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Such kind words to receive on the last day of my week long 10 Year Book Club Birthday Celebration! To see Lizzie's photo and to enter today's giveaway--unique individual cupcake holders--I love 'em and you will, too, go to: http://tinyurl.com/d2qxpq
From My Birthday Email Bag:
"Dear Suzanne, I've wanted to drop you a line for a while now, but I've been talking myself out of it day after day because I know you get a ton of fan mail without my contribution! Today's 'Dear Reader' column, however, hit so close to home that I just couldn't resist. I can really relate to what you said about skating right past your victories and focusing on your opportunities. I am guilty of the same practice and I get the impression that A LOT of people in this day and age share the same crux--women in particular. So I commend you on your decision to take action and make a conscious effort to reverse your line of thinking when you find yourself focusing on the negative--and I will join you on the same journey.
They say it takes 21 days of a consistent practice to create a habit, so I'll make that my goal and take it one day at a time. And let me just say--if anyone deserves to celebrate their accomplishments--it's you! Suzanne, you are an absolute inspiration to so many people every day--you're a radiant beam of sunshine in our lives. I love to read, but I have to admit, it's your Dear Reader column that I'm clamoring to read every morning much more so than the book excerpt. People who are lonely find a friend in you, those who are overburdened taking care of everyone else in their lives find a moment to themselves with you, people who just need a little push in the direction of choosing to read have a steadfast leader in you, and I'm sure I'm barely skimming the surface of all of the wonderful ways that you influence people and inspire them. You are one of those truly gifted people who can reach out and touch complete strangers, who are hundreds of miles away, by just sharing your life with them. WOW! That's what life is really about: helping people (including ourselves) find some happiness and solace every chance we get.
Thank you so much for everything you do and cheers one-hundred times over for the blossoming success of the book clubs."
Your Faithful "Positive Thinking" Partner, Lizzie Smiley
Thank you to everyone for helping celebrate 10 years at the Book Clubs. I'm blowing out the candles on the celebration, so today's the last day to enter our birthday giveaways. To enter, go to: http://tinyurl.com/d2qxpq
** Congratulations to yesterday's "Tote Bag" winners: Rosann Johnson, Alisha Short and Tamara Turati.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
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