Another symptom of rejection I had: the longing for attention vs. the desire to be invisible. That’s a dichotomy to be sure. It has to do with who you’re with. Are you with people you know who will love and accept you unconditionally—or with those you don’t know? #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope TWEETABLE
Rejected people are selfish by nature. Because we need to have acceptance. When we get something we want, we feel that’s when people accept us. When we’re denied, we’ve been rejected. #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope TWEETABLE
Are you jealous of what others have? Do you long to have more than you do? Have you ever acted on those feelings of envy? Can you be happy for someone else who got what you wanted? #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope TWEETABLE
I found this post from 2015. It published a week or so after my “Please Get Your Facts Straight” post — the highest viewed post in one day I’d ever had. What was the right thing to do? You tell me. Do you demand an apology for those who have hurt you? @donnalhsmith #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope TWEETABLE
Are you ready to move past your pain? Do you want to be free from condemnation, self-hatred, low self-esteem? Can you open your heart enough to forgive? Let’s look at it. @donnalhsmith #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope TWEETABLE
Last week I talked about anger, and how an emotional wound of rejection feels—paper cut vs. knife to the heart. How do we get past this? That’s what this series is all about. We need to release anger in a “healthy” non-destructive way. In order to do that we cannot carry the anger around with us like a ball and chain—because that’s exactly the picture of unforgiveness and carrying grudges. #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope TWEETABLE
God is so very good. On Friday, I learned that Rose’s Redemption made the Finals of the 2019 Selah Awards! Meghan’s Choice did last year. It’s such an honor to make the finals because the Selah Award is very prestigious.
A contest of the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers’ Conference (BRMCWC), (one of the largest Christian Writers’ conferences in the country), the Selah Awards are given to the best published works from the year previous. Last year, because Meghan’s Choice was published in 2017, it made the 2018 finals.
So, we’re thrilled to have made the finals in the Western Fiction category, just as Meghan’s Choice did last year. I love entering the Selah Awards because I’m not traditionally published and I don’t have “best-seller” status. The Selahs don’t require that as some other contests do.
The awards will be given out on Wednesday, May 22nd. That’s some time to wait, but we’re very happy about it. Our third western novel, Hannah’s Hope is about halfway through the first draft. We hope to release it later this year. Stay tuned.
Both Meghan’s Choice and Rose’s Redemption are available from Amazon. Here are the links if you’d like to check them out.
This post is the last blog birthday post for this year. I’ve had fun revisiting some of the highest viewed posts and sharing again some of my personal journey with you. This one from last year on God’s Special Effects. @donnalhsmith @a3writers #GodsSpecialEffects2018 #amwriting #BLOGbirthdayFeb172014 #fiveyears
I introduced this series last year to discuss something else I’m growing in—and it’s a process—my prophetic gift. It’s not the same as being a psychic. I hear things from God, not in my mind, but in my spirit. Last year Philadelphia Eagles fans were treated to their one and only Super Bowl. In that series, I discuss how God actually, sorta, “told” me they’d win. Or did He?
Here’s the link to Part 2 of God’s Special Effects from February of last year.
Have a blessed day! @donnalhsmith @#GodsSpecialEffects2018 #amwriting #BLOGbirthdayFeb172014 #fiveyears
Today, I’m going to post from my series two years ago on APD. It stands for Avoidance Personality Disorder, and although I was never formally diagnosed, I exhibited or felt most of the signs. Otherwise known as Root of Rejection or Rejection Syndrome, I had this from before birth—having the personality type more affected by being adopted. @donnalhsmith @a3writers #APD #RejectionIssues #HealedandAcceptedNow #amwriting #BLOGbirthdayFeb172014 #fiveyears
I could have chosen a couple others dealing with my APD—much of the worst hurt was when I was a girl. The “fickle” friend and I have reconnected on Facebook, and it’s been fun. As children, we do things to hurt others, albeit UN-intentionally. Which I know was the case for her.
You may not enjoy reading about my emotional pain, but just because I remember it, doesn’t mean I’m not healed from it—because I am. Soon, I’m going to start sharing HOW to get healed. It’s a process—it will fit in well with the purpose of this blog.
So here’s the link to an APD post from two years ago—the first time I started writing about rejection and actually having the courage (anyone with rejection issues will know why courage means so much) to publish those posts.
Have a blessed day! @donnalhsmith @a3writers #APD #RejectionIssues #HealedandAcceptedNow #amwriting #BLOGbirthdayFeb172014 #fiveyears
It’s funny. I couldn’t think of a thing to blog about, but a little thought crossed my mind. How long have I been doing this blog? I remembered starting it toward the beginning of 2014. And I wanted to talk about the process of writing a novel and getting it published. #amwriting #BLOGbirthdayFeb172014 #fiveyears @donnalhsmith @a3writers
I can hardly believe that next week will be the fifth anniversary of this blog! For the rest of the month of February, I’ll be sharing about the blog, plus some of the highest viewed posts and my thoughts about them.
Here’s the second post I published on this blog. It’s entitled “A Rose by any Other Name.”
I’ve come a L-O-N-G way, baby! #amwriting #BLOGbirthdayFeb172014 #fiveyears @donnalhsmith @a3writers