Thanks for the place I hold in your newspaper…..

by Rod Smith

Every now and again a real hold-in-your-hands Mercury newspaper finds its way to Indianapolis and I eagerly turn the pages. I read the news and marvel at the prices you are paying for stuff. As has been always so, I LOVE “The Idler” (it was my first real reading when I was a child) and then I see this column.

Seeing it. Reading it, evokes a few responses I’d like to divulge:

I’m humbled and honored. To occupy this prime position is a great honor, one that I do not take lightly.

I am thrilled to bring my perspective on families, relationships, therapy, and mental health to you.

I am delighted to be repeatedly informed of You and Me sightings on refrigerator doors, school bulletin boards, hospital notice boards, and in Church newsletters. What a delight.

But the real joy surges when a reader writes of how You and Me helped change his life or when a woman writes that she is learning to stand up for herself, speak her mind, declare he boundaries, I am reminded of the real reason I love writing You and Me.

Next week I will be write from two wonderful European cities: Amsterdam and Geneva – where I will be speaking for Youth With A Mission (YWAM).

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