Unending Hope…


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In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

I love this wonderful quote by Abraham Lincoln. It’s not because the guy set a historical ball rolling in the US nor because of his stand on slavery, I love the quote because it simply means that we should LIVE and not merely let the seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks or years roll by.

We should live by positively changing the story of others around us – smiling at strangers, giving when we should, not later, helping the elderly, giving to the poor etc.

You may ask, what about me? Why do I have to give all the time?

It’s simple… When you give, you’re enriched! You’re blessed.

Christmas shouldn’t be celebrated with relatives we hate nor endured with a plastic smile pasted on our face. It should be a time of unending love, thanksgiving, not the frenzy buying of gifts that were not needed or wasting money on food that would find its resting place in the bin. I hope this season would fill us with love, joy and laughter.

I pray for nothing more…

And when we live with love and joy, our remaining days would be filled with unending hope.

I had wanted to write another post entirely because my new book Cydonia would be formally available for sale on Monday but I just find my fingers typing this and I hope I’ve been able to touch a soul. Live and live well, our times on this earth are incredibly short. It would be a tragedy to waste it on malice, anger, hatred and all those stupid dross that weight us down.

I guess I better stop now before I start preaching! 🙂

Friends, I need all the ‘ Shout-outs’ I could get for my impending book release on 16th Dec 2013 (just a mere three days away!!) If you would like me to write a short piece for your blog or a feature post with the book cover and details, please let me know and I’ll rustle something up! Thanks guys. 🙂

I hope you’ll all have a fabulous weekend wherever you are in the world!

NP: My home internet is still awaiting the expert touch of an engineer, Sky (my broadband provider) promised to send an engineer on Tuesday. I can’t blog when I’m in the office because my editor is constantly breathing down my neck! I’ve started visiting some blogs and I’m certain I’ll start fully next week! Please do bear with me. 🙂

Much love, always!


37 comments on “Unending Hope…

  1. Oh Sandra, I would love to feature your book on my blog. Yes, rustle up something and send it to my email. But I will not have access to the net over the weekend. I only bog in the office (sigh) So the post will go up between Monday and Wednesday. Hope that is cool.

    As I am quite forgetful, could you also prompt me on Monday in an email? 🙂 Lovely weekend dear friend.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you so much Celestine! I’ll send the blurb and snippets of the reviews from editors. I’ll send the 3D cover of the book as well and send a reminder email.
      Have a great weekend!
      Much love. 🙂

  2. Ste J says:

    I’ll give your book a shout out on the 16th my friend…also I don’t know if you got me Gmail about being up for reviewing your book….I know you have been busy though so I will be Mr Patient on that…good look with Sky by the way…happy weekend!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you so much dear friend! I’ll check my Gmail and send you the PDF copy before Monday. Sky had been a tough nut to crack or else I would have sent the ARC copies out as much as I could. I’m grateful for your kindness.
      Much love. 🙂

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  4. Al says:

    I have done a preview on my blog here for you.

  5. Your post is wonderful. Even Grinch learned that Christmas isn’t all about gifts from the store….. Hope one day more of the world will realize it. So much less stress, waste, anxiety–so much more peace, love, happiness. Merry Christmas. I haven’t written on my blog for months, just nothing much to say. But this post will be on facebook, pinterest, g+. If I get my thoughts together well enough to compose a post, I’ll definitely give a shout out for your book.

  6. RoSy says:

    A lovely gift you just gave us with this post.
    Thank you Seyi Sandra 🙂
    All the best to you with the release of your new book!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Rosy, it’s been a while! My apologies for not visiting as often as I used to. Would rectify that once my internet is working perfectly! Have a fantastic weekend!
      Much love. 🙂

  7. rhema3one7 says:

    Hey Sandra.. My best wishes for your upcoming book… I would like to feature your book on my blog. (rhema3one7)

  8. Feel free to write a guest piece for my writing blog – writeoutloud – email me on ken.fordpowell@gmail.com and we can chat details. If you would like me to review your book on my blog and/or on Amazon then send me a pdf or kindle-friendly version via the email address and I’ll do my best for you! Good luck with the launch 🙂

  9. Selah says:

    thank God your fingers found the keyboard and typed this out, blessed by it. i’ll love to feature your book, please send to selahng@gmail.com 🙂

  10. seanbidd says:

    All the best! 🙂 for the month, and catching up 🙂

  11. Congratulations Seyi on the official release of Cydonia, we are proud of you!
    Arrow Gate Team.

  12. notedinnashville says:

    Congratulations on yesterday’s book release! Thank you for your encouraging and lovely posts, and for being such a great blogging buddy this year. Have a Merry Christmas with your loved ones. I look forward to what 2014 holds in store.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks so much my dear friend! I wish you lots of joy and happiness too. You’ve been a great blogging friend and I hope 2014 holds success and peace in store for you and all that is yours!
      Much love. 🙂

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