I've not blogged for some time now as I have just been to busy with being busy, but the email that I received about the blog of the week 'letter to my favourite author' got me thinking about a letter that I actually did write for real, to my favourite author 'Robin Sharma'. I wrote the following letter on the 2nd August 2009, but I never posted the letter, I don't really know the reason for not sending it, as my motto has always been 'if you don't ask you will never know'
So here goes, this is my letter that I never posted. I hope you all like it! :-)
If this letter finds you, then I will consider myself to be blessed beyond belief. My name is Michelle Chambers and I am a huge fan of yours. I first came across your book 'the monk who sold his ferrari' 3 years ago and I have been hooked on your books and blogs ever since.
You are a one of my greatest inspirations, up there with my parents, husband and my children.
Your book struck a real cord within me and your simplistic approach to life and the universe made me see that allot of the my owns thoughts and opinions on life, had a similarity to your own.
It is through reading your books and blogs that I now find myself writing to you for a reason (if you don't ask you will never know).
My story is, that after losing both my parents to cancer, I found myself inspired to journal my thoughts, these thoughts that I had, just so happened to come out in a poetic way and before I knew it, I had actually written enough of them to make a book.
Having never studied or written any poetry before, I questioned the very reason of why had I wrote all these poems, and the only explanation that I could come up with was that 'they were a gift from my parents, to help me though my grief'
Because they have helped me through my grief, I have had the idea to actually make them into a book, and I am at the stage of talking to a publishing company about self publishing my own book 'conversations with dad'
I am hopeful that the poems that I have written will help my readers again perspective on their own grief, through the honesty that I express in my thoughts.
My book is almost complete and I was hoping that I could maybe send you a sample, so that you could let me know your thoughts on it and maybe use your words as an endorsement for my back cover.
I would truly appreciate any thoughts or advise that you could give me, after all its through reading your books, that i have directed myself into the life that I am happily living in.