From Me to You: A Valentine’s Video and Giveaway! If you can't watch the video, here's a brief summary, and a photo of the artwork too! Welcome to the (3rd-ever) A Wish Come Clear video message! A few quick updates: I'll have 2 guest posts running tomorrow, at Autism Home Rescue and I'm A Mom Too, respectively. I'm honored to be a part of both, since they focus on providing support for caregivers of people with disabilities. A very big thank you to everyone who has encouraged, supported, and purchased Love's Subversive Stance, especially the print book version! Your enthusiasm has made the entire process worthwhile....
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On Daring to Be Happy (Glitter Pens Optional)

You never know when you might get roped into making Valentines. When I came for supper at L'Arche last Thursday night, I didn't expect a craft portion of the evening. But one of our guests had brought card-making supplies, and she set us the assignment of making one Valentine each. I enjoyed this, especially because my friend Leo* asked me for my help with his card. When I said yes, he came to sit beside me. He'd added stickers, but needed some help with the glitter pens. Whenever Leo asks me for help, I'm reminded of what it was like...
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5 Simple Ways To Show Love (Today And Everyday)

In my time serving alongside people with disabilities at L'Arche, I've been the glad recipient of a lot of love. Here are a few specific ways of sharing love that stayed with me. May they bring a spark to your day! These are set in the style of 'The 5 love languages': Words of affirmation 1. Tell someone the truth of what they mean to you, or how they inspire you. A well-spoken, heartfelt compliment can feed the soul for weeks. Case in point:  once, when Leo* told me, "Your temperament is all smiles," I was blown away. Leo is...
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