As authors, we change the world with our words, but since I started my indie career, I do more than that every holiday season. This is the third year of my Books For A Good Claus campaign, and I’m very proud to say that this year I’m teamed up with my close friend, and awesome YA Romance author, Suzy Vadori to help raise $1000 for the Kids Help Phone charity by giving $5 per book sold from our website BooksForAGoodClaus.com. For more details, go check it out on the website and the official press release.
I know it takes an immense amount of strength to ask for help, and while I’m still not very good at it, I’m way better than I was even just two years ago. I know what it’s like to feel like you should be able to tough something out, or figure something out, or telling yourself that people have had it far worse than you have had it so why are you so weak? Those toxic thoughts just eat you alive, and it’s important to know that reaching out, asking for help, even if it’s just how to make mac and cheese but it’s on that day when everything feels impossible, takes amazing strength. And when I was a kid, I didn’t have anyone that I felt I could trust with my real thoughts and fears. Well, here in Canada, we have Kids Help Phone and worldwide, here’s a list of great services and their numbers.
If you can’t make the call for yourself, then do it for those people who mean a lot to you. If you’re a parent, let your kids know about a service in your area, like Kids Help Phone, is there and that they can call at any time. If you’re an adult and feeling like you can’t hold the weight of the world, find the strength to go here for these great services and numbers and do what you’d hope your closest friend or family member would have the strength to do.