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Michelle Ann Hawes
Michelle Ann Hawes is a mother, writer, and an advocate for clean water solutions and sound nutrition. She has worked to support missions and spent over twenty-five years in the corporate world. Aside from her business endeavors, Michelle is a lifelong learner, enjoys "rehabbing" recipes with family and friends, and loves to sing. She also brings laughter to others as an amateur puppeteer. Writing stories to build up and encourage others to stretch themselves motivates her creativity. Michelle has a son and daughter-in-law and resides in the beautiful "Haven" community of Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Through a series of events, a young woman named Marla Haines finds her world crumbling all around her. She could not manage to see how she would pick up the pieces of her life or find the good she longed for until she received a gift—an unwrapped gift.
Irene S. Roth | 01/08/2017
This is a wonderful book about the gifts and treasures all around us during Christmas time and beyond. All we have to do is stop long enough to become aware of them. And this book will help the reader do just that.
This book is about the events of Marla Haines, a young woman who moves through some very difficult times by writing about her reflections. As the world crumbles all around her, writing became a powerful tool for working through these difficult emotions and putting them into perspective.
Christmas time can be quite busy for everyone. It is a time when we anticipate all the wonderful things of the season. We shop, cook and anticipate the arrival of Jesus Christ, our Saviour.
However, Marla discovered that there is so much more during Christmas that is important in life. There are unwrapped gifts and treasures that people give as a sign of love and compassion for one another.
These unwrapped gifts are friendship, kindness, generosity, gratitude, courage, compassion, and love. These are things cannot be bought by money and cannot be wrapped up and put under the tree but given freely to another person who may be having a difficult day.
Another theme that runs through this marvelous book is the importance of sharing our special moments with loved ones, whether it is making a cup of tea and really connecting with them or simply talking. There are so many gifts in moments like these.
This book will show the reader the true meaning of Christmas and how we should perhaps go beyond the consumerism of the time and dig deeper to discover the true meaning for the season. Buying gifts is nice. But connecting and loving as well as anticipating the birth of our Lord and Saviour are perhaps some of the best gifts of Christmas.
This book is truly inspiring. The photographs make the book brings home the message of love and compassion. It is a book that must be read and re-read for more depth and understanding.
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