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Book club reader Shirley asked...
"Suzanne, every time I read your morning column, I have a desire to reply. Today I am giving in to this feeling. Of all the topics I have read, I've never heard you mention coincidences in your life. I have experienced so many in my 92 years of living, that I think I could write a book. I enjoy our morning read, and because I live on the west coast (Vancouver Island) I often read the next day's column the night before."
"How did it happen?" someone might ask.
"Well, I don't really know. One thing just led to another..."
But the truth is I do know. Because when I take the time to look back at the string of events leading up to a "coincidence" in my life, I realize that for me, coincidences are all about choices. Cause and effect; tallying up the choices I've made along the way. Saying "yes" or "no" to opportunities, even little things. Every decision I made led me to one of life's strange little coincidences.
I really believe I know the best choices for my life. The answers are tucked away inside of me, if I'd only listen. So I spend a lot of time trying to connect the loose wires in my brain. Because when I stay-the-course and really listen, then those wonderful coincidences show up in my life.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
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AUTHORBUZZ: KILLER LOOK (Thriller) by Linda Fairstein
Coop is back! You know that prosecutor Alex Cooper had a terrifying experience in her last outing, but she is back with Detective Mike Chapman--now her lover--still recovering from her ordeal but forced to deal with a murder case involving the father of an old friend. Set in the high-stakes world of the fashion industry...glamorous on the runway but lethal business when one of the world's most iconic designers is killed at the top of his game.
Go to: http://authorbuzz.com/dearreader click on KILLER LOOK to read more and to email author Linda Fairstein, you'll get a reply.