Joy

BE BOLD

What keeps us from living our #dreams? #Fear of the unknown? A diminished #confidence in our abilities? Today and every day we step forward, literally and figuratively, without hesitation or apology, and BE #BOLD. We step into the #light that is the unknown becoming known, because we ARE #courage. We ARE #faith. All we need to see is #POSSIBILITY. The rest we WILL become, because we already are, because of that all-important spark within each of us—our essence—our #truth.

—#LorettaBoyerMcClellan

#BeBold #LifeHacks #Happiness #Joy #MovingForward #FortuneFavorsTheBold #Courageous #Faithful #Divine #SelfHelp #InnerPeace #NoMoreFear #Strength #AbilitiesNotDisabilities #IllnessOffersInsight #DifficultiesAreOurStrength #WellBEing

Consider

“Consider”
(Poem & Watercolor Painting ©2020, Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved)

Consider the pain of this world and how it hasn’t reached all;
And yet it has, because we are of this world.

Consider the suffering of the homebound, the plagued, and the mourning;
Uplift is our motto, even outside the window.

Consider the hug that lingers in our hearts, the inherent need to tether, to connect;
Creativity heals the burdened soul.

Consider what words to say,
to fix, repair, or bridge;
Shout I love you across the gap, and close it for good.

Consider instead of lack, we innovate and make ready;
Our historic mainstay is to revolutionize.

Consider the praise of this place and how it moves us;
It matters most, because the grace is ours.

Consider the beauty of our realm and how it enriches;
It blesses and fortifies, just as its roots dig deep.

Consider the peace that’s made manifest;
When chaos draws near, we’ve begun anew, with no regrets.

Consider our dreams as reality;
Only one step resides between us and the never-before seen.
A virtual move in the right direction is progress.

Consider ourselves as resolute, ready and willing…able;
Hold fast;
We see clearly our purpose, renewed.

Consider our will, a mighty pipeline of propensity;
May it enact treaties and solutions, order and valor.

Consider to behold the good in all of us, for we are never false, nor lost;
But are found because of you.
Because of me.

Consider Us: the truth in us all, in that we believe in the power of humanity;
It is our source, our strength, and our everlasting light.

— Loretta Boyer McClellan

(This poem, that was started 20 March 2020 and completed April 2, 2020, was inspired by the watercolor painting, “Consider,” a painting started March 20, 2020 and completed April 1, 2020, of a purple pansy, during the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic. It was spurred-on by a personal quest to celebrate my April birthday in a unique way, as we sheltered in place at home across the world. Pansies as a flower meaning or symbol, represent, “to consider,” or “think.” Pondering on purpose, the urgency of the moment to dispel fear and remember the gift of hopeful joy, represented by the vibrant flower in my backyard, this poem emerged. Gratitude for expression and the meaningful brought to life, preserved.

— Loretta Boyer McClellan, 2 April 2020)

Book Launch: The Little Book of Everlasting Joy


NOW AVAILABLE! LORETTA’S FIFTH BOOK IN PAPERBACK PRINT ON-DEMAND:
The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time 
Published July 16, 2018
Click Here to BUY NOW

Synopsis: What is joy? Joy is a multifaceted, precious gem of infinite worth and Divine origin, attainable and sustainable by everyone. This is both premise and promise of The Little Book of Everlasting Joy.

Whether one considers this a volume of poetry, a philosophical work, or a primer for living our truth—as that is the foundation of joy—these 16 insightful pieces of wisdom speak to the masses of the sanctity of a life worth living. This is a guidebook for our time to living our work in progress, to progress in this life of magnificent abundance.

Joy is the celebration of the begotten.

50 pages. For readers age 12+.


FROM THE AUTHOR:
On writing The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time

“Joy is a topic that I have been ruminating on for some time now. In my last book and memoir, The Nature of Being: A Healing Journey, I reflected on joy as the outcome of living my true nature, and that by doing so, I AM Joy. Going forward, that experience of introspection affected me deeply, particularly as a writer. To BE Joy, I needed to write not just from the heart, as I always have, but to also write with an open authenticity of absolute fearlessness, one of the 16 topics in my latest work, The Little Book of Everlasting Joy. This courage opened myself up for a gift, a writer’s prompt that I share in the preface of my new book.

“Society has changed as of late, bringing about an amplification of this inner dialogue on the subject of Joy as not just something we can aspire to as a quality to become and maintain, but a lens to observe all things through, to embrace as our Divine right. With the escalation of troubled times and equally troubled souls, things fell into place for a self-help book to emerge, an inspirational work that unlocks the hidden treasure of joy as not just a lasting state of being, but a primary reason for our existence, despite the suffering of mind, body and/or spirit. As are all my writing endeavors, The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time was a lesson to ponder and apply for myself, first and foremost.

“I wish readers joy on their journey, and joy everlasting.”  —Loretta Boyer McClellan


American Author, Artist and Poet, Loretta Boyer McClellan, sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry;conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas” for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time, The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, The Misthaven of Maine Series, and Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing, Loretta creates from the heart.

Text and cover art © 2018 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.
Author headshot by Frank Leonard; used with permission.

Coming Soon: The Little Book of Everlasting Joy


 

COMING SOON: The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time

Synopsis:

What is joy? Joy is a multifaceted, precious gem of infinite worth and Divine origin, attainable and sustainable by everyone. This is both premise and promise of The Little Book of Everlasting Joy.

Whether one considers this a volume of poetry, a philosophical work, or a primer for living our truth—as that is the foundation of joy—these 16 insightful pieces of wisdom speak to the masses of the sanctity of a life worth living. This is a guidebook for our time to living our work in progress, to progress in this life of magnificent abundance.

Joy is the celebration of the begotten.


FROM THE AUTHOR:
On writing The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time

“Joy is a topic that I have been ruminating on for some time now. In my last book and memoir, The Nature of Being: A Healing Journey, I reflected on joy as the outcome of living my true nature, and that by doing so, I AM Joy. Going forward, that experience of introspection affected me deeply, particularly as a writer. To BE Joy, I needed to write not just from the heart, as I always have, but to also write with an open authenticity of absolute fearlessness, one of the 16 topics in my latest work, The Little Book of Everlasting Joy. This courage opened myself up for a gift, a writer’s prompt that I share in the preface of my new book.

“Society has changed as of late, bringing about an amplification of this inner dialogue on the subject of Joy as not just something we can aspire to as a quality to become and maintain, but a lens to observe all things through, to embrace as our Divine right. With the escalation of troubled times and equally troubled souls, things fell into place for a self-help book to emerge, an inspirational work that unlocks the hidden treasure of joy as not just a lasting state of being, but a primary reason for our existence, despite the suffering of mind, body and/or spirit. As are all my writing endeavors, The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time was a lesson to ponder and apply for myself, first and foremost.

“I wish readers joy on their journey, and joy everlasting.”  —Loretta Boyer McClellan


American Author, Artist and Poet, Loretta Boyer McClellan, sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry;conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, The Misthaven of Maine Series, and Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing, Loretta creates from the heart.

Text and cover art © 2018 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.
Author headshot by Frank Leonard; used with permission.