ch 13  p 217My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon.

~ Chinese Proverb

When life throws you an unexpected curve ball, something you did not plan for nor did you want – it is hard to find the joy in it.  I suspect that no one who ends up in a women’s shelter entered their relationship with their partner or spouse thinking it would turn out that way.  And for many, they may never see the real gift in all that.  It took me some time before I found the blessing in my husband of three months announcing to me that he was in love with someone else.

Since writing is my therapy and my passion, I decided to write a book in order to process all this –  to help me understand what had gotten me into that situation.  My next clear thought was that I needed to benefit women’s shelters since the women they serve go through a fate much worse than I had endured.  Most of them are not able to support themselves.  Nor do they have the emotional support I found at that time.  If they did, they would not find themselves among strangers, trying to figure out how they are going to survive.

Anyone that runs a shelter can tell you how expensive it is to keep their doors open.  That’s another reason I wanted my book to benefit women’s shelters.  One-half of the purchase price of Too Much Gold to Flush, The Gift of Infidelity goes to the women’s shelter that the purchaser designates.  Click here to purchase a copy and designate which shelter you want to benefit.

The shelters I am featuring this week are in Arizona.  This link: Arizona will take you to the page for Arizona on the Women’s Shelters, a nationwide directory of shelters for women.  On their home page, you can either click on a map, enter a zip code, or scroll down to a list of states to find a location closest to you.

To check out information about the shelters in Arizona, click on the cities listed below:

 To order Too Much Gold to Flush on Amazon, click this link.