There's a bakery in Houston that makes the most delicious petit fours that you'll ever taste. The smell alone will knock you off of your feet. In fact, when Charlie walked in the door the first thing he said was, "If angels wear perfume, I bet it smells like this." I'm sure he's right!
My 9/11 tradition is to buy a couple dozen petit fours and drop them off at a local fire station with a note that simply says, "We appreciate you."
Today is the official release of Daring Greatly. The original date was 9/13, but due to the pre-orders (thank you SO much) it moved to what the publishing industry calls a "strict on sale" date. Those are always on Tuesday, so 9/11 became the day. I'm so incredibly excited to celebrate this week, but today is about something else for me.
I started my research right before 9/11 and if there's one thing I've learned over the past decade, it's this: We're still in a lot of fear and pain about the events that took place that day and how they marked a huge change in our world. I also learned that the best way to overcome fear and to heal hurt is by practicing gratitude and kindness.
In this big, loud, anxious world, the small things matter so much.