WELCOME TO DAY 4 OF THE #RWISA “REVOLUTION” BLOG TOUR! #RRBC @WENDYJAYNESCOTT @RRBC_ORG @RRBC_RWISA @TWEETS4RWISA #RWISAREVOLUTIONTOUR

Welcome to Day 4 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour!  We’d like to introduce you to an amazingly supportive RWISA member, Author, Wendy Jayne Scott, who is also RWISA President.  Take a peek at her writing below…

HAPPY DANCE

In March 2020, with only a few days warning, alongside the rest of New Zealand, I was plunged into total lockdown. Saying this was a surreal experience is an understatement. As none of us knew how long this altered state would last, what this meant for our jobs, or the financial or health repercussions. We’d become entangled into the twilight zone of Covid-19. UNPRECEDENTED, screamed from the headlines alongside worldwide body counts and estimated infection rates. No compass existed to guide us out of the pandemic fog shrouding our futures. We were confined to our specified people bubbles.

Teddy Bears sprouted up window ledges and letter boxes, a sign of hope and solidarity, signalling to passers-by that even though 2 meter distances and masks now ruled our physical world, we were together in our hearts. I remember gathering, with my son, at the end of our driveway, in the predawn, to pay homage to our fallen ANZAC soldiers. Dawn parades were cancelled for the first time in 104 years. The haunting bugle tone of ‘The Last Post’ filtered from an unseen neighbour’s gateway and shivers resonated along my spine.

During lockdown, I had a choice of how I would respond to my altered reality. Black voids of despair, conspiracy theories, and fake news plied for my sanity. Yet, sunlight glistened on the tall summer grasses in my yard, my son’s laughter trickled on the breeze, and my dogs’ tails wagged like helicopter rotors, ecstatic to have their human pals home 24/7. So, I chose to focus on becoming a healthier and happier version of me, and a positive role-model for my son.

Fast forward to February 2021, New Zealand is no longer in lockdown, but our borders are heavily restricted, and the new media buzz words are QUARANTINE and VACCINE. Uncertainty looms like a bloated storm cloud. Fears of further job losses and financial ruin taint our summer days. Staying positive is harder to maintain under this sustained assault of negative news.

Changes are happening. Although, I fight against the dismantling of my comfortable world, my will alone doesn’t curb the tidal jetsam from Covid-19, so I must adapt to this foreign landscape.

Since lockdown, I’ve embraced personal development, focusing inward, aware that I may not be in a position to influence external circumstances, but I can take responsibility for myself. Being positive is easy when life is rosy, yet it is how I react when life is battering away at my defences that define me as a person.

Here are my top tips for positivity:

  • Express your gratitude every day for what you do have
  • Show and tell your loved ones how much you care for them and hug them (if you can)
  • Use your creativity!!!! Keep feeding your creative addictions
  • Resonate with nature by strolling on the beach, sniff garden flowers, or listen to birdsong
  • Smile more, at everyone, this is the right kind of contagious! If a mask hides your mouth, then smile through your eyes!
  • Be kind, laugh, and dance – play music that lifts your spirit

So, smile, and join me in singing and dancing into the light.

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Did you enjoy Wendy’s writing?  Then please, help us support her and her work along this REVOLUTION tour! We ask that you click on the author’s RWISA Profile below and visit all of her profile pages – some offering more insight into the member and others showcasing the author’s talent.

Lastly, we ask that you support this member as well as the host of this blog, by sharing this page and the author’s profile pages across all your social media platforms.

RWISA Profile

What Wendy has to say about RWISA…

Check out Wendy’s book…

“FEEDERS”

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At RWISA, we invite and accept into membership only the very best writers the Indie community has to offer.

If your work is exemplary and speaks for itself, stop by the RWISA website today at RaveWriters.wordpress.com and find out how you can submit your sample of writing for consideration.

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Thanks for dropping by and don’t forget to leave the author a comment below!  To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the tour’s home page!

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  1. Reblogged this on Watch Nonnie Write! and commented:

    Welcome to Day 4 of the RWISA REVOLUTION BLOG TOUR! Meet my dear friend, Author, Wendy Scott as she pulls us into a happy dance with her! @WendyJayneScott

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  2. Wendy, you’re already beautiful, but the picture on your tour banner is absolutely stunning and is my favorite. Now you’ll probably get sick of me using it!

    I love it!

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  3. Reblogged this on PTL Perrin Writes… and commented:
    For some great tips on positivity, a fun happy clip of my favorite Minions, and wisdom from New Zealand, here is one of my favorite authors, Wendy J. Scott!

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  4. Hi, Wendy! Awesome post! I can’t get that wonderful tune out of my head! Thank you for that!

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  5. Dear Everyone, thanks for all the sharing & support, I tried to visit as many blogs as possible today & reply to comments. My apologies if I missed yours – please know you are appreciated! Many Thanks xxx

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  6. I, too, choose to focus on personal development. In the end, it’s all we have control over. I enjoyed your post today, Wendy. 🙂

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  7. Wendy don’t forget your Vitamin D3/Magnesium!! LOL….anyway great blog. I like your positive attitude. You just keep doing what you’re doing.

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  8. Hi Wendy,

    I too decided not to think about or concentrate on all the conspiracies that were going around and still are. Gratitude and smiles change a person life. They draw people to you. Also positiveness, finding the good is a good remedy to nervous.
    I enjoyed reading your post.

    All the best.
    Shalom aleichem

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  9. D.L. Finn, Author February 14, 2021 — 6:19 pm

    I loved your post, Wendy:) Your suggestions were spot on. Nature has been my biggest soother through this.

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  10. Wendy, some wonderful ideas for navigating this stressful time – and, I loved your videos. Still dancin’ from the “Happy” song!!

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  11. Reblogged this on Maura Beth Brennan and commented:
    Check out this inspiring post by RWISA member and President Wendy J. Scott, on how to stay strong during this period of isolation.

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  12. Love this Wendy and shared on social media…love the choice of the video you used, too. Have a great tour!

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  13. I love your attitude, Wendy! I will also be dancing.

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  14. Dancing and smiling… Thanks for inspiring us, Wendy and #RWISA!

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  15. I love Wendy’s post today and am going to totally embrace all of her tips to maintain positivity!! Thank you, Wendy, for uplifting my day!

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  16. Oh, Wendy, that bugle sound took me way back to my younger days, especially that haunting ending of the LAST POST. Thank you for spreading some happiness around. Have a great day and tour. I am dancing!

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  17. Great post Wendy, thank you. Enjoy your day on the tour. 🙂

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  18. Hi, Wendy! I love all the ways you are practicing self-care during this pandemic. We all need to take such measures to retain our sanity. It’s hard, but, it’s not that hard if you want to live and protect your loved ones.

    It’s your day today! Enjoy!

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