Flowers are nice but this book will be an enduring comfort to friends, family, co-workers and clients going through the grieving process. For those times when it's difficult to know what to say, the sensitive words and beautiful imagery in this book will be a blessing to all those dealing with the loss of a loved one.
We all are going to need increased comfort in our own communications about grief and loss with our clients. Of course, it isn’t just our clients who are aging and facing loss! Your book is a tremendous help in dealing with accepting it and moving through it in healthy ways.
~ Cheryl Moss, CPA/PFS, CFP, CLU, Financial Advisor in Wisconsin
I received a note from the people we gave Rays of Hope to who had lost their son. The father wrote that it spoke profoundly to their hearts and was a godsend to them as the numbness passed and tough reality of their son’s loss sunk in. They were so appreciative of the book, saying it was a difficult time, but that they were moving forward with the help of “precious people like you.” I was so glad to be able to offer this resource to them, and their feedback was a wonderful affirmation that we, as planners, truly are an important support in our clients’ life transitions. What a blessing your book is. Thank you!
~ Prudy Harker, CFP, ChFC, CLU, RHU, Consultant, Illinois
Everyone loves the book. We have been giving Rays of Hope in Times of Loss to clients in times of loss. I gave it to a good client of mine who recently lost her husband. She was so appreciative; she called me later and asked for additional copies. It's a perfect gift to give to someone who is grieving a loss.
~ Tera Wiggins, CFP, ChFC, CLU, Financial Advisor in Alabama
“By the time you read this I will have already finished my beautiful, beautiful book. I cannot thank you enough. You were right – it made me feel normal again in my grieving. It was devoured in one sitting and I will never, ever forget your kindness to me when I needed it most…I will give it to my mother to read as well; I think she could also benefit greatly from it…I will treasure it always. It’s not what you did, it’s who you are!”
~ S. Allen, ChFC, CLU, Financial Consultant in Texas
Dr. Lyman K. Steil, CSP, CPAE, Chairman/CEO of International Listening Leadership Institute says, "Susan Zimmerman's work is wonderful and will serve as an invaluable balm to anyone who is experiencing, or has experienced any kind of significant loss in their life. She shares the wonderful fruit of her creative labor as a talented writer, thinker and speaker, with the meaningful finished product, Rays of Hope in Times of Loss - Courage and Comfort for Grieving Hearts. I especially enjoyed the segment on 'Listening Gratitude.' Susan's work will serve many, and I am happy to recommend it to everyone I know."
I recently received a note from clients who I’d given the book to who had lost their parents. Their degree of appreciation went beyond my expectations and it felt so good to read their many glowing words of gratitude. I have to thank you for creating it!
~ Annette Findling, Advisor in Illinois
“Your gift of writing has been used to God’s glory and that, Susan, fills me with respect for you. I am so glad you are publishing your poems, to bless others who have loss on their doorstep. I was totally moved and overwhelmed by your book…the photography and poems are so beautiful together!”
~ Diane K, Mammographer, R.T., R M