The Possibility Box

What positive messages appeared to you today?


Has a positive message ever appeared to you in a coincidental way, at a meaningful time in your life? Maybe you spotted an inspirational quotation somewhere when you had been feeling discouraged. Or heard a song that lifted your spirits. Or happened to see a movie scene that helped you somehow.

If you have experienced a positive message that seemed surprisingly appropriate for the moment (or know about products, places, artwork, people, books, songs, etc., with positive messages), e-mail a few details to I might be able to feature your story or idea in the blog or the book.

Curious about my stories? Here are a few among many from The Possibility Book, along with featured guest submissions:

This One Goes Out to Writers Who Want to Write Books Not Blogs and Tweets

I’ve been frustrated by my initial foray into Twitter. Mainly because I cannot #decipher #whattheheck @anyone #issaying. So it struck me as funny when I recently spotted this quotation on a notebook at Target: “Shakespeare never tweeted a sonnet.” As…

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Source of Inspiration: Sue Shanahan

As an aspiring author writing about the roles of inspirational messages and serendipity in helping me to write my first book, The Possibility Book, I am still astonished about connecting with artist and writer Sue Shanahan, whose heart-warming portraits are…

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Encouraging Signs for Your Quest and Mine

For a long time I have been avoiding writing publicly about the quest to write and publish my first book — The Possibility Book.  I haven’t posted much detail here within the Possibility Box, even though the box is supposed…

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It’s Not Just My Imagination

One day my 7-year-old asked me, “Mommy, what is your most favorite song ever?” I thought for a moment and said, “If I had to pick just one, it might be ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon.” A day or two later,…

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A Worried Mother Walks Into a Bar…

I recently took a trip to NYC to attend the Writer’s Digest Conference in the hopes of pitching my book to dozens of agents. I was nervous from the moment I booked the trip, to the second I stepped on…

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Dream Chaser

I headed to a very expensive week long class in New Mexico, an investment in a new career direction. But of course, I had many second thoughts about it. I arrived and woke early the first morning so found a…

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Positive Signs from Mr. Fancypants

This post originally appeared on The Enliven Project: I love when life gives me moments that affirm I am on the right path. When the universe gives me a wink and a nod. When I was a senior in high…

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Positive Sign at the Writer’s Digest Conference

Two girlfriends and I took the mini-adventure of a lifetime and traveled to the Writer’s Digest Conference in Los Angeles to pitch literary agents on our book ideas. We stepped outside our regular worlds and our comfort zones, and offered…

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A Mustachioed Messenger

It was my first day at my new job. I was excited, energized and just a little nervous. One of my new coworkers greeted me when I came in, and walked me over to my desk. I scanned my new…

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Messages in My Home Office

This is my message board….

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