In Others’ Words: Getting What You Want

In Others’ Words: Getting What You Want

This quote has languished in one of my quote files — yes, I have more than one — for months. I read it over and over. I liked it every time I read it. Truth is, I like a lot of Mark Twain quotes. He’s one of my go-to quote guys. But when I read it yesterday, it “pinged” and I knew it was time to dust it off and publish it in a blog. “I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The probl... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Taking Two with Erma Bombeck

In Others’ Words: Taking Two with Erma Bombeck

Today would have been Erma Bombeck’s 90th birthday. I’ve always enjoyed her humorous — and truthful — view of life. So, I’m celebrating this wonderful writer today by posting not one, but two of her quotes. I’m keeping today’s post brief, after spending the past four days in Phoenix, cheering my youngest daughter’s volleyball team on while they competed at the Festival Fiesta Classic. It w... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Just Do It

In Others’ Words: Just Do It

Maybe  The thing you think you cannot do. If I were to ask you what is the thing you think you cannot do, your “thing” might be summed up in the words, “I can’t get through the next hour.” Or maybe you’d say, “I can’t survive this job.” Or “I can’t deal with this person anymore.” Maybe you’re tired of facing unending disappointment … or chronic pain. May... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Love Without Words

In Others’ Words: Love Without Words

Happy Valentine’s Day! I know people who love Valentine’s Day, and I know people who don’t like this holiday at all. No matter where you stand on the debate — love it, hate it — I hope that you experience a moment of feeling loved today. Either a moment where someone expresses their love for you out loud with three little words: “I love you,” or an equally precious moment when someone wraps thei... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Three Kinds of Trouble

In Others’ Words: Three Kinds of Trouble

There are good quotes and there are meaningful quotes … and then there are quotes that hit you right in the solar plexus, forcing you to pay attention. Today’s quote by H.G. Wells hit me hard: “Some people bear three kinds of trouble — the ones they’ve had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.”  Wells made me realize how sometimes I try to live in three places at one time: the past, t... Read More »

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