Today is a great day to be alive
Hi <<First Name>>,
A few days ago, I was in tropical paradise, at a writing workshop (some call it a 'workation' - as in, a working vacation).
I was there to work on a series of emails - welcoming those who are just joining us at our Sew Much Easier weekly newsletter (some call it 'cozy chatters') here.
It was just the perfect setting for pouring my heart out into words - that hopefully touches those who need it most.
This was the moment...
Can anyone guess where this might be?
We were in a grand old house, on the Big Island, far away from the heavy tourist traffic - in Hawaii.
Five solid days with a few kindred spirits - each of us had our own project and purpose to fulfil. It was heaven to be so close to ancient rainforest - and all you could hear was the waterfall.
And then THIS appeared.
Simultaneously on all phones.
For a few moments of eternity, everyone in Hawaii earnestly believed it was the end, of everything.
In those terrifying moments - people desperately tried to connect with their family and friends...
While doing their best to care for their loved ones near by, thoughts of the unthinkable took over...
"This is it."
That, was precisely our collective thoughts.
The homes we were never going the see, the loved ones we were never going to hug, the goodbyes we were never going to say.
The purpose we were meant to fulfil in this world - the work that we were put on this earth to do - far from finished.
My heart and eyes swelled still - as I'm typing this.
Just as surreal - the alert turned out to be false alarm, 38 minutes later.
While the rest of the world shrugged and got on with life, those in Hawaii were left with ripples of...
Let my friend, Danielle, tell us in her words...