They say you learn the most from your most difficult experience. What a stupid system.  ~Anonymous

 

ch 14 p 248Why is it that the most valuable lessons in life seem to come with a huge price tag – not necessarily monetarily, but emotionally?  Not only that, but they are also the hardest lessons we encounter.  I got my cosmic two-by-four when my husband of three months announced that he was in love with someone else.

It was the worst day of my life.  And it was the best day of my life – once I realized that his actions prompted me to look at who I was in the situation.  When I had to admit I was the one who chose to marry him – while knowing things that should have sent me running the other direction, then I realized I did not have to stay locked into those dysfunctional thinking patterns that had landed me in the relationship in the first place.

Once I was able to think with any level of clarity after my husband’s big announcement, I decided I needed to write a book – to help me understand what had gotten me into that situation.   It took a couple of years of processing and a full year of writing before I came to the conclusion that the main love ingredient that was missing in my marriage was love and compassion for myself.  If I had been tuned into my own needs, I would have clearly recognized the red flags that were popping in my face the whole time we were dating.  So the real gift in this marriage was the lesson I learned about loving myself and honoring who I am.

As soon as I decided to write Too Much Gold to Flush, The Gift of Infidelity, I immediately knew I wanted it to benefit women’s shelters.  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.

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

 

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

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