Posts Tagged ‘#gracelessons’


Boy, did I need this reminder.

Lately, I’ve been feeling completely, thoroughly, and utterly overwhelmed.

With my “book stuff” alone, I have three new books in various stages of getting ready to release. I also have four audio books in production, two facebook parties I’m hosting, two big online book tours, and a myriad of other things that need my immediate attention.

In fact, to try to get a better handle on it all, I typed up a list of everything I could think of that connected to the release of those three books that I need to finish before the release dates.

I ended up with two and a half single-spaced typed pages. Just looking at it, sitting on my desk, makes me want to freak out.

Instead of pulling a blanket over my head and hiding in a corner, though, I went to Captain Cavedweller and asked him if he could help with a few projects. Of course, he readily agreed to take on the tasks.

That made me wonder why it is we so often feel like we have to do everything ourselves. It isn’t a sign of weakness to ask for help. There is grace in realizing we don’t have to handle everything on our own and allowing others to lighten our burdens.


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For the most part, I’m a shy introvert who likes to stay home and hide out in my writing cave with my imaginary friends – aka my book characters. (And yes, I did just say that.)

I spent the past four days away from my writing cave around a bunch of fun, interesting, exciting, adventuresome, talented, amazing people. (And I’ll write more about that later this week.)

But what I noticed during the course of the weekend, was how good it felt to let go of all the “need to dos” and “don’t have time fors” and just enjoy a new experience (that will ultimately benefit my writing in ways I can’t possibly foresee).

There were so many moments of grace, so many little blessings, I came home with a very full and thankful heart.

Sometimes, it’s a good thing to abandon our routine and find ourselves in a place where we can enjoy those little moments of grace. I don’t think it was the fact that I was somewhere new and different that inspired those moments as much as it was the fact that I decided ahead of time to open my heart and mind to whatever might come my way.

As you go through this week, may you find many special moments of grace that touch your heart and bring you joy.

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Grace week 7

In last week’s post, I shared both something challenging that had happened, and two wonderful things that made me smile.

The outpouring of encouragement, support, kindness, love and grace from all of you blew me away.

I can’t even begin to express how deeply you touched my heart.

More and more, I realize how incredibly blessed I am by all of you, incredibly fortunate to have such amazing people in my corner.

And I thank you – from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you for kindness, for your love, and for every little measure of grace you extend.

Love you all!


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