ch 13 p 224I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. ~Anne Frank

from The Diary of a Young Girl

This quote by Anne Frank reminds me of the true gift that is available no matter what is going on in our lives.   The real trick is to get to a place where we can focus on the gift rather than the events or situations that we did not want to happen.  When my husband of three months decided he was in love with someone else, I thought my world had ended.

My gift in this situation began when I decided to write a book – to help me understand what had gotten me into this situation.  Through the writing process, I discovered things about myself that I had never given myself permission to explore before – both things I wanted to change and true gifts that I had never fully acknowledged.  My next major decision concerning this book was that I wanted it 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.

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.

What originally felt like the cruel hand of fate turned out to be an angel of mercy in disguise.  Now that I am four years out of this relationship, I can see with remarkable clarity that my husband deciding he was in love with someone else was a marvelous liberating factor in my life.   It opened my eyes to negative core beliefs I had held on to since childhood and it freed me to pursue a life that I love.

The shelters I am featuring this week are in Colorado.  This link: Colorado will take you to the page for Colorado 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 Colorado, click on the cities listed below:

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

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