Never let inactivity or uncertainty immobilise you. When you come to a bend in the road, remember a bend is not the end of the road........unless you fail to make the turn. So learn to 'follow through' with your positive thoughts and actions. Don't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands, grabbing hold of whatever comes your way. You need to be able to throw something back occasionally, and what better to throw back to the world than your confidence in self and love and trust in others?
Since my return from our European holiday, my only book this year has just been published. It is in my 'Tales from Portlaw' series of books and is titled, 'The Postman always knocks twice'. The title of the book is to essentially remind the reader that however bad circumstances may appear in one's life, we all usually get a second chance to put things right or have a second opportunity to get what we really want out of life.
The concept for this novel was born in my youth and has stayed with me all my life. Before I was five years old, my mother told me that 'I was a special child' and that this prophesy had been revealed to her for a few shillings by a peg-selling gypsy who had visited her home in Portlaw when she had just discovered that she was pregnant with her firstborn (Me). The gypsy, who claimed to be a true Romany asked my mother at her doorstep, 'Would you like your fortune telling, Missus. Only two shillings and I'll tell, you about your firstborn that you are having!' Having just found out herself that she was indeed newly pregnant, and with no sign of showing by her slender figure, my mother was naturally intrigued to learn more and paid the gypsy her fee. Not one day ever passed between first hearing this tale from my late mother and her dying did she fail to remind me that I was born a 'special' child. All of my life, I, therefore, grew up believing myself to be special and having everything I was to achieve to be no more than confirmation of the gypsy's prophesy and reinforced by my mother's belief in its truth.
While I always believed myself to be 'special' during the first half of my 75 years, I have spent the latter half of my life discovering that we are all 'special' and telling people of their 'specialness' at every available opportunity.
'The Postman always knocks twice' is my latest story in my 'Tales from Portlaw' series, and it is undoubtedly my best story to date in this series of novels. It is available in E-book format from Smashwords or Amazon or hard copy from Amazon or Lulu." William Forde: August 4th, 2018.