Listen To Your Heart
I remember when I was a people pleaser. Okay, I am still a people pleaser to a degree, but I remember when I was worse. Much, much worse.
When you come from a dysfunctional family you adopt ways to survive and unfortunately those ways of coping don’t work in the real world. If your home was abusive, you learn to please those around you. You don’t do it because you want to do it, you just know it will be less painful.
I grew up without the freedom of making my own decisions. Consequently I didn’t know how and when I became an adult. I felt incapable of making my own decisions, and anytime I did, it was painful. So I learned to just get the opinions of others every time I had to make a decision.
I had no trouble finding people who would readily tell me what I should do. And once someone gave me their opinion, well I felt obligated to follow it.
I think that’s what Sonny’s problem was. Sonny is the story of a little blues guitar who loved playing the blues. That is until he started listening to his friends.
One of his friends thought he should be playing other music, so Sonny tried that. Another friend thought Sonny should take a vacation.
Sonny had no boundaries. But he didn’t know that. After all, he was just a guitar.
When I wrote this story I thought it was a cute idea. Afterwards I realized I’m a lot like Sonny. Maybe you are too.
Today you can get Sonny Follows His Heart in the Kindle version for free. You can do that right here.
But first, maybe you’d like to see the trailer below.
The truth is, all of us have a little bit of Sonny in us.
Download this book and enjoy the illustrations created by my husband using a computer mouse.
It’s a book your kids and grandkids are sure to enjoy.
And then you’ll know what Sonny decides to do.
About Anne Peterson
I write words you can feel, sometimes they rhyme. If I'm not writing, I'm telling stories from my head, to little ones who call me grandma.