A Little Paper With a Big Heart
Est. 2009
A Little Paper With a Big Heart
Est. 2009
Welcome to 'Giggle'; the little paper with a big heart! Our paper is printed on newsprint but actually doesn't have a drop of "news" in it. Instead, you will find page after page of stories written by people that live within the communities we deliver to; stories of love, struggles, loss and how to conquer (with grace) all of life's unexpected situations. Settle into your comfy chair, peruse our contents and you will certainly be blessed!

Fairy Dust

Fairy Dust

Fairy Dust
Fantasy transports us from the mundane into the barely believable. It is but folly for the mind
Mr. Frog
She thought if she tippy-toed up behind Mr. Frog he wouldn't hear her nor would he see her. Across the sodden grass she crept ... putting her feet one in front of the other. Just as she was about to whisper his name he let out a deep, resounding croak. It startled her so that she fell, off-balance, to her knees. There he stayed. Right there in front of her ... just inches away. His little eyes blinked time and again. It was as if he was waiting for her. She could see the sleek texture of his back, the glistening skin beckoning for her touch. She gingerly reached her chubby little fingers out to touch him and as if he knew ... he turned on his two tiny front legs as if to greet her. It was a magical moment, for sure. "Why hello there Mr. Frog" she whispered. "I'm so sorry if I gave you a start!" she went on. "When I saw you here I thought it would be wonderful to get to know you." And so it went ... she chatted and he just sat there soaking up her attention. They met this way off and on for the next two years until one day Mr. Frog was no longer there. It broke her heart after she realized that her friend was not coming back. She was, however, two years older now and was able to think back on all of the fun times, all of the times she had confided in her friend and ... she was thankful. Sometimes the memories of a thing are so very precious (for they last a lifetime) and no matter where life takes us ... we can carry them along.
The Chill of Spring
Sitting here at my desk, I feel the chill of Spring thick in the air. The heavens have rained down upon the grounds soaking them with the waters that were stored up for such a time as this. I watch the plants closely as the raindrops fall upon them ... and imagine (just for a wisp of time) how refreshing each one must feel, how nourishing this shower will be for all of the tiny seeds underground that are anxious to spring forth into the sun and fresh air. I think of all of the little beings and the infinite nature of this small patch of dirt that I am looking out at. Wouldn't it be magical if I could envision, even one more time, the fanciful little creatures of my childhood imagination? Once again I could see in my mind's eye all of the glittering wonderment as little fireflys dove here and there throughout the tall grass just beyond the garden ... waiting until the coast was clear to come out and help those little seeds raise their blooming bodies above the ground. Oh, the imagination of a child ... such bliss is only realized when children are encouraged to create and believe. :)
May God Turn My Darkness into Light
My friends and family are being laid off from their jobs. Plants are being shut down ... money is getting tight. The Holidays are right around the corner and parents are scurrying to and fro trying to find needed items on sale and "hoped for" items at a bargain. What we all find when times get tough is that we learn to appreciate the smallest of things. We also begin to realize that so much of what we surround ourselves with is unnecessary and even hinders our relationships with one another. As a result we can say, with confidence, that our hardest times in life are also our most blessed.
Before You Were Conceived
Under the dandelion she crept ... a tiny splash of dew falling upon the back of her head. She was intent on her destination. She was burdened with her tiny knapsack of treasures. Determination drove her on as the morning dew stuck to her wings and kept her grounded. Normally she would have been there by now. The sun had come sneaking through her hovel this morning and woke her with intense brightness. Slugger, the snail, came slowly from the baby fern underbrush and wished her a good morning. This brought a smile to her face. Slugger didn't really travel far on any given day but those who happened upon him were very blessed by the kind words he always offered up. Just around the willow trunk she could see the other fairies fluttering here and there as the sun peeked through to warm & dry them. It was show & tell at school today! Oh, she had waited so long for this day! Her heart sang! She got to the hollowed entrance as soon as the Queen Fairy's bell rang. In just moments she would be able to unwrap her worn little knapsack and extract the kerchief from within. Once she was called upon to share her surprise she flew ever so slowly to the front of the class, careful not to drop her package. The Queen Fairy made room for her on the weathered podium and buzzed backwards as Aestella unwrapped her priceless pieces for everyone to see. Why, she had an itsy little bottle that looked like it had brown fluid in it ... it said COKE on one side and Barbie underneath. She gingerly passed it to her classmates. Her next treasure was a beautiful gold plate with a hole in the middle. It was almost weightless. (The Queen Fairy knew it to be a sequin). The final piece ... the "piece de' resistance" was a beautiful little jewel that sparkled as though it captured the sun, itself. (She didn't know it, but it was a diamond). Her classmates ooo'd and aahhhh'd over the treasures which caused Aestella's heart to soar with joy! There is just no measuring the amount of joy a little fairy can hold in their heart ... or bring to yours. :)
"yea tho I walk thru the valley of death I will fear no evil"
When I was a little girl I loved to read stories about fairies and their secret little hovels in the woods. It is good to always keep the imagination, curiosity and wonderment of a child in our hearts lest we grow old and hard instead of older, softer and wiser. -bd
Burdened Clothesline
my dad used to tell me that when I felt overwhelmed with problems I should think of this; if I were to visually hang all of my problems out on a clothesline and then compare them to my neighbor's burdened clothesline ... I would most definatly decide that my problems didn't seem so bad after all.

God never allows us to be burdened with more than we can handle.
Why does life seem so hard sometimes?
There are days
that just breeze by
and then there are days
like today.My mind is
a jumble of thoughts ..
so many things to do,
so many people to attend to.
Obligations, responsibili-
ties and the weight of "things"
that just keep getting
piled onto the top of my
"to-do" list has me weighed
down and disheartened.
I know God will not allow anything more onto my "pile"
than I can handle but today is one of those days that I
just keep telling myself to "give this to God" .. "give that one to God" .. and leave them there.
Yesterday was a beautiful day, I basked in the easy flow of it .. I was lulled into a soothed slumber last night - only to waken to a chaotic series of events that leave me almost breathless and yet invigorated. My attitude, I am sure, is what needs to be held in constant check. Having said that, I remind myself that a smile on the face is a good place to start and so I will try to lighten my day with homemade happiness and see what happens. Once again, all is well in my world. :)
His Heavenly Hosts
i always felt
that no matter where i was
or how dire
the situation
had His heavenly
watching over me
caring for me
keeping me safe
encouraging me
to get up
when i fell
and directing my
to a safer path
if it has taken longer
than necessary
for me to get to my destination
it is only because
of my own stubborness
and strong will
coming thru
on my weakest days
and if i ever
made good time on my path
it was from
repentance, and diligently seeking God's way
Once Upon...
i saw a fairy once upon a time
in a dream once upon a night
and i awoke with a smile on my face
once upon a pillow
The Land of Make-Believe
i wanted to grow up in the land of make-believe; where the fairies dance and the ladybugs fly.i wanted to grow up in their fantasy land and grow old with them there by and by -bd
Fairy Dust
she sprinkled fairy dust on the top of his head
and pulled at his toe; laid upon his bed.
she twisted the tip of his nose and pulled at whiskered fuzz
then flew off into the night, mysterious it was.
until i saw her tiny wand in the fist of his hand ...
now i knew the "because" of her taking a stand.
Life is so Sweet
dinner burning
babies crying
dogs barking
cats yeowling
phones ringing
ipods blaring
children laughing
husbands watching tv totally oblivious to it all.
life is so sweet!
The Voices That Cry Out
"Mom have you seen my jeans"?
"Mom where is the shampoo"?
"Mom, I need $20 for the school field trip today"!
... in our busy-ness we sometimes forget to cherish the voices that cry out to us (as we should) lest they some day be silenced and we forget the sound we once held so sweet yet took for granted.
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I Wish For You...
i wish for you
joy ever bubbling in your heart
i wish for you
and kindness enough to heal the pain around you
i wish for you
integrity that knows no end
i wish for you
and dance
and an eternal, internal light that guides others to the truth
i wish for you
a strong relationship with God that knows no bounds
i wish for you
all these things
and so much more
with never an ounce of fear or doubt to darken your path
Thank heaven for magical moments!
   •  a child's sweet kiss
   • a baby's first smile
   • the sentiment of a friend wishing you well
   • a puppy learning to walk
   • a little girl's first dance with her father
   • hearing the love of your life say, "I do."
   • the first flower in the garden blooming
   • a hug from an unexpected source
   • a call from your husband "just because"
   • mom's reassurance
   • a father's smile from across the room
   • birth

Life is so utterly wonderful, fascinating, and scarey all at the same time.

Thank heaven, for magical moments!
The Fire
one of my friends was recently at her summer get-away
she was outside blowing leaves
when a strange noise caused her to look up
just in time to see her bedroom go up in a whoosh of flames
she & her dog were removed from the lot
as neighbors rushed to save what they could
firefighters arrived in short order
her purse was found
(miraculously intact)
but everything else was lost
in just a few short moments her life was changed
thru no action of her own
in the blink of an eye
her feet were set on a new path
and i pray God grant her the strength
to take steps of faith
in a strange land
Little Fairies
little fairies in the woods their tiny lights all aglow listening for wishes to be wished for they grant them don't you know
The Brave One
you; the brave one
me; the reserved one
you who took risks
who held fast to beliefs
you who stood strong
me; the weak one
that you always took sweet care of
me; the cautious one
me; the one who depended on you
now you're gone
but after all these months
i still feel you here
for i feel braver now
with each passing day
i take calculated risks now
because i have to
i have taken up your cause
and i have thrown caution to the wind
you; the one who taught me
what living is all about
for in your death
i have come alive
Middlebury, IN. newspaper written by Brenda Dwyer; owned by Bob & Brenda Dwyer. Giggle offers feel good stories for over 36,000 readers; Giggle News serves the communities of Elkhart, Middlebury, Bristol, Shipshewana, Goshen and LaGrange in the counties of Elkhart and LaGrange, Indiana. Giggle News is considered a Middlebury, IN. newspaper, a Bristol, IN. newspaper and a Shipshewana, IN. newspaper.Grandmas, The Cat's Meow, Inside The Tea Room, The Corner Office, This n' That, From Our Kitchen, Garden Gab, Talk Across The Fence, Salisbury's Stake, A World of Wonders and Destri of Nocham are just a few of the gems you will find inside. Giggle News has been in circulation since April of 2009. Brenda Dwyer uses her humor and heartfelt thoughts when putting pen to paper to fill the pages of the Giggle News in a way that attracts men, women & children alike. The Giggle News is all about strengthening the local economy and has led a small crusade to bring local merchants and the consumers of this area together to achieve that end. Life is challenging and wonderful all at the same time and the Giggle News is there to capture those precious revelations. Giggle News is also available online as well as at area lay-down spots. Giggle News ... the "feel good" newspaper.
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