Women to Women
I love this quote from Voltaire. Everything in life is better if a person just carries the proper attitude about it. In 2012, when my husband died from cancer, I doubted that I would ever be truly happy again. Yet, I got up each day and looked for a way to be useful to others, and I found that the act of helping another made me feel happy. It is almost 9 years since Scott died, and I continue to do the same. Although I do not know the boisterous joy I felt when he was with me, I do feel happy. And when I feel happy, everything from my arthritis to my heartache feels better.
Doing something for others is such a small thing, yet it offers so many rewards. If you are down, look to serve others. Your heart and your health, along with your overall outlook and being, will be better.
"I've decided to be happy because it's good for my health." Voltaire
Visit Dede's web page for complete details on her award-winning book, STUDENT TEACHING: THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM A MASTER TEACHER. Many colleges have made the book required reading. Signed copies are available www.dederittman.com Dede is also a national speaker on The Three C's for Classroom success: Confidence, communication, and Creativity; Avoiding Teacher burnout; and many other inspirational topics.
I LOVE writing. And I love writing children's books- my newest passion. Although it will be a ton of work, I am looking forward to selling my books. Since I was a secondary teacher, I know that I have much to learn about elementary students, and I will have to follow my own advice and be my genuine self. However, I also know that I am passionate about helping kids who have to wear glasses, and that GRADY GETS GLASSES sends a positive message. I am willing to work hard and do all the things that also made me a successful teacher for 37 years. I remain inspired!
Teacher friends- let me know if you want me to read GRADY GETS GLASSES at your school. I am willing to come in to discuss the creative writing process, why writing is important, and personal fulfillment through writing, along with reading my book. I would appreciate the exposure, and I would make signed copies available for purchase in your classrooms following the reading. Please email me at email@example.com The website www.gradygetsglasses.com now has plush Grady bunnies for sale!
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