You all mean so much to me, even if we've ever met or spoken or had any contact. To those of you who wrote to me after hearing of the death of my young stepson James, there is no way to thank you enough. Your emails, cards, prayers, and donations in his memory to the Social Justice Fund at James's school mean the world to my husband and to me. Thank you from my heart. I would much appreciate continued prayers that I get the strength every day to support William as he goes through the grieving process. I sense it will take a very long time.
Some of you asked the name of the song in which James's favorite line, "I am heaven-sent, don't you dare forget" comes from. It is from a song called "Okay I Believe You, but My Tommy Gun Don't" on the Deja Entendu album of a group called Brand New. One caveat: despite the mystical significance of this lyric and some of the others, it is a teen CD, kind of Alternative/Punk, so don't expect a hymn or a folk song or something like that.
Friends I admire are telling me that I'm supposed to be taking care of myself, so I'm following instructions. On Thursday I got a manicure and Friday I went back to the gym, and I've seen my first couple of life-coaching clients since getting back from Toronto. Doing these things reminds of the wise admonition, "It is easier to act yourself into thinking differently that to think yourself into acting differently."
WHERE I'LL BE...
-New York, NY: Getting to Next seminar, Sept. 28. Luncheon speaker.
-New York, NY: Law of Attraction seminar, Sept. 29. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
-Wichita, KS: KS Book Festival, Oct. 5-6
-New York, NY: 92nd St. Y Expert Series, "Fat, Broke & Lonely No More" seminar (This is the creme de la creme... Don't miss this one!)
-Lake George, NY: TOPS conference, Sept. 13 (518-438-8928)
-Hamilton, Bermuda: Girls' Getaway Weekend, Oct. 18-21
-New York, NY: Learning Annex, "How to Live a More Spiritual Life." October 25, 6:45pm.