Everyone has had that moment—we see a need and we think, Someone really should do something about that, never imagining that we might be the answer. We don’t have the time, the expertise, the money. We’ve got careers to manage, bills to pay, meals to prepare, and families to attend to. Besides, who are we to think we can change the world? Especially now?
But what if it really is possible?
Right where we are, through our work, in our communities, in our homes, in our relationships, and in our very own souls, we have what it takes, just as we are. And, guess what? It’s not as difficult or as daunting or as daring as it may seem.
In this space, I invite you to join me in discovering the joy of right where you are and the peace of just as you are.
I’m an author, speaker, and unashamed disco-lover. My husband and I are the happy inhabitants of an empty nest in Bloomfield, Connecticut. We are the proud parents of two adult children whom we love, practically to death, and Santana, our brilliant farm dog (we named her after Carlos, the musician), and SashaFierce, our high-maintenance Shi-Poo.
Naturally, I don’t get it right all of the time, but this is the place where I’m working it out. And the people in this online space have been some of my greatest teachers. The blog is where it all got started and, over the years, we built our own book club, we’ve formed a community, and we’ve gathered together, face-to-face. There is nothing quite like having a few regular, ordinary, everyday companions on the journey.
My public writing and speaking most often seeks to gently nudge the status quo, introduce you to interesting people, and celebrate your right-now-right-here life, so that the best kind of love can take root in your soul.
If you need some encouragement to make peace with you, or if you’re wondering how you can truly make a difference in the world, click here to join our community.
With each step, be mindful that what God is after is more of you. Nothing is lost in his economy. He turns logic and reason on its head, and just when it seems all is lost, he raises the dead and gives new life to everyone. —Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are