#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Better Every Day

Life just gets better every day. Even when it’s messy.
Go figure.
It’s a paradox. What I think is bad so often turns out to be good, at least in the long run, but what’s good is always good.
How can you lose with a deal like that?
What I’m listening to: Karen Taylor-Good. Man, can she sing, and her songs touch my heart–sometimes in the raw, quivering places.
What I’m reading: “Goddesses in Everywoman”, by Jean Shinoda-Bolen. My agent, Irene Goodman, turned me on to this marvelous book years ago, but I wasn’t ready. Now I am, big-time. If the archetypal stuff we talked about a few blogs ago intrigued you, find this book. It’s out of print, unbelievably, but you can find it on Amazon and ebay. Well worth reading.
Aspiring writers will find a new way to create deeper and more substantial characters.
People who want to grow, and understand others, will find it inspiring.
It is rare for a book to touch me at this level. I am reminded of the first time I heard Joseph Campbell, in the famed PBS interviews with Bill Moyer. I felt as though someone had lifted the top of my skull and let the light pour in.
I guess I’m rambling.
Make it a good day. The choice is always yours.
No, you often can’t control what happens to you. But you CAN control how you perceive it, and the meaning you assign. If you can’t immediately find the precious lesson, look deeper.
I promise you, it’s there.

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