Why I Do This

A friend let it slip that she, at some point, had wanted to write a book. After I wormed more details out of her it turns out she has wanted to write a book for years, but as she said, she couldn’t get unstuck. Since that’s what I do best, I gave her a call.

In 15 minutes, she knew what to do next, and was pretty sure she could do it.

Hearing the frustration, almost hopelessness, leave her voice, replaced with wonder, had me all weepy and choked up.

Every person alive deserves to live each day in a state of awe, filled with joy. When I can help one person take one step closer to that state—that’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.

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