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A tiny balsam tree discovers hope as a beautiful star opens his heart, helps him find his identity and guides him to realize peace

Daphne Thompson announces the release of ‘The Christmas Tree Wish’

PETOSKEY, Mich. — "While decorating our Christmas trees in 2018, weeks before the day of Christmas, my husband asks me, 'Wouldn't it be something if all the trees that get cut down for Christmas are honored and live on in a special forest in heaven?' My response back to him was a quick 'Yes,' but I had nothing more to say at the time, thinking it merely to be a peaceful statement about our time together that afternoon. Until one morning, upon waking, the whole story just came to me. It poured out of heaven like a gentle song, soft as the spring rain hits the ground and washes away the old to make way for the new. The process was entirely seamless and was not something that I could keep to myself, so I had to share it with others by writing it down. And that's the Spirit of Christmas for me. Sharing the real message of love and celebration of its joy," Daphne Thompson states.

An extraordinary tale told on a Christmas Tree Farm, in the vintage time of 1960, “The Christmas Tree Wish” (published by Po’ Boy Press) shares the touching story of Liam, a young balsam fir tree. He discovers he is lost when all hope turns to despair from losing his loved ones all around him. One night, he gets the urge of inspiration in him to hope again. After reaching out to one of the stars, he asks if he'll ever be with his family again. When he meets Abner, a friendship builds as Abner tells him the story of The Greatest Christmas Tree, in which Liam discovers who he is and the meaning of his life's purpose.

“Christmas prevails as a celebrated holiday each year, yet its true message gets lost through commercialism, materialism and the 10,000 things that distract us at any given point in time. Our minds are over stimulated and over occupied to really celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and its message,” Thompson points out. “Liam's cry for help in the midst of pain caused by the disruption to his family life is a message to all of us that we can relate to. It is his desire to know more about the idea of family that opens his eyes to his life's purpose and gains him his heavenly peace.”

The publication of “The Christmas Tree Wish” aims to remind people that there is always hope, no matter what situation or crisis they are facing. Hope is always the door that will open their hearts to the answers they are seeking.

“The Christmas Tree Wish”
By Daphne Thompson
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 58 pages | ISBN 978-1-7376897-0-6
E-Book | 58 pages | ISBN 9781982259051
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Daphne Thompson is an author and motivational speaker. After an intense inner transformation changed the course of her life, she became driven to understand, integrate, and deepen that transformation through a wide range of spiritual studies that awakened her inner troubadour. Her works of fiction include genres in Children’s, Family, Allegory, Poetry, and Spirituality. Thompson loves spending time with family, Northern Michigan’s outdoors, travel, and watching sunrises and sunsets. For more on the Wish Series books, visit