Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.


The Happy Scarecrow

Like my new header? The happy scarecrow was a guest at our church’s Harvest Hoedown one year (Last year, I think. LOL) and I couldn’t keep from snapping his pic.

I had four pics to choose from.


I love old wagons. The rustier the better!


And I love, love, love old barns. I thought this was so cool!


I almost chose this one. Do you like it? I do!

But The Happy Scare Crow won out. Why?


Because his arms are spread wide in welcome,

header-threehe has a happy grin on his face

header-threeand he makes me feel good!

That’s what I want for visitors here at STW. Be happy, feel good and know you’re very welcome!

header-threeSo which pic do you like? I’ll use the others later.

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Write It.


I read a quote from Martin Luther today that stopped me. (Did you hear the screech?)


Change the world. Pick up your pen.

I’m sure he didn’t mean that literally, it had to be a pen in order to change the world. There are so many ways today–ball-point pens, gel pens, fountain pens, markers and crayons. There are typewriters, word processors, iPads, tablets and computers.

You can use Facebook, free blogs and self-publishing (not just church doors) to get your message out there. You can say anything you want and nobody can change it. (You might get put in Facebook jail, but hey. It’ll be out there for a few.)

The point is, if you want the world to change, you can’t just whine, bitch and complain about what’s wrong.


If you write it, people might just believe what you say. Then you’d have to stop talking about it and do something. (Yikes!)

I can think of a lot of things I’d like to change about the world (for the better, I hope.) We could end hunger everywhere. Stop the ill treatment of animals. Or G-Man’s favorite request–WORLD PEACE.

If I had to choose one, I’d change it so that everyone is good to children. No more abuse. No more ugliness. All children would be raised with love, cared for and protected so not one child in the world would have anything to feel bad about.

Somebody else feels that way, too.     (When you click on the link, scroll down just a little.)

How would you change the world?

Write. It. Down.