Life in a Week... A Book About Being Really Happy and Life in a Week... What Is Spirituality are two of my creations that I wanted to share with the world. I feel we all have a story to tell but, more importantly we feel blessed when we can put a smile on someones face! I hope my stories inspire you to do just that with the ones whom are closest to you!

THANK YOU for stopping by my blog and please let me know if your visit here put a smile on your face! My personal email is

If you like what you read here then go to the right and order a copy of each of the books today!

Have a fun day, Michael Shawn Keller

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New year and new beginnings...

Here we are again with a perfect year to start fresh! The year is 2010 and the beginning of yet another great decade of learning, growing, and Loving. Every year I ask my family and friends “what is your new year’s resolution?” and get the same five or six responses. The most popular are to spend more time with the family, lose weight and get more fit, quit smoking, quit drinking, get rid of debt and be more organized. Then I hear the random ones of helping others more often, start volunteering, and learn something new. All are perfect resolutions and I am glad to see that we all put the effort into bettering ourselves and the world around us but, we will be discouraged if we don’t live up to these resolutions and in the long run (usually by February) will ultimately forget them.

Every day we meet new people and are in new situations that give us opportunity to learn something new and we may be surprised at the gems of wisdom that can affect us profoundly in our lives. We need to fully embrace the fact that it is essential that we acknowledge that everyone is valuable in their own way and is special. If we make a new years resolution to take an extra step in being a bit more compassionate, understanding, and kind to everyone we come into contact with, we will have the potential to enrich our lives in such a big way! All relationships whether brief or a lifelong friend can help us to open our eyes to new worlds of joy and happiness.

We need to remember that when we meet someone who we dislike or rub us the wrong way we still need to have that same compassion, while examining our own feelings carefully. Usually the reason that we may dislike someone who is different is because they compel us to question our own values and ideologies while threatening to undermine our self-assurance. We need to treat others how we would like to be treated, not how we are treated. If we treat a negative acting person with negative reactions, we are becoming that negative feeling. Our thoughts become who we are in our daily lives. Every action creates a reaction and we want to create a wonderful day for everyone we meet on our journeys in life. We need to start this new year with a positive attitude and spirit so we can work toward not only the best year of our lives but the best decade as well!

My point here is to start the new year with a new beginning and not just a new year’s resolution! We all make goals and work toward them on a daily basis, but what we may want to do are make changes to our thoughts as well. This in turn will help us on our way to reaching the resolution goals and to make us a bit happier while having a lot of fun along the way. Always remember that as long as we do better today than we did yesterday then we are heading down the right path in life. We all have the ability to make this a better world and should start with ourselves, our families, and our communities. Even the simplest gestures of a smile, holding the door open for the next person, or a quick wave can change the day and life of a stranger, so start embracing the beauty around us and make 2010 the best year of our lives!

Have a fun day,

Mike Keller

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olsen

The Examiner's holiday book givaway is featuring a wonderful author today! Check the link and maybe win a great book by Karen E. Olsen!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas

Here we are only a few days away from Christmas, a time for families and friends to get caught up with each others lives, some hugs, some laughs, and some presents! We sometimes also get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the craziness of the holidays so I wanted to throw in a reminder to just take your time and have fun. The three biggest emotions that ruin a Christmas spirit is fear, impatience, and hostility. Soo... throw those out the window and take a deep breath and remember what the reason for the season is for you!
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all!

January 9th at Burgundy Books "Book party & signing"

I would like to invite everyone to come and say hello at Burgundy Books in East Haddam on Saturday January 9, 2010 - bring in the new year with a few laughs and some fun! Trust me, we will have a great time. Burgundy Books is an independantly owned store with a great selection, relaxed atmosphere, and friendly people. I hope to see you there. - a great site to check out! 

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What might cause headaches

The energy you exude is the energy you attract. The vibes we put out from our thoughts and aura are what we are going to attract to us, if we are putting happy and positive vibes out then we will attract those same vibes from the people around us. This is really important to remember as we go along through our days because if we put out insecure, mopey, or negative vibes we will pull those from the people around us and end up having a lousy day. I actually get bad headaches when I am around negative situations and tense people, that negativity is what causes the tension headaches. If I walk away from the situation the headache is gone within minutes! I always say happiness is contagious so why not be happy and spread it around to everyone you love. Have a fun weekend!          

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Is it me?

Today I was talking with a friend of mine at work and we were talking about balancing our lives. He was saying that we should all remember to focus on our personal lives as well as professional and then went on to ask how my personal life was going and how was the dating scene. I replied that it was okay but I have not been to successful on finding my other half yet. He went on to say that "it's you" and that hit home. I immediately knew what he was getting at and realized that I might need to knock down some of those walls that we all build around ourselves. Then about an hour later I was at the supermarket and bumped into an old friend and asked her how she was doing and she said that life was okay but that she hasn't found the right guy yet and is having a hard time finding dates. I instantly replied "you are not only such as nice person but are beautiful! Have you asked anyone out for a date or been going out socially?" Her reply was so simple "Wow, it's me. I'm not going to meet anyone just working and going home!"
We sometimes focus on the parts of life that are going really well so that we don't need to think about the other parts that may need some help. Thank God that everyday is another day to learn and grow and to be able to improve ourselves and hopefully help others along the way!
I am curious how you met your true loves? Leave a comment and let us know, I bet you have a great story to tell!    

Friday, December 4, 2009

Announcing the inaugural Holiday Book Giveaway Extravaganza

Announcing the inaugural Holiday Book Giveaway Extravaganza

Posted using ShareThis  Check out the Holiday book givaway link above! Many authors and many books to be given away! Hint: I will be featured on one of the days! Merry Christmas and let all your blogging friends know about this great book giveaway!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


"The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions" wrote Alfred Adler. That statement swirls around in my head every time I think about risks and potential losses and reminds me that I should really be thinking about the loss of a perfect life experience. The only time we fail at anything is when we don't try. So the next time you wonder "if you can do it", change that thought to "can you afford Not do it". I was listening to the radio yesterday and heard a guest on the Joan Hamburg show (710 am - NY) say the best way to be truely happy is by taking "should" out of your vocabulary. As you may know by now that I like to play these little challenges in my head to see if I can do it. So as I was driving I decided not to say should for the day and let me tell you it was rough. Shoulda, coulda, woulda... WOW. I "should" take the garbage out - NO, I will or I "should" call Mom - NO, I better! You get the point I'm making, let's stop being to careful with life and start living every day with enthusiasm and have love for the lifes lessons. It is these lessons that help us to grow, learn, and become the person who we are, so don't take those valuable lessons away from yourself or anyone else.

Cartoons with a positive message! I do this when I am bored (wierd)

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