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Something Sweet Is Happening

Something sweet is happening.

You’re writing me texts and emails saying the dearest things about 100 WORDS: SMALL SERVINGS OF WHIMSY AND WISDOM TO CALM THE MIND AND NOURISH THE HEART.

What I love about what you’re saying is that the words move you in some way — they speak to you, they matter. Because you took to heart the message from “As Above, So Below” you’re now “spilling shakers of light over stray concerns of the day.”

You mention how the little black sandals on page seventeen make you smile and give you hope for getting through a monumental change. Or that you appreciate the conciseness and brevity of each piece, or how a photograph took you by the hand into a poem.

One person said the last two lines of “On Love” became her mantra one day when she needed it most. “Love breathes you, moves you. It’s what built your heart.”

One person let me know she kept 100 WORDS on her nightstand to read a small sampling each night because, as she put it, “These are poems to be savored.” She appreciated the small bites.

One of my editor’s favorite poems is “How To Realize Your Beauty.” She tucked 100 WORDS into her traveling bag and read it aloud to a couple of groups she belongs to, and the sharing was well-received. The poem even prompted a discussion with her son. My daughter especially loved “Pearls in the Morning,” a poem about creativity.

My mother (who is 92) called me shortly after receiving her copy. She was smiling over the phone and said with a lilt in her voice, “I read your book last night. I noticed there’s a mention of a 92-year-old.”

I said, “Yes, Mom, I wanted to let you know I’m always thinking of you.”

What a sweet moment with my mother!

This week, a woman sent a text from the waiting room of her doctor’s office. She was reading (and crying about) “No Longer Here,” one hundred words about golf and love. The poem reminded her of her father, who passed years ago. He was a golfer, too, and she was missing the aspects of their relationship she loved most.

Another reader sent an evening email and I happened to see it as I was pulling back the heavenly comforter on my (heavenly) bed. She wrote, “I got my books. Read three pages. Found myself breathless. Just sitting here feeling thankful for the gift of you. And my books.”

I doubt if there’s anything more wonderful for a writer to hear than “your writing left me breathless.”

From your responses it appears that the words are swimming into the warmth of your hearts and resting there. I love that. I’m so thankful for that.

Thank you for your ongoing feedback. Thank you for reaching out to tell me what 100 WORDS means to you.

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100 Words: Small Servings of Whimsy and Wisdom

The happy rumors are true.

My first book, “100 Words: Small Servings of Whimsy and Wisdom to Calm the Mind and Nourish the Heart” is out in soft cover. I’m happy with how it turned out and would love to introduce the two of you!

“100 Words” is a collection of poetry paired with beautiful photography, each poem one hundred words long. Subjects range from relationships, creativity, grief, nature, change and love.

You can get copies from me personally — in person of course if you live in the Asheville area. I can also mail copies anywhere — write me an email at incareofrelationships@gmail.com and provide your address. You can pay by PayPal. The books are $20 each or $18 each for two or more copies. Shipping is $3 by media mail. (Check with me for shipping costs for large orders.)

You can order copies on Amazon. Here’s the link. $21.77 plus tax and postage (unless you have Prime).

What people are saying:

“I received the book a few days ago and I am enjoying the 100 word morsels deeply. They are not only delightful but go straight to the heart. I sometimes find myself laughing and moved to tears all within one 100-word piece. This is absolutely a book to be read and savored.” — Amy Mandel

“I have read and loved everyone of these hundred word poems. Terri has a way of capturing the most profound and deep parts of ourselves and life in a way that makes me smile and gain a lighter perspective. I have opened every email and blog she has sent me for the past 20 years because I know it will touch my heart and give me a feeling of connection, hope and joy.” –Delia

Wherever you decide to purchase the book, please consider adding your positive review to those already on Amazon. Reviews help.

I’ll be scheduling author events this coming month and will let you know about those.

Thank you for your support! Let me know how you enjoy 100 Words!

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