I was interested to read that the practice of dedicating a book through inscribing it to a specific person used to be done to gain patronage or support of that person. Nowadays writers may dedicate their books as a mark of respect, gratitude or affection. This is my intention in dedicating my new book, ‘FLOW: how to turn your stumbling blocks into stepping stones’ to my mother, Mavis:
With deep gratitude I’m dedicating this first book in the FLAGS series to my precious mother, Mavis, who at the age of 94 continues to inspire me and help me to grow. She, my father, Campbell, and the elders of the McGladdery tribe, provided the sound base from which I could venture forth and live life to the fullest, turning my stumbling blocks into stepping stones. They taught me the strength of total adherence to values and principles. From them I learnt resilience, a positive outlook and love of humanity, starting with family. They also imbued a passion and appreciation of the beauty of nature.
This golden thread weaves through enriching my role as wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Brenda Eckstein – 2016
‘Flow: how to turn your stumbling blocks into stepping stones’ is available on Amazon in both the Kindle version and paperback. Above is a photo from Chapter 14, ‘Using resources creatively’. This is one of the 28 different stories providing motivational messages in the book.
To read more about the book, please visit the ‘EYES Publishing’ page of our website. Thank you!
- If you were to write a new book, what would the title be?
- Who would you dedicate the book to?
- What would the reasons for your dedicating this book to this person be?
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