All the Beautiful Girls

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Finally!  After painstakingly trying to get a children’s book publisher to publish my self-worth books, I decided to self-publish and I am so happy that I did. I finally published my children’s book, “All the Beautiful Girls”. It is a short children’s story about a young girl that has a dream that her mom is teaching her how to be a lady. In her dream, she learns ten different virtues from ten different ladies. This heart-warming story would be great in any home or classroom with young children aged 5-11.

I have been a writer and illustrator of children’s virtue books for a few years now and believe I have found my life’s calling. I am excited to help teach positive character of the next generation; shining a light on the future, so that they may shine a light on the future.

You can buy my first self-published children’s book, “All the Beautiful Girls” by clicking one of the links below:

https://www.createspace.com/6862992

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1542558484

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1542558484

 

On A Walk

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~The beautiful flower, in all her glory, drinking in the light of the sun, grows uninterruptedly in front of an old apartment building on a side-street in Busan, South Korea. Perhaps, many have walked past her today while she was radiating her uncontainable beauty. What is this beauty that we cannot contain?

She wasn’t fully bloomed and there was some dirt apparent on her petals, at closer look. I contemplated for a moment on the non-doing; the beingness of the flower. The powerfully simple essence of beauty was in and around the flower.

~Four sociable ducks in the glistening water. Drinking in the sun, bathing and socializing while catching a meal.

~ The sun’s light penetrates the forest and illuminates the intricacy of the leafless branches. I believe, adequately compared to the intricacy of the nervous system of the body. And what does this all mean? That we’re all connected, perhaps? And possibly at closer look, a bit more connected to our surroundings than we consciously realize.

 

New Year’s Eve Gift From A Stranger

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On New Year’s Eve, I was walking through Nampo-Dong and an artist insisted he draw a picture of me for free. The piece took him about 1 hour to complete and when finished, he handed me the artwork and asked if I were an American. I said, “Yes, I am,” and then he responded, “Good luck,” followed by a warm smile.

The action of him taking the time to draw me made my heart swell with gratitude. Sitting for this drawing attracted several onlookers, smiles, waves and compliments.

It was ultimately a kind gesture that culminated in a heart-warming, beautiful memory of New Year’s Eve.