Just another Smith…

The sun sets on another day…

Ever have a day that is good but others would not necessarily see it as such?

Today I was at an art fair and although I sold several books, I did not see what I was used to selling. I did not set a goal for the day, but I usually set it to break even or just a little more. Today I did a little more.

If you measure yourself by money you may well become disappointed, so I try not to measure my day that way. Instead I measure my day by enjoyment, and the interactions with people each day. In that the day was a great success. Today I got to see a group of people who I rarely get to see, and as usual they were fantastic. Authors as a whole are dynamic people, and the day was filled with healthy discussions, and great interactions. For the authors, Joan, Jean, Emma, Melanie, Ingar, and Nicole, thanks for all you do. I enjoy each time we get together.

For the customers and non customers who I spoke with today, thank you even more. There were people who just wanted to talk, and we did a lot of talking, there were those that discussed my books, and some that discussed random topics, but in the end it was all amazing. A young woman spoke to me for a while, and we discussed a number of topics and in the end she was a Smith. No only was she dynamic and engaged in writing and beyond, being a Smith, she was, well, a Smith. (It’s a Smith thing)

Finally, to the young teen whose mother encourages her so well to read and write, I hope you find your voice and reach out to the world. If your story touches one person it is a story worth telling, and if you try, you will reach far more than one person. Find your voice, find your words, and make it happen. We will all be waiting.

So as the sun sets on another day, people are at the core of who we are in this world. There are so many stories and so many possibilities. I hope each of you can measure your day not on what it did for you, but on the power of those around you. For me, today, listening and laughing and being part of a great group of people, I can see nothing but success. Measure well, and have some fun each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be spectacular…