Newspaper columnist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Regina Brett has some important things to say, like:
- Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
- If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
- Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
Inspiring stuff, right?
It gets better.
Brett, who in 2006 wrote these and 47 more lessons for the Cleveland Plain Dealer in honor of her 50th birthday, now has a book: God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours. And in this pretty little book, she takes her lessons and turns them into deeply personal essays. It all flows from her reflection on being a single parent, looking for love, working on her relationship with God, battling cancer and making peace with a difficult childhood — you know, the stuff to which we all can relate in our own private ways.
But wait, it’s gettin’ even better.
Three (3!) of you lucky readers are about to score a copy of Brett’s book. Want to be in the running? Keep reading. Oh, and hey, I hope you win, because this is just the kind of book that can help you live a happy and fulfilling life. Believe me, I have a copy right by my side, and I’m soaking up all sorts of wisdom, like this: Breathe. It calms the mind. Yea, I gotta remember that.
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- Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada only, who are 18 and older.
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