Monday, December 12, 2011

Benefit?

It's been a while since I wrote on Life with Lynnie (LwL) about what I've been up to lately, so I decided to do exactly that.  Let you know what I've been up to.

Well, as per every other December, as per normal for me, I've been busy.  Oh yes, work slows down.  But, because it does, it gives me a chance to deliver Christmas cards and small gifts to clients, past clients and friends.  I'm blessed!

Last week was a busy, busy week for me!

Did I mention that I managed to sell some copies of my books?   For those who don't know, Love Never Fails You... is about overcoming life's trials and grief.  For more info, please click on this link:  http://www.lynniebooks.blogspot.com/

Knowing that I had to drop off some copies with a friend who was hosting a weekend retreat, I had to drive out to Kingsville.  Due to being out that way, I had decided to drive a few minutes further, into Leamington.

The store I planned to go to carries gift items and books.  In fact, one of my fellow writers' book is available, there.

Before entering, I wondered if the response would be the same as so many other stores, at this time of year.  Many have told me to wait until February or so, because they were overwhelmed with Christmas items.

As soon as I opened the door and entered, I knew in my heart the response would be exactly the same as those other stores.  Christmas gifts filled every nook and cranny!  Sure enough, the woman in charge spoke those words I expected to hear. 

After thanking her, I left.  While walking out to my van, I looked at the cover of my book.  Overcoming Life's Trials & Grief, it says in the upper right hand corner.

I looked up.  Across the street was Reid Funeral Home.  My eyes once again dropped to the word grief on the cover of my book. 

As I looked up again, a thought popped into my head.  Visit the funeral home.

I recall actually chuckling to myself, thinking it was probably a silly idea, but since God planted the thought in my head, I reflected that it couldn't be all that silly.  In fact, it might just be the right thing to do.  After all, what could they say?  No?  Hmmm...

In I went to speak with the owner/manager.  K was very courteous and polite.  I asked him if he had ever considered carrying a book like mine, in their funeral home.  He responded he hadn't.

We discussed the issue, including the fact that most people they deal with during the course of their business, will experience grief.

In the end, K purchased some books from me.  Not to sell, he let me know.  Rather, to give to his clients, as a gift.  Wow!  What a great thing to do for someone!

Leaving there, I was thankful that K was Christian, for if he hadn't been, he may not have seen the benefit of what I had to say in the content of my writing.

Of course, I was truly thankful that God had led me to not just a place that would appreciate my book, but also that He had opened the door for a way for me to sell some of the inventory I have on hand.  Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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