Every year at this time I experience huge numbers of fundraisers. Actually, the season starts almost right after Labor Day in September. Most of the gifts folks receive from me are things I purchased at fundraisers and they match up with the recipient. I have spent years of my life selling items to raise funds for Women’s Education, a college, animals, sewing cooperatives, children’s justice issues, women’s shelters, cancer, seniors, health concerns and other treatments, choirs, bands, sports groups, scouting programs, homeless shelter, food banks and the Hands On Children’s Museum – just to mention this year’s list.
Galen Pearl’s lovely book is a fundraiser for the Edwards Center in Portland, a residential center for folks with Autism, which is home base for her two sons.
10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and staying there) is such a well written, linear, book of sharing about just how to find and change into the happy person you were meant to become. I have read her blog posts and the Facebook page, and her words have wisdom from so many traditions, shared with stories which truly illustrate and make comprehensive the lessons that she is sharing for this particular journey. The quotes actually fit the stories, tell the ancient secrets, and are very appropriate; timely. Not a “woo woo” read. I have purchased several copies of this book to give as gifts this holiday season to family members.
I have purchased a copy of 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and staying there) for some lucky person to receive as my gift this holiday season to you my lovely readers. I can think of nothing more wonderful to share with you than happiness and how to find contentment when one arrives there. I wish I could give each of my readers their own copy to say thank you for reading, commenting and sharing my words. Maybe this will spark an interest in supporting this fundraiser – maybe the recipient and readers will spread the word?
I am taking a two week break from writing blog posts to prepare for all the company that is coming to my home and to begin work on 2013. I will come by and check on and reply to comments and get caught up on my blog reading. I invite you to browse through the recommended reading tab or the table of contents and see if there are other posts which might bring a bit of happiness to you too.
No one offered me any remuneration for this gift and I was not given a free copy of this book. This is from my own library.