Sharon Dunn this week/weed or wildflower

» Posted on Mar 31, 2008 in Blog | 6 comments

Congratulations, Patricia. You are the winner of Jill Elizabeth Nelson’s book.

This week I’m hosting Sharon Dunn. She is offering Death of a Garage Sale Newbie in a drawing. You can enter by either leaving a comment with your email in the comment or emailing me at The drawing ends Sunday evening.

Bio of Sharon Dunn:

Sharon Dunn is the author of five books, all of them humorous who-dun-its for the Christian market. Her second book in the Ruby Taylor mystery series, Sassy Cinderella and the Valiant Vigilante, was voted Book of the Year by American Christian Fiction Writers.

When she isn’t writing or being the mom taxi for her kids, Sharon works part time at a university. She lives with her hubby of twenty years, three kids and three cats. She loves the first sip of coffee in the morning, the timelessness of C.S. Lewis’ writing and feeling sunshine on her face. You can read more about her at .

A weed or a wildflower
By Margaret Daley

One of my granddaughters got me to think about how we look at things means everything. I know I should already realize that, but it was something she said to me that made me stop and really think about a person’s outlook could make all the difference in the world.

We were driving back to her house. I saw a field carpeted in purple and said, “Look at that. Isn’t that beautiful?”

“They’re weeds, Grandma Margaret,” she said.

“Some people call them weeds, but others call them wildflowers.”


“Yep,” I said.

Later as I mulled over what I’d said to my granddaughter, I realized how important it was to look at something in a positive light—a favorable one. We don’t like weeds, but flowers are one of the things that add beauty to our lives. What I am going to strive to do is to look at a field full of wildflowers, not one full of weeds. I think I will be better off looking at the positive, not the negative, and every time I see a wildflower I will be reminded of that.

So which kind of day are you going to have: a weed or wildflower one?


  1. Margaret, my husband is famous for surprising people with beautiful flowers, which are actually wildflowers. I loved your thoughts, and choose to have a “wildflower” day.

    I enjoy humorous mysteries and would love to win a copy of Sharon Dunn’s book. Thank you for the opportunity.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  2. Im going to have a wildflower day.

    Please enter me into the contest too. sounds like a good book and i enjoyed the 10 things you didn’t know. I cant remember the first book i got from the library but I can see why Sharon does.

  3. First of all a question for Sharon – If oyu remember the title of that book about the car and the family, I’m curious did it perhaps happen to be Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang? That is still one of my favorite movies even though I don’t usually find that I enjoy the movies as much as the books with a few exceptions of course.

    I loved Death of A Six Foot Teddy Bear and would love to win Death of a Garage Sale Newbie – Margaret please enter me in the drawing.


  4. Great post – and reminder, too. I’d enjoy winning Sharon Dunn’s book. It sounds fun.

  5. This book looks hysterical. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks.


  6. I think I am having a weed day…swollen jaw/along with a tooth problem. OW!
    On the bright side, it’s 54 degrees out and sunny!

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