I can't tell you how exciting it's been to receive all of your emails about wanting to give The Gifts of Imperfection as a holiday gift!
I'm so, so grateful that you're enjoying the book. It holds a special place in my heart and I love hearing that so many of you are connecting to the Wholehearted journey!
To show my sincere thanks, I want to offer you some special gift trimmings!
I've got great gift cards, bookmarks and book plates (little stickers that I sign when I can't sign your book in person)! All you need to do is fill out this form, and I'll get them in the mail by 12/10. These are my gifts to you!
This is the super cute 3X4"book plate. We made it to fit right on the first page!
Here's the front and back of the bookmark!
We even have this very special card for your move-a-body friends.
Here's the story:
A year or two ago, my good friend called and as soon as I said, “Hello!” she said, “You’re a friend who would move a body.”
I could tell by her voice that she was serious. I lowered my voice and asked, “What does that mean?”
She said that one of her sister’s close friends had called her sister and asked her to help her move her mom. Her mother, who was apparently only invited to visit once a year, struggled with alcoholism. When my friend’s sister’s friend came home from work, she was passed out drunk on the sofa. It was 3 o’clock in the afternoon and the kids would be busting through the front door any minute. She called because she physically needed help moving her mother.
I let out a deep sigh and said, “Yes. You could definitely call me.”
Then she said one of the kindest things that anyone has ever said to me. She explained,
“I’d call you because you would come right away. Give me a hug. Never look judgmental or disapproving or disgusted.
And then you’d say, ‘let’s do this.’
The next day when you saw my mom at the park or the soccer game, you’d be kind and respectful.
And most of all, it would never cross my mind to say something to you like, ‘please don’t tell anyone.’ You don’t do that.”
I thought about that conversation for days. I thought about how lucky I am to have a couple of “move-a-body” friends in my life. I thought about how crazy it is that most of us can steamroll over these friends while we work to win the approval and acceptance of people who really don’t matter in our lives – people whom we’d NEVER call when we were in real struggle.
About a week after this call, I thought I’d pay the kindness forward and I called my friend Dawn. As soon as she answered I said, “You’re a friend who would help me move a body.” She replied, “Holy crap. Did you kill somebody?”
I laughed. “No. Not today.” Then I told her how much she means to me.
I think these cards are a fun way to say, "Thank you for being there for me!"
Just to recap - fill out the form and you'll get both gift cards, a bookmark, and a signed book plate (you'll see that I ask for the name on the form). Rather than asking which gift card you want (move-a-body) or the basic, I'll send both for each name you give me. All you need to do is punch a hole in them when you get them. I'm not going to punch the hole because some folks aren't "stringing" them.
I'm going to close the offer on 12/9, so we have time to get everything to you!
Thank you again for the support, encouragement, and for being a part of this amazing community!