Public Display of Affection ❤️

Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness is now available! This soulful collection contains one inspiring story for each day of the year from over 275 authors, and I’m beyond grateful to be part of it! My personal contributions include Public Display of Affection (p. 230) and Grand Rapids of Love (p. 270).

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We all deeply desire to love and be loved. Please enjoy an excerpt from my piece, Public Display of Affection. ❤️

Leaning against the chain-link fence, my high school sweetheart and I held each other close and shared a tender kiss. During this blissful embrace, Mr. Sheets, my guidance counselor, gently tapped me on the shoulder and stated, “No P.D.A. at school. I want to make sure we don’t make any babies around here.” He smiled, patting my back. “Now get to class.”
Mr. Sheets always looked after me, making sure I stayed on track. At least once a week, he intentionally found me on campus to have a chat. He knew I lived with friends as an independent teen and he aspired for me to graduate, pursue college, and thrive as a successful adult. This man truly cared for me, and I soon considered him my mentor. He encouraged me to dream big, challenged me to work hard, and motivated me through our weekly conversations. In an affirmative voice, he always responded to my requests, “Let me see what I can do.” Mr. Sheets consistently modeled a healthy public display of affection. I trusted he always had my back.

Who has inspired you? And who do you inspire? We all make a difference. Full circle moments synchronize as I allow myself to be an instrument of Divine love and kindness, just as Mr. Sheets demonstrated for me.

Thank you all for your love and support in reading Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness. May you be on the daily lookout for goodness, and for the joy moments that fill your heart with love and inspiration! 🙏🏻


P.S. Enjoy our blog post tour and meet other amazing contributing authors! 😊

November 21
Vijaya Gowrisankar –
Kathy Torgerson Damas –
Nicole Donovan-Wells –
November 22
Giuliana Giuliano-Melo –
Alisa Auger –
November 23
Phoebe Pinney Fazio –
Valerie Vestal –
Isabella Rose –