Family Collage

Family Collage
Lots of Love in this Bunch!
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Monday, May 24, 2010

I Choose To Smile!

Most of you reading this post are aware that I'm a cheerful, optimistic person who refuses to let disappointing defeats get me down. Well, given that it's Monday morning (optimal time that agents send out rejections) I decided to begin the week by watching one of my favorite episodes from Whose Line Is It Anyway. I assure you, after seeing Drew Carey's reaction at the end of this clip, I completely forgot about checking my email inbox.

And other things that make me smile...

Conner & Carlie during their pre-school graduation.

Carlie was thrilled about saying her part in the ceremony (it was about flowers, her favorite thing).

Conner was so proud of his medal and diploma!

At the ballpark, Catie did an excellent job playing shortstop! (Are those not the cutest socks you've ever seen?)

YEAH...Conner got a homerun!

And little caboose, Courtney Erin, enjoyed swinging at the playground.

Each day is full of ups and downs, including rejection letters from prospective literary agents. It's how we handle these situations that moves us forward, one step closer to reaching our goals. In other words, finding moments to smile is indeed a better option than getting in a tizzy over something completely out of our hands.

Laughter is a very powerful thing! I'd love to know what makes you smile! Tory


  1. Hey, you got it right on the money! These cuties are definitely something to smile about!

  2. I think you have a great attitude. Becoming published is about putting one foot in front of the other more so than anything else. :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  3. Thanks for stopping by today, Cynthia and Angela. You both know better than me how difficult this journey truly is.

    Cynthia - Catie was tickled you noticed her socks. She was a bit hesitant of wearing them for her first game but after seeing the fan's reaction, she was so glad to have worn them. The only problem: It's been difficult remembering which leg is stipes and which is dots...:-)

  4. what an absolutely stunning family you have! oh my gosh....just beautiful!

    thanks for stopping by my blog and following. please let me know if i can ever put a character of yours on my couch. :)

    The Character Therapist

  5. You betcha, Jeannie! I just love your blog and look forward to reading more of your posts! Thanks for checking out Head in the Clouds.:-)

  6. Your kids make me smile! And your intelligent entries make me feel like I have jello for brains, Mrs. Smarty Pants! :) Keep your chin up. Rejection now will only make acceptance so much sweeter when your time comes!!!! And your day is coming. Love to you.

  7. Oh, Shea! You should be the one writing stories(your facebook updates make me laugh so hard I nearly pee in my pants, but we'll work on that after baby #3 gets here, okay!

    I'm so glad I'm not embarrassing you or any of our other friends on here. It makes all the difference knowing I have your support!:-)