Last week, during a feral bout of much needed get-in-the-car-and-go, I had the presence of mind to make a quick stop by the library and let a book pick me. Armed with that, a pair of Keens and a bottle of water, I headed for the mountains, only stopping to get a really amazing cup of hot cocoa (second best I ever had) on the road.
The book proved to be a powerful companion, and am still savoring it in the back of my mind, still learning from it.
For many reasons.
This is a book about writing, a book about loving, a book about living. A book about being intentional in the midst of a s*** storm that would have sent most of us packing. Laura Munson's voice is super authentic (she actually wrote the book as a journal, a way to save her sanity during a tough summer, and what do you know, it became her first published work - best seller to boot. I love life. )
So here, you go. This is Not the Story You Think it Is... a Season on Unlikely Happiness. I think you will like it.
Oh, and Laura leads writing Retreats, in her home in Montana... just sayin'.
"Every time I read your blog I am so profoundly happy I did. The truth you speak is just mindboggling. The real, real voice you have. It makes me almost crazy how much I love your words and your way of telling stories that cut to the quick- and I never have the words to really say how much this all means to me.
Thank you for digging in there and finding the gems of wisdom and then just sharing them out as if there's an endless supply ... which with you, there is."
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"Thank you for sharing your wonderful, heartbreaking, exhilarating experience with the world."
"Thank You Laura for sharing, for teaching and spreading loving kindness. "
"I think I love you. You bring good things into my life, or remind me of things I love and know, but have let go of."
"Laura, you are so good for me. I laugh and sniffle and get the shivers when I read your essays. Thanks so much for letting all your wonderfulness run around loose."
"Heart-achingly beautiful, your words and how you reveal your truth."
"Thank you so much for who you are and what you share with the world. Your mere being transforms lives as it has transformed mine. This particular post did to my heart what water does to parched soil."
"Thank you for your gentle words that are packed full of wisdom. I have been struggling with the concept of what words can do to another person when they are negative words. Your words are the flip side of our word power, and shows how delightfully powerful kind words can be. Thank you."
"Once again Laura Lavigne takes you on an adventure of the heart. She has a way of pulling you right in the car with her. Asking you to consider changing a fear to taking thoughtful action. Whether she's teaching a class, leading a retreat or heading for a happiness sprinkling, Laura will invite you to shed old ways of thinking and be completely authentic. Join in!"
"Essentially pure love.
I enjoy how Laura is kind to herself and to us other humans who dance in and out of each other's lives. "
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You can count on Laura for warmth, humor, charm, and a lift to your day and your heart. She inspires me to be braver than I am, and to love the world out loud. She's a gem, and a generous one at that!"
I write because this is the way I am able to taste life more deeply.