In this time of divisiveness and occasional loss of hope, when we seem to be reevaluating our values, I urge everyone to try to remember the Golden Rule:
Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.
This morning I mentioned on FB that some now miss the feeling of hope, now that it seems to be gone…how we know we had it because of how we are feeling now… I feel worse when people tell me not to worry because I’m old enough (76) that Social Security & Medicare changes probably won’t affect me. But what about my children & grandchildren? What about my friends and those I care about? What about all those I haven’t met yet – or those less fortunate? Since I’m white & Christian I have less “threat” – but my whole message in all of my children’s books is to be kind & have consideration for others… What is happening to hope?
The mother of one of my kid-fans wrote to me:
“Sherrill, don’t change because of what is happening.. I love your books for just the reasons you mentioned, you are what our children need right now. We can’t change how adults feel, but with your stories, you help us to teach children how to grow up having kindness for others.. Your words are powerful, they give me hope!”
So that gives me hope!!! And that hope includes hoping that everyone will try to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”…
Please treat others the way you would like to be treated…
I had a wonderful Book Reading at Fallsington Elementary School yesterday! Since Fallsington is a “PA School of Character”, my books about Consideration for Others and The Golden Rule were especially appropriate! I was able to share The Magic Word, Manner-Man, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys with the K-3 children and then My Fingerpaint Masterpiece with the entire school. I was delighted that one of the questions asked was “Where can we get these books?” (Fortunately, we are doing a Fundraiser with the school, so that signed books will be available!!)
loves Storytime Pup, and the reviewer mentioned reading Peter and the Whimper-Whineysas part of the program:
by Kids Fun Channel/YouTube Reviewer: Darleen Wohlfeil
Storytime Pup is a fun and educational children’s channel that’s all about books, music, and imagination. e format encourages children to make choices in a safe and comfortable environment. They can freely choose their daily activity from several categories. Storytime Pup will read them a story book, lead them in imagination exercises, play games, or watch funny videos through his magic window. I randomly moved about the site. I first shared quiet listening time while Storytime Pup read a story about Peter and the Whimper Whineys to me. (A really great story, by the way.) Then I did an imagination exercise. We pretended to build a pizza together. First, we gathered our imaginary ingredients, and oh yes, we put on our aprons so as not to get sauce on our clothes. I pictured that I tossed my dough high in the air to stretch it out nice and at and round. What fun to make pretend pizza! Then, I wanted to play a game so I found a fun Seek & Find (hidden objects) page that looked interesting, and Pup and I searched for all the objects together. is is a great program to add to your little one’s schedule, either a perfect quiet spot during the day to cuddle and listen to a story, or an early morning spot to spend some physical fun with the imagination exercises, as you act out each step. However you choose to use the program,
it provides a useful resource for simple child development. New episodes are added every Mon./Wed./Sat. at 8:00 a.m. EST. http://www.youtube.com/storytimepupchannel. Oh, and be sure to hit the “subscribe” button!
(Storytime Pup has also included The Golden Rule in one of it’s recent episodes, and plans to add more of my stories along the way!)
Honored that Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! has been awarded a Bronze Medal in the 2016 FAPA Awards (Florida Authors and Publishers Awards)
Since the book is part of the IB Library that will be in the Florida school systems this year, my books are carried at PJ Boox in Fort Myers, my CEO resides in Florida, and I was born in Florida, it is a very nice honor indeed!
Congratulations to all the medalists!!! I am in good company!