That’s my dog Stella, sleeping on the couch beneath a photo of her (jumping in the air), myself, and Kona. Not long after that photo was taken, Kona would die of bone cancer and I’d have to let go of my best friend.

Letting go can create space for more beauty. It’s just easier said that done sometimes.

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 Chapter 2, Book 1. Have you ever had to let of something to find that the space left behind was filled by something beautiful? 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.