Out of the mouths of Babes

A dear friend of mine died recently. We had been friends for 43 years with a brief stint in there as husband and wife. My little neighbor came over after I returned from an out of town memorial service. In my distracted state, I had

Broken Vases and People can be healed

knocked over a large vase in the living room and broke it into several pieces. When she came over, I was sitting on the floor crying as I carefully applied good ol’ Elmer’s Glue® to each piece.

She asked me why I was so sad and I told her, “My really good friend died and I’m kind of broken up about it.” She sat with me quietly and watched as I glued the pieces and put it all together. I set the vase back up in its spot and said, “There. Good as new.”

She scrunched up her face and looked at the vase and then back at me. She cocked her head to one side and said, “Well, if you can fix a broken vase, you can probably fix yourself, too.”

Out of the mouths of Babes…


Blessings to my extended family in Washington. May all the memories be good ones and all the children in our lives bring us back to earth right when we need the inspiration.



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About Beth Terry

Beth Terry, CSP, is a speaker, coach, writer and cowgirl. Her audiences are from around the world: she has spoken to almost half a million people in 6 countries. Her passion is watching the "popcorn popper" go off in people's heads when they 'get it.'

2 Replies to “Out of the mouths of Babes”

  1. Beth, so sorry to hear about your friend’s death. Wow, I just realized you are referring to an ex. You don’t hear that kind Of tenderness for an ex very often. Good on you for keeping the friendship going. Thank you for sharing a sweet and inspirational story. It is a different way to think about death and grief.

    • Thank you Mary. Yeah, we stayed friends all these years. He was really a great guy and we always laughed at the same things. We both have a quirky sense of humor, so it has been a real blessing to have him to call when no one else got the inside joke. I’m really going to miss him.

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