Book Spotlight – Open Your G.I.F.T.S. – Blaque Diamond


Open Your  G.I.F.T.S., Vol.  II is a collection of stories that encourages us to do just that.  Presented by Actress/Comedian Kim Coles, each of the authors, including Diamond, shares a  part of their journey and demonstrates how they turned their hardships into strengths.  G.I.F.T.S.  stands for  Gratitude,  Intention,  Forgiveness,  Triumph,  and  Self-Love,  and the anthology is divided into sections that address each of these themes.  Reading these authors’ stories will inspire you to open your own  G.I.F.T.S.  and share them with the world. Diamonds G.I.F.T.S is TRIUMPH. 

Which five words best describe Open Your G.I.F.T.S?

Gratitude, Intention, Forgiveness, Triumph, and Self-Love

Can you share one highlight from the book?

He came home about a week later, barely able to move the left side of his body, his speech was slurred, and his face was a little twisted. I’ll admit it, there were times I wanted to walk away, but I stayed for two reasons. For one where was I going to go and for two, I loved my husband, I just wished he loved himself.

What is the purpose of this book?

There are 42 Lessons and collections of stories that encourage you to Finding and Embracing Your Blessings in Disguise.

Are there themes that you find turn up again and again in your work?

Yes, Life is full of lessons and we can only learn from them. The families I service daily make the most out of life by learning essential life skills. A common thread? We are all on a journey and we learn how to demonstrate how we can turn hardships into strengths.

Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write?

Open Your G.I.F.T.S is an anthology, and my chapter was about Triumph which I hope will inspire you to open your own G.I.F.T.S. and share them with the world

Which part was the hardest?

When I spoke about when we buried my husband December 9th, but he passed away November 15th, so for three weeks he laid on a slab with a body tag at the medical examiner’s office as an unknown.

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