OMG! I ALMOST passed on a GREAT book!
Judging this book by its title and cover, I almost didn’t read it. Everything and a Happy Ending by Tia Shurina is a memoir about three interconnected relationships & three special men in the life of Tia Shurina. Her journey almost destroyed her, but she has come to love the word “ALMOST.” As Tia points out, it holds such great potential for it can change pessimism, doubt, and fear into optimism, faith, and love. As she went through the discovery process of living her own personal truths and sharing what was truly in her heart, she almost gave up, but I am so glad that she left her comfort zones and pushed past her limits.
If you are looking for a book that will take you on a journey of self-discovering this is a must-read. Although at times her message got lost with convoluted sentences slowing down the pace and flow, the excellent content that this new author shares is worthy of a solid four stars. In Everything and a Happy Ending Tia offers a brutally honest and heartfelt story of her journey of falling in love with herself. One of my favorite passages in the book is, “My love trusts completely and fully; it is all-inclusive and all-encompassing. It gives unconditionally, unapologetically, and almost unbelievably. It doesn’t feel entitled or enabled…” Just as true love inspires the best within each of us, the author has shared a story that can help you on your journey to reaching this truth.
“My journey almost destroyed me. Almost. Boy have I come to like that word. What a pleasurable word almost can be. You may almost be ready to buy my book. You may almost be ready to begin an amazing new journey of your own. You may almost be over that rainbow Judy Garland sings about. What great potential almost can hold if you can flip your way of thinking. Just imagine, controlled pessimism, doubt & fear flipped into blind optimism, faith & love.”
That flip helped Tia move to a place where heaven meets earth…the pearly gates of her own happy ending. Changing the ending for her story brought a pure, precious, peace of heart, but kicked her butt a bit as she made her way…committed to keeping her faith. The book was a Plan C, maybe even D, but Tia was determined, after a dedicated intention & divine decision to start swimming more with the current of her life, instead of bucking that flow. Her ordinary, relatable story took an extraordinary, fantastical turn when she showed the Universe she was committed to her intention & her desire to be given an opportunity to make some new, different choices. EAAHE is a memoir that shares the “how’d that happen?” & the “how’d she do that?” in a holy hope of helping others to see life in a new way.
Everything and a Happy Ending recounts 3 inter-connected relationships & love stories that enabled Tia to love truly, deeply, & most of all, love herself. Three special circles she rounded with Ray, her dad, & her ex-husband. A true woman’s full circle journey to learn how to really trust, how to “thine own self be true”, & then, the real & true love it led her ‘round back to. It shares how the power of love & a journey to intimacy helped her make a faithful flip which began a sacred circle & new chapter…one that would allow a different ending for a story she had begun writing for herself when she was much younger. One that Tia feels strongly will inspire other women of a certain age to keep faith that it’s not too late to write a new ending for their own, as they embrace their history, not try to re-write. Tia is, most days, filled with joy. She is, every day, filled with peace. She looks forward to a happy ending each new day now, however it unfolds, whomever it holds, & whatever way the Universe molds, as she continues to create a new “happily ever after”, staying committed to rising above her fears, moving out of her comfort zones, and going with the flow of her life.
Here is a Press Release about the book – http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/will-tia-shurina-give-ray-romano-a-happy-ending-new-memoir-reveals-relationship-and-unveils-transformation-300212049.html