Monday, June 24, 2013

Looking for the Secret to Success? My thoughts on it..

This is my Thrill of it All Blogfest entry because when you know that your dreams can be realized by persevering, all doors open to you; All dreams are possible. Nothing is beyond your grasp. This essay was included in the book, The I Word, available on Kindle.

 Looking for a Secret to Success? Never Give Up!
 If you want to accomplish amazing things in your life, never give up on your dreams. As a child, that's the advice my parents offered. I was raised at a riding school so it's not surprising that my passion was horses and riding. My dad was my hero. He decided to teach me to ride after doctors declared I'd never walk. Giving up on riding was not an option, even when I'd fall off multiple times a day. I clung to the vision of becoming a champion equestrian and was able to realize that dream, because I refused to abandon it.
Submitted by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Author of Tails of Sweetbrier
Charlie the Horse
Charlene the Star
Charlene the Star and Hatties Heroes


  1. Definitely a sweet thrill to succeed in the face of adversity. Beautifully written, too.

  2. Thank you so much, Nicki! It's an honor for me to be an example of what can happen when you refuse to relinquish your dreams.

  3. What a thrill and what a story. Very touching to overcome such obstacles and to become champion. Go you!

  4. Thank you so much. I never feel that I've done anything extraordinary. Instead, that anything is possible to those who choose to persevere. I was also blessed to have an extremely gifted horse, who was a huge part of our success. The whole journey will be told in the revised second edition of Tails of Sweetbrier.

  5. excellent advice for life and for writing
    and the fact it inspired you to persevere is thrilling!
    great post!

  6. Thank you so much, Tara! Perseverance is essential, no matter what the pursuit.
    Wishing you much success with your book!

  7. Great advice.
    Very nice post.
    Thanks for participating.

    1. You're welcome, Heather! I'm usually a little shy about blog hops because I haven't done many of them. But it is fun. Wishing you much success.

  8. This is a great attitude to have and a very beautiful post.

  9. Thank you so much for the kind words, Murees. I'm blessed to be able to write uplifting stories for children and I try to be a good role model as well.

  10. So true! If you have a dream, stick with it and never give up!

  11. What an inspiring and touching story. Thanks for sharing!

  12. You're welcome, Julie. I didn't do anything spectacular. All I did was persevere. It was definitely the right choice.

  13. What a sweet story. Thank you for sharing Deanie. And here's to never, ever giving up. :D

  14. It's my pleasure, Canilynn! I'm so blessed to have been taught how important it is to follow your dreams, even when they seem nearly impossible to reach. Nobody knows their capabilities till they try! D Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Always good to hear from you.

  15. Dreams do come true and I'm the first person to say it! Hard work and dedication are definitely involved, but if you want it bad enough, you can make it happen.

    I'm passing on a Liebster Award to you, Deanie - cheers!

    Brandy's Bustlings

  16. Thank you so much, Brandy! It's an honor to receive the Liebster Award. The first time I saw the name of that award, I thought it said "Lobster Award" and had no idea what it was! D It's true that anything is possible if you don't quit. You can even surprise yourself sometimes. Best wishes, always.