So, today, on my birthday, I will give a gift to the world. I received gifts today and now it's my turn to give back. I am proud to say I have finished the manuscript for my first official book. I have no idea where it will take me, but I listened to a calling to write it and so I did.
My family and friends have helped and supported me through writing it and I am ever so thankful. I have plans to turn it into a workbook or "soulbook" and even more! We've sent it out to some literary agents with an awesome business plan (or at least my grandmother, husband and myself thinks so) and now I will wait. If nothing happens there, I will self-publish. This is what I was meant to do at this moment in my life and I will make it happen as I do with everything I put my heart into.
I have ideas for many other books. I started a second one and have also written two drafts of children's books. I am so excited to write them all!
Thank you God for my many gifts.
Here is my gift---a sample of my book!
HOW TO BE YOURSELF:
THREE LITTLE WAYS TO GET BACK TO YOU BEING YOU
This book is a reminder. A reminder to anyone that feels a pull inside their heart to get back to being who they were put on this earth to be. A reminder that everyone is special and has something to give to the world. A reminder that everyone has a purpose.
Sample Chapter 1:
Pick the Right People
To start you off on this journey to being yourself, you have to pick the right people. Think about those you surround yourself with on a daily basis. Are they fun? Are they loving? Do they support you? If you answer no to any of those questions, then perhaps you need to find a new crew! Not that you have to rid your life of anyone. I’m not saying that. Maybe you need to instead, determine what each person helps you do.
Sample Chapter 2:
Take Care of Yourself
The next stop of your journey? Take care of yourself! You are more important than you feel you are. You have to take care of yourself to take care of those around you. If you are not doing well emotionally, spiritually or are often ill, how in the world do you expect to be able to function at the level you need to?
Sample Chapter 3:
Do Something for Someone Other Than Yourself
This next chapter may at first sound like it contradicts the previous chapter, but it does not. Let’s begin with this statement: “It’s not all about you.”. Now repeat this over and over and over again until it sticks. Sounds like a contradiction, but hear me out. As I said in the previous chapter, you have to take care of yourself to take care of those around you. Once you take care of yourself, you’ll have the strength you need to take care of those around you. Taking care of our fellow humans is what we are here for. The universe supports us in doing so. Keep in mind though, the universe is not here to give us everything we want at the exact time we want it. We must be patient. In the meantime, we must be kind and do good things for each other.