Debora M. Coty Inspirational Speaker and Author Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:15:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Debora M. Coty 32 32 119358288 I Wanna be on the Losing Team Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:59:04 +0000 When three people recently asked me – within the same day – if I’d lost weight, although I answered demurely and with no small measure of cultured restraint, “Why, I might have lost a few pounds, uh-huh, yep, thanks for noticing,” my internal Oprah was screaming triumphantly, “YES!!! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!!” This from […]

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Spring in Florida Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:00:28 +0000 Okay, I’m tired of my northern friends complaining about shoveling snow and defrosting pipes in March. It’s not that I’m unsympathetic, but hey, we south of the Mason-Dixon demand equal grousing time. Granted, our nemesis isn’t icy and white. No, it’s brown and yellow. Although March temperatures are generally terrific (60-70 degrees), you can’t open […]

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Got the Touch Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:56:13 +0000 While watching the recent Winter Olympics, I felt a stab in my heart as the expected winner in the women’s downhill skiing event stood off to the side of the ecstatic gold, silver, and bronze medal winners. Her head was bowed nearly to her chest, shoulders shaking as tears dripped through quivering fingers trying desperately […]

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The Least and the Most We Can Do Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:09:56 +0000 What can we do? I feel so helpless. It seems like nothing will ever change. Legitimate feelings we’ve all experienced. Especially in the aftermath of senseless school shootings. Tragic bombings. Serial murders. Our minds simply cannot comprehend the horror, the random injustice, and we’re overwhelmed by the MASSIVEness of evil. We feel inept. Impotent. Powerless. […]

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Hearts Galore Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:24:56 +0000 I loved, loved, loved all the photos my BFFs sent of special people (even furry ones) in their lives who make their hearts melt! Mine melted right along with yours! I’m posting a few of them here so we can all enjoy celebrating love together. Big hugs for these heart-warming pics to Julie H, Jill […]

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Won’t You be my Palentine? Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:55:57 +0000 Sparkles, chocolate, and a couple of great reads … what’s not to love?  It’s my delicious February Giveaway: Won’t You be my Palentine? Just send me a photo or written description of someone (hey, it doesn’t necessarily have to be human) who makes your heart melt into a puddle and I’ll drop your name in […]

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Winter Blessings Fri, 02 Feb 2018 01:25:31 +0000 Wow! Many thanks to all of my BFFs (Blessed Friends Forever) who sent me your fave winter blessings to enjoy alongside you. I wish I could print them all, but here are a sampling of the many that plucked at my heartstrings … I know they’ll bring a smile your way too, sister BFF. Oh, […]

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Boo-Boos Happen Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:34:47 +0000 Raise your hand if you know what it feels like when a body part you never really gave much thought to before suddenly aches and throbs and burns incessantly. Owww becomes your go-to verbiage. Get up: Owww. Sit down: Owww.  Take the dog for a drag: Owww. And that itsy bitsy body tissue the size of a squashed […]

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Sting Is Not Just a Singer Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:00:42 +0000 It was the middle of a tennis match. An important one. I was in a semi-crouched position at the baseline, shifting my weight from one foot to the other, ready to receive the serve when I saw it. A black leggy insect flying toward me 90 to nothin’ – like a ding-dang kamikaze pilot – […]

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Just Gravy Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:15:08 +0000 So there I sat at the dinner table the other night, watching Spouse eat, and suddenly realized what a bad, bad influence I’ve been on him. When I first met Chuck way back in college, he was a food Nazi; never would he allow his mashed potatoes to intermingle with his meat and heaven forbid a rogue […]

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