Think pink...or yellow

Beth loved yellow.I suppose it had always been her favorite color. I can't be sure.Though we came from the same small town, when she was a senior, I was in the first grade. I only knew her as one of the beautiful high school girls.I bet she loved yellow back then too.She was always a bright spot in the world....more

Joy Triggers

As my 15-year-old ran through the living room, she yelled, “Do you want me to show you something that makes me smile?”And my answer, of course, was, “Absolutely.”In the middle of midlife, I finally figured out a solid piece of advice: Anytime a 15-year-old girl asks to share something with you regarding smiling, you say, “Yes.”...more