Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Tribute To Those Who Are Hurting

There are so many people in the world who are in pain of one sort or another. Mental pain, physical pain, the pain of being in a difficult situation. These people suffer day in and day out without much regard from others around them. Many of these people tell others that they are fine when in fact they are not.

There are such a myriad of reasons why people are hurting. Incest, rape, domestic violence, wars, prejudice, health problems and accidents are just a few reasons. These are the types of things that can change a person on the inside and the outside. They can change a person forever.

Life can be beautiful. It can also be horrible. Since I was little, I could relate with “horrible”. And I always had a feeling inside of me that I wanted to help others who are stuck in “horrible”. Maybe because I could relate. I always knew that “horrible” was truly “horrible”. And the thing is, it is hard to be close to others when you’re in that state. It seems that others are light years away even when they are only inches from you. It feels like there is a bubble around you and you are alone no matter how close you are to others. That is why I write inspirational stories. I want to pass some hope around.

Being Postive by Diamante Lavendar

The books I have published so far are about hope. And healing. My fantasy adventure is written in a much different format than my women’s fiction novel, but they are both about new beginnings. They are both about picking yourself up by the bootstraps and starting fresh. That is a motto I live by every day. Each day is a new beginning to your new life. And if you look at it in that format, it is easier to make strides in the direction you want to head in.

It is all about perspective. And thought process. Always redirecting. Always putting one foot in front of the other to reach your desired outcome. Journey with me. We will be journeying together and reminding each other day by day. Because life is a journey and you never know just what you’ll find if you let go of the old and embrace the new!

Please Do Not Weep

I wrote this poem to begin my novel entitled Breaking The Silence. This poem is a summation, in essence, of my book:

 

Do not fret
For your grievous loss;

Do not feel
Like a wave that is tossed;

Do not weep
By yourself, so alone;

For I am with you,
Soon you will be Home.

The things of this world
Are transient and brief;

I will be your comfort,
Your ease and your peace;

Notice the good
And perceive not the bad;

Observe what you’ve learned,
The lessons you’ve had;

For everything you’ve been through
Has come at a cost;

There is good in the bad,
You have won and not lost.

I have set you here, love,
And you shall I keep;

Do not lose hope,
And please do not weep.

-Diamante Lavendar (from my novel, Breaking The Silence).

Interested In Writing?

This blog is geared toward those who feel the “writing bug” biting at them. Do you have a story you want to share? Some insight you want to talk about? One of the best ways to get your information out there is to write! There are many reasons why writing is a great way to portray your thoughts.

One is that writing is received by many different people. Word of mouth is great, but writing is a much better catch-all. Your written work is readily available to share via the internet, publishers and social media sites. More people will be able to read your work than you could possibly reach by word of mouth. And your work is available day and night to pour over again and again in the various places where you post it.

Another reason why writing is such a great way to share your information is that it is done in your own personal style. Nobody can write just like you! Each author has his or her own way of communicating. It is almost as distinctive as your fingerprints! No one else can imitate your voice!

Thirdly, writing gets your name out there! Writing is a great way to let people know who you are and what you believe in. It is a wonderful way to connect with others. And who knows? You may just make some new friends in the process which is always an added bonus!

So next time you feel the writing bug bite at you, take a chance and pull out your pen and paper! You might find writing to be a new passion in your life!

She Was Her Daughter’s Example

“Why are you always gone? Who are you with? Who are you REALLY with?” she hissed at him, her eyes glaring.

“I’m with my friend Mark! I told you this!” he answered, his voice cocky as he withdrew and went to lay down on their bed.

“I’m sick of this crap!” she retorted, following him into the bedroom. “You’re always gone! And you say you’re with Mark but I don’t believe you!”

“Well, believe it,” he snapped at her. “I’m done talking.”

Deep in her heart, she knew it was a lie. She stood and stared at him as he rolled over on the bed and faced the wall. It was 3:00 in the morning. He had been gone all night just like the night before and the night before that. It had been going on for weeks.

“You don’t work, you don’t help out at all! I’m the only one trying!” she stated, her voice shaking.

His lack of response was customary. He lay with his face toward the wall with his eyes closed.

She turned, her baby crying in the next room. She went to her daughter and picked her up out of her crib.

“Watch her while I take a shower,” she said to him as she walked back into the bedroom and lay her daughter next to him.

“I’m tired,” he told her, his voice icy.

“I don’t care! You’ve been gone all night again! Take her!”

He rolled over and grabbed his daughter and pulled a blanket over them both. She continued to cry.

“She wants a bottle. Go make one,” he informed her.

She turned around and went to the kitchen, making a bottle. Then she brought it back to him and he fed the baby.

“I’m taking a shower.”

She walked into the bathroom and shut the door, locking it behind her. She turned on the water and sat on the toilet and cried. Her tears fell on the floor in puddles and her heart ached. She wanted to end her life, but she knew her daughter needed her.

“Why?” she asked quietly between sobs. “How did I get into this situation?”

Everything around her became blurry as she focused on her tears dropping on the floor. “I just want to be happy. That’s all.”

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Can you relate to this scenario? Do you need a change in your life? Do you feel the need to escape? If so, don’t give up. Happiness is attainable. Just change your focus and resolve to make your life better. You are only in charge of yourself, you can’t control the actions of others.

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She wiped away her tears and blew her nose. “I can do this. I can do anything I set my mind to.” She whispered the words to herself, allowing them to sink into her heart. “Tomorrow is a new day. A day to start fresh.”

As she left the bathroom and stared in on him sleeping with their daughter, she decided that this was the first day of the rest of her life. If he didn’t repent of his actions, she would make sure he left. She had to be strong for herself and her daughter. After all, she was her daughter’s example.