If there was ever a doubt in my mind about who my market is as I do more speaking and sell my books, today’s gathering of women confirmed that I am in the right place, doing the work I am supposed to be doing. An amazing giving woman named Lois read my book in less than a day, and then called me to share her tears and praise of my book. Then she told me she wanted to gather her friends to hear my story.
I had never met Lois until today, but I could tell she was a well connected woman. Lois sent out an invitation to her friends, asking them to come to a meeting at her house for something that would inspire them. They had no idea why they were gathering. Lois made sure they knew they weren’t coming to a party where they would feel obligated to buy something, and if they trusted her, she wouldn’t disappoint. Twenty three women squeezed into Lois’ family room and waited for her to tell them what the surprise was all about. And the surprise was me!
Lois introduced me in vague terms, not wanting to give any of my story away. I immediately connected to the energy of these amazing women. As I shared my story, I saw recognition in the eyes of those in the room, evidence that both loss and challenges have been a part of their own lives, and they too have searched for the good to come out of such life events.
I was honored to be with these women and as I left, I felt confirmed and appreciated, knowing that my story is indeed making a difference in the lives of those who hear it. Never would I have believed how much light and love would come out of a story of darkness, but that is how God works in the world. If we are open to love, it shows up in abundance.