It poured rain for a few hours but now the rain has turned to snow.
Earlier, I watch a pine branch crack and fall, and the branches outside my window are heavy, heavy with this winter snow and ice.
Those branches — they are heavy, but my heart, my heart is light — the day has been busy, as always, but busy in a purposeful, directed way. Here I am again, getting to do what I love with people I enjoy.
And there is this blog post from Ian Shea, with kind words about how I helped him find his social media voice.
And a note in my Facebook inbox, from a friend and blogger who received his copy of Leadership and the Art of Struggle at a time that receiving an unexpected book and gift brought encouragement to him. Yes, friend, we all struggle!
There is progress toward building a stronger business. There is the chance to help a friend in need; there is a new hardwood floor being installed in my family room.
There is a mocha on my desk.
There is homemade chili simmering in the crockpot.
There is a stack of notes from my daughter’s kindergarten class, words and pictures, thank yous for the ice cream I sent in for their Valentine’s Day party.
There is encouragement. There is purposeful work. There is bounty and blessing.
There is love.
There is love.
I am the founder/CEO of the Weaving Influence team, the author of Reach: Creating the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message, Book, or Cause, and the host of the Book Marketing Action Podcast. I’m a wife and mom of three kids, and I enjoy running, reading, writing, coffee, and dark chocolate.