The Secret to Extragavant Joy

The Secret to Extragavant Joy

My favorite stories to share are always laced with humor. My new book, “Rhinestones on my Flip-Flops,” is filled with funny original stories that will make you laugh, possibly snort, and experience extravagant joy. Click HERE for pre-order info. Many of the stories in the book remind me of one of my favorite (I can’t help myself) “tails.”

I met Miss Addie at one of my first visits to Harmony United Methodist Church. She was super friendly but there was something about her that made her extra-special. I soon discovered her “secret.”

It was a windy, blustery Spring day that Easter Sunday. I spotted Miss Addie in her new hat which is a sure sign of her generation’s Easter dress code. As she stepped outside after the service a strong gust of wind blew her dress “clean over” her head. Standing behind her, all of her once hidden undergarments were in full view. In one swift move, Miss Addie leaned over and grabbed her hat from blowing off of her head. Those of us in the rear, no play on words, attempted to control our snorts and snickers. Miss Addie may have been older, but her hearing was perfect. After her big reveal down under, Miss Addie wheeled around laughing and said, “Laugh if you want, but what you’re laughing at is 75 years old; what’s on my head is brand new.”
So what is the big secret? Being able to laugh at yourself. I love the way Miss Addie handled her embarrassing moment. Although that event was y-e-a-r-s ago; the story is still told today. What a living legacy!
Share this funny tale/tail with others who may need a laugh and learn the secret to extravagant joy.

Love my sweet friend, Lou Heckler!

“Open. Honest. Touching. Hilarious. All these describe Jane Herlong and this wonderful book. If you are the one person on the planet who never has to deal with change, don’t read this. But, if you are like the other 99.999% of us, Jane’s delightful book will give perspective, encouragement, and a wheelbarrow full of laughter.”

―Lou Heckler, speaker and coach to speakers

You can pre-order, “Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops.”  Click HERE

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