Monday, December 31, 2012

Blessings for the New Year

In a few hours we will welcome in a new year. We will have another 365 days to fill with love or hate, joy or anger, boldness or fear. The choice is up to each of us. For this new year, I pray you will:
1. live like this is your second chance at life,
2. work like it is a blessing from God,
3. love like it is food for your soul,
4. and walk through each day as if you were within the light of the Lord.

For this new year, I hope that you will live every day of your life. There is not one day worth throwing away. Learn from your mistakes but don't feel guilt. Realize, when someone is angry with you it is far more about their own fears and much less about you.

You are a valuable light in God's sky and you are the only one who can pull-off being you like you can. Live up to the marvelous person God had in mind when he created you.

Bless you through every moment of the new year, 2013. Make number 13 the luckiest number there is. You have the power to create the "you" you were meant to be.

May blessings flow down around you until they fill your shoes.

Copyright 2012 Doris Gaines Rapp (8:63 p.m. EST)

Friday, February 24, 2012


When Dan Quayle ran for Vice President, I noticed three "tells" (body gestures) when reporters asked questions that made him uncomfortable or angry. He -

1. blinked his eyes three times.
2. tipped his head to the side.
3. worked his jaw muscles.

I don't know if the news person saw the tells or felt the edgy feelings, but when Quayle did those three things, the reporter pounced. He wrote back and thanked me. He said he would give the suggestion to his advisers and they would work on them. I never saw those tells again.

What tells are our candidates leaving today?

  • Rick Santorum blinks and sets his mouth in a defensive down turn.
  • Mitt Romney has a pleasant expression all of the time, even when he talks about things that worry us and should trouble him.
  • Newt Gingrich has great debate moments, then his "Newt the Planner" takes over and he starts planning colonies on the moon, when we need to rebuild what we have. He does this with an arrogant, pleasant smile that says, "Trust me. I know what I'm doing."  
  • Ron Paul smiles and jokes about very serious matters, then clips them off with a one-word dig.
I love them all for what they are - a chance to reset our sails. The winner will be the one who can correct their tell and let us know we have been sailing into treacherous waters.

Right now, I am reading their tells and what I see is, "It's all about me." I need to see and hear, "It's about all of us. These are my solutions: one, two, three."

Tell them all, "Drop your tell and tell it straight and clear!"

Doris Gaines Rapp

Friday, January 27, 2012


Just catching up to all of you who have found this blog. Thank you so much!

I just posted on a new blog I put up, It was a fun blog post about characters---my husband Bill, a really big character, and those in my novel, Length of Days - The Age of Silence. Check it out!