Tell the truth – especially to yourself


Tell the truth. Especially to yourself.
This brief directive came to me by way of a gift from a co-worker, a book titled Lists to Live By.
It seems a good guidebook to accompany me in to the new year. This is the third collection, compiled by Alice Gray, Steve Stephens and John Van Diest.
What really matters. This book of lists is subtitled, “for everything that really matters.” When it comes right down to it, much of life requires us to figure things out as we go.
This book is so great because it is so simple, and its simplicity helps to make even the big stuff of life seem manageable.
It offers brief advice on everything from running a home to running a life, parenting a teen, knowing when it’s time to let go.
The page titled “When it’s time to let go” reads, “Remember


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Judith Sutherland, born and raised on an Ohio family dairy farm, now lives on a 70-acre farm not far from the area where her father’s family settled in the 1850s. Appreciating the tranquility of rural life, Sutherland enjoys sharing a view of her world through writing. Other interests include teaching, reading, training dogs and raising puppies. She and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter, and three grandchildren.