I am Beautiful.

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This artwork is simply one page from my new coloring book that makes its debut in August. The coloring book is entitled, “Beautiful Children’s Positive Character Coloring Book” and will be available on amazon.com.

This coloring book is revolutionary; it reinvents the way we utilize our children’s playtime.

The children will have the opportunity to color, read, learn, remember and do a few writing activities at the completion of the book, if they choose.

Why Positive Character Books?

Positive Character Books help build beautiful people from the inside – out, instead of from the outside – in (which is what we see a lot of in society today).

These books contribute to positively molding our children by helping to build their self-worth, self-esteem and confidence. Therefore, assisting in their achievement of higher academic success.

The truth is, we are all beautiful in our own, unique and individual way when we are exhibiting Positive Character Behaviors.

*Recently, I heard a story online about a young Playboy model that was condemned for taking a picture of an elderly woman at a gym locker room while she was naked, and then sending the picture over her social media feed stating, ‘If I can’t unsee this, neither can you.’ The model subsequently lost all of her modeling contracts, got banned from Playboy and faced a heavy lawsuit in court after her actions were revealed to the public.

This woman went from being praised for her outer beauty and then cast aside for her show of grotesque judgement.

However, my contention is not just with her, it is also with society’s harsh judgement of this woman unveiling her true character; her essence.

Society did not expect her to present her true beauty, initially. She was just adorned with the title of ‘Beautiful woman’ without having to present more than her face and body.

I, today and every day, challenge society to allow a person to walk in and Present their true selves, before bestowing the title of ‘Beautiful Human’ upon them. Observe their inner character first, then ask yourself:

Have they shown kindness? Are they a hard worker? Do they help others? Are they compassionate? Are they exhibiting Positive Character Behaviors in their every day actions?

The only true, lasting beauty, is the beauty of the heart, Rumi once said.

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel, Maya Angelou once stated.

Let’s remember this when we are presented with the presence of another. Let’s feel their essence with our hearts, not cast our judgement about their physical appearance with our eyes, thoughtless words and shallow assumptions.

Thank you for reading.

Beautiful Girl, Cora!

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Another Beautiful Girl has received her new Positive Character Book, “All the Beautiful Girls”!

Have you purchased a copy for a Beautiful Girl you know? All the Beautiful Girls

I decided to become a Children’s Positive Character Educator because I believe the children are our future! Nelson Mandela once said, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

Let’s treat our children well by teaching them about Positive Character Behaviors:

I am being beautiful when I am responsible. I am being beautiful when I am helpful. I am being beautiful when I am kind. I am being beautiful when I am creative. I am being beautiful when I am courageous.

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget he is someone today.” ~Stacia Tauscher, Artist & Dancer

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” — Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist and Statesman

In The Fallbrook Village News: Leslie Marie Wheeler, The Children’s Positive Character Educator!

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My educating of Children’s Positive Character Behaviors is in full swing! All I need now is AN OPPORTUNITY to do Children’s Positive Character Behaviors Workshops in schools. Please send a message if you have or know of an opportunity you would like me to consider taking on.

I am following my dreams and my dreams have led me to want to help the children learn and practice Positive Character Behaviors in and out of the classroom! I believe the children are our future, let’s teach them well and let them lead the way.

By teaching the youth Positive Character Behaviors, we are giving them tools that will allow them to succeed throughout their lifetime.

Imagine all of the doors that teaching Positive Character Behaviors will open for the children as they grow up and enter adulthood.

When we teach the children: Patience . Kindness . Compassion . Ambition . Creativity . Tolerance . Wonder . Friendliness . Mercy . Gratitude . Thankfulness . Courage . Helpfulness,

We are offering them the necessary tools that will allow them to save the world with their integrity!

Let’s teach the children Positive Character Behaviors. Let’s teach the children to have integrity.

Because after all, the children are our future! All children, not just the loved and nurtured; not just the affluent and well-off; ALL children.

Knowledge is power! Educating the children about Positive Character IS powerful. Let’s give our children an education full of Positive Character Behaviors and give them the power to radiate a bright light of knowledge and wisdom for the future!

Love, Leslie

Links to My Book, “All the Beautiful Girls” Written and Illustrated by Leslie Marie Wheeler: “All the Beautiful Girls” is a book about a young girl that has a dream that her mom is teaching her how to be a lady. During her dream, 10 different ladies teach the girl 10 different positive characters. Please join her in this amazing, transformative journey of inner character development: 
 
Links to My Book,

​A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman

Written and Illustrated by Leslie Marie Wheeler:

​”A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman” is a story about a young boy who wants to be a hero just like his dad. ​His dad is a hero because he is a gentleman! The young boy learns that being a gentleman requires positive character. He learns that having positive character is when he is being helpful, responsible, creative and much more! Join the young boy on the journey of learning positive character. Enjoy the ten bonus positive character coloring pages at the end of the book!


New Children’s Book, “A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman” On Sale NOW!

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“A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman” is a story about a young boy that aspires to grow up to be just like his dad, a gentleman. He learns that gentlemen have positive character!

Join the young boy on his journey of learning positive character. This book also includes ten bonus positive character coloring pages!

For Ages: 5 – 10 Years

Page Count: 42 Pages

You can purchase “A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman” Written and Illustrated by Leslie Marie Wheeler by clicking a link below:

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You can purchase “All the Beautiful Girls” Written and Illustrated by Leslie Marie Wheeler by clicking a link below:

https://www.createspace.com/6862992

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

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Life, the Teacher and I, the Student.

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Sitting in the local Starbucks to get some much needed work done, only to be interrupted by a customer who decided to talk at me for almost an hour. He didn’t even ask if I could I spare a moment to talk; he seemed to be only self-interested… and I didn’t assert myself and let him know that I was in the middle of something very important and could talk for no more than a few minutes.

After about an hour of listening to him speak, I made him aware that I needed to go; my intention was to be a listening ear for a person who desperately needed someone to talk to. But I didn’t realize that need could possibly be an hour of being talked at. However, my kindness quickly turned into quite the opposite, as I inadvertently offended him upon my exit with something that I said.

The approximate hour of being talked at quickly turned into a lesson of me needing to put my foot down when someone is overstepping my boundaries. I didn’t do myself or the stranger any favors by letting him spew his problems at me and not letting him know that I didn’t have a lot of time for conversation.

My approximate hour of good intentions ended very badly and left me to an afternoon of quiet, thoughtful, somber contemplation.

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I watched a hummingbird hover above a bush and then fly up to inspect a nearby tree. After about 30 seconds, he flew away.

The hummingbird sent the message, “Be persistent in the pursuit of your dreams”.

I am convinced that at times the road gets tough for all of us…

Today was a day full of trials, tribulations, thoughtfulness, helpfulness and kindness.

Life, the teacher and I, the student. Teaching me in a not so subtle way today. Reminding me of the importance of setting boundaries, saying ‘no’, assertiveness, being direct, persistence and triumph.

Remembering Maya Angelou when I remind myself that there is a rainbow in the clouds.

And that the most chaos happens when all of your dreams are about to come true.

Watching the birds soar up above and spiral towards the ground, only to shoot back up again, into the clouds.

And observing the crow as he defends his place on a wire, as two birds threaten his spot.

Ask for the things that you need.

Ask and you shall receive.

If I don’t ask for what I need, how will I receive it?

I’m asking for good fortune, prosperity and monetary abundance.

It’s OK to dream a dream.

And it’s OK for those dreams to come true.

Smiling to stop the tears from falling.

Laughing to stop the tears from falling.

And although I may fight hard every day for the sun to shine brightly in my sky, sometimes it’s necessary for the rainclouds to come and give her a rest.

“No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.” – Walt Disney Company

 

 

Press Release in the Local Paper

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I’m excited to announce that my press release about my new book was published in Village News; the local paper here in Fallbrook, California. They gave me five free copies!  🙂

Links to my new book, “All the Beautiful Girls”: