Look Into Your Heart

Today I'm incredibly grateful for long, lazy summer days.

And for this thing we get to do called life.
I've been reading a book I found in my brother's collection;
it's called The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

In it, I found the Jung quote above that has me reflecting.

Couple that with these letters from some fourth-grade friends
in Wisconsin, and my heart is awakening in vibrant ways.

Reading it "by heart" ... isn't that lovely?
And "it really made us happy." Big {puffy heart} hug.
On the back, she drew my ukulele alongside her key principle.

"With such compassion" ... and look at that precious illustration!

I love that Charli added a keyhole to her masterpiece.

It made me smile that Joy connected with how 
"you put your whole heart when reading the book."

And when one of the teachers asked if I was going to write another book,
I shared that I was actually toying with its title, vacillating between these two options: Mipps And Birdie, Birdie And Mipps.

So this young illustrator drew herself
reading my new book Mipps and Birdie.

See why my heart is wide awake?!

When I look into my heart as I read these and reflect, I can't help but see a world of possibility and so much promise. These passionate authors and illustrators give me hope. Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope for an equitable world filled with empathy, compassion, kindness and love. Hope for a safe and brave space where we live connected by unity and joy. 

And I'm overcome with gratitude and peace.

What do you see when you look into your heart?


While I was away, I presented my Building Equity By The Book session
at the WI Character Conference; click {here} if you'd like to see my slides.

1 comment

  1. Wow- I just looked at your slide presentation. SO MUCH GREAT STUFF! Thanks for sharing!


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