Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, June 20, 2011

My Ranting Calmed

My ranting in my last blog about trying to convert my paper book to an ebook with Amazon Kindle is calmed down somewhat. The support folks at Kindle have been most helpful and thorough in explaining to me what is going on with what I’m trying to do.

But even with their kindness, I’m not that technology smart to do what they tell me to do. So I’ve passed along the support information to the person who originally helped me convert my Word document into Kindle format. My brain is not as fried as it was last blog. All I have to do now is wait until the kinks are worked out…you know, be patient.

How patient are you when you want to see something done but the doing is out of your hands, whether because you’re not smart enough like me or for any other reason? Maybe you’re too far away or even too close to help the matter. Whatever the reason, patience until a project is completed is not easy to have.

All we have to do is look around, read the newspaper (I seldom do except for a couple of comic strips and tennis news), or listen to TV news (which I do not do because it’s almost all bad) and we can see or hear about things that we would change if given the opportunity to do so. I do read the news headlines that pop up when I turn on my computer each morning; please don’t think I’m a total recluse and don’t know what shape the world or my community is in.

As I mentioned above, the news is almost always bad and also sad. I don’t choose to bring bad and sad into my life to steal my serenity and joy. Enough personal bad and sad comes into our lives unbidden. I know the world is not perfect. I’m attuned to people’s needs, both locally and globally and join with those who offer help where needed.

How and where do you find contentment and peace in your life?

I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it 'content.'” –Lauren Bacall

Till next time … keep on smiling.

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