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Of Reaching the Top With A Grateful Heart

Fun-freakin’-tastic! Everything is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!  Amidst my broken foot, I was totally overjoyed by the good news that my new book brings.  Yes, I made it to the #1 Bestseller in 3 categories on Amazon.ca and #1 International Bestseller on Amazon.com—I would never reach this far without the help and support from family, friends, and people whose lives have been touched by autism.

It’s been a long journey, one that made me grow to be a much better and more grateful person along the way. From writing my book to the hectic days filled with promotions and launches, I was astounded at the capability of people to offer help and support in any way they can to uplift my spirit, to push me to the right direction, to encourage me in my quest of reaching the Bestsellers List, and to propel me to the top.

From emails, phone calls to private messages, there was nary a day passed by that family, friends, autism communities and acquaintances offered the sustenance I need to be hopeful and to maintain a positive mindset. When I reached the #1 Bestsellers List on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com, I could not help but shed tears of joy while my son, Johnny, engulfed me in a big giant hug.  He must have understood what I felt right at that moment as he was also misty-eyed and had this huge smile plastered on his handsome face.

There was one glitch during my Amazon book launch though, and that is they failed to place me on the most important category of all—Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.  But all’s well that ends well.  I wrote to them and the company responded accordingly.  Basically, people searching for books on autism and Asperger’s can now see me on their list, and that’s one thorn plucked from my chest.

To the very people who continually give their support, wisdom, expertise, and thoughtfulness, it is important for you to know that I have come this far because of you.  To those who bought my book (even at full price!), my respect and gratitude for the love and care this action brings. My journey to reaching the top was, indeed, toilsome with potholes along the way but being surrounded by such a loving and supportive circle truly made the difference.

I humbly request that you share my book to your friends and family who needed hope and encouragement on what they maybe going through right now.  This book is meant to spread awareness and acceptance of Autism as well as in keeping up the faith in facing life’s greatest tribulations, head-on.  Let this become your anchor, your guide, and your sustenance when things seem to go haywire.

Going forward, please share to all families you know who are dealing with autism my FREE website www.livingautismnow.com.  This particular website is growing globally with the intention of helping families struggling with autism. Every cent from my book has been going to develop and run it.

From the bottom of my heart, my sincerest and warmest gratitude. You are awesome!