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In Others’ Words: More Gratitude

In Others’ Words: More Gratitude

  May you find many reasons to be thankful today. May you take the opportunity to tell others you are thankful for them. And I also hope that you hear others express their gratitude for you. Happy Thanksgiving, friends.  And if this day is woven through with some sadness for you, as can happen during the holidays, know that you are in my prayers.   Read More »

In Others’ Words: Work Hard, Play Hard

It’s been a “work hard” kind of summer. And then a couple of weeks ago, my husband, youngest daughter, and I took a few days away and ran off to San Diego for a few days. To relax. Catch our breath. And that’s where I took the photo of the tree I used in today’s blog post. Well, the actual photo looked more like this: When I first saw the tree across from our hotel, I... Read More »

In My Words: Smile!

I’m sitting in the airport at Indianapolis, listening to the recorded message, “the moving walkway is coming to an end, please watch your step” — over and over again while waiting for my 6:40 AM flight back to Denver. Yes, I’m tired. I took a taxi to the airport at 3:30 this morning — sharing the ride with my wonderful friend, Lisa Jordan. ACFW 2013 is over R... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Gifts

  “A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie, author For the past 11 months, daily episodes of vertigo knocked my life off-kilter. Pardon the play on words. I’ve learned to throw humor at something that made me wonder if putting my mascara on is going to cause the world to rock-n-roll. The first episode of vertigo hit last May 24th in the middle of the ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Pleasure

  “It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most; it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.” ~ Jean Webster, pseudonym for Alice Jane Chandler Webster, American author My 11-year-old daughter often reminds me to enjoy simpler things like: snow angels snuggles on the couch spending time with family — because her favorite thing in the world is to hang... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Friendship

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” Helen Keller, first deaf-blind woman to earn a bachelor’s degree, who went on to become an internationally-known speaker & author I am blessed with wonderful friends. If I took the time to share their names and stories … well, my blog post from here to eternity would be about how my friends have enriched... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Bold

“Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.” -Alan Alda, actor I like bold people. Those friends who run ahead of me, then stop, look back and ask, “What are you waiting for? Come on! Catch up and let’s do t... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Celebrate

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” ~Thomas J. Peters, American writer Yesterday was a day of celebration for me as I held the Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of my debut novel, Wish You Were Here. I did my version of the writer’s “happy dance” around my house (several times) and shared hugs and laughter with my family. And, yes, I posted about the surreal moment on ... Read More »