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In Others’ Words: Who are You?

In Others’ Words: Who are You?

Honest relationships are the best … and honest relationships are hard to come by.  I have to choose to completely trust someone before I open up to them and show them who I am — the good, bad, and the broken. And when I do that, I hope the other person respects what I’ve shared by believing me. I don’t want to have to prove anything. Or repeat myself,  reminding them of wha... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Encountering Defeat

In Others’ Words: Encountering Defeat

  One of these days I’m going to catalogue my quotes and tally how many posts I’ve written that deal with facing — and overcomng — defeat. Quite a few, I’m thinking. Sometimes when I find a quote about overcoming defeat and then I blog about it, I’m writing myself out of a funk. And then there are times I’m standing firm, walking strong and confident.... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Maya Angelou and the wonder of today

In Others’ Words: Maya Angelou and the wonder of today

  I so often look at Friday as the end of the week — Thank God it’s Friday! — I forget that it’s a new day all in it’s own right. A wonderful day, as Maya Angelou said on May 17, 2013. I’m still adjusting to the reality that we’ve lost her voice, her insights, her courage. Today, I wanted to share this quote that was featured in “Maya Angelou... Read More »