Thanks to a thoughtful friend’s birthday present last year, I’ve rediscovered a childhood pleasure: coloring books. Of course being slightly OTT when it comes to creative endeavors, I rushed out to buy more coloring books, gel pens, and markers.

Yes, it’s time to occasionally disconnect for all those electronic devices and indulge in a childhood pastime. When I do, I can lose myself in coloring and forget how difficult a certain scene is giving me fits. Whatever your profession, coloring is a superb way to slow down and enjoy life.

As one of a group of #upbeatauthors, I’ll be posting something positive every Monday. We all will be posting something positive. No rants. No politics. No complaints.

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