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By looking back to yesterday, we can do better today

 

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Author Diana LéGere Encourages Readers to

Examine the Ripples of Their Lives

 

By looking back to yesterday, we can do better today

 

It’s taken a long time, but author Diana Légere has learned an important lesson – life isn’t about us. The longer she lives and reflects back on years gone by, the more she realizes it’s about how we relate to others. We are here to serve, and God has designed each of us in a unique way to relate to and serve others well…if we take the time to learn.

Her book Ripples: A Memoir of Reflection (Arabelle Publishing, January 2020), encourages readers to slow down, reflect on their life, and discover how they can learn from their past to better serve those around them now.

Explains Diana, “Time has taught me each life choice has a ripple effect on our lives and those we love. Sometimes, one ripple can last for decades. Those ripples can be a joy to remember, or they can sting like a bee.”

Diana takes a look back on the ripples of her own life to pull out nuggets of wisdom she has learned in retrospect. Some memories are humorous, and others are painful life lessons, but each one offers something to learn from. By sharing what she has learned and how, Diana empowers readers to take stock of their own life so they can better:

  • discover their authentic self

  • step outside their comfort zones

  • trust God

  • forgive others

  • share their gifts and talents

  • embrace God’s timing

  • learn from past experiences

  • seize new opportunities

Each chapter includes a memory and reflection from Diana, along with appropriate Scripture, prayers, reflection questions, and space for journaling.

“It’s important for people to think more about life, who they are, where they’ve been and where they’re heading,” adds Diana. “With Ripples, I want to offer readers an opportunity to step outside of their lives for a moment, to better reflect, pray, and journal their experiences. I hope it can help people think about themselves in a new way and get closer to God through prayer and reflection.”

Available for interviews, Diana can discuss the following themes from her book at length:

  • Life is a journey and it’s never too late to change direction

  • Everything happens to us for a reason and the way we respond to it impacts people around us, positive or negative – it’s our choice

  • Reflection is healthy and important because we all need to learn from our past

  • Every person and experience is here to teach us something

  • Be yourself because people spend too much time trying to be someone else in order to please others

“A stone dropped into a lake spreads ripples across the entire surface,” says Diana. “Likewise, our actions seep into our circles of influence, often affecting others in ways unknown. Let the surrounding waves in your life be of joy and inspiration.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

DIANA LÉGERE is a Christian writer whose passion is to share her faith and life experiences through her words and help other women do the same.

 

As the founder of the women’s writing group, Women of Words, she works with first-time authors to provide editing, ghostwriting, and coaching services to help new authors get their words published.

 

She is the author of four books, including the cookbook Feeding Families Authentic Southern: History, Traditions & Stories, the memoir journal Ripples: A Memoir of Reflection, and the two upcoming books He Spoke: A Memoir of Grace and Celebrations of Praise: 365 Ways to Fill Each Day with Meaningful Moments.

 

A New York native, Diana now lives in Richmond, VA. A mother of three and a grandmother of two, she’s as happy on the road (five cross-country road trips and counting) as she is with a green tea on the couch binge-watching an entire season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In addition to her writing, she loves painting, music, photography, and her little chihuahua, Pablo.

 

Learn more about Diana and Ripples on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Ripples is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

For reviews, excerpts, and media interviews, contact:

Nicole Ballengee

nicolegayleb@gmail.com

 

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New devotional offers ways to slow down and be grateful for each day

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Author Diana LéGere Encourages Celebrating the Smaller Moments to Truly Appreciate Life

 

New devotional offers ways to slow down and be grateful for each day

 

We all look forward with anticipation to the big occasions in life – holidays, birthdays, vacations, and parties. But often our most cherished memories are from much smaller moments. We may remember a shared cup of coffee, a belly laugh, or a hug years later. Those quieter moments deserve celebration too, and a new devotional aims to inspire readers to seek them out and embrace them.

In Celebrations of Praise: 365 Ways to Fill Each Day with Meaningful Moments (Arabelle Publishing, July 2020), author Diana LéGere offers a different activity for each day of the year to help readers discover something new and make each day special.

Explains Diana, “This book is about celebrating your year ahead. You’re about to become more aware and learn to appreciate special moments and people that God gifts you with each day. Revel in each day with thanks as you unearth special moments worthy of praise.”

Celebrations of Praise is divided into the four sections to reflect the four seasons of the year. Each season begins with a devotional and each month has its own theme. A list of activities for each day of the month follows, encouraging things like journaling, writing letters to friends, creating new recipes, learning something new, and more. The rest of the devotional is full of beautifully illustrated scripture, gratitude checks and space for jotting down memories.

“Every day should be a celebration,” says Diana. “And it’s in the merriments of gratitude throughout the week that make a cherished life. In these moments, we realize that blessings flow from our Creator.”

Available for interviews, Diana can discuss the following themes from her book at length:

  • Celebrate the smaller moments in life as gifts from God

  • Gratitude teaches us that celebrating life is an art and an attitude of the heart

  • Revel in each day of the year ahead by engaging in prayer, meditation, and journaling

  • Embrace the idea of “Dolce far niente” to better appreciate each day

  • Taking a little time each day for gratitude can make a big difference in our attitudes

 

Adds Diana, “As I get older, I’m realizing that my best moments have not been marked by an historic event. Rather, it was a small memorable moment that whispered soothing love to my heart and put a smile on my face years later. Moments of joy that expand our heart, allowing us to preserve a tiny slice of history to relive again and again.”

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

DIANA LÉGERE is a Christian and writer whose passion is to share her faith and life experiences through her words, and help other women do the same.

 

As the founder of the women’s writing group, Women of Words, she works with first-time authors to provide editing, ghostwriting, and coaching services to help new authors get their words published.

 

She is the author of four books, including the cookbook Feeding Families Authentic Southern: History, Traditions & Stories, the memoir journal Ripples: A Memoir of Reflection, the devotional Celebrations of Praise: 365 Ways to Fill Each Day with Meaningful Moments and the upcoming book He Spoke: A Memoir of Grace.

 

A New York native, Diana now lives in Richmond, VA. A mother of three and a grandmother of two, she’s as happy on the road (five cross-country road trips and counting) as she is with a green tea on the couch binge-watching an entire season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In addition to her writing, she loves painting, music, photography and her little chihuahua, Pablo.

 

Learn more about Diana and Celebrations of Praise at www.womenofwordsrva.com. Celebrations of Praise is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

For reviews, excerpts, and media interviews, contact:

Nicole Ballengee

nicolegayleb@gmail.com

 

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