“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.”

Happy Birthday, Anne Lamott! I first “met” this woman when I read Traveling Mercies. Not only did I feel the “spirit”‘ of this book, I also laughed out loud. She admitted that when she prayed, she used the F-bomb saying God didn’t care. He knew her. I love this kind of honesty.

In this same book, she also talked about the female’s image of herself. At first a bit self conscience when going to the beach in her swimsuit, she saw the perfect bodies of the young women and realized that they were more self-conscience than she was. In fact, Anne didn’t worry about body image anymore. She had grown into it.

And then, there was Bird by Bird. This book truly helped take away the fear writing.

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Born on this day in 1954, I know she will continue to inspire us for many years to come. Thanks, Anne!

Good news and not so good

Here’s the good! I’m in Mexico with three other couples celebrating my hubbies B-Day. It’s so beautiful and the friendships are rock solid easy!

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Although I still have internet, I have no email access (even thru the host site) and, for some reason, the “Reader” site on WP is not as easy for me to navigate as my email so I’m missing the easy access to my blogging peeps! (and I can’t see if any agents have responded to my query letters for my latest novel, The Moonshine Thicket)

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Hope all is well!!!!

Margarita anyone?   🙂 🙂