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Sweetheart,

I couldn’t be happier for you!

I know how hard you’ve worked in the last two years to create a vehicle that is truly giving a voice to so many.

I also know there were many times you were being challenged both emotionally snd spiritually when it came to the health of your hero , your dad.

You relocated your entire family to be closer to him and because you believed, today he is here to witness the launch of your book.

Most of the time LIFE can be overwhelming, but you took that first step  – despite all, and  now you’re climbing steps two at a time!

Congratulations!

I’m elated to have been a small part of your journey.

xoxo Susan Hay

On May 5th, 2016 laurie goodman photography’s life messages™book of enterprising hearts was launched at Country Heritage Park in Milton, Ontario!

The third book in the life messages series within 2 years!

What a night we had!

Over 300 guests and messengers celebrated the contributions of all the participants in our book including 50 life messengers and 15 wise written contributors!

The above image taken by Julie Rock Photography only shows a portion of our audience! Some onlookers were in the loft above listening to the young and oh so talented, Gavin McLeod sing his heart out while playing his guitar. Gavin is notably our youngest enterprising heart in the book at the age of 16 with a heart of gold and wisdom way beyond his years!

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Let’s just say the energy was tangibly ecstatic as seen here with messenger, Alison Grimley!

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Anthony Rocco Cavaleri of HUGS-NYC gave up a gig on SNL to be with us at launch with his darling mother to celebrate Enterprising Hearts!

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Here it is!

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The place was hopping!

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Jennifer was shocked at the size of Anthony’s giving hands as she asked him to sign her book!

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Carol Schulte, inspiring messenger and MC of our event, showered me with gifts from the participants before we even got started!

I am in awe of her spirited ability to have us dig deep while keeping us laughing all night long!

Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for a better MC…I am still filled with Moosebumps over Carol and all she did for us!

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This was about the time I think I said after a year of ups and downs and 22, 000 words later, we did it!

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Sam with ‘my moosebumps baby’! She actually belongs to Jennifer and Brian Sibbitt 🙂

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These beauties have been a part of life messages from the start! I am forever grateful to them all!

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This is just one of the slab cakes donated by Mompreneurs and La Rose Bakery of Milton! So delicious!

I am forever grateful!

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Cakes by Kim outdid herself!! So hard to cut into it! But once we did…mmmmmm delectable!

Thank you Kim Cain!

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This is my beautiful momma Lynda Goodman! I couldn’t have had a better example set for me as a human being. I love you Mom!

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The silent auction table knocked our socks off! Sean James is super lucky to have won Joeen Caines’s handmade quilt!

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My beautiful friend Natalie Haynes has been with Life Messages from the start! Love this picture Julie Rock Photography captured of us together. We had truly looked forward to this celebration night and this image captures our joy and connectedness!

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Trillium Demonstration School knocked their Life Messages card sales out of the park in support of our charity of choice, Girls Inc., of Halton!

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Community Art project facilitated by Laura Newton, Joeen Caines, Trillium Demonstration School Students and our guests!

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Love this pic of Life Messengers, Emily, Nate, Kerry, Anthony and sweet Mother Theresa!

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We were so lucky to enjoy the music of Alex Lii before and after our festivities! Amazing self-taught artist!

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Natalie, Laura, Susana and Diana- Gorgeous Gals!!!

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Messenger, Michelle Emson was kind enough to set up all of her equipment to video tape our special night! I am forever grateful!

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Natalie Haynes!

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Michelle Emson!

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Rania Walker!

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Anthony Rocco Cavaleri- We are all One!

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Lori-Ann Succo McLeod & Kim Turley-Smith!

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Devin Mark!

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The Trillium Demonstration School Students took the show away with their bravery, messages and stories! Not a dry eye!

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Angie Nussey included the audience in her captivating songs! I still have MOOSEBUMPS!

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My Mother-in-Law, Joeen Caines has been a HUGE supporter of Life Messages and her message from our first book keeps me going:

Of course you can!

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These beautiful enterprising hearts have been consistent supporters and advocates for Life Messages and this project!

I am honoured they took part and learned so much from them!

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I’ve known her since I was a wee girl. So thankful to life long friend and life messenger, Anna Cook for celebrating with us on this night!

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This book may not have taken place without Susana Medeiros! Thank you baby!

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Now when I saw these beauties and their parents, I cried! They are all grown up now! Brittney Rodgers on the right is

the Editor of words for our book and I am so proud of both her and her sister, Brianna for all of their accomplishments!

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Angela Hickman inspires me and is another who has been with Life Messages from the start along with her children. I love that she supports Girls Inc., of Halton

and that she was able to be at our event! Fun capture here by Julie Rock!

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This gorgeous gal, Michelle Emson has helped Life Messages in countless ways!

LOVE this image by Julie Rock Photography and will cherish it always!

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My beauty, Laura Newton! The artist for the cover of our books! Stunning painting for this book!

She is my rock and inspiration! Wouldn’t have made it through the project without her!

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My boys! They have supported me through thick and thin…they listen, give advice, carry my books, supplies and show up for me!

I am indebted to them and love them dearly!

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Here he is my hero, my Dad, Peter Goodman!

His Life Message is: Think Big! Take Action! Get it done!

Well, I did and it’s done!

So thankful he was here to share it.

The following was written by the author of our foreword, Susan Hay in a private message to me that was meant to be read at our launch, but it just didn’t happen due to timing. I can’t thank her enough for her kind and encouraging words and for being there for me in more than one way during this production period:

Sweetheart,

I couldn’t be happier for you!

I know how hard you’ve worked in the last two years to create a vehicle that is truly giving a voice to so many.

I also know there were many times you were being challenged both emotionally snd spiritually when it came to the health of your hero , your dad.

You relocated your entire family to be closer to him and because you believed, today he is here to witness the launch of your book.

Most of the time LIFE can be overwhelming, but you took that first step  – despite all, and  now you’re climbing steps two at a time!

Congratulations!

I’m elated to have been a small part of your journey.

xoxo Susan Hay

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I now look forward to paying our goosebump stories forward through this legacy of leadership piece! Thank you to you all for being a part of this journey!

Photos Courtesy of Julie Rock Photography.

You can find copies of our book at The Bookshelf Bookstore in Guelph, ON

Muse Studio, Milton, ON

The WOMB-World of my Baby, Milton, ON

www.life-messages.com

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SOON TO BE ON AMAZON.CA!!!!