Even as you read these words, there are women just like you stepping up and making a difference in their communities, making our world a better place to live. Three such exceptional women have been selected as recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award. To celebrate their accomplishments, three best-selling authors have written short stories inspired by these real-life heroines. Meryl Sawyer explores the importance of creating balance in our lives, stopping to smell the roses and making time to chase our dreams in "Worth the Risk".