So I think everything my mom does is great. But her newest book is so much better than great.
She released Uninvited a month ago. In that month, Uninvited has hit the NY Times Bestseller list 4 weeks in a row as number 1. You won't find her talking about this but I want to. Because it means thousands of people are finding hope for their hurt through the pages of this tender but incredibly profound book.
Uninvited teaches us how to heal from past rejections, deal with present day rejections, and stop fearing the rejections that might come in our future.
Rejection is a massive issue for most of us whether we realize it or not. Rejection can hang over us like a dark cloud skewing our view of all that is bright and happy. Until we bring it down to our level and deal with it, we're so easily blinded by it. Once something triggers us we pull past pain into present circumstances and have an out-of-proportion reaction to the issue at hand.
For me, perceived rejection is something I deal with daily. Especially in my marriage.
Michael works with people all day. When he comes home from work, he doesn’t charge back up by telling me all about his day. I do. I need to vent, spill, process all night. So when Michael wants to sit in silence for an hour when he comes home, I insert hurt when he just needs some space to recharge. He needs this time so he can then give me his best. But I sometimes assume the worst and take on unnecessary hurt.
See how easily rejection can be woven into our daily life?
I have to work on this every. single. day. Uninvited has totally helped! It’s given a name to what I’ve been struggling with - perceived rejection. Once you are aware of the why you’re feeling this way, you can learn how to tackle it.
To learn more about rejection watch this fun interview my mom did on the TODAY Show --> http://www.today.com/video/how-to-rise-above-rejection-whether-you-re-young-or-all-grown-up-748522051525
Some pictures from our short NY City trip..
pictures :: Brandon Crockett