Thursday, August 11, 2011
Why I write...
The beautiful letter below is from a California woman. I am not going to post her name out of respect for her privacy. But I wanted to share. Her note moved me to tears. I am filled with joy that my book and my words inspired and uplifted her.
This is (name deleted) from in Los Angeles. I'm writing to you today to let you know how your book has inspired me and changed my life.
I have been in a 21-year, unhappy marriage filled with verbal fights and a lot of loneliness. No soy una santa tampoco, but it takes two to tango. It's been unhappy for over 10 years and I didn't really know what to do. Or maybe I just didn't have the courage to do something about it. After reading your book and doing lots and lots of soul searching, I finally got the courage to speak with my husband and we both agreed that a separation is best. I thank God for my beautiful family that supports me in EVERY way, and the awesome sisters that I have who have been the greatest supporters in my decision and continue to encourage me to move forward.
I thank you for inspiring me through your lectures and your books. I feel that this is a new chance to a happy and balanced life for me and my 14 yr old son. I will continue to grow and be a positive role model for my son, family and my community.
Words are powerful, they can be used as weapons of mass destruction, or they can help heal.
I choose love. I choose to use words to create not destroy.
This is why I write.
Thank you California braveheart for sharing your story. May those who are still in darkness find the strength to walk toward the light. Know that you are not alone.
Posted by Sandra Guzman at 12:46 AM