A Thread of Hope

Welcome to my blog.

I would like to thank Authors’ Lounge for allowing me to create this Blog. I hope that you will find this message filled with Hope and knowing that there is always Hope no matter how hopeless something may seem even if it is just a “thread of hope”!

My name is Jacqui DeLorenzo and I want to share briefly my life’s story. I am an academic counselor at a community college in Massachusetts (USA). I worked full time for over 30 years and still work part time.  My passion for helping others has never left me. My primary goal has always been to help students believe in themselves and to never give up on their goals no matter how big or how small.  Everyone is dealt positives experiences and negative experiences in life.  However, even though often we don’t have a choice what is dealt to us we do have a choice how we are going to handle it. We can choose to be a conqueror or we can chose to be a victim.  It is what it is as the saying goes. I am not saying that my life has been the toughest but it has dealt me many challenges.  I survived through my faith in Jesus and the thread of hope I never let go.  As a child I went through years of relentless bullying.  The breakup of my parents left me feeling very vulnerable and the kids picked up on that.  I didn’t want to live this way and from the moment I stepped onto the school bus till the moment I stepped off I was bullied.  Later in life I lost my brother through the devastating disease of leukemia.  He was just 13 years old.  Five
year later I was diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer.  I was given less than a year to live, I suffered through an eating disorder and survived that but here I am today sharing my story.

I would like the readers in Authors’ Lounge to know that I have written to books: My first book: A Thread of Hope: A woman’s Spiritual Journey of Faith from Trauma to Triumph and my second book: Straight from My Heart: Journeys of Hope, Love and Peace.   Both of my books are inspirational giving the reader a reason to go on knowing that there is always hope.  I felt sad most of my childhood but I found some inner strength to go on.  I promised myself that one day I was going to tell my story and help others know that they are not alone.  My message is that I am a conqueror when at one time I felt helpless.  I am very happy with my life. I continue to grow daily and I appreciate all life has to offer.  I love my family, my friends, and I am most thankful for my health.   I graduated with a Master’s degree in Psychology, because I believed I could.  I feel fulfilled seeing that others became conquerors through my stories.  You will discover your true self, you heart will be filled with love, peace in your soul, and happiness in your life that at one time was probably lost along the way.

Never give up on your dreams and always remember you are the captain of the ship.  If you think you can you can, if you think you can’t you can’t.  So today make the conscience choice of being happy, saying to yourself” I am free and I can achieve whatever I want”.  Life is a journey and it can be a happy fulfilled one.  So once again I share my personal journey in life through my two books in hope that you will be lifted so high that you will feel you have wings.  God Bless you and may the angels always carry you on their wings.

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Blessings, Jacqui

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