A Letter to My Son
A few people have asked me, “Is this book an autobiography? It sure sounds like you.”
The answer to that question is: “Yes and no.”
A Letter to My Son is based on some of my life experiences; but, many of the characters inside are fictional, and some of the story ideas were sparked by nothing more than a telephone conversation.
In retrospect, this book is more a reflection of my mindset, at that time, than my whole reality. I saw myself as a victim in life, stemming from a family tragedy that occurred when I was a teenager; and, this is the vantage point from which I continued to view the world around me for many years to come.
The stories in A Letter to My Son are the snippets of my life experience that I chose to focus on back then. Evidently, the more I dwelled upon this notion that I was a casualty of unfair circumstance, the more I attracted people and situations that proved me right.
I believe we always prove ourselves right. We all receive what we expect to receive from life, and we attract the circumstances that match our personal vibrations at any given time. This is a natural, impartial law of our universe—just as gravity is—and I believe this book demonstrates it very clearly.
At the time I wrote A Letter to My Son, I had no idea why I was so compelled to purge these pessimistic thoughts from my system in such a public way. But, several years later, I know. It’s as though it was meant to be, all along, and my second and third books bring it all full circle. I was saying “good-bye” to that troubled phase in my life and opening myself up to something new. Two and a half years later, “something new” arrived—a more optimistic viewpoint that changed the path I was on and spawned the creation of my second book titled A Letter to My Daughter.
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