What I Learned From Jane is the story of how a child born with severe brain damage changed her mother's life.
"After that, someone asked if I wanted to make a Christmas ornament with Jane's hand prints on it, so I did. One of the nurses had also made one for her the day before so I put mine in the box next to hers and we gathered up our things and went home.
When we got home it was about midnight. I still wasn't walking very well and on my way to the door I dropped one of the Christmas ornaments and it broke. David wondered what was taking so long so he came back to find me.
'Are you coming in?' he asked.
I didn't say anything; I was just looking at the ground and crying.
He said, 'Oh, the ornament broke.'
Then he took me in his arms and held me for a long time.
Later that night after we had gone to bed I told David that I wasn't sad about losing the ornament.
'It just seemed so symbolic,' I said. 'She's broken.' "
Mollie Player is just a regular person who’s nevertheless trying to do a few really hard things: overcome depression forever—and maybe get enlightened, too. Her plan: read as many helpful books as she can, then implement their advice—and pass along everything she learns along the way.
The results so far: her Mystical Memoir series, beginning with You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends, which follows her attempts to find inner peace through practical, spiritual techniques; other self-help books; and her blog, Suddenly Awesome.
Suddenly Awesome is unapologetic self-help advice for the self-obsessed. There, Player writes about the books, tips and spiritual practices that make her otherwise ordinary life suddenly awesome.
Player lives in Seattle, Washington. All of her ebooks, all of the time, are free.
All of Player’s works are available on Amazon, on Smashwords and by emailing her (for PDF versions). See mollieplayer.com for more information.
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