Misha Crews

Stories from the heart. Books that feel like home.

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” – Mason Cooley, Professor Emeritus of College of Staten Island

When Professor Cooley, penned this particular saying, I doubt that he would ever have predicted that most of the world would be in a condition of “having to stay where we are.” How lucky we are, in these strange times, to have books! Paper books, digital books, audiobooks… our stories come in all formats. While we stay at home, we can travel anywhere. 😊

I hope that whatever you are reading right now, it is transporting you someplace beautiful! Have a wonderful week, friends.

Happy Monday! Here we are, at the beginning of a new week. And to celebrate, I’m sharing three videos which I hope will bring a smile to your face. ❤️ Have a beautiful week, friends!

I Smile Because…

A gorgeous composition from the poet Jus Amanda Batts, this video is a celebration of life, love, faith and perseverance. I find it so beautiful that I’ve watched it a dozen times since a friend shared it with me weeks ago. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Spread a Smile

This video starts out, “We asked a few friends from around the world to spread a smile… and here’s what happened.” Bubbly and warm and absolutely lovely, this is one to watch whenever you need a smile, or to share with a friend if they need it.

When You’re Smiling

Acknowledged as “…the pivotal and creative genius that brought jazz and so much more to the world,” (Stephen Loehrer, Filmmaker) Louis Armstrong had a playing style that was as warm and recognizable as his iconic singing voice. This rendition of “When You’re Smiling” glides into the world like the sun rising in the morning. As Loehrer also said, “He has influenced everyone who plays, hears and loves music.”


May the coming days give us many reasons to smile!

Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” – Unknown

Today is the day when we celebrate all moms, everywhere!

Moms who are here. 💗

Moms who have gone. 💗

And the wonderful women and men who do the job of “momming” to everyone who needs it. 💗

Thank you, thank you, to all of these amazing people. 💕

Happy Mother’s Day! 🌷