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  1. says

    HI Layla –

    I have heard about Kell’y’s book since I am from the Philadelphia area, but have never read it. She is one eloquent writer and I loved what she wrote about our day to day lives and relationships – so ordinary, but all extraordinary. Thanks for sharing it with us. I was surprised when I saw two women in the video that I know who were in attendance at this event. :) Small world!

    My best- Diane

  2. says

    Thank you for posting this. I have to admit to some tears.
    What would we do, without our beloved ‘girl friends’? They hold us up and give us strength.
    Have the best weekend.

  3. Annie says

    Wow. Thanks for sharing. Cannot stop the tears! I hadn’t heard of this or her book. That was so moving. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Rene' Foust says

    Thanks for sharing. That was extremely moving and very thought provoking. We women are amazing creatures aren’t we. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Tracy Barton Niles says

    Thank you! for sharing that. I have seen it. but I needed to watch it again. A good cry! I value that!

  6. Betty says

    Thanks for sharing. This is bound to be played over and over when I’m together with my girlfriends and we raise a glass to toast – transcending!

  7. Harbormom says

    Thanks so much for posting this, Layla. I am posting it on my FB page for my sisters-by-blood and all of my sisters-by-choice, so many of whom I left behind in Virginia 20 years ago, but who are still only a text, phone call, or thought away. I am sure they will send this round the world…

    from your loyal blog-reader and Birmingham neighbor…

  8. Kim says

    So inspiring! I am a member of the Junior League of Lancaster, Penn. and it was JUST announced Kelly Corrigan will be our 2012 Author’s Luncheon Featured Author in October. We are all very excited to have her as the guest of honor at our event. Thanks for sharing this…

  9. says

    Thank you for the beautiful tribute to the strengths of Women Everywhere.

    God bless each and every woman out there, for we are a hero to so many. We are so much stronger than we ever can admit to ourselves. Sometimes we just need to be still and pray the power will overcome, for there is so much life after all of this and in the end we all will go through trials and tribulations and with the help of family or friends, we can face anything and get through everything with love in our heart and minds, strength and words of wisdom to others. In the end we all will have a battle to face, some with resounding resolve, others, quietly to slip away from the slumber of one life to face another at the end of that.

    It is always the fear of the unknown that gets people. Once you face that fear head on, you put on the armor of God and tackle those hills one step at a time. Its nicer always to have the power of others to help you walk through those valleys at our darkest of hours. For we are NOT ALONE.

    We have our confidence quietly sitting in side us, just waiting for us to summon it up and put back on our chest and know we too can perservere no matter come what may.

    Words are our biggest helper. To know our God is a faithful God and that no matter what it seems like, He is there for us, along with each loved one and dearest beloved friend.

    Just remember the spoken word, once spoken becomes a reality, so always choose your words wisely.

    Show others in the days of your strength that you do not fear. In your times of weakness that you have fear.

    Be the shining example and the epitome of everything you can to those going through the trials and tribulations of earth shaking news.

    Be the hope they long for and need to know and can count on.

    I have always said I have no friends, I have an extremely large extended family of which I am so blessed for every person that comes into my life.

    God bless each and every one of you. Just remember to count your blessings, each one that has a face, a name, a heart. Each one that comes up in the form of four legs, two legs or no legs.

    Cherish each other, for we all are here only temporarily. Let them know there is nothing to fear, but the fear itself and once you take the power out of that, you can do anything.

    DO NOT worry about tomorrow, focus on today. Too many live in the future and don’t embrace the now.

    Live your life to the fullest, breathe deeply and be thankful for each opportunity every second of your life that comes to you in suprise forms.

    Above all, a smile, fondness, compassion and the radiation of loving warmth from within along with our spoken words will remain with someone much longer after we pass into the next venture of our lives.

    May your journey be full of wonder, amazement and joy. May your days of sorrow be few. May the sun shine wrap around you with loving warmth and may you know in spite of what you may find yourself going through, there are others far more in worse situations.

    Take the time to hold someone’s hand or wrap your arms around them, hug everyone you come across, as you never know how long it has been since they had someone touch them. It may have been years.

    Children will always remember the impression you have made upon their lives. You know you did good when they grow up and tell you that you were the most amazing Mom and they thank you for that. (Tears of joy will well up from within the day you either hear it or get that note I guarantee!)

    Be a blessing to so many others, for in giving is where the greatest gift comes back ten fold.

    May God bless each and every one of you in amazingly wonderful ways.

    Be blessed…

    Tammy Gaede

  10. Ter'e Crow Lindsay says

    Sniff…………….well there goes the mascara! I had not heard this one before. It was awesome. Thank you for sharing.
    Makes me realize…….I have to find me a Northern FL girlfriend!
    Have a great weekend……….now, I’ll go blow my honkin nose!!!!!! Sniff……….

  11. Sandra says

    Layla,
    I have never seen this before. You were right, there were some laughs and some tears. Very true though…what would we do without our girlfriends? Thanks for sharing.

  12. says

    Oh why oh why am I such a sap for stuff like this? Through my tears I type this. I had never seen it before but, it touched places that set off the waterworks because everything she expressed is so true.

  13. Tiff says

    Lots of special ladies came to mind when I listened to this. I have made sure to send it along to each lady I thought of so they know how much they are loved. That bitter-sweet aspect of life is hard to describe and this woman has captured it beautifully. Thanks for sharing it Layla.

  14. says

    Thank you for reminding me about this video! I saw it a while back and just love it. I am so fortunate to have a group of friends that I have had since childhood. We are 7 BFF’s all from the same town and all born in the same year, 1 day apart from each other. It’s almost erie…..This video reminds me so much of my bff’s :) I might just have to share this video on my blog and do a post about my BFF’s :) xo

  15. Angela says

    Thank you for sharing. You’re right…I did need to hear this. A friend was just diagnosed with an agressive form of breast cancer…and we are rallying.

  16. Lynda says

    Rarely do you read something that instantly touches your heart, makes you smile, makes you cry, reminds you of the good times and the bad times all at once. This is “that”. Girls all know what it means to share with our girlfriends, the things we talk about, cry about, and laugh about at Girl’s Nights Out. This reconfirms the absolute necessity of sharing, of being friends, of having friends. I adore this.

  17. Sheila says

    Saw her in person and she is just lovely! Thanks for sharing the video, love it more each time I see it.

  18. Geri says

    I always learn so much from you Layla.
    Choosing that perfect paint color, hanging a picture in just spotlight spot,trying new decorating ideas and living life as we dream. Now I can add this to my list of Layla strikes again.
    I can’t wait to share this with everyone I know. Happy Sunday.
    Thank you for always finding that special message to share with all of us. Geri.

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