Getting a Perspective

I had such anticipation over the Sept. 10th launch date for my book, Dignity in Death. My lesson today seems to be about maintaining perspective. Not only has the launch date been changed from the 10th to the 14th, and now to the 18th, but Amazon mailed an old, crummy, not-very-good-at-all version, which my husband received today. Can you imagine my surprise and horror?

Then, in the middle of my upset, I remembered that my son is a cancer survivor. One grandson faced guns and drug boats in the Coast Guard and a second grandson was stationed by the Air Force in Korea during a threat of chemical attacks. All three are safe today. My job, when I gain this perspective, is to give thanks. The book is not launching in good style? Piffle! It will happen and it will be fine. By the way, the owner of the publishing company telephoned me immediately with apologies and promises to make everything right.

If you got a bad copy of Dignity in Death today, please accept my sincere apologies, and please do not read it. In addition, let me know so I can be absolutely certain that a better version comes to you in a short time. In the meantime, I thank God for my husband, for a healthy family, sweet friends, caring relatives, and for confidence that everything is in proper perspective.