“An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.”
I truly can’t believe it, but it was one year agotoday, that my latest, bestselling book,It All Matters, officially launched! That makes today, October 9, 2018, the "1 year anniversary" of it's release. WOW! All I can say, is that"what a journey this last year has been!"
As I think about the quote above, that talks about anniversaries being a time to "celebrate the joys of today", I couldn't have imagined where I would betoday, on the one year anniversary of the book launch.
"Celebrating the joys of today" would be ahugeunderstatement. I'm grateful to be alive ... I'm grateful for my family and friends ... and I'm grateful for all the love and support that so many people have given to me over this last year,especiallyover the last few months of my life.
Words could never express how much I want to truly "celebrate the joys of today" ... because I know now, more than ever, that "today" truly is a gift, and "tomorrow" is never promised. And that's exactly why I decided to write my book. I had a burning desire, deep inside of me, to help people really and truly understand thatIt ... All ... Matters!
Today, I'm also thinking very fondly about all the "memories of yesterday" when I think about the book launch. I'm still humbled by all the people that came out to the all the book signings around the globe. I'm thankful for all the people that waited in lines at Barnes and Nobles, just to "say hi" and get to meet me. And I'm so very grateful for all those individuals that stood in line, just to get an autographed copy of my book and have their picture taken with me.
And I think about how truly humbled I felt, when I sawIt All Matterson bookshelves in airports, all across the country.
Those are moments and memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life!
There has literally been tens of thousands of people, in cities all across the globe, that joined with me, encouraged me, and supported me on thisamazing journey, and to all of you, I simply want to say"Thank you!".
Thank youfor supporting the book ...
Thank youfor allowing me teach, uplift and inspire you ...
Thank youfor allowing me to coach you and become a better version of "you"...
Andthank youfor wanting to share the message ofIt All Matters with everyone person that you know!
I'm so grateful for every moment that writing a book ... editing a book ... promoting a book ... and releasing a book has given to me.
Lastly, on this "book anniversary", let me leave you with my "hopes for tomorrow" for all of you.
I hope you never stop dreaming and setting big goals for yourself ...
I hope you always live a life that's full of real intention and purpose ...
I hope you never settle for living anything less than aLEVEL 10life ...
And I hope you leave this world a much better place, than when you found it.
Here's to making a difference in the lives of others, every day...every time ... without fail ... no exceptions...and here's to remembering thatIt All Matters!