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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: Where are You?

In Others’ Words: Where are You?

  Life is a mixture of making plans and embracing surprises, isn’t it?  Sometimes we succeed in navigating the roadmap clutched in our hands. Other times, we follow a detour or willingly toss the map aside and jaunt off on an unknown adventure. At the end of the day, we discover ourselves on a road we never thought we’d travel, oftentimes a long way from where we ever expected to ... 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 dis... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Art & Life

“You don’t have to make something that people call art. Living is an artistic activity, there is an art to getting through the day.” ~Viggo Mortensen (1958-), actor Friday is always a look-back-over-my-shoulder kind of day for me. The week has finally run into the weekend — hooray! — and I mentally shift gears from “weekday” life to “weekend” life. I like ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Comfort

“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand-in-hand.” ~Emily Kimbrough (1899-1989), American author & journalist Sometimes I trip myself up all by myself. I rush through my day and forget an all-important something on my To Do list. Or I say something I shouldn’t. Or don’t say something I should. I doubt instead of having... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Plans

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ~John Lennon (1940-1980), English musician, singer & songwriter If I told you what kind of life I’d planned for myself versus the life I’m living now … Wait. Let me do just that. Life I’d planned for myself: Single woman. Hotshot reporter for the Washington Post. Living in a fun apartment in the c... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Heart

“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” ~James Earl Jones (1931-), actor I call myself a wordsmith … and yet there are times I find myself at a loss for words. This is one of those times. On Tuesday I crammed a few belongings into my car and left my home as smoke and ash from the Waldo Canyon Fire swirled around me. Later that evening as ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Peace

My precious friend, Edie Melson, provides today’s quote — as in, these are her words — as well giving us a glimpse into her perspective on life and embracing the journey. Edie Melson is a freelance writer and editor with years of experience in the publishing industry. She’s a prolific writer, and has a popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. She’s the co-director of the Blu... Read More »