What is the consequence of allowing the pain of your past to create your life today? This compelling story is a case study in how our thoughts affect our reality. It shows how miracles happen when we embrace our own worth and become who we are meant to be.
Fiction or non-fiction Non-fiction
Where did I get the book: Westwind Communications
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Reason for reading: Review Copy
I think Kim is a pretty brave lady. She's dealt with a lot over her lifetime and I couldn't help but be moved by her story. At times, in her adult years I found myself getting mad at her. I wanted to yell "BREAK THE CYCLE, QUIT DRINKING AND TAKING PRESCRIPTION PILLS!!" But unfortunately that doesn't happen until much later in her life. The one thing that I took from this book was how easy it is for young kids and teens to fall into the trappings of getting drunk or getting high. After reading Kim's story I totally understand how blessed I was with parents that gave me attention, validation, and unconditional love. Those children that don't receive those precious gifts from their parents are more susceptible to fall between the cracks and to check out. Kim tells her story with unflinching honesty and she never gives herself a pass on any of her past behaviors. This story could have turned out really, really bad, but lucky for her and for us, Kim was able to overcome her addictions and make her life into something worthwhile.
Quotes from book:
"Kim," Evelyn said, "it seems to me that your bad relationships lasted two to three years at a pop. Do you realize that after that amount of time you cross over from a victim to a volunteer?"
That was a good point.
Here's what I learned. The world owes me nothing because of what I've been through. I am a product of those experiences, and I have the choice to either make those lessons count for something or let them destroy my life. Each dy that I choose to dwell in the story of my past, I can't see the beauty of the day I'm in. Today, instead of looking for the slights that others perpetrate on me, I look for the kindness they give me. And I always find them. What you seek, you shall find. p.244
About Kim Vazquez:
Kim is a mortgage broker and former business owner who found her true calling in helping others tune into their spiritual guidance. Although it took 24 years from her first angel sighting for her to embrace her spiritual gifts, she now derives the greatest joy from using these abilities to improve the quality of others' lives. She conducts Angel Readings through her practice, works as a spiritual counselor, and offers workshops and seminars in Placer County, California where she lives with her husband. She can be reached at www.kimvazquez.com or www.journeywithangels.com