Gift idea: A perspective change |

Gift idea: A perspective change

Carolyn Pope
Carolyn Pope/Vail Daily

EDWARDS – Each year, the women of Trinity Church fix a homemade brunch and invite their girlfriends for a morning of relaxation before the holiday rush.

This year, the annual event coincided with, quite possibly, the perfect power day on the hill. Driving was challenging, especially the last stretch of uphill, dirt road. Nevertheless, the hall was filled with women clad in red and green.The guest speaker, Tammy Maltby, is the co-host of the Emmy-nominated show “Aspiring Women” and author of the books, “Lifegiving: Discovering the Secrets to a Beautiful Life” and “A Discovery Journal to a Beautiful Life.”

Not only was she inspiring for the ladies, sharing anecdotes of motherhood (she has both her own and foster children) but she also whipped together some quick and elegant dishes to serve when guests arrive at the last moment.”I read recipes the same way I read science fiction,” she said. “I get to the end say, ‘Well, that’s not going to happen.'”

It’s all about taking time, not being “busy” and understanding the true meaning of hospitality.Melinda Carlson, who emceed the event along with many “table hostesses,” recommended starting the season with perspective.

“You ask yourself, ‘Are there moments that are good?’ If you laugh once, that’s a good start,” she said. “Sometimes, the greatest gift in life is a perspective change.”

Vail, Colorado

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