GIVE: Free Write Day 21

  Sometimes giving is exhausting.   It takes energy and resources to give. Sometimes giving takes more of us than we have to offer—literally.   Sometimes we givers have to slow down and find balance.   But sometimes, we need to dig deep; to prioritize what and to whom we give.   Because sometimes our gift can literally change the future.   START   Sitting in the room with me are men and women who hail from all over the world; Brazil, England, California, Arizona, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee.   They are givers.   Money, wisdom, creative thinking, time. Prayers, love, encouragement.   They are the board of Hope Unlimited for Children, and for ... Keep Reading...

DISCOVER: Free Write Day 20

  START   Yesterday I opened my Instagram and saw it on a favorite blogger’s feed.   #MeToo   I read the comments—other bloggers I know telling discreetly of situations in which they had been made to feel uncomfortable, were sexually harassed or abused.   Grown women remembering things they never should have experienced.   Boyfriends, strangers, family members, friends.   I didn’t like what I discovered . . .   So many women, good women, who for years never said a word about their experiences—now discovering they were not alone. Theirs was not an isolated situation. That feeling in their long-ago guts telling them something was “off”?   It was ... Keep Reading...

BRAVE: Free Write Day 19

For the 19th day in a row, you've received a post from me. That's a lot of posts—with more to come daily through the end of the month.   Thank you for sticking with me! Thank you for supporting me as I stretch my impromptu writing skills. Thank you for helping me organize my thoughts.   Thank you, too,  for discreetly hitting "delete" if you don't have time to read a post one day. When I see "one less subscriber" notifications in my inbox, the doubts kick in. :-(   Did you know it takes a little bravery to be a blogger—or sometimes a lot?     START   I love blogging. For over seven years it’s been part of my life.   Some days it scares me silly.   Some days ... Keep Reading...