Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Compassion

Take 5!

Compassion means being kind and thoughtful toward others.
Let me ask you, dear Book Babe, when was the last time you stopped to smell the roses?  
Ahh yes, easy to say, not always easy to do. It’s hard with our busy schedules to stop and take a moment. Now add compassion to the agenda. And you’re thinking…Now add compassion to the agenda?  We actually have to stop our thoughts, actions and texting for someone else’s needs? Lending an open ear to one who needs to vent or helping someone elderly for the fifteenth time to logon to the computer isn’t always a scheduled task. But it may be that exact kind gesture that will bring you back home. Back to a place where you can again appreciating the simple things that make us tick, that make us human and feel.  Make an effort to slow down every now and again. Believe it or not it’s not always about you.  This time, it may be about the one you give the roses to. But when you’re about to send them off to cheer someone else up, take that one moment, dear Book Babe, to smell the roses yourself.  Compassion is truly felt by others when they see you feel it within yourself.
 Get Going, Book Babe! 
Be a role model, set good examples and Take A.C.T.I.O.N!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dreamy Summer Days...

They are a coming, soon enough!
But first, dear Teachers/Librarians,
Don't forget to add Pheobe McKeeby on your list when completing your school budgets! Create a purchase order for Book Babe, LLC (bookbabe.net) or Follett (Titlewave.com) or order from Amazon, BAM! and more! Pheobe McKeeby, the sassy main character looking forward to meeting your students in a classroom near you!
  • Pheobe McKeeby's Garden Apartment
  • Pheobe McKeeby in I Promise I'll Take Care of the Dog
I'd also love to come to your school and meet your students for an author chat. Email me for more info!