Life – Be In It!

A colleague of mine, Susan Marshall, has a new book coming out entitled Life, Be In It! later this month. As we embark upon the Thanksgiving Holiday this week, her title “LIFE – BE IN IT” calls us to embrace and be grateful for our lives.

This year has been challenging for many of us in ways we never expected…. from Hurricane Sandy to persistent economic pressures, it can be difficult to experience life with a grateful heart.  In her writing, Susan encourages us to take a clear-eyed look at life, find the opportunities it holds, and position ourselves to pursue our dreams.  This collection of her writing, dating back to newspaper articles from 1984, captures the challenges of our times and offers timeless inspiration. In Susan’s book  you will find lessons, reminders, and the occasional poke in the ribs we all need to maintain a healthy sense of perspective.

I wish each of you reading this blog, a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday spent with those you love. Despite the hurdles 2011 and 2012 brought us, I share Ralph Waldo Emerson’s sentiment when he shared:

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” 

Blessings to each of you during this holiday week and throughout the end of the year!

8 responses to “Life – Be In It!

  1. Kristin,

    Happy Thanksgiving to you. It’s been awhile and I think of the old friends at HP with fond memories. Do you speak with David English? I’ve reached out to him several times with no response and am just wondering.


  2. Wonderful thoughts. I look forward to a good read. Hope you are well and would love to catch up. And, you’re photo is lovely.


    Kristen Watson

  3. Dear Kristin,

    Thank you for your endorsement of my new book. It is a heartfelt offering of encouragement, perspective and respectful humor that so many of us need today. You know it–you’ve lived so much of life that you’d rather hand back! But look how beautiful and strong it has made you. We are fortunate when we can meet Life on its terms and find ways to prosper. Bless you, your family, friends, colleagues, clients and prospects this holiday season. Thank you for being my friend. With love and happiness, Susan

  4. I had an epiphany last week inline with Susan Marshall’s book. As an executive at a nonprofit organization, my “to do” list is not only long but is filled with items that make a real difference in women’s lives. It is a bit dramatic to say they are “life or death” issues, but the programs I work with that involve domestic violence, human trafficking are life or death. Others that focus on developing girls’ education or leadership opportunities are so urgent for the brain or heart of those young women who see no future for themselves. Essentially, I really need to get my entire to do list done NOW. My epiphany came at a conference on race and gender equity last week. My organization and me are getting a lot done – and it is important to sometimes look at the to do list that is behind me – what has been accomplished. Looking at how far I have come and taking a deep breath is an important step in having the energy and drive to more ahead post haste.

  5. I wish you gratefulness and Thanksgiving for all the blessings in your life … If your life is like mine, some are disguised!

  6. Thank each of you for your responses!! I hope your holiday was happy and full of love and laughter!! This book is a gentle and wise reminder that life is a gift – and we gain the most from it when we are ‘in it’……good, challenging, and enlightening!

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