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Since I am still in process of reading a big book with limited time, my regular Sunday Book Review post today is a sharing of my guest post over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo.

 

Guest author: D. G. Kaye – Twenty years after “I do”.

Twenty Years: After "I Do": Reflections on Love and Changes Through Aging by [Kaye, D.G.]Thank you for having me over Sue to share a little about my newest book, Twenty Years: After “I Do” – Reflections on Love and Changes Through Aging, which was released in December 2017.

This memoir touches on various aspects of situations that occur and change as the years went by in my marriage to a man 21 years my senior. I wrote the book around the title as opposed to writing a book and then wondering what it should be titled. And in the book, readers will soon learn why I chose the title.

Even going into marriage knowing that down the road there will inevitably be obstacles to endure and hopefully overcome, my eyes were wide open and heart full, enough to make me accept whatever challenges would come our way as the years ensued . . . and they did. And in this book, I bring to light some of the things that I encountered and how I dealt with them and how my marriage still managed to thrive with keeping with the foundations the marriage was built on and never taking any of those elements for granted – love, communication, compassion and laughter.


Excerpt from Twenty Years: After “I Do” by D.G. Kaye

To the Moon with Laughter

What would life be without laughter? I don’t think I’d even want to know the answer to that question, because only with laughter have I been able to get through many of life’s challenges. I could quote off a list of clichés about laughter, such as “Laughter is the best medicine”—but the fact is that it’s true. Laughter is good medicine. Every good belly laugh allows our bodies to take in more oxygen and creates endorphins, which prompt the enjoyment we receive from humor and lift our entire wellbeing. Besides being a great health benefit to our souls, lungs, and state of mind, laughter can provide comic relief in those moments that sometimes aren’t so humorous.

Based on all my relationships, I can attest to the fact that injecting humor in conversation when appropriate can take the edge off more serious circumstances. A healthy relationship will always contain humor, because laughter between two people creates a comfort bond, and comfort bonds maintain relationships through rockier times. Continue reading . . .

 

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  1. …and very glad I was too to have you over, Deb 🙂 <3

    1. Always a treat Sue! Thank you again. 🙂 <3

      1. An y time you have time, Debby <3

        1. Thank you Sue. It works both ways – you are welcome here anytime. <3

          1. Thanks, Debby xx

  2. Coffee, Sue? I need a cup!

  3. This is a beautiful excerpt, Debby, and its clear why your book is reaching so many hearts. Great to see you over at Sue’s. <3 and hugs.

    1. Thank you so much Diana for your always encouraging words my friend. <3

  4. Those pink roses are an enduring sign of true love . . . have read all about it! 🙂
    Now to get through that big, fat book!

    1. LOl,and thanks Marian. 🙂

  5. You should run a marriage counseling section on this blog. =)

    1. Thanks for that wonderful compliment Diana. I’m actually thinking of doing a Vlog talk show on Youtube 🙂

  6. Great excerpt, Debby! And I’m tickled to learn you’re thinking of doing a Vlog talk show!! (Eavesdropped on above reply. 😉 )

    1. Thanks Kate! 🙂 Lol

  7. Lovely post, Debby. I really enjoyed your book. It’s such a warm personal account filled with many words of wisdom and tales to gladden anyone’s heart and reassure the anxious. I’m sorry I haven’t posted a review yet. Reviews scare me. I see you have many good ones. Perhaps I’ll have to “borrow”. Then again, maybe not. 🙂 Perhaps I should just post the few words I’ve written here. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Norah again for your word of encouragement. I know you’ve mentioned your hesitation to review before. Don’t be afraid to take the plunge. Each and every review is like gold for an author – no matter how short or long. <3

      1. Thanks for your understanding, Debby. I do hesitate. I think it’s the stars that cause that. Even as a teacher I never liked giving a grade – a comment yes, a word of encouragement yes, but a rating, I’m not so sure. I also thought Amazon (can’t think of the word but rated lowly, didn’t encourage) didn’t “like” reviews of people connected on social media – didn’t believe them to be an honest review.
        However, it is on my list but don’t hold your breath. 🙂

        1. No pressure Norah. 🙂 And as far as Amazon not liking reviews from people connected is hilarious. The place of an author is to connect with her readers. Any author knows this. How else are Indies supposed to sell books if they don’t connect with readers?
          There’s more to that with Amazon that authors are still trying to figure out. I’d say 75% of my reviews are from people I’ve made acquaintance with through blogs or social media. I would have to say that issue pertains more to using links that have ‘t been cleaned up. 🙂

          1. Okay. Thank your for clearing that up, Debby. That reduces one of my hesitations. I wondered why authors were meant to establish platforms and then couldn’t benefit from having done so. It didn’t make sense to me, but I remember reading that ages ago and didn’t like to penalise any authors. All good now. Thanks. 🙂

          2. Most welcome Norah. Just keep your links clean if you’re sharing a book link from Amazon, erase everything that comes after the ASIN. And remember if you ever review a book that was given to you free from an author to write a disclaimer like the one I use: “I was gifted with a copy of this book from the author” – short and sweet, do not add: ‘For an honest review’, that is a flag to Amazon that you were given a book in exchange for a review. Keep those rules in mind and you will be fine. 🙂

          3. Thanks, Debby. I appreciate your coaching. 🙂

          4. My pleasure Norah. Anytime you have a question, if I can answer, I’m happy to. 🙂

          5. Great advice. Thanks, Debby.

          6. Welcome Norah. 🙂

  8. This is a lovely sharing and a great book. I love the idea of a Vlog talk show…go Debbie, our special unicorn. <3 Xxx <3

    1. Aw thank you my lovely friend Jane. I really need to get working on new avenues! I shall keep you posted. <3 xoxoxo :)

      1. My lovely unicorn friend, much <3 flowing to you. xXx <3

        1. Welcomed with open arms. 🙂 <3 xxxxx

  9. Such a great read, Debby. People search their whole life for laughter and a soulmate.

    1. So true Jennie. I was blessed. <3 Thank you.

      1. You are welcome, Debby. 🙂

  10. What a brilliant idea for a book, Debby. I smiled when I read that you chose the title before writing it. That is sooo much me. I love to choose a title before the content. The excerpt is lovely and I agree 100% about humour. Life would be so hard without a laugh or seeing the ‘funny’ in all situations. Congratulations on another fabulous book published, Deb!

    1. Thank you so much Lis. Glad to make you smile. 🙂 x

  11. This is an interesting way of writing your book, Debby, to start with a title. I think I would do well with a structure and “prompt” like that as well. It keeps you on track! And, focused.

    I wish I had more laughter in my life. I envy people who can see the positive and the humor in most situations. It is a great medicine to handle or ease crises!

    1. Oh Liesbet, I thought you should have so much laughter in your life with the wonderful free traveling lifestyle you have and some of the magnificent places you visit. I really hope you find your smiles. <3

      1. I love our lifestyle, Debby. But, our moods and (work) situation is what needs to improve. Happiness and laughter will be in our near future again, we hope. 🙂

        1. It sounds like an important plan Liesbet. Everything goes better with laughter. 🙂 x

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