Recently, some of the books I ordered came to me with printing issues on the cover. I was devastated because I knew I couldn't sell them, nor could they be given away without covers on them. For me, this was a real waste of good material. Since I never throw anything away, I wanted to see what I could do to make these books presentable to someone who could use some good relationship advice. After all, the content was still there so why throw them away!

I knew my passion was to help young women in trouble, but who? Who could I give these books to and who would want them? So I waited and waited until I knew in my heart who I wanted to help; who pulled at my heart strings? Not to mention, I still need to figure out how I was going to fix the covers and at what cost.

Thanks to the help of someone I met through my journey of writing, Doug Heatherly, owner of Lighthouse for Leaders, I was able to reprint the covers and donate my books to a couple local organizations. He offered his help getting my covers to the right size so I could take them to the local Office Depot for printing. I learned which glue to use, cut them to the size I needed, and carefully placed the covers onto the once-binded pages. Whew! Now that was a first for me.

What I love so much about this whole process was how each organization came to me at the right time. I met the exact person at the exact time I needed to in order to fulfill my dream, to help someone. My hope was that at the same time my gift would offer them some assistance to those they are working so hard to help. Now, these two organizations are part of my heart's desire to learn more about them. What else can I/should I be doing?

In time, I will learn my purpose for meeting these particular women. Until then, for more information on the work that they do, here are their websites:

One Way Farm Children's Home in Fairfield, Ohio

Dove House in Hamilton, Ohio

I'm anxiously waiting to hear what some of the young women think about my book; hoping they receive the helpful advice I so wish for them.

To read more on dating, relationships, family and friends, check out my book, Loving with Purpose at

Author's Bio: 

KIMBERLY MITCHELL is the author of Loving with Purpose and writer of articles for such venues as her blog,,, and other websites offering advice. As an entrepreneurial relationship contributor and a student of life, she believes that good or bad, personal experience is the best teacher.

Her history of talents range from producing and presenting instructional material and business solutions for business leaders, including management and leadership courses, personal development, diversity, and technical training, to website creation and graphic design of company newsletters, brochures, websites, and educational material. Her work in human resources, along with her technical ability, provided her opportunities to combine those skills, expanding her efforts to achieve success personally and professionally.

Today, Kim has taken the long road of putting what she knows to paper. She has received so much more from the experience than she ever expected and she's thankful for the opportunity to contribute. All she wants is to see palpable change in the way people treat each living and loving with purpose.

Kim lives in Ohio with her husband, along with other family members and friends. For more information about relationships, please visit