Treat Grief Like a Guest

An excerpt from Lost Lake, by Sarah Addison Allen:

“Eby knew all too well that there was a fine line when it came to grief.  If you ignore it, it goes away, but then it comes back when you least expect it.  If you let it stay, if you make a place for it in your life, it gets too comfortable and it never leaves.  It was best to treat grief like a guest.  You acknowledge it, you cater to it, then you send it on its way.”

Sorry to share yet another passage about grief, but I LOVE this!  In my experience, it is true.  I read this book last week and the passage just stayed with me.  My review will be up next week, at Chick Lit Plus.


My New Design!

What do you think?  I’m so excited to finally go live.  Wednesday is my one year anniversary for blogging, but I couldn’t wait until then to have my big reveal.  I’ve learned a lot in the last year, and the biggest shocker was that my site, which I paid someone to design, was lacking some key components of a blog.  I can’t totally blame my designer though, as I definitely went into this blindly.

In the past year I’ve become part of a very big, talented and generous community.  Through reading and following several incredible bloggers, I discovered some sites are cool based on their look alone.  Mine was not.  I was also Continue reading My New Design!