ch 13 p 227People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.

~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

When my husband of three months decided he was in love with someone else, I did not feel any inner light shining from me.  As a matter of fact, I was ready to tar and feather him.

Once I was able to think with any level of clarity, I decided I needed to write a book – to help me understand what had gotten me into this situation.  I had not gotten too far into the writing process when I began to realize this was not about what a jerk he had been; it was an opportunity for me to find my own inner light, to reclaim the real me – not the Stepford wife who had blindly married this guy in spite of seeing numerous red flags along the way.  These should have sent me running the other direction.   After exploring the core beliefs that had sucked me into this situation, I began to see that I had the ability to make different choices in the future.  This great revelation became the inner light that allowed me to light the stained glass window of my life.

I was not very far into my decision to write this book when I knew I wanted it to benefit women’s shelters.  The women they serve have gone 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 in that situation, 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 Connecticut.  This link: Connecticut will take you to the page for Connecticut 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 Connecticut, click on the cities listed below:

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

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