An American Editor

November 16, 2011

Sometimes We Need a Reminder. . .

Sometimes we need to be inspired.

Sometimes we need to have our eyes opened for us.

Sometimes we need others to remind us about what is important and what is not so important in our daily lives.

Sometimes we need someone else to point out all the things for which we should be thankful.

Sometimes we need to be reminded that we are part of a larger family.

Sometimes we need to relearn how to smile, how to cry, how to empathize, how to recognize all that is good that surrounds us.

Sometimes we need a reminder that a positive attitude and outlook can make all the difference between success and failure.

Sometimes we just need each other.

Sometimes we just need…


  1. Dear American editor,
    My fellows and me, members of UniCo (the Spanish copyeditors & poofreaders association), are following yogur blog. Let me remind to you that your words are helping us everyday.

    Best wishes from Madrid, Spain.

    Antonio Martín


    Comment by Antonio — November 16, 2011 @ 4:15 am | Reply

  2. Thanks, Rich. I try to stop and consciously appreciate all that’s good in my life (including friends and colleagues like you) at least once a day, but a reminder never hurts.

    I just found out that a high-school acquaintance was hit by a car in the grocery-store parking lot recently and is in the hospital with a broken shoulder, both legs broken, and who knows what other internal injuries. Another sobering reminder that “stuff happens” without warning …


    Comment by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter — November 16, 2011 @ 10:46 am | Reply

  3. I’ve seen this before, but it’s always good to be reminded that life is all about attitude. Nick Vujicic is one extraordinary man.


    Comment by Vicki — November 16, 2011 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  4. Wow, Wow, Wow


    Comment by mikepresley — November 17, 2011 @ 4:35 pm | Reply

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