A Snowflakes of Thank You

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

– Ashley Smith

I believe in dreams, and I see the good in even the worst situation; I think these are the traits that put me to where I am today. I never stop dreaming, and I dream the biggest dreams, I also never stop believing that something good will ever happen out of even the messiest, most terrible situation. 

2020 started with a big bang for us as a family. I remembered we were in Bali for the holidays then. It was one of the most unforgettable travels we’ve ever made as a family. 

Then pandemic happens. 

There was already a rumor about a certain virus, even back in December 2019; but we just dismissed the idea (I am sure everybody did).

But, barely three months after, the inevitable happened. 

Pandemic happens.

The world stopped (literally). 

In the course of the first three months, our lives changed. Travelling became impossible (until it became restricted), work became difficult (until others lost their jobs), everyone became sick (until others died, may they rest in peace). Social distancing became the new norm and, online communications/transactions became the new trend to keep updated and be posted. 

While the world was/is in agony and while humanity was/is in a war over the deadliest and most contagious virus our generation ever had encountered, I kept my hope and my silence in the comfort of my room – writing. My poetry and blogger and writer friends have been my constant companion (aside of course from my loving family) all these months. 

Pandemic happens. And it gave birth to the “best of me”.  My first international poetry submission happened during the pandemic and so is my first ebook,  ” After Rain Skies” (a spin-off sort of, of my physical book “After Rain Skies: A Million Stars”). I did not allow the pandemic to topple down my spirit, much more allow my muse to wander along.  ” After Rain Skies” was received so well by the online reading community, that I had to follow it up immediately with another ebook, “What If Snowflakes Don’t Fall in Winter?”.  It was released via KOBO yesterday, and I am very proud and very happy to share with you all that on its first day it went on the “trending list’, in all three categories to which the book belongs: 1. Trending in ebook, 2. Trending in Fiction and Literature and 3.Trending in Romance. 

I’d like to thank you all for the love and support you have given me and my poetry since 2013. WordPress has been and will always be my writing family. I have made friends here and I have met a few too from WordPress and it’s really wonderful. You have been my constant writing companion. Your honest and kind words of encouragement helped me the poet that I am now. I will forever be grateful to you. For some of you who have purchased my ebooks, you would know that I dedicated a page for the list of WP friends there to thank. 

Thank you all so much for the LOVE and SUPPORT.

Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at www.michnavs.wordpress.com, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/ Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links –https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-the-ravaging-virulent-covid-19-pandemic-a-special-journal/ –https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-covid-19-a-womawords-june-edition/

43 thoughts on “A Snowflakes of Thank You

  1. You are a great writer and poet. I have always loved reading your poems. Could you tell me how to download “What If Snowflakes Don’t Fall in Winter” ? I’d love to give it a reader this Dec

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  2. Awesome, hearty congratulations dear Mich. Keep it going and I completely agree with your words. This year has made all of us go crazy and life went topsy-turvy but WordPress and our beautiful friends kept us going on and on in a positive way.

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  3. Oh, how wonderful, SweetMich! Congratulations! Brava! Way to go! 🙂
    But I’m not surprised! Your poetry is so amazing, so heart-touching, so needed! 🙂
    During such a tough (nearly impossible) year, you accomplished SO much…I’m sure writing was good for you and I know reading your writing was good for us! My mom used to use the expression…”Good for what ails you”…Well, YOU have been good for what has ailed us this past year, SweetMich! Thank you! 🙂
    Keep up the hope!
    Keep writing!
    You are touching hearts around the world!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  4. In this short time that I have known you – your work truly deserves to be in all places, wishes galore on these accomplishments! They take so much heart work. I am totally with you on how the pandemic changed the entire world, painfully too and yet some changes in our personal world have been nothing but beautiful and positively fruitful for our resilience and willingness.

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