First off, I'd like to say an enormous 'thank you' to my friends at Voices.com. It seems I am a finalist for a Voicey Award in the Best New Voice category. To say I am honored and humbled is an understatement. The competition is stiff- the talent pool is endless over there, but I am so grateful to be a finalist. A very sincere 'thank you' to the judges as well...
As it turns out, the nomination is a great introduction into a thought that has been banging around in my head today.
I am an avid reader, never without a book. My latest series I've been mildly obsessed with is The Mitford Series by Jan Karon. It is a story about Father Tim who lives in the fictional town of Mitford (based on the town of Blowing Rock, NC where the author lives). Father Tim is one of the most likable characters I've ever come to know in a book and his friends are just as vivid and great! Father Tim is courting a lovable woman named Cynthia that has a quick wit and a warmer heart.
In the book, Cynthia is known for always saying 'I love that'! No matter what it is- she loves it. Father Time always follows up with, "What don't you love?". Cynthia always has a great response such as, "Crow's feet, age spots, and goodbyes." Her answers always make me laugh out loud.
So, as I head to the mountains of North Carolina this weekend to ring in my 30th year on earth, I leave you with a foot note I wrote in the margin of this book...
Always remember to keep the greatest negativity in the smallest of things to make room for the positive waiting to fill your life and your heart.
To see the other finalists for the Voicey Awards, go to http://www.voiceyawards.com/
Be sure to check out my dear friend, Brian Haymond, who is nominated for Best Male Voice!