Category Archives: Life Lessons

A Bridge to Connection

A bridge was dedicated in memory of Gayle Faulkner Lawson today in Harlan, Kentucky. The event will not be covered on the world evening news, but I bet it is big news in Harlan. It should be. This morning, the … Continue reading

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A Single Conversation

On March 15, 2017, I wrote a post called Everyone Has a Story about a chance meeting with my neighbor, Bert. A loner, he didn’t come out of his apartment much. It was difficult for him to get around. He was on … Continue reading

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Southern Charm

In 1954, when I first moved from Kentucky to Ohio, I had the strongest accent ever. Some called it a southern drawl. Some said it was pure country. My daddy said I spoke hillbilly cause that was what I was! … Continue reading

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Special Women’s Retreats

Yesterday, I did something I hadn’t done since April 2011, I was a guest speaker at a women’s retreat. Occasionally I receive requests asking if I still do speaking engagements saying I was recommended by a friend who heard me speak … Continue reading

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Looking for Good

Some years ago, I began to intentionally look for the positive things in my simple, everyday life. I found saying thank you for small kindnesses or letting people know I appreciated them for doing their job well, was very rewarding. … Continue reading

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Be Where You Are

I am a curious person. I love to read. I love to learn. I always have. A good friend told me years ago, “Ag if you weren’t so busy being a mom and taking care of your kids, I think … Continue reading

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To Have and To Hold

  Tom and I have been married fifty-three years today. Taking our vows in front of God, family, and friends on that balmy, rainy Saturday night in 1964 still glows brightly in my memory. Tom had a head full of … Continue reading

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