Monday, May 18, 2015

Cross Post

I'm on a tight schedule so for my post today, head on over to Five Pages of Something where I blogged about the exciting topic of...drum roll please...punctuation. You don't think that merits any enthusiasm? Read it and see.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Happy Post-Mother's Day Post

Yesterday was Mother's Day. A lovely celebration of the women who have cared for us, steered us in the right direction, loved us. Notice I didn't say 'birthed' us, although for me, the amazing woman who gave me life is a treasure and I love her dearly.

I think of all the women who have influenced and guided me. To them I say, thank you for believing in me, thank you for caring, thank you for being an example. Happy Mother's Day.

To the women who read this, wherever you are, please don't underestimate your power to be a force for good. Our children need you, our world needs you. You can and do make a difference. I am grateful for the good women in my life, my mother, my late mother-in-law, wife to my father-in-law, sisters, friends, accountability partners, neighbors, the woman at the bank who always remembers my name, teachers, and the list goes on. So in the essence of 'do what is right', or 'choose the right', I say: Right On my friends, Right On...

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Favorite Quote

One of my favorite quotes goes like this:

"If you do not pay the price needed for success, you will pay the price of failure."
          --James E. Faust

How important is your goal to you? Are you paying the price needed to succeed? I currently am at the pennies-in-a-jar stage of trying to reach my writing goal. This quote reminds me that I cannot slack off, I cannot give up, I cannot leave it to someone else to write my stories. They are mine, even if the ideas are old and worn, the stories are uniquely my own. It's a beautiful thing. Pay up my friends and, as always, Write On. The world needs good books.