My first thought when I was inspired to start this project was, “Really? Who needs another inspirational book? How is this going to help others?”
Then I realized that there are about a billion cookbooks published every year, but apparently foodies still want more. Even though there are lots of great inspirational books out there, I’m hoping this one will touch people in a new way, at the right time for them. I also realized that I don’t need to know how the Last Goodbye Letters book will help and comfort and inspire people, they’ll figure that out on their own.
I’ve been so excited and gratified when people tell me that they think this is a great idea. They come up with their own ways that it might help people that I had never thought of. One friend suggested that it might encourage children to pen notes to their parents now so that they can heal a hurting relationship. She also thought maybe it would provide a roadmap for them to figure out how to draft their own letter. She said that maybe it would be a therapy kind of book for those who read it to see that they have similar situations and maybe they’d write posthumous letters as part of therapy to heal that way.
This book won’t be for everyone. But I hope that those who would benefit from it will find it in their hands.
I don’t know how long it will take, but I appreciate everyone’s help in getting the word out.