My primary purpose in writing this book, was to share some useful material to assist in our spiritual progress. These poems, prayers, positive affirmations and mental exercises have a practical use, and are easy to perform. Although the time alone with God and ourselves is indispensable for our spiritual growth and the improvement of the communication with the Creator, we can also practice, read or listen to any part of this book while we are doing any other task. The Bible recommends us to pray unceasingly, and we can fill our minds with prayers of thanksgiving, appreciation, contrition and petition instead of leaving our thoughts roaming aimlessly. Many of these poems can be used as prayers, or subject for meditation. To pray is not necessarily only to ask God for what we need as often we do. We pray praising our Creator just because He is a magnificent God and His creation is splendid. We pray thanking the Lord for the innumerable blessings that He constantly pours on us and our dear ones. Furthermore, as God is our creator, our father and our friend, and He cares for us, we can talk to Him about anything, anywhere and at any time. A positive affirmation is a way of prayer. It’s praying with faith and thanksgiving. Faith that God listens to us and provides everything we need, and gratitude for the blessing we expect to receive. Positive affirmations help us fix constructive thoughts in our minds. If we are sick and suffer pain, we may tend to concentrate on the negative experience that we are living. A positive affirmation of health and vitality can counteract the situation that we are facing. A positive affirmation is an act of faith. If we are sick, we pray for healing. If we pray, we trust that God is listening to us and He will answer at His right time and in His right way. If we have faith, are we going to focus on the problem, or on the solution? To repeat a positive affirmation approximates us to the solution, while giving attention to the pain or the problem, locks us in the conflict. The mental exercises are designed to obtain different results over the mind and body. Body and mind are intertwined; therefore, they influence each other. Mental imagery or visualization is an effective method that we can use on ourselves successfully. Using the power of imagination for healing, we can create vivid representations of our goals and desires. We can sooth symptoms, decrease stress and anxiety, improve self-confidence and produce positive changes in our life. The role of imagination is undeniable. Everything must be imagined before being created, from a simple meal to a sophisticated skyscraper. How can we write a novel if we are unable to imagine a plot? How can we make plans for the future if we can’t envision it? So, if we feel threatened by any situation, we have the option to imagine a peaceful scenario where we find refuge, whether this is a garden, or an island, or a ray of light, or anything meaningful to us. If reality becomes difficult, to find solace in a mental picture can give us the necessary strength to keep going and reach our goals. Grace Franchi, the author of Dear Suzie, a memoir, is a woman of great inspiration as a poet, writer and religious thinker. Assiduous in her writing activity, as well as in the field of natural healing and diverse cultural interests, writes poetry, short stories for adults and children, and non-fiction about natural healing and vegetarianism. She was born in a family of writers and painters, and has been writing since childhood. She advocates for human rights, animal rights, natural healing ways, vegetarianism and the environment. Grace lives in Florida with her two dogs, Darla, a black Labrador Seeing Eye, and Kristian, a white toy Poodle. In addition to the above, the author is a competent nutritionist who has helped many people strengthen their health and living closer to nature.