“Be a little bit scared and do it right!”

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Meredith Gibraltar shares her slogan for 2018 “Be a little bit scared and do it right!”  Cheers!

Let me explain myself.  I have learned that if you’re not a little bit scared about what you are doing or writing then it doesn’t matter as much as it should.  If it’s new and a challenge then you’ll be a little bit scared.  So if your motto is to be a little bit scared it means that you’re doing something new and then you encourage yourself by saying do it right!  I want to experience that fear of doing something new often in 2018.  I want to have the courage to go forward with something new in my writing and in my life in general.  So I want to be a little bit scared and I want to do it right!

Do you have a slogan for 2018?  Something that you can repeat to yourself, maybe every day to motivate yourself!  Something to keep you going.  Try it!

Thank you for 2017!

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Meredith Gibraltar wishes to thank everyone for their kind words and their likes.  It gives me courage to keep on writing poems and my book Martha.  Both are therapeutic!

I can’t begin to say how validating it is to post about my writing.  It encourages me to strive to be the best writing that I can be.  It also motivates me to write more.  The writing soothes my tattered soul.  A soul that greatly needs healing.  You help with that by liking and following my blog!  Thank you!

I also paint and draw.  I sell my art on my other website:  miriamsart.com.  Meredith Gibraltar is a pseudonym.  I also write about my healing journey.  I share my daily challenges coping with my anxiety.

So I take this time to reflect on 2017 and thank you all for your kind words and likes.  It is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Meredith Gibraltar wishes all of her followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Enjoy!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I wish for you love and happiness at Christmas and all the best in the New Year.  I wish that all of your New Year’s Resolutions are fulfilled.  All the best :).

My mother is coming to my place for Christmas.  I am so excited to see her.  But I’m exhausted.  A lot of my anxiety is subconscious but it makes me tired.  Because of the extra shopping and picking up my mother, I am more anxious and I am exhausted.  People with mental illness find the holidays stressful for many reasons.

Martha is at a point where the suspense of the story is stopped for Christmas.  It would have been too complicated to have Martha in extreme danger with her mother in town.  After Christmas she will be followed and the men will almost apprehend her.  Will Daniel be able to keep her safe?  Only time will tell!

This poinsettia is my Christmas card for this season.  I am also an artist.  This card is made with a watercolor painting.  The card is available as a 5×7″ card.  Printed on 24 lb paper.  You can also purchase a package of ten cards.  All this at www.miriamsart.com.


Remembrance Day. Lest we forget!

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Meredith Gibraltar remembers our fallen heroes.  Men and women who fought bravely to protect us and our way of life.  Remember the we are free because of men and women soldiers, pilots and sailors who work in the Army, the Air Force and the Navy.  Remember that the peace that we have to go on in our daily lives comes because of soldiers, pilots and sailors who have dedicated themselves to protecting us and their country.  Remember that the simple act of going out to buy a loaf of bread in safety is due to courageous men and women in the Army, the Air Force and the Navy.  Thanks you to all soldiers, pilots and sailors, men and women alike who protect us and our freedom.  We can never repay you for your dedication and service.  Thank you!

Photo by laura goodsell on Unsplash

Happy 150th Canada!

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Meredith Gibraltar wishes Happy 150th Birthday to Canada!  I love this country!  It stands for freedom, the outdoors and love and respect for others!  Stand strong.  Canada strong!  I wrote a short poem…  Cheers!

Oh Canada!

The land of the free.

I stand on guard for all that you mean to me.

For life and liberty.

For the great outdoors.

The camping and hiking trips.

The boat rides.

And fond memories of my father.

Thank you Canada.

You gave my father a chance as an immigrant.

Because of that I stand strong and free!

Thank you Canada.


Happy Father’s Day.

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Meredith Gibraltar wants to wish all of the fathers out there Happy Father’s Day!  It is a very important privilege and job!  At times it is overwhelming but worth every moment!  I write a poem to my father.  Cheers!

I remember, Dad.

The times of joy and love.

The times of fun!

The camping and fishing trips!

The canoe.  The boat.

The farting competitions in the tent!

I remember Dad.

And I love you.

You have passed.

I smile through the tears and remember.

I remember you.  Dad.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Meredith Gibraltar is wishing all mothers….Happy Mother’s Day.  It is a privilege and an honor to be a mother.  Cherish the young years and appreciate the adolescent phase.  Children are a joy as adults as well.  Enjoy!

This is my lily marker drawing.  It was done in 2014.  My first drawings on disability.  Drawing soothed my tired mind.  The real healing journey did not begin until 2017 though.  Slowly I am making progress.  Thank you for reading and liking my blog.  It warms my heart to know people are listening, reading and perhaps sharing in their own healing journey.

I may be a grandmother soon.  Such exciting news!  I pray the mother and baby are doing fine and that the mother is careful.  It is a joy.  And a responsibility!