When we make a difference

I know that as authors we hope that in one way or the other we will make a difference when people read our books. It could be they will learn to do something, they will be entertained or know there are others who have the same problems. It could also be that we touched someone with the hand of God to be given a safe haven, to give strength or even to let them know they are loved. Whatever your book does or says someone somewhere will find the message.

I was blessed to have had that special opportunity. When I wrote A Hairdresser’s Diary I was hoping for many of the reactions listed above, and recently I was blessed to know that a young girl after reading my book took the leap to better her life. She  decided that if I could do it and live through the pain and hardships so could she. In her e-mail to me she thanked me for giving her the strength to look inside herself and see the goodness and love she had inspite being told differently from her family. We talk about bullying in the schools and in the work place but how about the bullying in our own homes. I was this young girls call for help and I answered. I am proud of that. The amazing thing is my help came in the form of my book.

8 Responses to “When we make a difference”

  1. catnipoflife Says:

    She was touched by an angel…that angel is you! What a blessing, Chris:>)


  2. sandra305 Says:

    Nothing happened when I clicked on “Post Comment,” but this is what I wrote.

    That is why we write–to make a difference in someone’s life–and that’s a beautiful story, Chris!

    Many Hugs, Sandy


    • Chris Says:

      Sandy here is an e mail I just recieved

      I’m not a high maintenance person. I don’t frequent beauty salons or even read fashion/beauty magazines. Starting this book, I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to relate to it. I quickly found out that you don’t need to know anything about hairdressing, fashion or beauty to appreciate Chris’ story, because there’s so much more to her story than just that. It’s a book about success and a book about life’s struggles. It’s a book about doing what you love in life and being the best person you can be no matter what comes your way. It’s a book about life…a real life…what’s more relate-able than that.


      Thank you for putting your life into words. What a story!


  3. Yvonne Hertzberger Says:

    Those are the moments that make our lives worthwhile. That girl will never forget you.


  4. Ronnie Dauber Says:

    This shows the influence that authors have on readers, but as well, it’s a beautiful testimony of how we can help others find the niche in life that they’re looking for, and it’s all done through love. On her behalf, I thank you, Chris, for being there for her.


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