A short story by Patty

IMG_20170512_151228063Earlier this evening, I wrote this.

Then I had an issue come up with someone who has quite obviously forgotten from where they’ve come, had way more success than their ego can handle, and nearly became upset thinking thoughts like…

“Well, what would someone like that need with the likes of me? I’m no-one.”

Then I went to eat, and was reading some notifications on FB and saw someone had read, and enjoyed what I wrote.

For a moment, Short-term-memory-loss struck!

 I couldn’t for the life of me remember what I’d written.

So, I went to have a look.

When I saw it, I was quickly reminded of just how awesome things are going for me, and the thought came to me, that I might just not be the one with the issue.

So, I dried my tears, and decided to write this little message to go along with it, and share it all.

Anyhow, I might not have lots of money, and I might not have a bestselling book yet. I might not know all the things I need to know yet, to make a bestselling book happen. I might not have had a big-time business, and I might just wear Dollar-store shoes, and hair-ribbons, but I’m doing better than ever before in many ways, and I’m proud. So, I encourage you to read this, and if you like it, share it. You never know. Someone might be sitting somewhere feeling low.

They might need to realize that the small accomplishments are just as important as the big ones, and they just might need to feel validated.

As I sit here at the end of this day, I’m amazed at what I see all around.

Here I am…
Fed, happy well.
Reasonably healthy, after a long, drawn out, and at times painful illness.

I was sick, Spiritually, mentally, physically, and maybe a bit in my soul.

Then, I began to heal my whole self. Began to throw away that which no longer had my best interests at heart. Began to cast, and pray for peace, and prosperity.

Began to have faith that Mother Father God would take care of all my needs, and would you look?

I’m making my own way in this world.

I am creating my own business, and have paying clients.

I’m making new friends, and renewing old friendships.

I’m joining and helping to grow groups, and trying to, leave the world a little something good from myself for a change.

I’m writing new and fun books.
I’m walking forward on the road of life, bumpy at times, though it can be.

I’m taking the beautiful pathways and enjoying the scenery along the way.

I finally understand, “The most important part is the journey.”

I’ll be fifty-years-old in November, and I’m proud to say I’m further along in my life, then I thought could possibly ever come to be.

I’m truly blessed beyond measure this day, and I’ve a lot of great people I can thank.

They all know who they are, and I’ll not embarrass anyone like that.

I’m just way happy to be alive, to do these things I am doing, and to be living as I am able this day.

Not one moment are we promised. This breath I am taking, could be my last.

I want to leave something wonderfully beautiful behind when I’m gone, and pray Mother Father God, allow it to be so.

Blessid Be to all!


If you read all the way to the end, thanks.

I appreciate you.

Thanks everyone for helping me to get to this point, and I hope something I write will one-day help you.


About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com Visit: https://pattysworlds.com/ And: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher As well as: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG
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