Month: November 2011

Aging Abundantly’s ~ A Little Book of Hope

Aging Abundantly’s ~ A Little Book of Hope

“Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly.Book of Quotes and Inspiration

“A Little Book of Hope” is a pocketful of inspiration for the woman at midlife and beyond. Filled with quotes and powerful vignettes, it is designed to inspire and uplift the reader and provides the perfect  companion for the weary life traveler.

“I keep my copy by my bed and the pages are already dogeared from reading it so much. Whenever I pick it up I seem to find something that gives me hope and lifts my spirits!”  says fifty-two year old Cindy L. “My kids left home in September and I’m still trying to adjust, to find myself again and Dorothy’s book has been just what I needed.”

“I’ve been taking care of my elderly mother full time for the last several months. I don’t have time to sit down and read a book but I can grab a few minutes here and there to read one of Dorothy’s little stories or reflect on a quote.  The book has saved my life. I even read bits and pieces to Mom when she is having a bad day and it really seems to help her.”   Martha L. (62)

The attractive cover and perfect size makes it an ideal gift for a friend or loved one. Give a copy to someone in your life who needs a little extra hope.



What people are saying:
“Time after time, Dorothy Sander of Aging Abundantly articulates in a way I only wish I could what I’ve been thinking, feeling, and experiencing. “ ~Bonnie McFarland, Savoring Your Sixties
“Dorothy, you have taken the words right out of my heart! Thank you so much for writing what I am feeling but could not put into words!”  ~Wendy Ellicott
“You’ve taken a muddled, confusing issue and made it crystal clear! You’ve given me a terrific and wonderful gift.” ~Caroline“
I could read your writing for ever. As a person over 60, I can relate with so much of what you write.”  ~Anne Hearn, Working Boomer
“Your words ring true to me as I am struggling to find my place and legacy in this world.” ~Dede***“Dorothy ~ Your thoughts never cease to amaze me and they always touch something deep inside. You make me think a little harder than I normally might and I love that about you.” ~ Diane
Finding Security at any Age

Finding Security at any Age

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about life in the past sixty years it’s that the ground is always shifting beneath my feet. Even when I think nothing is changing, it is. It may be only a slight shift in perspective that comes on the heals of a an article I read or a friend’s comment. Or it may be as  life altering as a global economic collapse that snatches financial security out from underneath me or an unexpected medical diagnosis that changes the landscape of my future. What I know now, that I didn’t know when I was younger is that unexpected change is the rule rather than the exception.

We can plan and scheme and work to our heart’s content to institute measures to prevent unwanted change  and to create only good outcomes. But we cannot plan for everything nor can we foresee what will come our way. Our fear driven efforts to control our world are really quite useless.

The good news is that if we can accept the limitations to our control over the future and become instead like a leaf in a stream, then we can  tap into our real strength and real place of control…our response. Not that we shouldn’t do the best we can to create an external life that is comfortable and secure, but our real efforts are more wisely spent finding our inner security and comfort. When we find a quiet little corner in our hearts where we feel safe, secure and loved then we can face any eventuality without being destroyed.

Life is good. Life is good when we live from the inside out.

Thanks for stopping by. You are important to me and you make a difference to my world.