Friday, January 20, 2012

Some positive thoughts for everyone!

 Too much thinking and analyzing just makes any problem worse

Happiness is a result of a decision to be happy.

Failures are made only by those who fail to dare, not by those who dare to fail.

The past can't be changed, only your attitude toward it can.

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.

Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible well.

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Set in modern times, The Trials of Virtue is a novel about two exceptional individuals, Michael and Jennifer, who find themselves trapped in lives they are not entirely happy to be living.  One the victim of low self esteem, the other an innocent victim of far more sinister circumstances, they meet each other in a most unusual manner.  A series of dangerous mishaps keeps driving this unlikely pair together until eventually neither can deny to themselves that are developing feelings for the other.  Unfortunately, their struggle to survive is nearly overshadowed by their frustrating inability to confess their love to each other, and in the end it may cost them dearly. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Loving and being loved is a need within all of us that directly or indirectly dictates everything we do.   Real romance is precious.   It is the most intoxicating experience on earth!  Sadly though it is often lost in our lives because most of us need to spend all of our time tending to the many responsibilities that keep our lives going forward. 

Despite being blessed with an abundance of love and romance in my life, I have at times been afflicted by boredom caused by nothing more than overwhelming responsibilities.  At those times, I have always sought relief by watching my favorite romantic movies and reading my favorite romantic novels.  Nothing gives the spirit a quicker boost than losing oneself in love and romance, even if doing so vicariously!

I also love to write about romance, and the struggle to achieve it in particular.  The more difficult the obstacles lovers have to overcome, the more intriguing I find the story to be.
Set aside your responsibilities and frustrations for a short time and take a journey with me in a book, and let your spirit feel refreshed. 

Jeff Joseph