I just read The Girls from Ames. It is the story of a group of ordinary women who built an extraordinary friendship. With both universal insights and deeply personal moments, it is a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by or so I believe. I should be able to finish the book today ~ I have about 40 pages left.
It shows the dynamics of friendship and how you can have lasting, meaningful friendships throughout your whole life. It reinforces for me the importance of my friends and how girlfriends keep us healthy and sane. (Most of the time!)
Last month I featured an article on how to make your mind up to succeed, which I had read in Reader’s Digest. This month I thought I would give my thoughts on a related articled entitled 5 Winners Teach Us How To Learn From Failure. One person that is spotlighted is author JK Rowling, who I alluded to in my last post. Part of what she said was….
“She related a story about a young woman who gave up her dream of writing novels to study something more practical. Nonetheless, she ended up as an unemployed single mom “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain without being homeless.” But during this rock-bottom time, she realized she still had a wonderful daughter, an old typewriter, and an idea that would become the foundation for rebuilding her life.”
Michael J. Fox will be on TV this Thursday, May 7th, in a special titled Adventures of an Incurable Optimist. He will interview different people and it should be a very uplifting experience. This special ties in with his new book, Always Looking Up. For more information, go to http://abc.go.com/specials/michaeljfox/index The special airs on ABC at 9 PM Central, 10 PM Eastern. For other times, visit the above link.
I was reading the article How To Make Up Your Mind To Succeed in Reader’s Digest as I was waiting to get my hair cut and a lot of the points made perfect sense – what you would call “common sense” advice. One point that stuck with me was
Mind-set is key to finding success for yourself and your children
There is a new tech toy out called the netbook. It differs from a traditional laptop in size and features; namely, it is meant for email, web and word processing, unlike laptops which have more storage and capability for photos and gaming software. One such unit is available at Costco and www.costco.com for around $400 depending on the model. The one pictured here has a 10″ screen and is made by Samsung.