Monday, March 29, 2021


BY Nora LeDuc

A couple of days ago I wrote a response to a rant on Facebook. When I finished,  I reread my comment, and I bet you can guess what happened. Yes, I'd created a rant. Darn. Why is it so easy to complain? Today, I'm happy to turn my thoughts to the positive side with a March entry for our Lucky in Love Blog.

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 I usually think of myself as a fortunate person. Yes, I have my grumbles like everyone else, but it's good to stow those away for a while. As a kid, my parents used to stroll around our yard. They'd look at how the veggies were growing in the garden, check out the blooming flowers, and peek at the robin's nest searching for the the new hatchlings. Sometimes, I'd tag along on their walk. One day my father turned to me and said "You know you're rich, but not in the money way."


To be truthful, his statement seemed strange. Now years later, I appreciate his words. The simple things in life stand out as more important with each passing year. Even now, I'm anticipating the first sighting of the hummingbirds at their feeder outside my patio floor. I'm excited my tulips and daffodils are poking out their heads from the semi-frozen ground, and the red fox sighting two weeks ago made me almost giddy.

And if none of these things cheer me, I can run upstairs to my bookcase and see a row of book written by me. I remember the thrill of holding my first print book, Miss McNeal's Pirate in my hands. At that time, a friend asked me to name my favorite part of becoming published. To me, it was obvious. Printed at the top of every other page was the author's name, Nora LeDuc.

First published book

Yes, how can I not believe I'm well off? Traveling into the world of writers has connected me with so many people I'd never have met. They've encouraged, offered me good advice, and on my rant days, let me be me without lectures. And finally, I daily do something I enjoy. I tell stories about characters who are lucky in love.

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Stay healthy and safe,



  1. Nora - I just have to say how LUCKY we all are to know you!!!

  2. Thank you, Peg. Your kind words have made my day!

  3. We are the lucky ones, aren't we? A nice post, Nora.

  4. Wonderful post! We should all remember how lucky we are.

  5. Thanks, Kara. I hope all is going well with the new book.

  6. You have a great outlook and attitude about life and that will keep you happy. Even when you feel like ranting about other things!! Stay that way!! It's what draws people to you!!

    1. Thanks, Kari. you sound very wise! Must be one of your drawing traits/

  7. Thanks for the reminder...we need these lately. Cheers!

  8. Cheers to you, Bonnie. Hoping you're enjoying your day writing or with the twins.

  9. You are rich and fortunate to be doing something you love. Appreciating the little things in life make us richer. Well said!


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