Sharla Dawn Gorder

Writer – Speaker

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Hey y’all, do this today, or tomorrow, on Thanksgiving: Call your friend–the one you are secretly (or not so secretly) mad at.  Call her up and just say, “Hey, I’m glad we’re friends.” You may not get another chance.  I learned that the hard way.  

Or you may get a million more chances.  So why not go ahead and take Read More

I am overwhelmed with gratitude, y’all.  I don’t even know where to start.

I had had a dream—a nightmare actually—about a week after arrangements had been made for my book debut party at Portofino.  In the dream, I’m sitting behind my little book-signing table, pen in hand, watching the door.  And watching the door.  And scribbling my signature on a little … Read More

OMG, what have I done?

That thought briefly occurred to me this morning in the pre-dawn light of my dark bedroom.  That’s when and where all of my best obsessing is done.  I often wake up in a panic, followed almost immediately with a kind of faceless dread.  It makes no sense at all.  It is pathological.

But morning light usually … Read More

This week’s post comes to you from a younger girl than me.  She was in her twenties.  She was mourning the loss of a romance.  She didn’t see it coming.  She thought she might die from grief.  She did not.

I resurrected this poem from a box last week—Sharla’s Keepsakes—in response to a dear friend’s sorrow, as she faces the morning … Read More

I was sitting having coffee with my close friend, Dawn, on Monday, when suddenly I blurted out, “Will you be my best friend?”

Without hesitation, she laughed and replied, “Of course; I kind of already see you as mine.”

And while I truly hadn’t been fishing for such a lovely affirmation, I felt suddenly very happy and proud—followed almost immediately by … Read More