Stella and Annie seem to share only one thing in common: me.
But they share more than that, not the least of which is a certain kind of spirit I must attract somehow, because it keeps showing up in my life. These two animals have the same fears (born in their past, like all of us) and find joy in the same place (wide open spaces).

And they like each other. One will follow the other around even when there’s room to run, and they’re always mindful of each other’s space.

So if a horse and dog can do it…

To me, that’s the message of the first For The Sender book… we all have the same victories and defeats, the same triumphs and losses, we just call them by different names. I called my big loss Kona, who was a black Lab that saw me through a lot of growing in my 20s and 30s. For you, it might be a partner. Or a job. Or anything, really, that makes you feel that kind of loss. And that’s the subtitle of the book: Four Letters. Twelve Songs. One Story.

Once a week we’re posting my thoughts on the message from each For The Sender chapter, making our way through both books and giving away a book autographed by the For The Sender family each time.

Here’s the last chapter of Book 1. Share your story in the comments below and we’ll choose a post and send you a book autographed by the For The Sender family.