I’ve had this book for a few weeks now and want to say I am enjoying it immensely. I mean, who wouldn’t want to learn how to live joyfully?
Let me quote Sheri from her first page:
“Friends, I am writing this book for you. Every one of us has a tragic moment, event, or deep sadness that changes our lives forever. We may wonder if we can feel love, happiness, or joy ever again in out liftimes. At the same time, we may become deeply sensitive to others and more tolerant for the daily stressors in life. Our lives take a different path than one we imagined.”
Sheri’s “tragic moment” came when she was about to turn seventeen years old. She was thinking of cheerleading and her upcoming birthday party, and everything was great in her world.
That is, until she arrived home and found her brother dead, lying in a pool of blood. So began her search to reclaim happiness that had evaded all those years.
I so closely relate to Sheri and that might be why I am finding her book so healing to read.
I, too, found a member of my family dead. My mother. I was nineteen years old and had just married.
I, too, ran out of the house screaming and I, too, found it hard to heal such a deep wound.
I don’t believe the wound ever heals but time has a way of helping you to go on.
I’ll let you know in the upcoming weeks how Sheri’s book turns out, but I know where she was coming from when she wrote it. We’ll talk about joy and healing and how we can still claim happiness no matter what.
BTW, Sheri will be on a virtual book tour in March and April. If there is anyone who would like to host her during her tour, all it would involve is for you to either review her book, interview her or let her guest blog on your blog during the months of March or April. Leave a comment below with your email address and I’ll get back to you asap.
Sheri, if you are reading this, Godspeed to you.
If you would like to visit Sheri’s website to find out more about her book, visit www.lifeisjoyful.org.