Turn Around Tuesday

“Life ain’t always beautiful
Sometimes it’s just plain hard
Life can knock you down,
it can break your heart…
But the struggles make you stronger
And the changes make you wise
And happiness has its own way of takin’ it’s sweet time.”
– sung by Gary Allan, Life Ain’t
 Always Beautiful

Often we talk about the power of positive thinking. We are friends. We motivate each other. We cheer each other on. In fact, that is my main goal here at Turn Around Tuesday.

Rarely do we talk about the times that are tough. Some of these times feel more than tough – they seem impossible.

And I don’t advocate pessimism. I don’t see the point in waiting for the other shoe to drop. There is little to be gained in waiting for the unfortunate to happen.

But, it does happen. And when it does, how fortunate is it to have friends to rally around us and help carry the load the best they can. If we have just one friend like that, we can call ourselves blessed.

Friends like this, in times like these, display wonderful qualities. They let us mourn for awhile, yet still offer a silver lining. They let us hurt, but still encourage. They listen and they love. They accept us, bruises and all.

Be that person for another. Let us be that for each other.

Our Sympathies and a Request for Support

Lani Anglin is one of my dearest friends and my closest confidant. Many of you know Lani from My Beautiful Chaos. Tragedy has struck her family.

Lani’s baby brother, Aaron, was killed in a car accident Sunday. Surviving him is his wife and two baby daughters.

Like many of us, this family was not prepared for such a tragedy. Please visit Jay Thompson or Greg Swann to see how you can help this family in need. Michael Price is also auctioning an iPod on Geek Estate with proceeds to go to the family.


  1. Oh April. I want to publicly say that you’re the best thing since sliced bread, cheese, cars or even chocolate. Even chocolate. Thank you!

  2. Lani – And I will publicly say, “You’re welcome.” The rest you already know 😉


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