First of all I would like to thank all our Vets on this Remembrance Day for without their bravery and love of humanity and our Country we would not have the freedom for me to be able to finish this posting.
Next I want to thank everyone who came out to Cole’s bookstore yesterday to support me. Especially those who bought my book A Hairdresser’s Diary and those who showed interest in the sequel. Marg, Danny, Mrs, Buck, Donella and the lovely family who bought one for their ‘Oma’ who at 80 still cuts their hair. Katherine, Mrs Lee and the others who purchased for family or friends as Christmas gifts. I thank you all. But I cannot leave out Cole’s bookstore whose staff made me feel welcome and comfortable. It was a wonderful day.
God has given me a gift and showed me how to share it. I am truly blessed. My book has taken a whole new direction in the last week. That is as an inspirational works for those who have dreams but feel their dreams will never be. It all started after I received this e-mail.
To Christine Hannon
I want to tell you what your book means to me. I want desperately to work
with animals. I cannot think of ever doing anything else when I grow up. But
my mom and dad think I am not smart enough to go to school for this. I
might not be but I have a chance to work part-time at a shelter. I cry when I
think of those puppies and kittens suffering or being alone especially at
night. So I offered to stay a couple of hours at night so they have company. My
dad says this is a waste of time. It is never a waste of time to do something
you love is it? I am sending this to you because after reading a few of the
pages of your book on-line, they would only let me read a few for free. You
gave me the guts to make my mom and dad listen to me and I have decided I
AM GOING TO WORK WITH ANIMALS. Thank you and bless you for
giving me courage.
Nan age 14
November 11, 2012 at 9:55 am
We know we are on the right path when readers are blessed by what we write. Keep up the good work, Chris!
November 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm
I knew I was blessed when He gave me your friendship
November 11, 2012 at 8:57 am
Chris, this is awesome! It only takes just this one response to let you know what an impact your book has had on others for there are many more that just have not stepped forward but they are out there, my friend!
November 11, 2012 at 9:18 am
Thank you my friend. After this letter I called St Leonard’s Society in Brantford it has several half way houses for teens. They purchased 10 of my books to be placed in their library and one in each home. The director thinks my book and I can be a great deal of help to some of these young people. I pray it helps as I didn’t have anything like this when I was growing up.
November 11, 2012 at 9:22 am
I totally agree it can be a GREAT help to many, many, many more! Here is a quote that was given to me that became an inspiration in publishing my first book of poetry. In fact, it is in the book. Now I gift it to you. . .
“Everything that we presently feel and see moving and taking place in our hearts, our minds, and our lives is His gift to us. We know not what it is or where it is going, but He does and He gifts it to you . . drink in His goodness, savor and cherish every drop. He gifts it to me. . . I drink it in, savoring and cherishing every drop.
Thank you for being His instrument of joy to me.”
Blessings in Christ . . .
November 11, 2012 at 9:29 am
Thank you so much my friend I accept your gift with the same love it is given. He does indeed work in mysterious ways. I am proud to be His instrument and do His bidding whether through words or deeds.
Bless you for sharing this with me.