Monday, November 13, 2023

Find the Good

Only about 2000 people live in remote Haines, Alaska. Heather Lende writes the obituaries for this small town’s newspaper, The Chilkat Valley News. She is a mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend to many. But in this tiny town, she is something more. Heather is the keeper of memories as she does her best to honor those who have passed. Even the grumpiest, quietest and most troubled souls are often misunderstood. They too have a life worth remembering and this author digs deep to find that special something for each person she memorializes. As in most small towns, everyone knows each other and life often revolves around helping those in need. Daily tasks and routine can bring joy and comfort to the people you meet every day. Yes, a simple hello to a neighbor CAN change someones day. As this series of emotional and often laugh-out-loud essays teaches beautiful life lessons, Heather also shares the daily growth we experience as we get older, simple things people take for granted until the end looms near. Her warmth, wisdom and faith is contagious. Getting back to basics reminds us to be grateful for what we have, not what we don’t. Read this book and pass it on, the gift that keeps on giving. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

No comments:

Post a Comment