In January of this year, full of hope and enthusiasm, I launched the podcast Sing With Your Feet. In the time leading up to the launch, it was a labor of love, the kind of thing that becomes the only thing you want to talk to anyone about.
My friends Jonathan and Eric had patiently walked me through how to get the thing off the ground. Seven Productions handed over some of the very very very best theme music anyone has ever heard, written by Claude Ekwe and performed by Matt Kugler. My friend Robin helped me think through some marketing strategies.
I launched the podcast into the universe without having any idea what would happen with it. I mean, does the world really need another podcast? And, of course, why in the world would anyone ever listen to me?
I was so tickled when LiElla Kelly, Death Doula extraordinaire, wrote that first letter to Lily, bringing her unique perspective as someone who walks with people through the process of dying, to our conversations about living the Ideal Life. LiElla is definitely someone I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.
I am so incredibly thankful this Thanksgiving for my listeners, my Cinderellas, who spend a half hour or so each week with me, their Fairy Godmother, as we all marvel at our Venn Diagrams together, seeking joy, learning to consent to our lives as they are today, and living the lives we were destined for based on the time, talent and treasure we have been given.
It is such a privilege to be invited into your lives and to be privy to your challenges and successes. (I especially love those success stories! Keep ’em coming!) I am so incredibly honored when you share the podcast with your friends. Thank you for trusting me with the people you love!
So, to my Cinderellas across the world: I am so thankful for you.
PS. For those who have been adorable and asking how their Fairy Godmother is celebrating Thanksgiving in France? Today is just a regular day, so we have to go out of our way to make it special. I’ll be doing a Wool is Cool session in the morning, and working on some homework for the class I am taking. Thrilling, I know
But this afternoon will be better. I’ll take the boys to the Conservatory after school. While they are there, I’m picking up our guest of honor: a bucket of KFC.
From there, I will make some carrots with maple syrup glaze, mashing up some lofty potatoes, and baking an apple tart. I know it’s not anything special, but it’s what we can make happen.
But you can bet that all day, I’ll be thinking about you!!!!!!!!