These Things I Know (Prologue)

That I could live in a more temperate climate and be happy.  Sixty-five degree Decembers are just heaven to me.

You can never have so many friends that you can’t fit in a few more.

And that you might find those friends in unexpected places.

That it is difficult for me to say no to people, except when it comes to my kids.

There is something to be learned from everyone and every situation, if you are open to learning.

That my tolerance for intolerance is getting a bit low these days.

The value of touch and a great big bear hug can do wonders for just about anybody.

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Christina Consolino is a mother, dreamer, author, editor and teacher from Dayton, Ohio. She's a member of the Plot Sisters and teaches Anatomy & Physiology at Sinclair Community College. She writes women's fiction, young adult fiction, personal essays, and more.