And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete



❰Epub❯ ❥ And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete Author Dean K. Miller – E17streets4all.co.uk And Then I Smiled Reflections of a Life Not Yet Complete finds grace in life s simplest moments Through poems, essays and stories, readers journey from beaches, mountain streams and city parks to dest And Then I Smiled Reflections of a Life I Smiled: PDF/EPUB ´ Not Yet Complete finds grace in life s simplest moments Through poems, essays and stories, readers journey from beaches, mountain streams and city parks to destinations in realms we seldom visit, both inside and outside the physical world Seemingly average moments of life create the backdrop for Miller s keen observations and his thought provoking and personal essays touch on various facets of life, family, nature and the energy that surrounds us.And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete

Dean is a freelance writer and member of I Smiled: PDF/EPUB ´ Northern Colorado Writers His work has appeared in three Chicken Soup for the Soul books, TROUT magazine, Torrid Literature Journal and other literary magazines His essays won three separate contests at midlifecollage For years, Miller has kept the skies safe as an air traffic controller for the FAA and received the Northwest Mountain Region Archie League Safety Award In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing and he is an avid supporter and volunteer for the veteran s support group And Then Kindle - Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.

And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete
  • Paperback
  • 146 pages
  • And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete
  • Dean K. Miller
  • English
  • 09 February 2019
  • 0991062620

10 thoughts on “And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete

  1. says:

    And Then I Smiled Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete is the kind of book that draws you in, makes you feel like a part of the author s journey Author Dean K MIller actually sums up the entire book perfectly in his essay called, Aloha Kauai with the words O Ke ola No Ia O Kia I L Oko , which translated means Look for the life within And Then I Smiled does just that with humor, love, and a sense of purpose This book is packed with life, of moments spent with family and friends, of meani And Then I Smiled Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete is the kind of book that draws you in, makes you feel like a part of the author s journey Author Dean K MIller actually sums up the entire book perfectly in his essay called, Aloha Kauai with the words O Ke ola No Ia O Kia I L Oko , which translated means Look for the life within And Then I Smiled does just that with humor, love, and a sense of purpose This book is packed with life, of moments spent with family and friends, of meaning and grace

  2. says:

    I reviewed an ARC copy A rare and poignant glimpse into the mind butimportantly, the heart and soul of a writer, presented with disarming candor, clarity, and grace The words flow like his beloved trout stream, and the stark honesty of his revelations makes the reader grateful that this is, indeed, a life not yet complete there isto come and I look forward to it A must read, not once, but several times over.

  3. says:

    How can I best describe this book In this hectic world of go go go, And Then I Smiled offers a simple oasis of peace Written in a series of short lyrical essays and even shorter poems, it provides both food for thought and nourishment for the soul For those of us who already share a similar outlook on life as the author, his words will resonate as a beautifully articulated affirmation of those beliefs Anyone who has ever experienced the delicious irony of feeling most grounded when closest How can I best describe this book In this hectic world of go go go, And Then I Smiled offers a simple oasis of peace Written in a series of short lyrical essays and even shorter poems, it provides both food for thought and nourishment for the soul For those of us who already share a similar outlook on life as the author, his words will resonate as a beautifully articulated affirmation of those beliefs Anyone who has ever experienced the delicious irony of feeling most grounded when closest to the water, who has ever felt a primal connection to the rhythms of the waves and the sounds of nature will relate to this book Anyone who has ever achieved a sense of peace while communing with nature, whether it be with a fishing pole in hand, or while hiking through the wilderness, will relate to this book And anyone who acknowledges a sense of interconnection with all of creation, and who relishes the uplifting powers of the inner and outer sounds of silence will relate to this book, as well.In a world where most people are caught up in a life of do do do, it is important for us to take the time to slow down, truly experience the moment, and just be be be This book thoughtfully reminds us of that in a beautifully written, straightforward way It deserves to be read with an open mind and open heart, slowly and peacefully Savor it Ponder it And just be.I d rate this book four and a half very serene stars

  4. says:

    I walk through the front door, tired from a long day at work After setting my things down, I draw a bath Damn hip hurts like hell and the pain is wearing on me on my soul Knowing I am going to be soaking for a bit, I grab a book Not really paying attention to my selection, I settle into the heat and sigh I reach over the lip of the tub and grab my book, And Then I Smiled by Dean K Miller.I found myself crying after a few pages Why Why am I crying over a collection of essays and poetry B I walk through the front door, tired from a long day at work After setting my things down, I draw a bath Damn hip hurts like hell and the pain is wearing on me on my soul Knowing I am going to be soaking for a bit, I grab a book Not really paying attention to my selection, I settle into the heat and sigh I reach over the lip of the tub and grab my book, And Then I Smiled by Dean K Miller.I found myself crying after a few pages Why Why am I crying over a collection of essays and poetry Because I feel the beating heart of the book in my hand.Because I want to smile on the beach onetime.Because everything he said makes me believe a little bit .I cannot finish this book I have an irrational fear of its end So instead, I am reading each piece out of order I am letting them soak into my mind and my heart I want to carry them with me wherever I go.There is wisdom and insight to be found in Dean s words Go and take the journey

  5. says:

    Dean K Miller eloquently and simultaneously combines magnificent, free flowing imagery with evocative insights This book took me on a relaxing reprieve from the everyday grind to a place of tranquility It s full of gems One of my favorites, Coming of Age, reads You are noof an adult today than you were yesterday You are no less a child either Remember this and greet each day with all that you are, and know that life is ready for your best Thank you, Dean, for the treasure trove.

  6. says:

    Many times in our lives we question the journey, the purpose, the goals laid before and behind us Miller relishes this uncertainty as part of the process Whether he has the ocean sand between his toes or river rock beneath his waders, he absorbs the beauty of nature, of water, and reflects humanity with his varied prose and poetry Bare and honest, full of hope and gratitude, Miller offers encouragement no matter the road you re on.

  7. says:

    A beautiful compilation of poems, essays and reflections about life and the various journeys we embark on Miller makes many poignant and beautiful observations throughout the book that made me pause and reflect on my own life Beautifully written and sure to have a permanent spot on my book shelf so that I pick it up often and re read my favorite passages.

  8. says:

    This is an uplifting thought provoking book Dean Miller shares many insights, stories, and ideas from his life It makes one want to ponder and bereflective about life It is an interesting book.

  9. says:

    And Then I Smiled is filled with inspiring poetry and essays Miller s beautiful writing transports you to places deep within yourself to reflect on life and to help you find peace Spending a few minutes each morning is a great way to start the day off right.

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