Thankful Thursday #20

This is one of my favourite posts to write because I get to talk about what I am thankful for during this week. I hope you find something you are grateful for, as well.

It is really important and beneficial to spend some time thinking of what you are truly thankful for.

Here is my list of what I am thankful for.

  1. As I previously written, I am extremely grateful for all of my followers and supporters. I have surpassed a huge milestone of 500 followers. It is a wonderful feeling. I am proud of myself.
  2. I got to hang out with my niece, sister, and my mom for a bit. It was a lot of fun. We took my niece to the park since we had a nice sunny day. My niece had a lot of fun.
  3. I got to spend a lot of time to relax throughout the week by reading, and watching my shows.
  4. I am grateful to have some nice weather earlier in the week. It made it great to walk around my neighbourhood.
  5. I am grateful for being able to spend a lot of time with my boyfriend, just being able to relax and not think about any stress.

Forever Grateful

On Thursday, when I was on my way to baby sit my niece, I received this notification, which I have been secretly waiting for. The notification of reaching 500 followers. It is an amazing feeling knowing that I have inspired so many people.

I felt so much gratitude and love. Thank you so much for those of you who like, comment my posts. Your kind words mean more than you know.

I hope everyone will still continue to bless me and support this wonderful blog. Thank you once again!

Finally Fall Book Tag

Hey, I got tagged for another book tag! Thank you to for tagging me. I really appreciate you thinking of me. Sorry for the delay. This blog is amazing, you should check it out when you get the chance, you won’t regret it.

  1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
    I find anything Stephen King has written has a vivid setting. I really like that about his books, is that he would go in depth explaining the setting. But because I am only allowed to name one book, I am going to pick the one I am reading which is 11/22/63. It’s an amazing book. It’s about how a diner owner asks one of his customers to travel back in time through a time travelling machine in the basement of his diner. He wants this customer to go back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
  2. Nature is beautiful…, but also dying. Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
    I haven’t read a book about someone dying or having to go through the process of grieving a loved one in awhile. But one that came in mind was A Walk to Remember. I remember watching the movie in high school. And that had inspired to read Nicholas Sparks books and watch his movies.
  3. Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
    The Power of Now taught me to be more present and focus more on the Now instead of wasting time worry about the future, because this moment is all that we have. I have learned to meditate and help calm my mind.
  4. In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: Name a fictional family/friend-group that you’d like to be part of.
    I would love to be part of Harry Potter’s clique and I would love to live at the Weasley’s household. His mom, Molly seems really nice.
  5. The coloured leaves are piling up on the grounds: Show us a pile of fall coloured book covers.

If you like to check out some of my other Autumn vibes and coloured book covers, check out my recent post at

6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
Go Ask Alice is a story told through an anonymous journal entries about how a teenaged girl became addicted to various drugs by attending this party.

7. The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. That book gave me goosepimples! It was so dark and creepy.

8. The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming book that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I just really enjoyed the movie, and I loved reading that book.

9. Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
I enjoy reading Harry Potter series. Although I just finished reading it in the summer, so I plan on reading some of my other books before I reread them again. I have a lot of books I would like to read.

10. Fall is the perfect season for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”.

  • One of my Harry Potter or Giraffe bookmarks
  • Cozy socks, a warm blanket or duvet and perhaps a sweater
  • A nice candle
  • A latte of some kind.

I was just tagged in another tag, so I’m not sure who to nominate. I know that I have some followers who prefer to be award and tag free. If you are reading this, and this is something you would like to participate in, then go for it, consider yourself nominated.

I hope at least a few people will participate in this. It was quite fun. 🙂

Day 116 of 192

Hey y’all, I’m back! I took a small break from my blog to focus on me for a bit.

This is Friday’s item.

My feet never really got that big growing up, so up until a few years ago, my shoes from elementary school stopped fitting me just recently. I am now just getting rid of what doesn’t fit.

I used to wear these shoes in grade six. I loved wearing these shoes for Easter, and having my mom paint my toes with some bold and bright colours.

But unfortunately several years later, they no longer fit, and that’s okay. I just hope that whomever ends up with these shoes, they have many great memories with these shoes as I did.

The Outstanding Blogger Award Nomination

This award was created by Colton Beckwith. Here is the original award post.

I am extremely thrilled and proud of myself. Thank you so much Pot Belly for thinking of me and nominating me for this amazing award. Everyone should check out Esdi Dylan’s blog at Esdi Dylan’s writes about her love for Harry Potter, literature, television and so much more. I have read a lot of really cool blog posts from her.

1. Provide link to the creator’s original award post, (very important: see why in last step)
2. Answer the questions provided
3. Create 7 unique questions
4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you can be nominated.
5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

My Answers

  1. Can you spend a whole day without your mobile phone?
    I would like to be able to cut back on my screen, but I don’t think I can go the entire day without my mobile phone. I say that because I like to practice French on my phone, and do a Sudoku puzzle every day.
  2. What are the things you miss after the pandemic ends?
    I think I would miss people being genuinely concerned about germs. It seemed to be me like there were a lot of people who didn’t care about germs. I will miss the free time.
  3. Name a country you want to visit.
    I have a lot of different places I would love to visit to. But one of them that I am really interested is Bali. I have always wanted to go there since I read Eat Pray Love, and my cousin and I were talking about it. Even though Elizabeth went to Indonesia, my cousin did recommend that I go to Bali, since it is a bit safer.
  4. When can we expect a positive change in humanity?
    Hm… this one is a challenging question. I honestly don’t know about this one, but I hope it’s soon rather than later. I would love to see the world become a better place, but it is a fairly damaged environment right now, with all of the hate, and homelessness. But I think that we are starting to take a movement on these topics, so I hope that is enough to embrace these changes.
  5. Have you ever regretted writing a blog on a controversial topic?
    I tend to not write about any controversial topics, instead I focus on my experiences and what I have gone through throughout my life. I tend to always make my posts about my life and what advice I can provide to others. I would rather spread love and positive vibes than hate and negative vibes. There’s already enough hate in the world.
  6. What was your favourite subject in school?
    I really liked math and science. I liked these subjects because there wasn’t any grey areas to these subjects, you are either right or wrong. I just always had a fascination for numbers and theories.
  7. What is your advice for absolute newbies on WordPress?
    I feel like you should spend your time exploring the tools that is available to you. Learn to get familiar with all of these various tools. I like to add tags to my posts, and organize my posts in categories as well. Like most things in life, it will get easier with time and practice.

My Nominees

I apologize if advance if I nominate someone who is no longer accepting awards, so if you are, please let me know.


My Questions

  1. What event in your life has shaped you the most as a person, and how did it do so?
  2. How did you choose your current profession? If you haven’t decided already, how do you plan on deciding your career?
  3. How do you get to know someone deeply?
  4. What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
  5. What do you like to spend time doing when you have free time?
  6. What’s one thing that you wish people understood about you?
  7. What is your biggest dream in your life that you wish you can make come true?

With Love,
Three Yellow Daisies xo ❤

Blog Post Number 1,338

I am so happy to announce that I have written 1,337 (although this post makes it 1,338) posts!

I am so happy and proud of myself. I am so grateful for all of my followers, as well. I couldn’t have gotten this far without you. I appreciate all of your likes and comments. I can’t wait to write many more blog posts in the future.

Real Neat Blog Award

Thank you so much, for nominating me for this amazing award. She has an amazing blog about manifestation and the power of believing in oneself. She is a firm believer that whatever you send out to the universe, will come back to you. It truly is a wonderful and insightful blog, I highly recommend reading it.


  1. Include the award logo in your post.
  2. Answer the following seven questions, asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank you the person/people who nominated you.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like by linking to their blogs.
  5. Notify them that you have nominated them.

My Answers

  1. What are you most grateful for in your life?
    I am grateful for a lot of things, but the first thing that came to my mind was the car accident. Last year, I have been in a car accident, so I am grateful to only have bruises from the incident. I understand and realized that it could have changed my life forever.
  2. If you could re-model the world how would you promote love despite borders?
    I would have created a school credit that enforces the students to love themselves. They would learn a lot of how to deal with negative criticism that they may tell themselves. If people are no longer in school, they will be able to undone the damage that they may brought on themselves growing up. Perhaps at 12:30 EST, which works out in every time zone, we can have a live meditation that temporary shuts down the world for 20-30 minutes a day. During the meditation pause it will promote self love, and clarity as well as other positive skills. This ceremony will be allow us to be in unity with one another.
  3. What is that one fear you would like to vanquish?
    I am sort of scared of heights, but a way that will help me overcome the fear by swinging over the edge of the world in Ecuador.
  4. Describe what is a perfect day for you?
    It would be me getting up early practicing some yoga, followed by mediation. Perhaps go for a run with my boyfriend. It will always be a nice day out. Then come home, tidy up a bit, then shower. Have a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Then I would journal and blog while sipping a latte. After that I would have lunch, followed a readathon. My boyfriend and I would make dinner. We could watch our show together. Then we would read our book together and go to bed afterwards.
  5. What is one goal you would like to achieve in life?
    I want to be happy. I want to write a book.
  6. Which is your favourite book that you’ve read?
    This one is challenging because I have read so many books. I have enjoyed all of the Harry Potter books. I enjoy the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series, too. In conclusion I love that are about friendships and how the friends grow and evolve together.
  7. How do you decide who is your true friend?
    I have to be able to trust this person with my secrets. They have to be kind, and caring.

My Nominees


My Questions

  1. What has been a special moment for you thus far in 2020?
  2. If you have the power to correct one problem in the world. What will you fix and why?
  3. When and where was the longest vacation you have ever taken? If you haven’t been on vacation, talk about the perfect vacation.
  4. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
  5. Do you think you can have happiness without sadness? Why or why not?
  6. What is one piece of advice would you give to a child?
  7. Would you rather make your own decisions or allow someone to make them for you?

Congratulations to all of the nominees, I hope everyone is doing well.

October Preview

Okay, so I have thought of four simple goals that I want to work this month. I know there are many habits I want to obtain, but for now I will be focusing on three things to work on. By doing these four things, it will give momentum to add more goals and habits to my routine. The best part is that these are really small changes into my routine.

Goal Number One
I want to complete a Sudoku puzzle* every day. I remember wanting to do this for a long time now. My Grandparents used to do one every day, in hope that it would help my Grandma with her memory since she has Parkinson’s Disease, which then progressed into dementia. She is doing alright now, but my Grandpa thinks that she isn’t going to get any better, so her not getting any worse is good. I was inspired by Grandparents to complete this one goal. I finished my puzzle today.

*There are logical puzzles where you have to place numbers 1 through 9 in each row, column, and box, without duplicating any numbers. It tests your patience and logical, but it can really calming and relaxing, at least that’s how I feel.

Goal Number Two
I would like to add 20 minutes into my day being more spiritual by practicing meditation and yoga. Although I would start by doing 10 minutes of yoga, and hopefully 10 minutes of meditation (practicing meditation at the beginning can be challenging, but once you start practicing more frequently, you start improving). I’ll try this one later tonight.

Goal Number Three
Set at least 30 minutes reading every day. I have been this, but it hasn’t been every day. If I read every day it wasn’t for 30 minutes like I had hoped. By reading for 30 minutes I would be spending less time doing something else, like watching TV. This habit will help me keep my mind active.

Goal Number Four
This one is going to be challenging, but my boyfriend and I are only going to have take away twice this whole month. Not only will this help us by spending less money, but it ensure that we are eating healthier. This goal ripples into other aspects of my life, too. And I am willing to share with you my recipes, too.

I am quite happy with these goals. I’m going to be documenting my goals in a bullet journal.

My blog posts are going to remain the same, but I was thinking about writing more personal posts. In order to do that I may be getting rid of Eckhart Tolle Fridays to accommodate writing more personal posts. But if everything those posts may return at a later date.

What are your goals and anything you wish to accomplish this month?

Sunshine Blogger Award #2

I am so grateful for this nomination from Oh, Nath, She is a new and upcoming blogger to the community, but you won’t be disappointed. Oh, Nath has a lot of insight to offer. The blog is amazing. Be sure to check it out.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positiveness and creativity in the blogging community.


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your blog post.

My Answers

  1. Describe life in three words.
    Live Laugh Love
  2. What would your best day look like? Explain.
    My best day would be jumping out of bed to practice yoga and meditation, eat a healthy breakfast, shower. Followed by blogging over a cup of tea. My favourite days are the ones where I can be myself, and just take things with ease. I would also spend some outside, soaking up the sun and reading a good book. I would also love to indulge in all of my favourite foods like steak, mashed potatoes and corn. Hang out with my boyfriend and watching hockey, basketball or football to end the day.
  3. Which of your posts is your favorite? Why?
    I love all of my blog posts, and I have written a variety of blog posts. I have talked about a Gratitude Challenge, Daily Uncluttering Project, personal things that have happened in my life, like surviving a car accident, talking about different books. Perhaps my most recent favourite post is,
    In the post, I talk about the simplicity of happiness. And that happiness shouldn’t come from another person, or from waiting for something great to happen. Instead happiness should come from within.
  4. What “old person” things do you do?
    I like to watch Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy!, I also like to drink tea. I like to go to bed early.
  5. Have you ever thought of moving to another country to live?
    I actually would love to do this but I’m sure if I would get home sick. I currently live in Canada, so the winter and coldness can be tiring, but other than that, it is an amazing country to live in. But I would love to either live in Bali or London, England.
  6. What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
    I actually really enjoy pickles and gravy. It all started when I was at my Grandparents’ house and I had slept over shortly after Thanksgiving. I had some gravy still on my plate. I was in the middle of telling a story, with a pickle on my fork, and I was waving my fork around while I was talking (I did that before I realized how rude that was), and my pickle had landed in the gravy. I was like, well I love pickles and gravy, and I didn’t want to waste food at my grandparent’s house. I ended up eating and loving it.
  7. If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
    What are your plans to make an end to wars, and homelessness?
  8. What genre of books is best for your eyes to consume? Can you recommend one book from that genre?
    I really enjoy psychological thrillers. One of the books I would recommend is The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware.
  9. What’s the last movie you watched? Do you recommend it?
    The last movie I saw was Gone Girl, it’s one of my favourite movies, so yes, I would recommend it. I can’t wait to read the book, soon.
  10. How do you deal with stress?
    I normally just read a book, drink a cup of tea, or practice yoga and meditation.
  11. What language would you like to learn?
    I would love to learn Italian. In fact that is my goal for 2021. Right now, I’m going to focus on French, and then focus on Spanish after I learn French.

My Nominees

I don’t want people to feel pressured, or feel bad for declining not to participate.

If you’re reading this post and feel as though this may be something you want to participate in, please consider yourself nominated. I would love to read your take on them!

My Questions

  1. What is something you should be spending more time doing?
  2. What’s the highest point you’ve experienced in your life this year?
  3. If your life was a movie, what would the title be and why?
  4. Is there any part of your personality that you feel you need to improve? If so, which part and why?
  5. What important lesson have you learned from a family member?
  6. What’s one item you’ve recently crossed off your Bucket List? If you haven’t done something, name something you would like to cross off?
  7. Are you more afraid of failure or success, and why?
  8. What legacy do you want people to remember about you after you’re gone?
  9. What is your personal philosophy in life?
  10. Which emotion best represents you, and why?
  11. How do you define “a life well lived?”

Taxi Driver Chapter Four

Here is the fourth chapter of Taxi Driver, in case you are behind or would like to reread the previous chapters again, here is everything Taxi Driver related.

I apologize for taking a little longer than usual to write this chapter, but I was able to write something that wasn’t part of the plan. I think it added a nice touch to the story.

Chapter Four

Evan drove back home from visiting his father. He wipes away some of his tears, he was starting to feel bad for himself. He was keeping a secret from everyone, but he couldn’t come clean, at least not yet. He eventually grew the strength to get out of his car.

Evan unlocked the door, and hung up his jacket on a coat hanger in the hallway closet. He then walked into the kitchen, where he saw Elizabeth drinking a cup of tea.

“Hey, how’s your Dad?” Elizabeth asked.
“He’s doing okay, I guess.” Evan said, washing an apple.
“Are you okay? You look like you’ve crying? Did you want to talk about it?” Elizabeth wondered as she hugged Evan.
“Not right now, honey. I”m going to take a shower. I’ll be back shortly. You can think of dinner, I was thinking of take out?” Evan said as he walked upstairs.

Elizabeth felt like something was wrong, but she couldn’t figure it out.

One Week Later…

Evan told his sisters that Saturday mornings are for him and their Dad. His sisters didn’t seem to mind.

As per usual, Evan always bought him and his Dad a cup of tea. Evan was intrigued to find out more of his Dad’s stories. He really enjoyed spending time with him.

“Hey, son! I’ve missed you.” Theodore expressed.
“Yes, me, too. How are you feeling?” Evan questioned.
“Same old, Evan. Now let’s start reading. Stephen or Deryck?” Theodore demanded.

Evan pondered, as he noticed that Theodore hung up his grandchildren’s art work on the walls.

“Perhaps Deryck.” Evan said as he was grabbing the journal from the night stand.

“April 16th, 2004

I had picked up this teenager, who seemed like something was bothering him. But I couldn’t place my finger on it. I figured he was about my age, or perhaps younger, couldn’t quite tell. I tried talking to him, but he kept on shrugging it off. I picked him up from his house, and he was going to a friend’s house. He didn’t say much to me.”

Evan finished reading the journal entry, but he had a question.

“So, Dad, how does your power work? I don’t understand.”

“From what I have gathered, it takes some time reading people’s stories. I normally have to see them at least three times for me to read their problems, and learn what is happening. Although asking my clients questions can give me a general idea of what is going on. Now, son, we don’t have a lot of time left, keep on reading.” Theodore said, coughing aggressively.

Evan nodded, as he turned the page.

“May 12th, 2004

I saw him again, although this time he had told me that his name is Deryck, and he was in grade 12. So I realized that he was about two years younger than me. He seemed more engaging than the last time I had picked him up. He was running late to school, but that didn’t seem to bother him much. I can tell that he was happy that the school year was almost over. He didn’t bother to brush his long, shaggy hair. He seemed to be looking a bit fatigued from the last time I had saw him. He didn’t seem like he was interested in going to school. He had said that he needed to go to English class because he was going to get marked for attendance. I was hoping that I can see him at least one time to truly understand what is going on. Although I did have an idea of what was happening to him. He didn’t have enough money to cover his fare, but I told him not to worry about it. I really didn’t mind.”

Evan paused, thinking of what he could say next. Theodore looked over at him, and asked; “Everything okay?”

“Yeah, I was just thinking.” Evan said,

“About what?” Theodore wondered.

“I don’t even know where to start. Like how do you do it?” Evan asked.

“I am just able to read them once I know more about them. From there I try my best to figure out what would be best for them.” Theodore explained.

Evan continued reading the journal entries, as he finished drinking his tea.

“June 6th, 2004

I saw him for the third time today, and I finally knew what struggles he was going through. He sat down and buckled up, this time he had a serious look on his face. I knew what he had wanted to do before he had said anything. He wanted to rob a bank, since his dad lost his job and his mom didn’t have a lot of money. So he figured he would get the money by robbing a bank instead. I can tell he tried looking for various jobs, but no wanted to hire him. I can tell he was frustrated and hated everything that was going on in his life. I knew that he did drugs so he didn’t have to feel these emotions of not having a lot of money and the embarrassment of not having a job.

His friend would give him his money for drugs. He felt like he needed to rob this bank, in order to help others. I knew that it didn’t have to be this way. So I had to think fast, I decided to take him to an unemployment agency. He looked at me with confusion.

He realized that we weren’t going to the bank. In fact, he became confused that he never told me where he wanted to go. I decided that in order to help him, I had to tell him my secret power.

I had expressed that he was making a mistake. I later explained to him the consequences of his decisions and the lasting impacts it would have on his life. I wanted to help him out the only way I knew how. We talked about the drug use, and how he was hurting himself, which I’m sure his mom wouldn’t be happy with that. I recommended healthy ways to cope with his stress. I let him ride for free since I knew he didn’t have a lot of money.

I gave him a bit of money, and I knew he was going to use it for the best. I gave him my number in case he needed any more help with anything else. I hope he begins to making better choices for himself and for his family, too.”

Evan finished reading the journal, as he cleared his throat.

“You know, what you did for him and Alice was really nice.” Evan expressed as Theodore nodded in agreement.

“We still kept in touch over the years. We wrote to each other all the time.” Theodore said, handing the envelope that read Deryck on it.

Evan began to open the envelope.

“September 25, 2017

Dear: Theodore,

I just want to thank you for you basically saving my life, and made me really want to make better choices for my life. I am about to celebrate my first anniversary of being a bank branch manager. I know it’s quite ironic because I almost robbed a bank.

But I am happy that our paths crossed, because if we haven’t, well I know my life would be a lot different, and I mean for the worst, obviously.

I am forever grateful for you and your family. I enjoy talking to you over the past years, and learning about your family. In fact, I have great news of mine, my wife and I are expecting a baby in February. We are really excited!

Because we waited until we were financially stable, I know that my baby is going to be well, so I know she doesn’t have to rob a bank in her teens.

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you so much again.”

Evan stopped, as he was putting the pieces to the puzzle together.

“Wait, how could I have missed this?! Elizabeth was born in February, and her Dad is a bank branch manager. This is her Dad?” Evan asked.

“Why don’t you finish reading the letter, son?” Theodore suggested.

Evan picked up the letter, and continued reading.

“We were thinking of naming her Elizabeth Grace. I would love for you meet her when she arrives. I can already tell that she is going to be in great hands. My wife, Samantha and I have discussed that we would love to have you and Amelia as her Godparents.

We can tell that you two are amazing with Sarah and Evan. Think it over, and get back to us.

Take care,
Deryck and Samantha”

Evan just sat there. He had no idea that his father in law was friends with his father.

“Your mom and I agreed to be her Godparents. You guys always got to hang out when you were babies. How else do you think you met each other? It was long before you were in the same swimming class, like you all thought it was.” Theodore confessed.

Evan sat there in a bit of shock, he had no idea.

“Two years later, they did move because he got promoted to go to another bank, so they ended up moving for a bit. Although because your mom and I had Olivia, they later moved back here. It was a perfect time since we later signed you up for swimming lessons, which is the story of how you two first met. I first met him when he was 17, and at that time I was 20 years old. I have been a taxi driver since I was 19 years old. We have remained friends for a bit, until we became family.” Theodore reflected.

“That is actually really beautiful, Dad. I enjoyed that story. I had no idea that Deryck felt that way.” Evan said.

“I forgot to tell you that shortly after he went to the unemployment office, he found a job and he stopped using cocaine. He worked at a grocery store and eventually he saved up enough so he went off to university to study finance. He eventually obtained his Masters of Business Administration. He invited me to all of his graduations. It’s like we were brothers.”

There was a moment of silence.

“Son, I am getting really tired, but you should come back again.” Theodore said as he was closing his eyes.

Evan took that as a cue to leave, and return another day.

“I’ll swing by on Tuesday, okay?” Evan whispered, as he was grabbing his coat.

He gave his Dad a kiss on the forehead, and he carefully returned the journal and envelopes back to the nightstand, before walking out of the room.