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Friday, September 2, 2022


By Caroline Clemmons

There’s a schmaltzy old song (the kind I like) that includes the phrase, “Little things mean a lot.”

I imagine you will agree with me that the sentiment is true. I can put on my big-girl panties for major crises and disappointments—after all, they’re a part of life. What gets me through tough times are the little things (that turn out to be big) my family and friends offer day-to-day. Fortunately, I have a good support group, but I wonder about those who don’t.

Facebook gets a lot of criticism, but should it? I admit that I “unfriend” anyone who rants, which leaves all reasonable “friends.” Through Facebook and other social media, we are able to connect with many like-minded people with whom we would otherwise never come in contact. Those who live in isolated places can interact with countless numbers through the world wide web. While online is not the same as face-to-face, it aids many. Homebound or isolated extroverts can communicate with others to their heart’s content. Introverts (like me) can remain in contact without having to leave home.

One of the things I like about Facebook is that there are people who always have something kind to say. I’m sure you have contacts who add a bright touch to your day—I won’t name mine for fear I’ll miss someone. However, I want to mention Judy Esposito. She is the first person I recall who posted a daily beautiful, kind thought. I believe she started a movement, because now I receive many of them from a wide variety of friends. Those small posts of encouragement get my day off to a smile.

Do you send or do little kindnesses to others?

Stay safe and keep reading!

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Here’s the blurb:

Sometimes the perfect match is the one you didn’t expect.

 Nothing much riles Gentry McRae. He works hard on the ranch he co-owns with his best friend, and is content with his life. He’s proud of all they’ve accomplished in the ten years since the war. That is, until his partner dies and leaves a fourth of the ranch to his mail-order bride—and wills the bride to Gentry.

 “Now wait just a doggone minute, I don’t plan to marry for years!”

But, a single woman can’t reside on a ranch where four men live without ruining her reputation. What’s a good man to do, except marry the woman when she arrives?

Heidi Roth has been spurned for being too plainspoken and too tall. In addition, her sister constantly makes fun of her for those reasons. That’s why—with many doubts—she’s willing to travel for months from Bavaria to Texas to marry a man who once lived in her town. When she arrives, she learns her prospective groom is dead, but left her a fourth of his share of a ranch. She has serious doubts, but agrees to wed Gentry to protect her reputation. Sure enough, from the next day, one event after the other happens. Is this the life she wants?




  1. I love that quote! I also love LIttle Things and am grateful for them. Thanks, Carolyn!

  2. I remember the song! Good friends can never be overvalued, for sure. Hope all is well with you and yours.

  3. It seems like kindness is going to be obsolete. I hope not. Although I don't usually unfriend people, there are some who I have snoozing for 30 days and longer. :)

  4. When I was a little kid, I wanted to be able to read minds like the amazing Kreskin. Now that we have Facebook, I am not so sure I want to any more. ;)


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