To Those at the Edge of the Abyss, the Comforters and Comforted

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I believe most people find themselves at the edge of the deep and dark abyss at some point(s) in their lives. There are times when it can be a great act of courage just to get out of bed, keep living, and do what needs to be done. May there always be someone who helps them into brighter times with love, compassion, and kindness. May I be counted among them.

With Love,



About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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8 Responses to To Those at the Edge of the Abyss, the Comforters and Comforted

  1. JanBeek says:

    Every day, Russ, I am wrapped in the arms of God’s tender, loving care … and thank God for putting those arms on the extension of Bob’s body! May your Beloved be those arms for you as you reach out to her and others. Your reach is extended in your writing. I feel it. Thank you!

  2. utesmile says:

    You certainly are, through your writing, your actions and through the love you give away!

  3. I try to always show compassion and kindness to others

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