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Better Than Jewels

Finding Purpose

Last week I wrote about a dark time in my life when everything seemed hopeless. I was required to go to counseling and among the many things my counselor suggested, he encouraged me to give myself away!

My internal response was, “You’ve got to be kidding. Have you seen me? I don’t have enough for myself, much less to give away!” But at the time I was such a cowering codependent people-pleaser that I didn’t have the courage to say that out-loud. So I dutifully did what he said, and it turns out he was right.

Now forty year later, I still believe that to be true. But don’t take my word for it. Trust the latest research. Watch this SHORT CLIP from Answers From Mom and Dad about a new book by sociologists from Notre Dame.

Coming Opportunities~

BOOK SIGNING AT BRANCHES BOOKS & GIFTS—PLEASE COME BY. There are some great Chicken Soup titles you can use for gifts. Do some Christmas shopping early!

Chicken Soup for the Soul Signing –

Friday, Sept. 5, from 5-7pm

40282 Hwy 41, Suite 14

Oakhurst, California 93644


I have been blessed to have stories in 6 different Chicken Soup for the Soul books. The 2 most recently released are~Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What? and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen.  I'll be signing copies at Branches Books & Gifts in conjunction with Party on the Plaza!!!! 

Come and join us:)

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