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In Others’ Words: The Beauty of a Broken Heart

In Others’ Words: The Beauty of a Broken Heart

When I was younger, I thought there was only one way my heart could be broken. I blame my limited thinking on all the Harlequin romances I read as a teenager — and back then, Harlequins were quite innocent. Years later, I know a person’s heart can be broken for many different reasons: the end of a relationship — think of a romance or a treasured friendship or a family relationshi... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Beneficial Opposition

In Others’ Words: Beneficial Opposition

  I’m not the best when it comes to flying kites.  The whole process of running and releasing a kite up into the air behind me? It’s just a bit beyond me. I want to look ahead of me and make certain I don’t run into something, or that I don’t trip and fall. At the same time, I want to look back over my shoulder and see if my efforts are successful. Has the kite taken f... Read More »

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 g... 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 compe... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Best of Friends

In Others’ Words: The Best of Friends

There are so many benefits to good friendships — and by “good” I mean strong, safe, stood-the-test-of-time friendships. Mutual understanding Shared laughter “What? You, too?” moments Inexhaustible forgiveness  Unfettered acceptance I’m certain you could add to my list of benefits. But when you find a friend who encourages your dreams, treasure that friend. Our d... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Courage of Dreamers

In Others’ Words: The Courage of Dreamers

I just got back from a bit of vacation in California and, yes, I spent some time in Disneyland. It amazed me how everyone embraced the “happiest place on earth” mentality, donning all versions of “ears”:  traditional Mickey and Minnie ones  Star Wars ones Princess ones — think Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White … pick a princess, any princess … Bride and groom ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Success by the Days (Guest Post by Karen Schravemade) & a Giveaway

In Others’ Words: Success by the Days (Guest Post by Karen Schravemade) & a Giveaway

Hi, friends! My name is Karen and I blog over at A house full of sunshine – a home-making and lifestyle blog where I share my decorating, organizing and kid-wrangling tips as we make our house a home. Thanks so much to Beth for having me here today! You know why I love the quote I chose to share with you today? Because it’s so very tempting to look at successful people and imagine it&#... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Make No Little Plans

In Others’ Words: Make No Little Plans

I can either plan for more or plan for less.  I want magic to stir my blood, so I’m aiming high in both my hopes and my work. I’m releasing the little plans that clutter my life and I’m opening my hands … my mind and my heart … to the big plans. Daniel H. Burnham got it right when he said planning big involves both our hopes and our work. Plans are a combination of ou... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Teams and the Power of Game Changers

In Others’ Words: Teams and the Power of Game Changers

Yes, I love football. And yes, I am a Denver Bronco fan — and a Peyton Manning fan too. And, in an exercise of full disclosure, I am also thrilled that Tim Tebow is getting another shot at the NFL. But despite the beginning of this blog, today is not about football. Nope. Today’s post is about teams and about being a game changer. Teams happen all sorts of places besides sports fields.... Read More »

In Others’ Words: To the Future

Some days are weights … and others are stepping stones … and still others disappear before I even grasp “What happened?” I’m aiming for something … so many things … and I don’t want to miss what’s right here, now, because I just may find this moment was the most important thing of all. Sometimes I dream when I’m asleep (yes, in color R... Read More »

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