Like my dear friend Tim, I want to make a difference. He did. The people he touched and helped are countless. He was a mentor to so many people. The same for my friend who has been ill. She has made such an impact in business and in the industry in which she works. That is why it is important for me to continue as an author and hope that what I write entertains, helps or strengthens others.
When I wrote Riding Through It, I wanted other women to see that even though bad things happen to good people, that they should stand up, not be beaten down, and take control of their lives. It was important for them to understand that by taking responsibility for their lives and not living in a pity party about the past, they could thrive! It was cathartic for me to write my memoir, and then, I wanted to move on to another level.
So, Luke’s Tale was born. Debbie Snyder, a reviewer on Amazon, said it best:” I think in this day and age, people are grasping for a more spiritual way of life but don't always know how to start. Weaving this tale into the human frailties we all possess was brilliant! Hearing it told through Luke's perspective was absolutely beautiful.”
Debbie so gets my message. Yes, it is a story narrated by a dog, but the message is so much deeper. It is about finding a more spiritual way of dealing with each other.
Loving people unconditionally means accepting them for who they are and not expecting them to change to measure up to the expectations we place on them. Think about how a dog responds to his human, and you’ll get inkling. It isn't easy to love someone unconditionally. Often times our selfish needs take over and prevent us from making that happen. The goal is to just try to be more understanding, to express love more willingly and to forgive instead of always having to be "right."
So, if I can bring that message to people, then I will have lived my life the way I want.
What about you? What do you want to do with your life? Think about it.