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Why do you read what you read?

My youngest step son doesn’t like fiction. It’s made school difficult since most of what he’s been assigned to read, until now, is fiction. Give him a science book or a how-to book and he’ll stay up all night. Give him a novel and he’ll volunteer to clean the litter box.

As an author, I always love to know the reasons why people read what they read. Why do you read the back of the cereal box? Why do you choose non-fiction over fiction? Why do you insist on having an explosion in your fiction? Why do you hate it when people fall in love? Why do you read this blog? Why do you read the morning paper?

So, today, my post is for all of you – why do you read what you read? (And, please, if you read the cereal box, I really want to know what’s so engrossing on there!)

39 Days of Prayer – Day 39

Day 39 – Gratitude

I inhale and receive your love

I exhale and share it with the world.

Goddess/God/Spirit

I thank you for walking with me on my life path

Thank you for guiding the evolution of my mind,

for opening my heart and spirit to receive.

Thank you for transforming me so that I may live a positive existence

and influence all I come in contact with.

May I always serve your divine will.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 38

Day 38 – Freeing the Heart and Mind

You know the desires of my heart better than I, Goddess/God/Spirit

Help me to recognize and separate the things I want from the things I need.

I pray now to be aware and accepting of the things I need

to make my life one lived in happiness, charity and peace.

I pray for the faith and strength to release the things I want

if they do not serve the divine path you have laid for me.

May the wisdom of Goddess/God/Spirit guide me and comfort me.

Blessed be.

39 Days of prayer – Day 37

Day 37 – Accepting Love

On this day Goddess/God/Spirit

I release the sadness and loneliness of the past

And I consciously take action to heal my heart

so that love in all its forms may enter into my life.

I ask for your guidance in this Goddess/God/Spirit

Lead me to the people who will cherish me and easily share their affection.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 36

Day 36 – Becoming Tolerant and Accepting of Others


As the world moves in confusion and intolerance

I pray to you Goddess/God/Spirit

That the love and harmony of your existence flows over the planet

And enriches the life and spirit of every man, woman, and child so that they may know peace and understanding.

Teach us accept one another, Goddess/God/Spirit

Show us how to embrace friends and strangers with love and respect

Remind us that though we all walk different paths

We are all seeking your light.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 35

Day 35 – Working for Understanding


Pax – Roman Goddess of Peace.  Pax is the personification of peace.  She bestows contentment and joy and is invoked during barters and negotiations.  Pax is pictured holding olive branches, or a staff.

Pax, She of calm and olive branches

I call to you for peaceful compromise.

When anger and misunderstandings are all that can be heard, I ask that your grace fills the moment.

May I be balanced in all my negotiations

whether I am discussing my career, my relationships, or my wellbeing.

Teach me to stand and speak for myself with honor and truth.

Please instruct me on how to listen with empathy and fairness.

And may those I speak with be open and willing to meet me on common ground.

Thank you Pax, Goddess of peace.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 34

Day 34 – Dedication


Thank you Goddess/God/Spirit

For teaching me consideration,

Gratitude, forgiveness,

And compassion.

I will share these lessons with the world.

Blessed be.