Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank yo so much, https://tallblondetales.com/ for the nomination. I enjoy reading all of your posts. I enjoy that she loves reading books, and that she loves Disney, because those are my favourite things, too. You should totally check out her blog, you won’t regret it! 🙂 ❤

Rules:

  • Link to the blogger who has nominated you
  • List 7 random facts about you
  • Nominate 7 creative, beautiful bloggers and let them know about the nomination

Seven Facts About Me

  1. One thing on my bucket list is to travel as much as I can. I would love to travel to another continent, since I live in North America, and has only traveled in Canada and the US. I would like to travel to Europe and Asia next.
  2. I have a terrible habit of buying new books before I finish the ones on my shelves. So I have been on a book buying ban until I read more of my books. I love the money I have been saving.
  3. I love collecting giraffes, mugs and tea cups. My Grandma gave me my Great Grandma tea cups and saucers. They are really beautiful. These are the only things (and books) I collect because they bring me a lot of joy.
  4. My favourite holiday is Thanksgiving. I love pumpkin everything!
  5. I love cooking. My favourite things to cook is soups.
  6. I prefer writing things on paper (like a grocery list, my goals, brainstorm etc.). I like to journal on paper. I also like to send people letters in the mail.
  7. I always wanted to be a writer. I love writing, and I can’t wait to write more stories, again. I had a lot of fun writing Taxi Driver.

My Nominations

  1. https://betterlifevisual.wordpress.com/
  2. https://envirolineblog.wordpress.com/
  3. https://cookingincowboyboots.wpcomstaging.com/
  4. https://thebookishchick.com/
  5. https://chickadeelovermaggie.wordpress.com/
  6. https://thejoan0.wordpress.com/
  7. https://drandreadinardo.com/

There are so many beautiful, creative bloggers that I want to nominate for this award because each and every blog deserves it. There are some I haven’t nominated because I am only allowed to nominate seven bloggers, but if you feel like this is an award you want to take part in then I nominate you too!!

Thank you again, Tall Blonde Tales for my nomination. It means a lot to me. 🙂

With Love,
Three Yellow Daisies xo ❤

Presence of Light

Every Friday I post an inspirational quote from Eckhart Tolle’s books. He is a spiritual teacher. He is an author who has published many books teaching and encouraging us to be more mindful. He has even appeared on Oprah Winfrey talk show.

“In this way, you grow in presence power. It generates an energy field in you and around you of a high vibrational frequency. Ni unconsciousness, no negativity, no discord or violence can enter that field and survive, just as darkness cannot survive in the presence of light.”

-Eckhart Tolle, Practicing the Power of Now

In this passage he talking about how us being more mindful can provide us with so many benefits. It can help remove darkness and uncertainty in our lives. When we begin to focus on ourselves and staying in the moment, that is when our lives will truly begin to change, for the better.

When our mindset begins to shift into the present, we tend to forgive our past and everything that has happened up until this point, and we learn not to be anxious about the future, we start to notice the small things in our lives. Like the smell of roses, the sounds of the birds, wind blowing through the leaves, the rain. I feel like once we start to observe the small things in life, it would help us have a calmer mindset, which will help us find the answers to our problems.

Day 88 of 193

Hey everyone, unfortunately I was getting all caught up with my feels over the weekend, so I wasn’t able to post much then. Although I’m feeling a bit better now.

That being said, this is Friday’s item.

I received a lot of perfumes, body sprays a lot for my birthday and Christmas presents over my lifetime. It’s too overwhelming to have all of these different scents. I’m probably going to give them to my cousin, sister and friends. I have told people so many times to stop giving me perfumes.

It feels good to let go of these things. This is another one of an empty perfume bottle. I kept it because I thought it was really pretty, but now it’s just taking up too much space.

Digital Declutter: I have been deleting all of the apps that I no longer use anymore.

Thankful Thursdays #12

Hey everyone!

It always feel like these days keep on going by so fast.

Here is a list of things that has happened to me throughout the week that has made me grateful.

  1. I am thankful that my football team won against my second cousin’s team. Not only did I get to brag about my team winning, but I also got bragging towards her for beating her team
  2. I am grateful that there were many great sales at the grocery store. I not only saved a lot of money, but I was able to buy delicious ingredients for my dinners.
  3. My sister bought me a few groceries when she was doing her own shopping, so that was cool.
  4. I am glad my mom gave me two of her French onion soup bowls. They are oven safe. You are supposed to serve the soup in these bowls, and grate cheese on top of the soup, then you broil it in the oven, and all of the cheese melts perfectly. I can’t wait to use those.
  5. And lastly I am grateful for being able to spend more time throughout my day reading my books.

What are some of the things you are grateful that happened this week?

Day 87 of 193

For today’s item, I found yet another hairbrush. Although this was dirtier than the previous one.

I don’t know why I bothered to carry these things with me to house to house that I have move into. It is a waste of space and energy. But I am glad that this is the last time I would need to carry unnecessary things again. I am trying to be more mindful of what I bring into my house and what I buy.

Taxi Driver Chapter Seven

Here is the seventh and final chapter of Taxi Driver, in case you are behind or would like to reread the previous chapters again, here is everything Taxi Driver related.

https://threeyellowdaisies.ca/category/taxi-driver/

Chapter Seven

Meanwhile…

Elizabeth decided she was done browsing around the gift shop, until something drew her attention. She knew she had to immediately buy it.

She decided to go back up to see Theodore and Evan. She hopped on the nearest elevator and pressed button four, and waited for the doors to close, suddenly someone had extended their arm in the nick of time. It was a gentleman about her age. He was able to hop on to the elevator as well.

“Good afternoon”, he said as he pressed button five.

“Hi,” Elizabeth said, patiently waiting for the elevator to reach the fourth floor.

“I’m visiting my mom. She had surgery yesterday.” He said, making conversation.

“Nice, I hope she is okay. I’m visiting my father-in-law. Have a great day!” She said, as she waved back, hopping off the elevator.

She then walked down the long hallway, thinking about what she would say to Evan after he had said something so hurtful. Tears began to roll down her cheeks.

Finally, after that long walk to Theodore’s room, she wiped all of her tears before she knocked on the door.

The knock then alerted Theodore, who was lost in thought at the time.

“Come in!” Theodore said, not knowing who it was.

“Hey, I just need to talk to Evan. Alone. If that’s okay?” Elizabeth said.

“Sure. I’ll be right back, Dad.” Evan said squeezing his Dad’s hand before departing the room.

“I heard what you had said to Theodore.” Elizabeth confessed.

“Babe, what are you talking about?” Evan said all confused.

“That you wished you weren’t having a baby!” Elizabeth raised her voice a bit.

“There is something I have been keeping from you.” Evan began.

“Oh, yeah? What’s that?” Elizabeth asked, trying to fight back the tears, again.

“Look, you can’t tell my sisters, and especially not my mother. Promise?” Evan asked.

“Okay, I promise.” Elizabeth said meaningfully.

“My dad was born with this super power, if you will call it that. He has been able to help others deal with their problems.” Evan confessed.

“So, he’s like what? A therapist on the side? Or something?” Elizabeth wondered.

“No, not exactly. Let’s take a walk around the hospital, instead of just standing here. Like when he was driving his cab, he was able to detect what was actually happening in his clients’ lives. Like he met your dad awhile back.” Evan replied.

“What about my dad?”

“Our memories must have gotten altered as we grew up. My dad told me that our dads go way back. He also said that he stopped Deryck from robbing a bank in order to help your grandparents, since they didn’t have a lot of money at the time. He couldn’t find a job, so he resorted to rob a bank. Because my dad stopped him from doing that, they became really good friends, and you and I got to hang out a lot when we were babies and toddlers. In fact our Godparents are now our in-laws.”

“That is really crazy. How come my dad never told me this?”

“Maybe he was embarrassed. But anyway, I’m getting off track now. My dad was able to help out so many people like your father make better choices for themselves. I’m proud of him. He has an amazing legacy. But what he failed to tell me was that…” Evan said, but he paused to clear his throat because his eyes became glossy.

“Let’s sit. You seem really distressed.” Elizabeth said, as they walked over to chairs in the seated area.

“See, this secret power is passed down a father to his son, so my sisters don’t have this ability, like I do. The same thing has happened to me before, I took people to places they didn’t realize they needed to go. It happened countless of times. All this time, I felt like I had to hide this from everyone, but I actually didn’t. My dad knew I had this whole time. My dad was born with this, just like I was. And so was my grandfather.”

“Okay, but I don’t see how this resulted in you saying that you don’t want a baby.” Elizabeth said with sadness.

“See, that’s the thing. There can only be two of us that have this magical power at a time. So, because we are having a son, he will be born with this, which means the world doesn’t need my dad anymore.” Evan said, as he sobbed.

“So, you’re saying that’s how he knew we were having a son? Because he knew he was dying.” Elizabeth asked.

“Yes. I said that if I had knew that us having a baby boy, would result in my dad dying, I would have waited a few more years, or something. Or just adopted, or anything so I could have had more time with him.”

“Honey, listen. I know this must be tough for you, and I somewhat get everything, although this has been a lot to take in. But, just know that your dad did a lot of great things. He has helped many people. He brought us together, which I am really happy. Eventually, we all have to go through those gates, he is just going there before us. With his passing, he will be able to be reunited with all of the other people that have passed before him. It doesn’t mean that we won’t ever see him again. His memory will live on in us. In our baby. So, don’t be sad. Be glad that he was able to live such an amazing life.” Elizabeth said, as she hugged Evan.

Evan released himself from the hug, to sob in his hands.

“Yeah, I guess you’re right. His memory will live on. This isn’t the end.” Evan admitted, reaching out and touching Elizabeth’s stomach, and felt him kick.

They both laughed, through their tears.

“Just know that your dad wouldn’t want you hate yourself. He wanted to live out your life to the fullest, just like he had.” Elizabeth said.

Elizabeth’s words really did comfort Evan.

They decided to go back to his dad’s room.

When they had walked in, Elizabeth pulled out her gift from the gift bag. It was a blue onesie that read “My Grandpa loves me” with a big red heart.

Evan and Theodore both smiled.

“Well, Dad, we should getting go, dinner is going to be here soon. We love you so much.” Evan said as they gathered their belongings.

They each gave him a kiss good bye, before departing from the room.

When they got back, they ate dinner, and began getting ready for bed.

Elizabeth had woken up in pain, as she noticed her water just broke.

“Evan! It’s happening!” Elizabeth yelled as she changed her clothes.

Evan took off the sheets so he can eventually clean them. He was feeling really happy, until… the phone rang.

He ran to his phone and answered it.

“Hey, it’s me, Sarah, sorry for calling this hour, but I just got off the phone with one of dad’s doctors.”

“Yeah, bad news I assume?” Evan asked, fully knowing what Sarah was going to say.

“Yeah, they are telling us he doesn’t have a lot of time left. They have sedated him since he has been in a lot of pain.”

“Yeah, I gotta take Elizabeth to the hospital, do you think you can call Olivia?” Evan asked.

“Oh, wow! Is it happening?”

“Yes.” Evan said nervously.

“Well, I gotta call Olivia, so I’ll meet you there. I love you.” Sarah said.

Evan and Elizabeth grabbed their overnight bag, and hurried over to the hospital. They eventually met up with Olivia and Sarah. Their husbands stayed with the children since they were all too young to understand.

Evan and Elizabeth excused themselves because a nurse was escorting them to their delivering room.

“When you have our baby, my Dad will pass away, just like when my parents had me, my grandpa died. I would like to spend the last few hours with my Dad, if that’s okay. I’m so sorry.” Evan confessed.

“Yes, you can do that. I won’t mind. My mom will be here shortly. Tell him I love him, too.” Elizabeth said.

Evan ran to Theodore’s room, where Olivia and Sarah were. Eventually so after that Amelia walks into the room.

The three children all looked sad and hugged their mom.

“Wait, Evan, why are you? Aren’t you supposed to be with Elizabeth?” Sarah asked.

A moment passed before Amelia pieced the puzzle together.

“Elizabeth is having the baby?!” Amelia said with joy and sadness.

“Do you think she would want me there with her?” Olivia offered.

“Her mom is coming, so it’s up to you. She will understand.”

Evan, his sisters and his mom decided to stay with Theodore.

Olivia and Amelia went to the cafeteria to get everyone some tea.

“I’m going to miss him so much.” Sarah said crying.

“Me, too.” Evan said, as him and Sarah held onto Theodore’s hand ever tighter.

They all shared their favourite memories growing up, and how their father shaped them into becoming the best versions of themselves because of him.

Simultaneously, as Theodore left Earth, Evan’s and Elizabeth’s son was born.

They all took some time to mourn him. A priest came by to bless him on his journey to Heaven.

They eventually would say goodbye to him as they took his belongings with them.

“I’m going to check on Elizabeth now, I’ll be right back.” Evan said slowly walking to the nurse’s station to find out which room she was in.

He eventually found his way after getting lost.

“Hey, I’m here.” Evan said walking into the room, looking at his precious son in Elizabeth’s arms.

Evan kissed Elizabeth, and then gave his son a peck on the forehead.

“Meet Eli Theodore Henderson.” Elizabeth said.

“I love it. Thank you for adding my father’s name. That means so much to me.” Evan said as he threw himself onto the chair.

“Well, Theodore will live on in Eli.” Elizabeth said.

“He looks like my dad and myself.” Evan realized, as Elizabeth smiled.

Eventually the ladies stopped by to meet Eli. They were admiring how cute he is.

A few days have passed and they had laid Theodore to rest. It was an emotional day, but they got through because they had each other.

Although the pain and emptiness was too much for Amelia to bear, and she had passed away a few months later. The siblings were able to stay in touch and be apart of each other’s lives throughout the months. The deaths of their parents actually brought them closer, as they learned not to take moments for granted.

April 2082

All of the Henderson family members are doing well. The siblings are all close, and the cousins get along just fine.

They were all celebrating Easter dinner.

“Would you like some wine, Ashley?” Erica asked.

Ashley politely declined.

“There is something we would like to tell you. We are pregnant with a baby boy, and he’ll be here at the end of August!”

“Oh my goodness! I’m going to be an auntie!” Emily exclaimed, jumping up to hug Ashley.

Eli was the first one of the cousins to get married and have a baby. Evan was secretly sad but happy for Eli. He realized that his grandson was the reason why he hasn’t been feeling all that great since the year started.

Elizabeth was too happy to realize why Evan wasn’t as joyful as she was, until the day drew to a close.

Evan made plans and goals for himself that he could do with the remaining four months of his life.

He spent a lot of time with his family. Him and Elizabeth prepared their will, and he donated lots of things.

Evan and Elizabeth spent the summer at a cottage. He picked up the skills of fishing by watching videos and reading books. It was a hot day in July. They really enjoyed their vacation together. They expected it to be their last one.

After a delicious lunch, Elizabeth decided to take a nap, because Evan was going to to the pond and catch some fish.

Evan took all of fishing accessories and rods with him to the pond. He began to set up his station, by organizing his bait.

Suddenly the clouds got darker. Evan didn’t think it was supposed to storm today, but he thought wrong. It began to pour and lightning lit up the sky. And eventually struck him knocking him to the ground.

The loud thunder woken Elizabeth up. Elizabeth realized she had overslept from her nap, and woke up to an empty cottage. She began to panic, calling out for him.

No answer.

She wondered if he was still fishing, although he doesn’t stay out this late.

She put on her shoes and grabbed her phone as she ran out towards the pond.

The ground was drenched from the downpour so she had almost fell a few times.

She then saw Evan’s motionless body. She ran up to him and saw his lightning burn. She quickly called an ambulance. Elizabeth hugged him dearly until the paramedics came.

They placed Evan on the stretcher and loaded him into the ambulance. Elizabeth hopped into the back and held his hand.

They went over his medical history and she had told them that he has been experiencing headaches for the past few months now.

Evan was in a coma, but that never stopped Elizabeth or his family to visit him.

A few weeks and he was still unresponsive. Elizabeth couldn’t let her husband go, so she never let any of the doctors unplug him.

Elizabeth still remembers what happened to Theodore. She was counting down the days until August 19th – Ashley’s due date.

Suddenly in the evening of August 18th, Ashley was feeling severe stomach pain, followed by her water breaking.

Elizabeth stood by Evan’s side, holding his hand, telling him all of their great memories they’ve shared together. She had seen something that she hasn’t seen before.

“Nurse! Somebody please!” Elizabeth hollered as she ran into the hallway begging for someone’s assistance.

Ashley and Eli rushed to the hospital, where she had gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

“What do you think of Eric?” Eli asked.

“Yes! That’s it!” Ashley said giving Eric a kiss.

Meanwhile, the nurse came in and asked Elizabeth what happened.

“He squeezed my hand, and he opened his eyes!” Elizabeth exclaimed as the nurse was examining Evan.

Three Days Later

Eli, Ashley and Eric all stopped by to visit Elizabeth and Evan in Evan’s hospital.

“Hey, Eli” Evan said weakly.

“We would love for you to meet Eric Evan Henderson.” Ashley said handing him to Elizabeth.

Elizabeth had the biggest smile on her face, as she was in awe.

Ashley and Eli eventually left.

Elizabeth was so happy that she still had Evan.

“Honey, you did it! You’ve beat the curse.” Elizabeth exclaimed.

“I guess me getting struck by lightning saved my life.” Evan said, as Elizabeth held his hand.

All Good Things Come to an End

This is it. This is the final chapter of Taxi Driver. It was a pleasure to write this for the past two months.

I really hoped everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. I appreciate any feedback, tips, likes and dislikes, etc. This was my first go at writing a story like this in a really long time.

I will definitely want to write another story in the future. Perhaps a suspenseful/thriller for the upcoming spooky season. But, I need to think of an idea first.

So, I will keep you posted with that.

A fun fact, I wrote each chapter in one sitting, which would take up about two hours, some days three hours. Although the last chapter took me about four hours, just because of how long it was. I would also drink a tea latte while writing and editing my chapters. I do apologize if it wasn’t consistently published on the Wednesday as I had promised. When I write my next story I will be more consistent with that. It was because I would have an outing with the family, or sometimes I had to plan out what would happen next.

Another fun fact, not everything in the story was originally planned, it just happened like that. For instance, the whole side story of Deryck, and who he is. I didn’t actually planned for that. That’s what the moment took me in my writing, so I went with it. I feel like it completes and adds that extra piece to the story. Also, the story was originally going to be more about Theodore, but Evan sort of sneaked in.

Regardless I hoped you have enjoyed this adventure!

WWW Wednesdays – September 16th, 2020

In this post I will be talking about books! Reading books is one of my favourite past times. It is such a relaxing and peaceful habit.

This post it answers the following questions,

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I read next?
  1. What have I finished reading?

I really enjoyed this book. To Kill A Mockingbird is such an amazing book. I would recommend it, although in my opinion To Kill A Mockingbird is the better one of the two, but this book is still amazing.

2. What am I currently reading?

This book has always been one of my favourites. It is so inspiring to me. I have seen the movie countless times, and I am going to reread this, because I can’t travel, nor do I feel comfortable at the moment to travel somewhere else. Even if it is still in my country, like I was planning. It’s like I’m travelling somewhere new even though I am not physically travelling anywhere. I like that effect in books. It’s also one of the books I recommend to others.

3. What will I read next?

Because of Tuesday’s Top Ten of blue covered books I owe, I thought now would be the perfect time to read this book. It will give me some added motivation and inspiration. I loved the book so much, so reading everyone’s stories will make me happy.

Day 86 of 193

This is Wednesday’s item.

My sister bought me this for my birthday many years ago. I haven’t used it in awhile since my hair is really thick. But when I used it, I really liked it. I loved that the princess side opened up into a mirror, which I thought was pretty cool.

I was thinking of giving this to my niece, but it would need a deep clean first.

Top Ten Tuesdays #3

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s theme is cover freebie (choose your own topic, centred on books cover or cover art). So, with that in mind, I am going to talk about my books with blue covers. I was going to pick yellow, but I saw that in a few weeks it will be showcasing Autumn coloured covers. I decided to save those colours for that week. I then realized that I have a lot of blue book covers.

So here we go… No particular order.

10. You Can Heal Your Life

I haven’t read this book, but I love anything Louis Hay. This book is about finding and changing your life. It’s about learning to believe in yourself.

9. The Now Effect

Another book I haven’t gotten a chance to read, but this is about mindfulness, and being present.

8. You Are A Badass Every Day

This is on my To Be Read List. I have read her first two books, and they were amazing books. This book just seems to remind us that we are powerful, and unstoppable.

7. Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It

These are journal entries about how reading Eat Pray Love has inspired people to make changes in their lives. I have started reading this book, but I will definitely pick it up again, because it was quite insightful.

6. Make Your Bed

I have always been one to make my bed every morning. In this book McRaven mentions how by starting your day with completing a simple task, it allows you to keep on completing the next task, followed by another task. I really enjoyed this book.

5. Everything is F*cked: A Book

This book is on my To Be Read List. And I am so excited to read it!

4. 101 Life Lessons Without the Bullsh*t

I loved reading this book. It was so simple, yet so inspiring. I highly recommend reading this book.

3. Make Miracles in Forty Days

I love reading Melody Beattie books. She is someone who has been through many struggles in her life, and was able to inspire many people, including me.

2. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

I received this book as a Christmas present. I really enjoyed reading this book, because it was quite educational and gave me insight into the business world.

  1. Freedom Seeker

This is another book on my To Be Read List. I used to be a huge worrier, but now I’m slowly learning to not worry as much. So this book looks like it would be helpful to continue to worry less.