Katherine ODell
There is a plus factor to life, always more to give, always more to learn.
Katherine ODell is a screenwriter, author, and speaker.  


thought for today


Happiness Comes to a Grateful Heart


I heard these words when waking one morning.  “Happiness comes to a grateful heart.”  I was working on a talk.  The title was Live a Life of Thanks.


As I thought about the words, I realized that moments of happiness would not be possible if I had feelings of “not enough.”  Think about it.  If you are holding a small bundle of baby and feeling warm and sweet, is there room for happiness and “not enough?”


Think of how your heart lifts as you step out on a sunny winter day after days of blowing wind and grey clouds.  The sun is even sweeter after days of gloom.


Then thinking back to the title of my talk Live a Life of Thanks, I wondered is being Grateful the same as being Thankful?  Yes and more.  Grateful is an experience.  Thanks is an action.


So when happiness comes to a grateful heart, give thanks for that.


Bless This Day,

Kathy O’Dell


Screenwriter and Author

Moments of Glad Grace
Grace's life seems to be falling apart, but a call from her dead (yes, dead) father puts everything on hold while she and best friend, Faith, drive to Minneapolis to meet him at the Mall of America.  Life seems to be conspiring to keep them from that meeting.

Jumpers, by Katherine O'Dell.  Waking up in yet another new body only to discover that the woman was murdered.  How can she do her job with a young son and a murderous husband complicating an already complicated process?  And where is the rest of the team?

Beyond Intuition: Trusting Your Visions

No Excuse for Abuse

Another High School Memorial


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