Totally astounded, I inquired where I could find this and she sent me a link. Carefully, I scrolled down the page, until I reached day 4 and there it was...my quote from my book, Harvest of Hope: Living Victoriously Through Adversity, A 50-Day Devotional.
In awe, my heart fluttered quickly. Oh my gosh! My own quote was truly published on this website. In excitement, I read my quote, "The more you are grateful for what you have, the more you can live fully in the present."
How amazing that this one sentence, which was originally shared in Day 8 of my devotional would end up on a website created by famous people. The truth is that most newly self-published authors may desire to become well-known and respected, but usually we go undetected. The competition is fierce in the world of writing and it's more common to never make the cut for Amazon's top 100 best sellers.
In reality, I spent over three years of blood, sweat, and tears writing my memoir and devotional books. Although it took far more time than I anticipated and was the biggest endeavor I ever attempted, it was worth it to me. My purpose for writing captivating messages of hope, healing, and deeper faith have touched many lives in such a powerful way. This is what keeps me writing...
- When I receive an email from a reader who tells me that I gave them a reason to never give up during tough times.
- To empower men and women to use their voice.
- To educate and equip people to take back control over their health.
- To help others live their passionate purpose.
- When I am transparent and real it encourages others to be transparent and real.
- To draw others closer to God and to have stronger faith.
- To give hope to the hopeless.
- To bring joy and laughter.
- Spurring people onward to boldly chase their dreams.
- To send a powerful ripple effect into our world to show that one person can make a positive difference.
While I am honored and humbled to have my quote used for Oprah and Deepak's 21 days of Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude, my main mission for writing is not for riches or fame. However, if new doors of opportunity open up to make our world a better place than I pray the ultimate impact will bring all the more glory to God.
Here is the link to visit 21 Days of Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude. To find my quote, scroll down to day 4.