Joni Parsley Daydream Believer
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
However you see it, the holiday season either creeps or crash lands upon us. And so it begins ... as many begin planning dinner a sad tradition ensues along with the arguments that come with it. The dreaded conversation has to be had. You know the one: where are we having dinner this year, who is coming, who is not, who is fighting, who is not speaking, whose turn is it, can we do both sets of grandparents in one day, it’s my parents’ turn out-of-town, no it’s my parents’ turn to come here, how can we avoid making anybody angry, are we leaving anybody out, what about all the little kids, who is bringing what, who is on a diet, who is gluten-free, sugar-free, or flavor free, who does organic only, who is allergic to pumpkin, turkey, ham, or sweet potatoes, who has gone vegan this year? What? There’s a difference in vegan and vegetarian? Who do we please or offend? Bah Humbug already? Sorry folks, we’re just getting started; we aren’t past Thanksgiving yet or even half of the Hallmark Christmas movies!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
So ... you’ve heard of writer’s block? Well, I’ve had writer’s wall; a giant wall unable to be penetrated by the armies of thoughts marching through my head. An enemy was standing ground. That enemy is called LIFE. There are times that so many important events, one crisis after another, illnesses to attend to, needs needing me to meet them, greet them and solve them - and just the regular that becomes irregular! My head hurts just thinking about the last three months! I would like to take my brain out and vacuum out all the unnecessary clutter and erase thoughts no longer useful. There’s just one answer to that ... peace!
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
After so much of that, I became resentful and angry at others but mostly myself. Why did pleasing people matter so much? Why did approval of others matter and why did I never upset the apple cart when I had every right to? I kept shrinking away while creating this supermom and killing myself to do so. I wanted my husband and kids to think I was amazing, and even though I enjoyed all of my endeavors, my digging uncovered what it cost later in life and more importantly, who and what I lost.
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Often, I get questioned – it comes with the territory. My husband always says, “I can answer anything with three words, 'I don’t know'”! Unfortunately, most people aren’t satisfied with that answer, so that leaves me searching far and wide to come up with something. There are some questions that have a definitive answer and others that have many. One question I struggle with, when asked, has to do with my son and his diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (a high-functioning form of Autism) at age three.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
It’s finally here! The book is being released nationwide today! It doesn’t seem real yet! This has been a life-long dream and God has been so good and so faithful to allow me this privilege. I have you to thank because without this blog, there would be no book and without wonderful people like you reading, there would be no blog. A writer has to have a reader! Thank you, thank you, and thank you! I pray that you share in any blessing this book may bring others.
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About Joni

Thanking God for blessings too many to list. He is my all and my always-the glory and the lifter of my head... He never fails.

Why the Name

"For a child, it’s as easy as blowing out candles on a cake, or wishing upon a star. But as for one of those 'grown-ups,' 'No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work.' " ...