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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Kick Back Moments: Give Yourself a Santa Moment

Each of us relishes memories of our favorite Santa moment. One most cherished is perhaps the preparation and presentation of the ever popular plate of cookies and glass of milk. Carefully baked the best of the best are set aside delicately placed on a special Christmas plate. An ice cold glass of milk becomes the partner, the soul mate, of the cookie array. Not for a moment does the thought of the milk becoming tepid enter the mind even though it may remain untouched for many, many hours.

With this thought in mind, Awakenings would like to share a Santa moment from Peggy Strack @Kick Back Moments. In Peggy's own words, "If you're living on the busy continuum too and want to slow down a touch, you've come to the right place."

So, kick back, click the link and enjoy Kick Back Moments: Give Yourself a Santa Moment

Peggy Strack is the author of A Stop in the Park, a very poignant novel that hooks its readers from the onset of the story. It is life at its best or seemingly so with windows and doors opening and closing at a moment's notice. One minute its pages are filled with anxiety, even rage, as life dangles at the end of a rope that is getting tighter and tighter, while with the next comes the possibility of hope, even contentment. Every dream ever known (most of which have come true) seems to be fading as quickly as awakening from a night's sleep where one remembers dreaming but of what? There is a feeling of entrapment. Tempers flare. Family suffers. The only alternative...OUT! Out of a marriage? Out of a frustrating job? Out of life itself?

When the family is just about to implode enters Rufus.

What can an astute retired bus driver who is a whiz at blitz chess do for someone who feels it is too late to change, chase a new dream, or revive a tormented marriage? What is his prescription for fulfillment? The answers come with A Stop in the Park.

A Stop in the Park


  1. Thanks Sharla! I hope all enjoy and a very Merry Christmas to you! ~ Peggy

  2. As someone who's read and reviewed this outstanding book, I cannot recommend it enough! It's a story with heart, characters you will love and relate to, problems shared by so many and answers that come about in the most remarkable ways--through "A Stop in the Park"