A "Lifeline" reader commented on the dedication that appears at the beginning of the book, mentioning how we can imagine happiness being generated from within, but also strengthened by others. That's definitely part of the connection I'm trying to express in "The STARLING Series." And I feel happy when people are talking about this connection and even better, sharing it with neighbors.
The free download of "Lifeline" continues through today, Wednesday, Dec. 26. You'll notice through today the price will say $0.00, but will revert back to $2.99 tomorrow. I'm doing the giveaway in hopes everyone will help me to get this book into more hands, particularly the hands of teens who may be dealing with issues of bullying, technology and personal growth. It's a great book for teens to download and read over the holidays. To get your copy, just follow THIS LINK on Amazon. Click on the button on the right sidebar that says "1-Click."
And there's no need to own a Kindle device to read it, the free reading apps for PC, Mac, phone, tablet, etc. are here.
Due to growing interest, as well as the spirit of the season of giving, I'm sharing the dedication that appears at the beginning of "Lifeline." The dedication will help give folks a better idea of what "The STARLING Series" is about. I spent considerable time writing and re-writing this dedication, which I consider to be as much a part of the book as any of the chapters. Feel free to share the dedication with anyone you think might gather some love, hope and encouragement from these words.
With love, I dedicate “The STARLING Connection” to all people in all lands.
As others have said:
We are all loved equally within the HEART of THE GREAT SPIRIT.
Love, the greatest and infinite, LOVE, surrounds us, is within us and can flow through us like oceans of life. Love is greater than fear.
This book is dedicated to all those who have been ignored, cast out, ostracized, harassed or beaten; especially, to all those who have been attacked, exploited, abused and/or murdered.
“The STARLING Connection” is for all who have suffered and died, who have risked everything and given everything in the search for their deepest selves, who pay the full price of true friendship, love, understanding and compassion for others. Our survival, which includes human beings, plants, animals, and all life, depends on each of us having some capacity to “walk a mile in our neighbor’s shoes.”
This book is for those who have struggled to experience love and to accept our full humanity, for all our “flaws,” which can also be our greatest gifts, to learn how to fully share love. This story is for those who have traveled very far, over oceans and continents, rivers, mud, mountains and skies, through heat, storms and bullets, as far as we could walk, run, fight or think – all just to catch a momentary glimpse, a fleeting tiny fragment of the true place to put our beliefs, minds, spirits and faith—THE FULL EXTENT OF REALITY—whatever IT may be.
These writings are for those who are dedicated to learning, but more importantly, to respecting the deepest truths of what we are as human beings.
“The STARLING Connection” is for those who have put their lives on the line to fully live, for love, hope, human rights and liberty for all people, Nature-Reality and all life on Earth.