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Mar 19, 2013 @
I read your column every chance I get. Your writing style reminds me of my own and your views about your life, remind me so much of my own.
Sometimes I feel as if you’re my twin, experiencing the same exact things that I am as well as the way I see it.
Thank you for your creativity and words of wisdom. I’ll look forward to reading your next Bright Note!
Feb 24, 2013 @
I love your column in Event every Sunday! It is the only column I look forward to and read everyweek.
I love the idea of “On a Positive note”. Too much news is negative and your thoughts and ideas are so positive. Positive thoughts and people can move mountains and countries and invent the wildest things.
Please keep the columns coming. I love them!
Jan 14, 2013 @
You are so right about your germaphobic friend in your “Abiding by the five-second rule” column. She’s constantly sick either because she has a weak, unpracticed immune system or she worries about gems so much, she’s leaving herself vulnerable to illness – worriers tend to be unhealthy. Or it’s a bit of both.
A favorite line from a forgotten movie: “Relax. You’ll live longer.”
Dec 04, 2012 @
Hi there,Lady.It’s just me;adding my 2 cent’s worth.As far as fashion goes,you have
1.Those who don’t care.
2.Those who care but have no sense at all.
3.Those that don’t worry about it because they look good in anything.
I’m reminded of an awards night some 20 yrs. ago.Valdy and Gordie Lightfoot were on the stage together.Valdy had on a pair of bib overalls,red plaid shirt,requisite farmer hanky hanging out of his back pocket and work boots.Gord,on the other hand wore a tuxedo fashioned out of 6″ patches of denim.Now,that was CLASS!! My opinion,anyway.BTW,I agree with your assessment in your column.
Nov 28, 2012 @
Regarding your article ”Booing is bad manners”, I agree with the jist of what you are saying, however I beleive that the reason some might have a hate on for Justin Bieber isn’t due to his music or dancing but more to due with his attitude.
I have read on many occasions about Mr. Bieber being involved in violent incidents, i.e. Assaulting a 14 year old boy during a session of laser tag (http://www.ctvnews.ca/justin-bieber-linked-to-laser-tag-assault-investigation-1.563993), also the recent incident involving an assault on a photographer (http://blog.music.aol.ca/2012/11/20/justin-bieber-paparazzi-traffic-video/) Not to mention the time he walked out of a live radio interview.
Amd lastly, he has obviously forgotten his roots. American Military in his music videos, does not ever mention Canada, rarely plays concerts in Canada. Yet gets awarded medals for singing and dancing the way someone else tells him to.
Thank you for your time.
-A Justin Bieber hater.
Nov 19, 2012 @
I loved your article ” Princess at the pumps”. I also do not pump my own gas ! We moved to Kelowna 3 years ago from Cloverdale where I had a “Full Serve” gas station just up the street from our house. The first thing I looked for when we moved here was a full serve gas station. We live in upper mission and low and behold…there is a full serve Petrocan gas station right in lower mission on Lakeshore. About 1 month ago, I was driving past ” my gas station” ( as my Husband calls it) and it was being tore down! I was devastated. But to my delight..they were just renovating and are now open again as a full serve. If it wasn’t for ‘ Princess’s’
like us, someone would be without a job.
Oct 22, 2012 @
Hi Lori I really liked your cyber bullying article. I think people need to be held accountable for the things they say on the Internet.
Some sites, even YouTube encourages you to use your real name for comments. Put a real name behind people online and I think that’s the first step to cut out nay Sayers and bullys
Aug 13, 2012 @
Great article Lori — you rock even though there are naysayers out there that respond rather ignorantly!
Aug 05, 2012 @
Enjoy your column Lori and forgive you for referring to our Queen as the “Queen of England”. All is forgiven after reading the quote “We all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talens we’ve been given”
Jul 10, 2012 @
Love your photos Lori. Hilarious! Great job on the web site!!
Jul 05, 2012 @
The new site looks great Lori!!
Jul 04, 2012 @
Love it!! Great job! I just love your vids soooooo funny!:)
Jul 04, 2012 @
Looks great Lori!!!
Thx James z
cynthia cecile Lee
Dec 19, 2011 @
just a note to say how much I’ve enjoyed reading your column and watching your videos. they are truly so funny!
Thank you for sharing your talent with us…and keeping us healthier! because it’s true…laughter is the best medicine!
Jul 26, 2010 @
Love your column, I hope a lot of people take note!!!
Jul 05, 2010 @
Such a cool thing your doing. Glad you are having such a good time with it.
What a contrast to your early teens. Hee Hee. Im kidding.
Just wanted to give a small bit of feed back. Hope life other than your column is treating you well.
Jul 05, 2010 @
Keep up the great work girl! Love your column and love your skits! They, and you, are priceless!
Jun 05, 2010 @
The skits are hilarious! I’m hooked. Keep ‘em comin’!!
May 25, 2010 @
I had no idea about these skits that you were doing. I read your column all the time – but my paper has never made mention of them which is a real shame if you ask me. Luckily I noticed your icon and curiosity got the best of me when I came on to send you a message. First of all, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your writing and your perspective. Secondly, your videos are quite hilarious! I’m so glad I found them. They’re very professional – you and your grumpy co-hort should be proud of your accomplishments. Not many people put so much effort into making their readers smile like you do. And you do it with unique sincerity – how lovely. Keep up the good work! I look forward to reading and watching you next week!
May 11, 2010 @
You know I am a big fan – insightful stuff as always. Your videos are very amusing… just catching up on them. I relate to you both as my cup is usually half full, but half empty can be pretty interesting too. Love you Sis! – Jer
May 11, 2010 @
Way to go Lori! I love your column and look forward to reading it every week – love the videos too!! CONGRATULATIONS!
May 10, 2010 @
You are hilarious, keep on doing what you’re doing!
May 06, 2010 @
I love your column, Lori… and I love these new videos that I finally had a chance to watch! I won’t want to miss these – they’re absolutely hilarious!!!!!! Keep up the great work!
May 03, 2010 @
I seriously can’t get over you! And these videos you’re doing now are so funny! Keep up the great work! (Hilarious cartoons by the way!)
May 01, 2010 @
I finally checked out these skits… they’re HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!! I was already a big fan of your column, but you’ve just taken things to a whole other level of entertainment! Thank you! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next week and the weeks after that!
Apr 27, 2010 @
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS!
Apr 27, 2010 @
Hi Lori. Thanks for putting together these little skits. Sure makes me chuckle! Keep up with your positive and refreshing stories about life. I really look forward to your articles.
Apr 26, 2010 @
Videos are too cute, too funny!! Thanx for the laughs, love your column. It’s great to see something positive in the newspaper! Keep up the good work
Apr 22, 2010 @
I just wanted to say: keep dreaming big and accept what you wish for. When I first came to Kelowna from England via China I was told that there is NO JAZZ SCENE in Kelowna, that it has to be attached to Blues or NO ONE will come. Hard work and a good attitude draws like-minded people together. I read the feedback from your column and having met you I see clearly….”whatever Lori wants, Lori gets.” Keep dreaming BIG lovely lady and continue writing these wonderful ‘brighter notes’ to inspire.
Apr 20, 2010 @
I looked up your cartoonist’s website – wow! I can see why you thought he was out of your league. I’ve been admiring his work for months now, but I had no idea!
You know what, though? He’s not out of your league. You’re perfect together and as you continue expanding your syndication and gaining more and more readers, I’ll bet he’s happy with all the extra exposure too.
Great job on your first year. outstanding really! Reading your column every week has made you feel like a friend to me and I’m sure others as well. Thanks for that! It’s been awhile since I felt a connection like that to a writer.
Great new videos too by the way! Too funny!
Jonica van Rikxoort
Apr 20, 2010 @
My husband always says “Dreams never die, just the dreamers.” So you should be go to go until the big guy gives you an assignment in the sky! lol
Life is for living and sharing and that is what you are doing here! It is fun to watch your progress! I only met you a few months ago and there was an electricity in the air that came from you when you walked by which brings me to the name of your column “˜On a Brighter Note’ (lightbulb going off, electric “ding”) it is beyond fitting lol! Keep up the great work girlie….I am so happy for you and your success!
Jonica van Rikxoort ~ North Vancouver
Apr 20, 2010 @
I read your column every week in the Capital News, and have done so ever since April 19, 2009. Happy Anniversary!
I, too have a dream, and it’s a bit whacky. I have a fruitcake business here in Kelowna, and also write a blog on my site about life around here. Please see my site, http://www.fruitcake.ca, and check out this week’s blog at http://www.fruitcake.ca/newsletter/?p=152. (if bored).
Thanks for writing – you inspire me!
(a.k.a. Canada’s Fruitcake Queen. So-named by the radio show, Sounds Like Canada.)
Apr 20, 2010 @
I LOVE your column and have had fun just watching your videos!! Good for you for taking the plunge and ignoring what those around you were saying last year! Yours is the first place I go to each Sunday in the Capital News! Keep up the great work and keep smiling!! I agree with you about the difference it makes when you’re always smiling and keeping that glass half full! Take care!
Apr 18, 2010 @
Congrats Lori !!! I remember meeting you at Starbucks and you telling me about this column. A year sure goes by quick as it seemed like only last week. All the best in the future and I wish you many years of success !!
Apr 18, 2010 @
Lori – I completely agree with all of your statements! You have done so much in such a short time and any naysayers are just jealous that they don’t have the belief in themselves to shoot for the stars! I just don’t see how discouraging another person from their dreams helps anyone?!? You Go Girl! Proud to know you and excited to have been following you from your very first “by accident” article on the “Extreme Makeover”. I am looking forward to reading all of your articles to come.
Apr 18, 2010 @
Congratulations! Not only for your first year, but also for pursuing your dreams. There are many who don’t, but you serve as an inspiration to many of us mere mortals. And, I do agree that Jim Hunt is a brilliant cartoonist… it looks like your teeth in a big grin on the end of a birthday cake with a single pencil, and a small flame burning from the eraser. Very clever! Keep smiling!
Apr 18, 2010 @
Terrific column and video, very fun, and real…. Happy Anniversary and congratulations on living your dream, most wish it, you are doing it!
Mar 23, 2010 @
Funny stuff Lori!
Mar 13, 2010 @
Your column is great…. I identified with several of them, especially the Coffee break one… and the lost key as well…
I now limit myself to one Venti Pike a day with the odd afternoon wet cappuccino… If I miss a morning stop at Starbucks, because I could not find my car key I feel out of sorts and not my usual happy self. On those days, by by 9:30, my co-workers are begging me to do a coffee run…
Looking forward to more of your “brighter notes” as I’ve signed up for a home delivery…
Mar 13, 2010 @
Sitting here with Linda Santema (Muri) at Whistler having a glass of wine and she mentioned your site-what a great article and so “been there, done that!”. Will read more later!
Carolyn Sluis (Arthur’s cousin)
Tim Carlson, Cranbrook
Mar 09, 2010 @
As a rule I don’t pay much attention to articles in the newspaper but one day I was drawn to read your article. I think it was about children being… well… I forgot. I just read the one on coffee and I find you to be a very interesting and readable writer with a pleasant sense of humor. Keep up the interesting articles. I don’t want to say work, because if you enjoy what you are doing you never do a days work in your life lol.. TinkerTim
Mar 08, 2010 @
I just read the news – congratulations on getting the Chamber of Commerce Arts and Cultural Award! I have loved your column since it’s inception. It is so deserving that you have been recognized for your fantastic work!
Gail Lovig, Edmonton, AB
Mar 08, 2010 @
Oh you make me laugh – at your column and at myself as I too have bought a lot of frivolous coffee over time. My Mom has been horrified at the price of fancy coffees and that did help me cut back on the daily quota and instead, have my latte as an occasional treat. Thanks for the reminder of just how smart my Mom and your Grandmother are.
Mar 07, 2010 @
What a thought provoking column, Lori. I read somewhere that when the economy is bad the coffee shops still do alright because it is an “affordable” treat. Your figuring challenges that thinking. Even going to a local shop will add up.
Anyone want to quit coffee cold-turkey with me?
Mar 07, 2010 @
Good Afternoon Lori!
I thought I’d let you know how much I enjoy your column!
Coffee, tear or financially free is one of my favourites, maybe because so many people, including myself, can relate to it. I went to school downtown Vancouver for a while, and that’s where I got hooked… along with the 20 other girls I went to class with. While we’re spending over $18,000 on a one year Diploma (most of us on student loans) we seem to be able to justify our Starbucks treat as just that, a treat. Something we feel we deserve, yet where is this money coming from?
Now every time I want a coffee but I don’t purchase one I put what I would have spent ($4) into a savings account. Generally this doesn’t work, so instead of going to such a large company such as Starbucks, I go to Bean Scene, or any locally owned coffee shop to help support local businesses… It truly is an addiction isn’t it?!
Hope all is well, and I look forward to your next column!
Feb 20, 2010 @
Great column! I look forward to whatever you’re about to say next and enjoy your spin on the everyday and the ordinary.
I relate to your stories.
Keep up the great work!
Feb 15, 2010 @
I’ve been reading your column for months and I have to say it’s my favourite thing in the paper. I always look for the cartoon first (they’re fabulous!) and your smiling face second, and then I set in for an enjoyable read over a cup of coffee. I save the paper for my daughter who has also been reading you faithfully – thank you for that! She’s never taken an interest in the paper before and now she’s flipping through it for the first time. She’s 15 – so good for you for being able to snag such a wide demographic.
Keep ‘em coming!
Feb 15, 2010 @
Look forward to Sunday’s paper and your column. Thanks!
Feb 15, 2010 @
Love your column Lori!
Feb 10, 2010 @
Your column is like going for coffee with a friend! I feel like I know you I’ve read you so much!
Keep ‘em coming!!!!!!
Feb 07, 2010 @
Your column make me feel good. It’s always the first thing I read when I open the paper and sometimes it’s the only thing. I’ve even cut quite a few of your articles out and put them on my fridge. You inspire me to live a better life. A life of of gratitude, love, acceptance and peace. You are a gift to our community.
Jan 22, 2010 @
I do look forward to each of your articles. Thanks for the laughs!
Jan 05, 2010 @
Hello Lori…………….just discovered your column in our local Kootenay News……………..just the kind of reading I enjoy……. the adventures of life …raising a family………..et al
Thanks for brightening up my day……….
A Senior Fan………..
Dec 28, 2009 @
It’s funny how much I relate to your columns – I feel like I know you and we’ve been friends for years.
Cousins were the best part about Christmas for me as well and they’re what my children look forward to the most too.
I hope you had a great Christmas with your family. I’ve had my fill of festivities and relatives and am now looking forward to the new year and getting back to normal. I’m also looking forward to your next column – keep up the great work… and happy new year!
Dec 20, 2009 @
I’m sure enjoying your column! I love the cartoons too. Today’s was priceless!
Funny, Christmas is about the only time we seem to see the cousins and much of the family as well. It’s too bad really – but we all lead such busy hectic lives. Thank goodness for Christmas for forcing our little visits! I know it’s the only thing I really remember about Christmas when I was a kid and probably what my kids will remember the most as well.
Thanks for bringing back some fun memories for me and making me feel a little less grumpy about the holidays!
Have a great Christmas and New Years with your family and cousins if you still see them. Thanks for your great articles!
Dec 19, 2009 @
Just read your “Opinion” piece in the Langley Times!!! Thank you! Lori!!!
I am with you! I sent a letter to the editor commenting on it!
Great stuff, great sense of what is important!
Dec 14, 2009 @
Really like your article in the Victoria Times Colonist! Thanks.
Dec 07, 2009 @
Another smile on my face.
Keep up the good work.
Allegra Print & Imaging.
Dec 07, 2009 @
Hi Lori, Just want to let you know that I look forward to your article every Sunday and I have enjoyed each one but I especially enjoyed your recent article Puppy Love. It brought back great memories for me. Already looking forward to next weeks article. Thanks!
Nov 29, 2009 @
Lori, I enjoy reading your column. It has real life issues and makes me laugh. It’s like Tom Hanks said: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get”. Keep writing, your column makes my week. Thanks
Nov 24, 2009 @
Dear Miss Welbourne,
I never know what to expect with you, and to be honest, I didn’t really like that initially. Sometimes you write about sensitive serious issues, and other times you write about fluff. I’m more into the news. But, like my sister predicted, you’ve grown on me and I find myself turning to your column every week before anything else. Thanks for staying positive with each article. There’s no sarcasm or bite to your words. I read enough of that, so it’s nice to read something different for a change. Keep up the good work – I think your attitude is contagious.
Nov 16, 2009 @
I’d ask you where you come up with your story ideas – but I already know – my life! And everyone elses including your own I would guess! Thanks for another good chuckle. It got me remembering all sorts of similar incidents. Keep up the good work!
Nov 11, 2009 @
I read your article over breakfast this morning and found it most thoughtful and thought provoking… . . I have only responded to one newspaper article ever, so this e-mail to you today I must qualify by saying it was very significant and much worthy of comment.
Keep up the good writing and storytelling – I’m sure you will hear from others!
Nov 09, 2009 @
I finally checked out your website after reading you in the paper so many times and I’m glad I did. There were quite a few I had missed. The cartoons are so perfect for the stories -what a good idea to pair them up like that. Thanks for the breath of fresh you’re providing our newspaper! Keep ‘em coming!
Nov 06, 2009 @
Hey Lori, love your columns and look forward to seeing the next one…keep up the great work!
Oct 26, 2009 @
This is the first time I’ve ever written a stranger, but I read your column so often that you don’t feel like a stranger to me anymore.
I’ve really enjoyed reading you. You’re easy to read and easy to relate to. But this week’s article (A balanced boy in more ways than one) really hit home for me. I felt exactly the way you did the first time my daughter did a cartwheel after hours and hours of practice. Now she’s back flipping all over the place like it’s nothing. It’s wonderful how our children can make us see things with a fresher perspective and appreciate their vast capabilities. Let’s hope they keep hold of their courage and continue to make things happen!
Oct 20, 2009 @
Thank you for your energy and timeliness, always a joy to read!
Oct 19, 2009 @
Wow…what a gift you have…such a flair for writing! I just read a few of your columns…you are GOOD! Well done…love the piece on Jean Pare.
Oct 18, 2009 @
I’m a Globe And Mail home delivery subscriber…and spend about an hour a day reading it “˜cover to cover’
I’m a reader of the Kelowna Capital News (your columns, Judie Steeves and others) and a few other newspapers available in hard copy locally…once in a long while we get our hands on a Sunday New York Times…takes ’til Thursday to read it all and love it…LOL !
Also receive via Email subscription: news summaries focusing on our interest areas – sources are: from newspapers, wire services, monitored web sites, blogs and other information aggregation services and sources world wide…
When traveling anywhere….I make a point of getting local community newspapers… they provide valuable insights into what’s happening in those communities…after road trips I usually wind up with the bottom of my suitcases filled with the local community papers I’ve collected along the way…sometimes I’ll follow up with reporters or columnists by Email after a trip and try to stay in touch – one example is reporter and columnist with “The Astorian”…a good source of watershed news…
I sympathize with the experience you describe about your “unaware” friends…there’s a lot of that going on now – more than what you might imagine !!…especially with the focus on the truly trivial of the Twitterers, the Facebookers and the other “social” networkingphiles…each seem to derive their interest topics from The Enquirer, The Globe and their ilk eg: FOX “News”, ET, TMZ, etc…it seems to us, if Paris Hilton as much as farts or wears a different shade of lipstick…it results in a million “hits” on Twitter and other similar services, letting the “connected” universe know about these and other equally earth shattering and momentous events…Good Grief!
We’ve come to the reluctant conclusion since moving here …by and large, with a few notable, surprising and pleasant exceptions, the general population of Kelowna we’ve encountered, is: clubby, close-minded, cliquey, churchy, and cloistered – news events, like those you describe in your 30AUG09 column, don’t seem to register in main-stream consciousness that often…again reluctantly we have been driven to our opinions slowly – > for example: women we’ve met here seem to have as their primary conversation focus: hair, nails and tans…I know that’s grossly unfair…but there you have it none-the-less
Your columns and those of several of your KCN colleagues are refreshing.
Keep up the good work
Oct 06, 2009 @
Absolutely astounding. I love the bright ‘other perspective’. I find myself with a delighted smile after every read. And it’s true, I am a faithful reader of a “On a Brighter Note”
Oct 04, 2009 @
Every week brings a new and interesting topic! I have found your last few columns particularly interesting and thought provoking. I’m still wondering which Pooh I am. You have made me realize that I can build memories every single day and that it is up to me the kind of memories I want in my storehouse. Thanks Lori.
Sep 15, 2009 @
Just wanted to say how much my wife and I enjoy your column every week. I have to admit that the column is the first thing I turn to when the Capital News arrives on our doorstep.
With all the “bad news” in newspapers usually dominating the headlines, it is nice to have a “feel good” piece in the paper to brighten things up….not enough of those.
Sep 15, 2009 @
I’m enjoy reading your insights into life. They are thought-provoking, true to life, and entertaining. Often I laugh out loud when reading them. Thanks.
Sep 10, 2009 @
I look forward to your column every Sunday. I love how bright and easy it is to find in the newspaper. It makes me read the paper when I used to just pull out the flyers and look up the movie listings. Your coloumns are easy to relate to and enjoyable to read. I look forward to reaching out and touching someone after reading “Getting in touch with humanity” lol. Thanks Lori for making my week brighter!
Sep 09, 2009 @
I love your column. It constantly hits home with me as it’s always in touch with real life. I love the thought that goes into each one. It’s like a written version of Seinfeld. Makes me think & smile every time I read them….
Keep up the great work! Can’t wait for the next one.
Sep 09, 2009 @
Goodness…what a fabulous ray of sunshine! Thank you, Lori, and please keep it up!
Sep 09, 2009 @
I love reading the weekly articles! Lori graces her readers with small glances at her own life, sharing something she has learned that week. She is a gifted, eloquent writer.
Especially during these times, it is a rare and valuable gift to be able to bring hope and joy to others. And Lori’s article does that every week. She also encouraging us to do the same with those around us. You are an inspiration Lori! Have you thought about writing a book?
Sep 08, 2009 @
Life is about being positive and finally someone is putting it out their in a light hearted, warm and funny column. There is too much doom and gloom in the media and life in general, so it is enlightening to see a rose between the thorns. Keep up the great writing…you have a fan for life!
Aug 30, 2009 @
Lori, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your column. It’s a nice change from all the doom and gloom and other columnists trying to tell us how to live our lives. I particularly enjoyed the “Cougar” column. I’ve got to know though, did Daisy call her grandparents to ask them if they still had sex??? I almost peed my pants!
ericatheartist (Erica Aubin)
Aug 25, 2009 @
I’ve NEVER been a newspaper reader…EVER! A friend showed me this column one day, and I have been HOOKED since! I can’t wait to get my Sunday paper now! I grab it, shuffle through it, (past all the politics and negative news), till I see the BRIGHT, HAPPY, SUNSHINE ~ I sit with a coffee in my hand, and a smile on my face, read this fabulous column ~ and then recycle my paper! (I used to recycle it BEFORE even opening it Thank you Lori! You make me smile! You’ve got an amazing gift! Thank you for sharing! ~xo
Aug 16, 2009 @
In reading your column in the paper I always sit with a funny little grin on my face – one that I didn’t even notice was there until it was pointed out to me by a good friend. Too often, many of us forget to smile, to look at the positive things in life… even when it doesn’t look quite so positive when it’s happening to us. Your column has reminded me to smile, to think of the positive in each and every situation. It takes “One day, we are going to look back at this and laugh” to a more immediate time frame – why should it be “One Day” and not today? Shouldn’t we all be living for today?
You have accomplished what so many have tried to do and you’re sharing your secret with the rest of us. In a witty, humorous, inspirational story, you teach us how to take a breath, laugh when we want to cry, and to put a different spin on each and every situation we encounter. With the billions of dollars spent annually on “self-help” books, your column should be in every city, town, village and hamlet throughout North America.
Your column is about real life, real situations that we all can relate to. It brings to me a sense of community, camaraderie and a sense of relief from the day-to-day stresses in life.
I look forward to reading your next installment and would love to see one daily just to keep that silly little grin on my face.
Aug 15, 2009 @
Wow! These columns deserve a five star rating. I’ve been a subscriber to this site for close to two months now, and find myself checking my email daily, hoping to find a new installment. I have often fancied myself to be a writer capable of publication, but realize after reading these fascinatingly witty stories, that I could never produce such eloquent prose (see what I mean?). I’m intrigued by the uniquely easy style of the writing. In any event I am thankful that I have found this series, and look forward to reading many more. It’s nice to know that the news need not be so serious all the time, and I can count on these to always be “On `A Brighter Note.” Thank you so much Lori! (p.s. – would you consider adopting a nice man?).
Aug 13, 2009 @
Great articles and column. I truly enjoy the positive slant you bring to life and life’s lessons. Media has long made the negative sensational, when truthfully, it’s the positive things in life that are sensational as they always takes more effort to complete. Keep it coming!
Aug 10, 2009 @
How refreshing to read something and come away feeling good, and with a smile on my face. I like that you take the everyday, look at it a little differently, and put a positive and uplifting spin on it. It’s nice to know there is still ‘good news’ out there amongst the gloom and doom of the typical daily news reporting. I’m looking forward to reading more as your family grows and your column evolves. Thanks!
Aug 07, 2009 @
Love your website!…bright, exciting, living colours!… I enjoy your column….keep up the great work SUPER MOM…
I find it fun reading, as I am relating to when my two boys “hung around” asking all sorts of things in their younger years.
Aug 04, 2009 @
I am always impressed when some one I know exhibits strengths and skills that I didn’t know about. Even more fun is when they step out in a different direction, expressing themselves in ways that were not expected.
Congratulations to you for bringing something new, uplifting and fun.
I look forward to seeing how you will brighten up my day!!
Jul 28, 2009 @
In this era of media sensationalism dwelling on the negatives of this world we live in, it is refreshing to read such a positive and humourous column. I look forward to opening up my morning paper on Sundays and reading this even before the sports pages which I used to go to first. Keep up the fine work!
Jul 24, 2009 @
Too often we spend wasted time dwelling on the negative, the destructive and tend to be too reactive, when we should be more positive, creative and pro-active. Each day we take a lot for granted and all of us should be eternally grateful for enjoying good health, good friends and especially family. I think it would do us all well to live a little more, laugh a little more and love alot more too. I think if we can accomplish that we’ll succeed in whatever we choose to do.
I enjoy your articles, you put a spin on them that’s often overlooked. Keep up the good work, and thanks for reminding us what is important.
Jul 10, 2009 @
I would actually like to say that not only is your column well written, it is also funny and leaves me feeling uplifted. I haven’t missed a column yet and find myself actually waiting for it so I can read the feel-good story. As a working mother of three, I can certainly relate to each and every article. Making people smile must be a rewarding feeling and congratulations on doing just that, Lori. More papers should run articles like this, in order to break up the hum drum of most of the other stories that we often find ourselves reading and thinking ” oh that’s too bad” and “isn’t that awful”. As we read On A Brighter Note, we find ourselves laughing and saying “oh that’s a good one” or “finally an uplifting story”. Inspirational really. I even find my 16 year old daughter reading it which is the first time any of my 3 kids have even looked at a newspaper. That says it all. Good Job.
Jul 08, 2009 @
I wanted to congratulate you on your column in the Cap. News. It is well written and very interesting; I look forward to reading them.
You go, girl!
Leslie Joy Plaisance
May 25, 2009 @
Just a quick note to say that I love your column!!!!!
People need to feel that spirit so desperately.
I just read “Feeling like a sausage is no piece of cake”
I’m big on promoting fun and if you want to play like in the days of old, you might enjoy a type of dance that I teach.
It’s new in Kelowna, but popular elsewhere.
It’s called Bhangra – Indian folk dancing. I will attach some youtubes for you to check out.
Part of the dance is smiling.
Leslie Joy Plaisance