Getting The Message Out

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends,

It’s Monday and the start of a new week–what a beautiful summer day!  I hope all went well over the weekend. I had a quiet couple of days with Harry and Reilly. The heat and humidity don’t agree with me anymore, so we went out for our walk early in the morning to avoid it. Saturday night, we met Harry’s cardiologist and wife for dinner on the Harbor where a cool breeze blew off the water as we dipped steamers in olive oil—Harry prefers  melted butter but is making an effort to change.  His doctor and wife are both supportive of my cause. “It’s an epidemic. I see it all the time in my practice, but still people don’t want to talk about it. It’s so important to speak out and draw attention to this epidemic,” the doctor said. “I’ve recommended your book to several patients.” “And I to my friends,” his wife added. It made me happy to think that my message was getting out, and that maybe I had helped a mother, her children and more.

Some writers recommend writing a page every day at the same place and time. I tried different approaches—waiting until I was inspired, trying to write after I’d finished checking off all my lists—the recommendation and discipline worked. If I didn’t do it first thing in the morning, at the kitchen table with my coffee, then I found the day slipping away from me as I tried to squeeze the writing in between all the daily happenings—losing my energy and focus—procrastination the victor with no feeling of accomplishment.

Thank you, my Priscilla Bennett Friends, for listening and for all your support. Please visit my website at and read this blog, make a comment, write your own story and get helpful information. Remember the Priscilla Bennett Pledge to help someone by starting a conversation, giving a kind word in the grocery store or parking lot—a touch on the shoulder. We all have SOMETHING TO BE BRAVE FOR.

Take good care of yourselves,