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Published in Having it all at Fifty Plus Innovation Edition

Happy book launch day – Having it all at Fifty Plus Innovation Edition

Though we are probably flooding (south-east Queensland is coping the tail end of Cyclone Debbie) it’s nice to wake up to an important email that has made my day. (Sometimes you just have to ignore the weather – okay I can’t really do that because this is serious. Stay safe people and ‘if it’s flooded forget it’).

Having it all at Fifty Plus Innovation Edition, Donna Munro, Warm Witty Words.
The cover of Having it all at Fifty Plus Innovation Edition

Now on to my email and why I’m so happy.

I’ve collaborated with Lovely Silks Publishing and have contributed a chapter to Having it all at Fifty Plus Innovative Edition. If you scroll down on the home page you’ll see that I am the featured author and my chapter (Donna Munro from Warm Witty Words Shares a Sample Chapter) is the online sample. Now that’s something all authors aspire to. I’m so very grateful to Jacqueline and the team for this honour.

Click here or on the book cover picture to buy the book.

The chapter was a difficult one to write but I’m glad I did. As a writer you are vulnerable because you’re often baring your soul. I find that I keep a journal in my head and quite often it needs to be written. I make sense of the world this way.

I hope in doing this I give readers insights, motivation, inspiration, gratitude, ideas, encouragement, guidelines, compassion and new ways of thinking.

Having it all isn’t the same for everyone. You may want a new car or house, or you want to learn a craft, write a book, start a business or kiss a grandchild. Whatever ‘having it all’ means to you, it would be nice if we could all have it all at fifty plus.

Baby Boomers, Having it all at Fifty Plus.
Donna Munro author of chapter Missed the Boom in Baby Boomers? at home with her crazy dog Mahli.
Posted in Family life, Happiness, Year of Gratitude

Day 34 to 37 of 365 Days of Gratitude

Day 34 to 37 of 365 Days of Gratitude

Currumbin Creek, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
Currumbin Creek at low tide midday – summertime fun.

Day 34 I am grateful for:

Friday, because it’s the start of the weekend.

Day 35 I am grateful for:

Friends who pass on furniture, because we now have a single bed for when the grandkids stay. It started out as Tiarne’s bed, then it was Conner’s and now ours. I’ve given it a beach-wash white paint job and with a mattress and doona it will be ready for the spare room/office.

Day 36 I am grateful for:

Being able to live near beautiful Currumbin Creek, because today I enjoyed reading a book, lying on the sand, swimming in the warm crystal clear water and taking in the breathtaking scenery (see photo above). When I looked up I could see the trail of a jet  as it streamed above me, cutting a path in the cyan-blue sky.

A jet streaming over Currumbin Creek leaving a white tail through the cyan-blue sky. Summer. Warm Witty Words
A jet streaming over Currumbin Creek leaving a white tail through the cyan-blue sky.

Day 37 I am grateful for:

Last night gloriously colourful sunset, because it’s like the sky had been painted and the half-moon rose from the east so day could turn to night.Sunsets to moonlight Warm Witty Words


Did you see that sunset? What are you grateful for today?