Saturday, July 9, 2016

I'm Inspired.

This is sort of an 'aside' for me... 

but, I just wanted to share with you something I saw Friday night on 20/20. It was an interview done by Diane Sawyer with Jaycee Dugard. 


She was the 11 year old who was kidnapped and held in a backyard shack for 18 years. 

Well, I am just so impressed by how she handled herself in the interview. She's smart (and evidently was not schooled all those years of captivity). She's articulate, funny sometimes. Not afraid to laugh, not afraid to live.

                            What an inspiration she is for us all.

Now, I just want you to know that no one has asked me to tell you about this. But, I am going to tell you about her book that is coming out next week. I certainly want to read it. It's called "Freedom - my book of firsts".  I just know it will be an eye-opener and inspirational as well. 

Now, I've said my piece. So, I guess I will sign off and go to bed. Wishing you all a very good night's sleep. 


  1. Things like should make you thankful for all the problems you think you have in your life.

  2. That would be a VERY interesting book to read, I'm sure.

  3. Some people have to overcome such horrific times in their lives, this book will be heart wrenching to read I'm sure.
    Meanwhile, in this very precarious world we all try to face each new day and hope that times will get better, and people much kinder. It's going to be hard.

    Mary -

  4. If I see that book in the library I'd like to read it. She sounds so brave and resilient

  5. Thanks for the info. I'll look for it.

  6. I watched the interview on Friday night also. I was so impressed with her recovery. She is an inspiration for sure! I didn't read her first book just because I knew it would be tough material to read and I just couldn't go there. I am looking forward to reading her new book though.

  7. Nothing wrong with showcasing that so many good things have come to this young woman who has overcome so much. Thanks for the very positive post.

  8. The book sounds so great! I always want to read these books, about the survivors of terrible monsters, but it is sometimes so depressing to read about what they went through. I know her story would be uplifting, though. I've seen her in interviews before, and she looks like such a lovely woman. What happened to her is so horrible, but she came through it with strength!


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