Life is too short and serious to not look at the lighter side. That's what I love about Ms. Ayala, she finds humor in the humorless, magic in the heartbreaking, hope in the unattainable. Her philosophy is anything is possible with a little love, a ton of faith and a lifetime of optimism. Case in point: Her Christmas Chance. For Bella, the world has been a challenging place and her body her worst enemy, but her heart is her greatest asset. Her empathetic nature helps her experience life in a different way. She sees beauty where others find despair. Chance is no hero. He's made one too many mistakes and disappointed the people that love him most, but even when hope is lost, he has a cheerleader waiting in the wings, encouraging him to become a better man. A great story, has basis in realism and Her Christmas Chance deserves high praise for that.