A Brief Retrospective Look At September 2018

Retrospective 2018

The beginning of a new year seems to be a good time to look back on the old and look forward to the new, and so some type of retrospective just might be appropriate. For me, it’s a chance to maybe see what was successful. For new readers, it’s a chance to catch up with some of the most popular posts here. (And maybe avoid those that weren’t so great!) For those of you who have been reading for a while, there may be something you missed or just want to read again.

After employing a rather intricate mathematical formula complicated enough to land a chicken on the moon along with the very reliable and soon-to-be-patented “Chicken Peck Selector,” these are the most popular posts from September 2018, our second month of “My Life With Gracie” posts on WordPress!

First “Most Popular” Post

“My Life With Gracie…An Unseen Boundary” You can read it in full here if you’d like. (For me, I’m reminded of what a good and brave leader’s heart my Bessie showed when she saved her friends.)

Retrospective September 2018

Second “Most Popular” Post

“My Life With Gracie…The Gift Of Dreams” You can read it in full here if you’d like. (For me, this may be my personal September first place choice for both the illustration and the story. I really do need to work on “The Rose Garden Princess” for Gracie!)

Retrospective September 2018

Third “Most Popular” Post

“My Life With Gracie…This New Day” You can read it in full here if you’d like. (For me, I’m reminded of those who give their all to stand with others through trials and catastrophes.)

Retrospective September 2018

Thanks for joining me on this retrospective which is a chance to look back and see what you as a reader enjoy the most!

So far, it looks like readers appreciate bravery and protecting those who can’t protect themselves, dreams and helping others attain their dreams, and standing beside others during the storms of life!

A Brief Retrospective Look At August 2018

The beginning of a new year seems to be a good time to look back on the old and look forward to the new, and so some type of retrospective just might be appropriate. For me, it’s a chance to maybe see what was successful. For new readers, it’s a chance to catch up with some of the most popular posts here. For those of you who have been reading for a while, there may be something you missed.

After employing a rather complicated mathematical formula along with the very reliable and soon-to-be-patented “Chicken Peck Selector,” these are the most popular posts from August 2018, the month “My Life With Gracie” began posting on WordPress, our inaugural month!

First “Most Popular” Post August 2018

“My Life With Gracie…About Friendship” You can read it in full here if you’d like. (For me, I’m reminded of how different things would be if I hadn’t made that second trip to get more baby chicks. There would be no Gracie and no Bessie.)

Second “Most Popular” Post August 2018

“My Life With Gracie…On Giving Patience” You can read it in full here if you’d like. (For me, I’m reminded of what I need to be more willing to give to others…and to myself.)

Third “Most Popular” Post August 2018

“My Life With Gracie…A Startling Revelation” You can read it in full here if you’d like. (For me, this sentence sums it all up nicely: Chickens will be chickens, and people will be people.)

Thanks for joining me on this retrospective which is a chance to look back and see what you as a reader enjoy the most!

So far, it looks like readers appreciate friendship, patience, and the impossible task of getting chickens together in a group to focus on one thing!

Free Eggs And Free Cartoons!

Free Eggs And Free Cartoons!

With today being the first day of a new year, it is important for me to reflect on what “My Life With Gracie” is all about.

Why am I doing this? Why are my chickens doing this? And why are they willing to risk being mobbed by the paparazzi when they become famous all over the world? (Who knows? It could happen!)

Quite simply, it’s all about “Free Eggs (if you are close by) and Free Cartoons (with stories even if you aren’t)!” Oh, and maybe there will be some bits of what you might call “chicken wisdom” along the way.

Each week whenever possible, my chickens and I give away half-dozen cartons of the best “city eggs” anywhere! We would put them up against “country eggs” any day of the week!

These go to friends, neighbors, and even strangers who might need something to brighten their day. I always try to remind people to wear sunglasses before cracking them open because the yolks are that intense!

Gracie and the others would say it’s all about their eggs since they do most of the real work, and they are quite right! My illustrations and stories are just my attempt to have something of value to share as well. (Nobody likes to be left out!)

Giving. Giving Our Very Best. It’s just what we do. That’s what “My Life With Gracie” is all about.

In 2019, we are trying to broaden our audience, and so we are trying out the following sites:

Twitter https://twitter.com/withgracie

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mylifewithgracie/

Facebook https://facebook.com/My-Life-With-Gracie

Before closing, I also want to make sure to thank you, our readers, for your “likes,” “follows,” and “comments.” Those things let me know if we really are giving and giving our very best!

Gracie, Bessie, Blanche, Pearl, Amelia, Emily…and John