Ever have one of those moments where you think about giving someone a gift, then wonder if you’re crazy?
The other night in New Orleans a group of 12 girls came to hear me speak. How they got there is interesting…
Lisa Settles’ mother heard me speak in Detroit over a year ago. She bought one of my CD sets and sent it to her daughter Lisa, who graciously thanked her mother then promptly put it aside. Months later following a move, she found it and decided, “Why not?” and listened to all 4 CDs in one day, only to pass it along to a bunch of other friends, who in turn decided to all do a book club using “Remember the Roses” as their book of choice.
They then decided to, as the book suggests, go dream big while waiting for true love, creating “dream boxes” and holding each other accountable while cheering one another on step by step. As Lisa puts it, “We marvel at how much progress each of us has made, and we’re not stopping now!”
Which all goes back to Lisa’s mother, who decided to buy her daughter the CD set, and simply did what I call,”bold sowing.”
You never know what your seed sown will yield. In fact, I’ve quit assessing desired outcomes so much, and focus instead on sowing more seeds, like giving gifts, words of encouragement, writing notes, investing financial gifts however small, and texting words of courage when it may feel random. So often we hit the mark and make a big difference, almost by accident.
So why not when prompted, respond? Do it without over-thinking and watch surprise outcomes transpire because of your initiation. We’re all part of a tapestry and when one thread keeps sewing, who knows what designs will ensue.