Well, I ended up crashing last night before I could write my post. I was thinking about it all afternoon. As I listened to my boy-o and his Amma playing I was thinking about how thankful I am that he gets to spend so much time with her. I'm thankful for all the things my mom has done for me over the years, but it makes my heart sing to see the joy my boy and my mom bring each other. And, it also makes me a little sad because he doesn't get that chance to be with his Nana.
This evening I'm really thankful for two people. I'm thankful for my friend Steph. She's been there a lot for me, especially the past several months. Even if it's just someone to mutually gripe at and about the world with, that's been a wonderful boon. But, through her, I have met an awesome and wonderful woman and author. You see, she works with Lynda Gene Rymond. She's an author and has two children's books published and several more in the pipeline. We've been doing a monthly series this year of having women come in and talk about their careers and how they got there. Steph asked Lynda Gene if she would come and she said yes. And boy am I glad she did! All three of our speakers have been quite different. And really, they just keep getting better. Lynda Gene had our girls rapt attention from the moment she started talking almost until the end. She spoke to all of our hearts and souls, and I think many of the girls were hearing her on all levels. I know she spoke to my heart, not just my head.
And following the Native tradition that is a part of her bloodline, she opened and closed her talk with a song. I don't know about any of the girls, but I sure felt the power of it, it was quite tingly! I doubt the girls realized the power she was invoking, but I felt it.
Anyhow, I'm so thankful to have met such a wonderful person who happens to be a fun author. She's definitely someone I could hang with and go on fun adventures with. There were three things that struck me tonight. One, sometimes the universe will find a way to make you stop hiding your true talent. Two, put everything you can into the cauldron of your imagination and let it bubble. Three, "publishing a book is like letting a leaf go into the Grand Canyon, there is no thud".
Peace to all and may your talents shine through, your imagination bubble over and you release many leaves into the world. And may you also have wonderful people to share it all with.