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Don’t kill the messenger!

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Look, I know I’m a WASP woman, so I’m a teensy bit scared about posting it, but in this case, Don Lemmon has ethos that Katherine does NOT.  So I’ll stand behind him.  Cool!

P.S.  This post was inspired by a friend who works at the Food and Care Coalition in Provo.  Shout-out, Mr/Mrs. Magoo!

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Ms. Norbury’s truth

I’m not a big fan of the film “Mean Girls.”  I feel like in many ways it glamorizes girls being unkind and catty toward each other.  And we all know I ain’t about that.  But there is truth to be found in sometimes unexpected places:

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“You have GOT to stop calling yourselves sluts and whores.  It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.”

AMEN, TINA!

Also, you are pretty, even if your Liz Lemon character isn’t always.

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We aren’t all gonna win Grammys or sell out Madison Square Garden,

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but we can all pursue our interests, express our talents, and CREATE.

So how ’boutcha get off this blog and in the words of Britney, do something?

If I never win a Grammy, you know I’ll be alright…

~Jessica Andrews

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“The Lord answers our prayers, but it is usually through another person that he meets our needs….”

"The Lord answers our prayers, but it is usually through another person that he meets our needs....""The Lord answers our prayers, but it is usually through another person that he meets our needs...."

A few weeks ago, I called my friend Alex ( Alex is gender-neutral, and of course is not his/her real name.  But I double-checked anyways and now publish this with his/her permission).  Alex did not answer the phone, but the following text conversation ensued:

Alex:  Hey!  I’m at work.  How are you?

Katherine: Haha, I figured.  Just calling to say hi!  Call back when you can. No rush, just thought of you and wanted to let you know. 

Alex:  Katherine, I truly believe you were inspired to call me.  Thank you for following through with your thoughts even if you didn’t think anything of it.  When you called, I was in the bathroom crying having a really hard time, but your calling is an answer to my prayers. 

Katherine:  Alex, I’m so glad I could lift your spirits a little.  You lift mine.  I really do hope things get better.  Call/text/email anytime!

Alex:  Katherine, thank you.  You are amazing!

I do not relay this text exchange to brag.  I just want to remind you that you never know what role you are playing in someone’s life.

The title of this post comes from this quote by President Spencer W. Kimball.

Don’t be afraid to reach out.

READERS:  Who’s day will YOU make with a terrific text?

🙂

Oh ya, and save your text messages!

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Dan, Ben and Jerry

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See what I did there?

Lyrics. Also a better quality version.  Just a little quip:  STOP BLAMING ANYTHING ELSE!

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What are you doing reading this blog?

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GO WRITE YOUR OWN!

I do love my readers, but don’t just be readers, be livers too.  Like someone who lives, not like liver and onions or the organ that secretes bile…

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Don’t tell someone who is too sensitive that he/she is too sensitive….

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know what I mean?  You don’t have to coddle, but the world will toughen him/her up in time.

Just be niiiice. 

 

Stepping off soapbox now 🙂

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