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Don’t wait; Say it Now

05-04-2021

It is my two-year book birthday for “Say it Now!” 🎉

More than ever, I am dedicated to the message of this book, which is that it is essential to express our love and appreciation to the people in our lives.

Please do not wait. Please do not think, “I’ll do it when they turn 50,” or “I’ll do it when I have more time to focus,” or “I’ll do it when I’m struck by some inspiration.”

The title for this book came from my own experiences of having attended countless funerals during which people would tell these amazing stories about the person who had died. They’d share photos and express their thankfulness for how that person had changed their life.

They would give so many beautiful and specific reasons why the person who had died was so beloved.

Inevitably, those friends/family would feel regret that they hadn’t shared all of that with the person before they’d died. And I would always think, “We should say it now.”

I’m imploring with you to take this message to heart. If anything, this pandemic has reminded us that we just don’t know what’s around the corner. We don’t know how long we have — or how long the people we love have.

Mother’s Day is just a few days away. What if you committed to giving a mom in your life a gift that goes way beyond chocolates and a store-bought card?

What if you chose to tell just ONE PERSON — your own mom, your grandmother, your step-mom, your mother-in-law, a friend who is a mom, someone who has been like a mom to you — WHY they have made a difference in your life.

My book is filled with creative ideas for doing just that. Most of the ideas don’t cost much (if any) money. Most of them are really simple. You don’t have to be clever or crafty to create them. But their impact is profound.

These are the types of gifts people keep and remember for the rest of their lives. Because these are gifts of connection.

I truly believe that what people want MOST in the world is to feel like our lives matter. We want to feel like we’ve made a difference — not because of our awards or accolades— but because of who we are to the people we love.

Will you commit to giving that to someone?

I’d be so grateful if you would buy my book + choose a special gift idea for this mom in your life. You’d be getting 33 meaningful creative gift ideas, which you can use over and over!

If you already have my book, would you consider buying a copy and giving it to a friend or putting it in a local Little Free Library?

I’d be deeply appreciative of your help in spreading the “Say it Now” message!

But, please don’t let that $12 get in your way of expressing your love! You can also download my free Love List ToolKit, which gives you everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind loving gift in just minutes.

The toolkit comes with printables, prompts and presentation tips. You can download it here. 

If even that feels like too much, please do this: think about one way that someone has touched your life. Call or text that person and TELL THEM.

“You are on my mind right now and I’m feeling so grateful for who you are and for your big heart. I’m remembering that time I had the flu and you talked to me on the phone for two hours, telling stories that made me laugh and forget how bad I felt. That is just one example of how amazing you are.”

Imagine how you would feel right now if you got a call or text like that? Wouldn’t it make your whole day?

Don’t wait. Life is fleeting; say it now. Okay? Promise?

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

💜  P.S. It’s super fun to create Love Lists with other people. I’m hosting an hour long Love List Party on Saturday morning at 8am PDT. I’ll be sharing prompts to make it EASY AS PIE! Stay tuned for Zoom details or email me + I’ll remind you!

💜 P.P.S. If you know someone with a big heart who enjoys appreciating others, would you gift them with my book, “Say it Now” so they can enjoy brand new ways to spread sunshine and goodness? I’d be so GRATEFUL for your help spreading this message. ??

💜 P.P.S. It’s fun to celebrate “birthdays” of things we’ve created, of our animals, and of ANYTHING. What kind of birthday could you create to add some extra celebration to your life?