricanes. Through it all, despite being scattered all over the world, we’ve continued to support and encourage one another, not only through our blogs, but through emails, phone calls, cards and letters. How awesome is that!

As we say goodbye to 2017, I’d like to thank each of you for taking the time to stop by over the year and for sharing little pieces of yourself. I’m excited to see what 2018 has in store for all of us.

Wishing everyone peace and joy over this holiday season.

If you’d like, please share a special memory made in 2017.

Jill ❤