Maria Jordan was nearly killed in the late 1990s by a vicious gunman. She didn’t escape unharmed, but she did come through with a deeper and more intense appreciation of life and the gifts many of us are blessed with; simple things that are of huge importance and often overlooked.
In her book, Thoughts on Survival, Maria shares some easy to read and easily remembered assets that most of us have at our disposal to use and share at any given time. Her chapters are small but intense eye-openers to a few things in life that most of us have access to and the ability to employ on a daily basis; things that will not only enhance our own life the the lives of others, too.
In the very first chapter, Maria sets the stage for her readers to understand the reasons behind producing the book, saying “I am reminded that everyone has something to teach.”
“The most lingering gift that I have given myself from the tragedy of 1999 is a sense of daily appreciation for each and every act of goodness and kindness shown to me.”
She stresses that it isn’t just from people we receive kindnesses, it’s from animals too, and in her book she states that she strives to give immediate feedback in thanking others for the kindness given in her behalf, be they from man or beast.
As an avid reader and fan of her work, this behavior was one of the first things I noticed about this writer, whose work I became acquainted with via her pen name, marcoujor. She was consistent in thanking her readers for comments, or reaching out to them personally, professionally and in sincerity.
The content in Thoughts on Survival is gently serious. It’s the sort of stuff all of us need to seriously consider incorporating into our own lives, if we haven’t already. She laid it out in a beautiful fashion, without bitterness, brow-beating or down-talking to her readers. Just beautiful, meaningful things to put in our personal life’s baskets, enjoy them ourselves and share them freely with others.
I love recommending books that make for great gifts and Thoughts on Survival would be one of those. The e-book for Kindle is priced at only $.99, so easily affordable, even when purchasing multiple copies that make for excellent gifts!
Recently Maria was involved with a group of writers who produced a book for which the entire profits are going toward providing funds to the K9s for Wounded Warriors Program/Rescue. Included in the book is the first written chronicle of Maria’s brutal ordeal as the hostage of a gunman. You can find out more about this book, Mysterious & Miraculous, on her website and in her bookstore, where all of her books are showcased and available for purchase.
Maria’s website, marcoujor’s musings, is located at marcoujor.com. Stop by, browse her awesome site, buy a book or even a few, and maybe even leave a review on her site and/or amazon.com.
She’s an awesome lady whose compelling work will inspire you over and over again, and she will absolutely appreciate your support and interest.
“Survival can be a gift or a curse. I treasure the gift of my survival. It’s the greatest gift I ever got.” from Thoughts on Survival, by Maria Jordan.