Life hhas a way of tilting. Jobs are lost. Children leave. Homes foreclose.
Spouses die. Everyone experiences the loss of something or someone precious at some
point. And more often than not a loss is unexpected, certainly unwanted, and can
be our undoing.
Miriam Neff, M.A. in counseling, has experienced loss
in many manifestations from her beloved soul mate Bob going home to the Lord to
a close family member's incarceration. Yet, she has learned that good
things are still possible.
"Life is like a kaleidoscope. We point
our sphere toward the light, peer in, and see a beautiful array of glass and stones
reflecting beauty, diversity, and contrast. We adjust the lens, and another beautiful,
yet different combination of color evolves. Then suddenly the kaleidoscope is thrust
to face a black hole. No light means no beautiful display. When you timidly,
maybe fearfully, tilt your kaleidoscope back toward the light, you'll see a new
combination you've never seen before, colors you didn't know existed. Location and
contrast create new and unexpected beauty. "
a "survival" book, Where Do I go From Here raises the bar in life after loss
to include love, laughter, and adventure. This is a book about facing forward, not
backwards. It is about purposely moving into a bolder and broader future.
practical help and chapter discussion questions for individual or group study.