Let December not be a time for wallowing in what a bad year it has been, but in celebrating how toughness and perseverance can see you through even the darkest adversity. There are always pick-me-ups aside from alcohol!

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This lovely stranger opened my mail by mistake and read it too – the pages were dog-eared. But the message of support at a time when all my fair-weather friends have fallen away was a much needed injection of happiness. The power of words is a beautiful thing 🌻

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019 and her second novel, The Buddha's Bone is forthcoming in October 2021. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of dinosaur board books. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

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  1. Always embrace your purpose…and your gift Leilanie. Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and all the very best throughout the new year ahead.

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