Shirley MacLaine has long fascinated me.  I’ve enjoyed the books of hers that I’ve read so far and I may eventually read all of them.  The ones I have already read have definitely kept me motivated to find and carve out those hard-to-find reading moments in the midst of our busy lives. They also make me think about “stuff” long after I actually read it.  I like that — even when it’s a painful personal truth or lesson I need to face and accept once and for all.  

So whether you agree or not with some of her wide-ranging beliefs or political views, I strongly recommend you check out some of Shirley MacLaine’s books.  They are thought-provoking, rich with history, forthright and often funny reading material.  And — for a glimpse the snippet below is from Shirley MacLaine’s website and her book, “What If…” with the first quote below being among my favorite:

 What if our friends are our best teachers because there is only sharing without expectation of anything in return?
What if our political leaders actually led?
What if families are a form of government we either tolerate or revolt from?
What if each of us could remember our untapped origins in the cosmos?
What if a frog had wings? (Answer: He wouldn’t bump his ass so much.)
What if all that we are is a result of what we have thought?
What if monogamy went out of style? (Answer: Show business would be in trouble.)
What if sex is a chemistry experiment?
What if we were as aware of our spiritual nutrition as our physical nutrition?

About the author 

Nancy Byerly Jones

Nancy Byerly Jones and her husband reside on their mountainside ranch (“Little Hee Haw Farm”) with an energetic “family” of horses, donkeys (large and miniature), dogs and cats. Their favorite pastime is sharing the joy and fun of their animals and ranch life with their family, friends and clients.

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