Perseverance and Hope

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“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.

Since launching this Help Fight Hunger book promotion, I have been posting blogs in an effort  to raise awareness on the hunger crisis that is not only afflicting the very poor, but also the middle class ― a class that is steadily descending below the poverty line, as a direct consequence of this serious, prolonged economic downturn. I’ve illustrated how this crisis has no geographic boundaries.  Its force and devastation is reaching communities around the world. I’ve shown you statistics, possible solutions, and highlighted some of the wonderful work and philanthropic efforts that individuals, communities, and non-profit organizations have been doing to help alleviate hunger. I’ve also posted some excerpts from my book, Casualties of the (Recession) Depression, to give you a snapshot in words of some of the challenges that people face. The vignettes are not fiction. They are real stories, featuring real people.

I am sad to report that my Help Fight Hunger book promotion has been a dismal failure thus far. Not one direct sale.

That said, I will continue the effort.

In this last week of my book promotion, my posts will focus on a powerful force which provides essential spiritual “fuel” to many of these men and women:  Hope.  

Hope is that source of renewable energy which helps us to wake up each morning, ready to face and battle the daunting challenges head-on.

I don’t know how many times I’ve said this, but I’ll say it again and again: There is always hope.

This, I know for sure.

Tomorrow’s post:  “Plan B.”


From Aug 14-Sept 7, purchase a copy of  Casualties of the (Recession) Depression, and for every $20 book purchased directly from me, through my website, I will be donating $5 from the proceeds of each book sale to either: Feeding America (US), Action Against Hunger (Canada), or The World Food Programme (Global). The purchaser chooses one of the three.  As I’ve stated before and clearly state on my website, this promotion does not apply to books purchased from third-party distributors, such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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