Right Women, Right Place, Right Time

Whoever is present are the right people. Whenever it begins is the right time. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened. And when it’s over, it’s over.

~ Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott
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Anne Lamott- one of my favorites. I’m a picky reader, and it’s rare for me to find someone who can keep my interest through every publication while simultaneously helping me realize things I never knew about myself, my children, or life in general. Anne Lamott is right up there with Toni Morrison and  Maya Angelou in her ability to rock my world.

And while I can’t call Anne, Toni or Maya on the phone when I need advice or want to hang out, I’m lucky to have equally powerful women within reach in my life. The power of women to comfort, challenge, and change my world – I’m picky for a reason. Thank you, all, – you know who you are.

Who are the women you look up to? When they write, call or challenge you, do you listen?

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Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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  1. Anne Lamott for sure is #1. I worship her, and have read each of her non-fiction books more than once. I’d also put Katrina Kenison, Dani Shapiro, Mary Oliver, and Annie Dillard in that camp. I find tremendous solace and startling bolts of understanding in all of their work.

    1. I completely agree. I appreciate your other recommendations – I’m sure going to try the authors I’m less familiar with. I respect your opinion! Thanks for commenting today ~Jennifer

  2. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. I can’t imagine my life without my closest “soul friends” as I like to call them. Being married to a firefighter who is gone often, I’ve come to depend on them for advice & comfort over the years. I have not read any of Anne Lamott’s work. I look forward to discovering her writing as I’m a big fan of Maya’s…. xo
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  3. ~~I’ve read ALL of Annie’s non-fiction. I Love Her and consider her one of my rock stars ….along w/ Natalie Goldberg, Angelou, Plath, Sexton, Gluck, Woolf, & Nin.

    PS. I’ve read Traveling Mercies 3 times and listened to it once! The first time I read it- I said aloud: “This is the kind of Christian I am!!”
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