January. Can feel like such a long year. So, welcome February! Come quickly, please. I can’t think of a happier way to enter this new month than by offering a giveaway. I’m selling this sticker sheet on my Etsy store but because you subscribe to my blog, you’re going to get it for free. All you have to do is download in one of the ways offered below. No gimmicks, no clicks to subscribe, just images and links to click to get your freebie. I created these candy hearts for you to stick on your calendars, on notes you send…Read More
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
So, hello. I know. It’s been awhile. There’s a reason for that, which I’ll get to in this 500-word-or-less post. (A new goal.) Since the beginning of 2019, life’s been hard for a person I love. Mom. She fell in early February. Hurt herself terribly. A collision with her apartment floor gave her a broken nose, and on her right hip, a hematoma, cantaloupe-sized. At the end of February, she had cataract surgery. She’d just healed. Then, April happened. I have to write it like it felt for all of us. A move, a fall, a middle-of-the-night call, an MRI,…Read More
GIVE A BLESSBACK® CHANGE YOUR LIFE. CHANGE THE WORLD.
Several weeks ago at the Christian Authors Book Fair in Plymouth, Minn., I ran into Michael Ireland, a British journalist I became acquainted with years ago at the Minnesota Christian Writers Guild. We visited briefly. The next day, he sent me, quite unexpectedly, a host of questions about BlessBack®: Thank Those Who Shaped Your Life, for me to answer as soon as possible as he wanted to do a story with Assist News Service about my book and why I wrote it. I was thrilled at his interest, but crippled by technology. I was in Hill City, South Dakota, visiting my friend…Read More
BlessBack® Finds a Home in Covet Crate, a Subscription Box for Women
Several weeks ago, a young woman contacted me via the contact page of my website, https://juliesaffrin.com. She owns a subscription box service, Covet Crate, geared toward professional women, and she wondered if I would be interested in having my book, BlessBack®: Thank Those Who Shaped Your Life, be a part of its November box. I couldn’t have been more surprised, or grateful. All sorts of online subscription box services exist, geared to a person’s preference. Some boxes are beauty and make-up related, others are food or sewing related – there’s even one for DIYers. I subscribe to Stitch Fix, a…Read More
A BRIDE GIVES A BLESSBACK® TO HER PARENTS
To all of you who bought my book, thank you so much! I’m deeply touched. My heart, like the picture above, is full. Like Celia Thaxter’s saying, I’m having an eternal summer, thanks to your kindness. Just a small heads-up for others thinking about buying the book. Today, June 4th is the last morning BlessBack: Thank Those Who Shaped Your Life is on sale for $1.99. At 10 a.m. CST, the book will be full price at $3.99. As my blog post earlier this week explained (read about it here and here), there are many ways to express thanks back to…Read More
EXPRESSED GRATITUDE: A BLESSBACK®
A BlessBack®* is an expression of thanks given to those in your past who have had a positive influence in your life. It is an exchange of blessing between two parties: the giver and the receiver. As you live the BlessBack life, you will discover that at various times you may be a giver and at other times a receiver; sometimes you may experience both giving and receiving at the same time. BlessBacks are different from random acts of kindness. Most often, a random act of kindness is being kind to someone in a spontaneous way. A BlessBack, on the…Read More
BLESSBACK® IS ON SALE FOR 99¢ THRU JUNE 2ND!
I’m so pleased My Book Cave extended an invitation to feature my book on the power of gratitude, BlessBack®: Thank Those Who Shaped Your Life, for its Memorial Day Week campaign. Let me extend that invitation to you. From Monday, May 30th at 8 a.m. CST through 9 p.m. CST on June 2nd, BlessBack®: Thank Those Who Shaped Your Life is available on Amazon for only 99¢! At 9 p.m. on June 2nd, Amazon will raise the price of BlessBack® to $1.99 for the remainder of the book sale — which ends at 10 a.m. on June 4th, 2016. My journey with My Book…Read More
BlessBack® paperback on sale!
Join us to celebrate BlessBack’s third birthday! February 17th marks the third birthday of the popular book on gratitude, BlessBack®: Thank Those Who Shaped Your Life As a way to express my thanks to all of you for supporting my book on gratitude, BlessBack®: Thank Those Who Shaped Your Life is on sale for the entire month of February 2015. Now’s your chance to get a paperback version for just $11.99. Hurry, offer ends February 28th at 11:59 p.m. Click the red button to be taken to Amazon to get your discounted book. Here’s what others are saying about how…Read More
Free Mother’s Day Card and Coupon Book
In celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11, 2014, enjoy a FREE Mother’s Day Card and Coupon Book. Just click the button and you’ll be taken to a link to receive it.Read More
Thank you for being a friend
Is there ever reason not to say, “Thanks”? In BlessBack’s May 2014 newsletter, I tell a story from my book, BlessBack®: Thank Those Who Shaped Your Life. Eleanor Roosevelt’s mother-in-law’s response is priceless to the children’s being late for dinner. Their excuse? “We ran out of time.” The matriarch’s words, if we allow them to be, can be a life lesson for you and me. The matriarch told the children, “You had all the time there was.” Life’s uncertainty is certain, yet we can lighten another’s load. Words heal. Words break down the walls and fences we build…Read More