Thursday, December 18, 2008

Last Posting of the Year

I've been quite ill, which is why I haven't posted in almost a week. In any event, this is my last posting of the year. I'll be out of the country through the holidays and won't have access to a computer.

Before I go, here are two tidbits I wanted to share. First, a nugget of wisdom from Quincy Jones. On the Charlie Rose show the other night, QJ said that the four words he lives by are love, live, laugh, give. In a nutshell, that's the underlying message of this blog. (I know I'm straddling a perilous line here between triteness and truth.) And second, my friend Polly Simpkins passed along to me this much-viewed YouTube video of Kelly Corrigan, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Middle Place, speaking about inner strength and the healing power of female friendship.


  1. Sorry to hear you've been ill. Enjoy your trip and look forward to reading more of your inspiring posts upon your return.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. So sorry to hear you have been sick, Prill. Hope you are on the mend.
    I love this advice from Quincy Jones... especially the last part about "give." That is something I have really embraced this past year and the more I give the more I want to give. It is an incredbile feeling and I am richer than I have ever been... not in money but in love, life and laughter... all from giving. I love it!!
    Merry Christmas to you, Prill! I have much to be grateful for and finding your blog and your book are among my blessings.
    God Bless!

  3. Thanks, Allyn!

    Barb, I so agree. The "give" part of QJ's motto is what struck me most.

    Hope you both have a wonderful holiday with minimum stress and maximum joy.

  4. Prill, you deserve a pat on the back for a blog well done! Bringing hope and motivation to annyone who will listen, that's you! Here's to another great year of Defying Gravity!

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