The inspirational book, No Clouds Tomorrow by Carol E. Crain, contains many of her songs, poems, and writings that will lift readers' spirits and encourage those suffering from depression and hurtful memories. She also writes about reaching out to others by sending Envelope Hugs by mail.
In her poem "It's Hard to Celebrate Father's Day," she wrote, "It's hard to celebrate Father's Day / For a child who father is away / Unavailable and disconnected / Showing no love / To a child he's rejected."
In "Return with me, Jesus," she wrote, "Return with me, Jesus, / To days that are past. / Walk down roads where I've been. / Give me peace that will last."
The book's title, No Clouds Tomorrow, came from these lines Carol wrote: "Don't let your yesterdays ruin today. / Don't let today / Put a cloud on tomorrow."
In her article about sending Envelope Hugs by mail, she writes, "I don't type my notes and letters or use e-mail. I write my letters, my 'Envelope Hugs, ' in longhand. I think this means more in a day of e-mail and junk mail. ... I suppose people hesitate to reach out to others because sometimes no words seem adequate. But human words are all we have, and I hope God can use things I share in envelopes to ease pain."
In No Clouds Tomorrow, she tells about some responses to her Envelope Hugs.
Carol E. Crain passed on in 2019, but her inspiring songs, poems, and writings are timeless and still "speak" today, bringing comfort, healing, and inspiration to readers.