People Staff
June 17, 2009 12:00 PM

1. MY FAMILY

My husband and three daughters keep me grounded and give me something to take care of, so that it’s not all about me.

2. MY VOICE

Being able to console my children, laugh with my husband and communicate joy, pain, love, loss, hope and faith when I sing.

3. MY UPBRINGING

It taught me a work ethic, accountability and good sense. In a small town everybody knows everybody, so you can’t do things without repercussions. And we didn’t have a lot, so you find happiness in small things: a comfy bed, a beautiful meal, a car that runs, the feel of my 3-year-old’s hand in mine.

4. MY HOME

It might be a large house, but it’s really a home, with toys on the floor and clothes on chairs. It’s messy and comfortable and nothing’s too precious.

5. READING

It lets me slow down and get transported to another place. As a child, I always had my nose in a book. I love it.

6. CANDLES

I usually light one in my bedroom at night, take a deep breath and relax.

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