I’m stirring up a whole bunch of sparkly, magical goodness to share with you today, dear ones! Three things. Ready? Go!
1) I’m super tardy to the party in sharing this insanely awesome project, but I’m so excited to be part of it! The uber-amazing Amanda Oaks of Kind Over Matter had the coolest idea for an e-book. She asked 30 bloggers and big thinkers to write about one of the funniest moments in their lives and another brief essay about one of the greatest acts of kindness shown to them. The result is a heartfelt collection of 60 short stories that’ll knock your socks off. The e-book is called Re-Giving: The Gifts of Kindness & Laughter and I’ve seriously loved flipping through the stories from folks I adore and others I’m just discovering. Go grab yours for some great weekend reading!
2) I’m over the moon thrilled to have been asked to moderate a panel at The Creative Connection this September in my hometown – beautiful Minneapolis! I got to attend part of the conference last year and was so impressed by the caliber of artists, experts and content. Great creative energy! And so many amazing folks are part of this year’s event, thanks to Jo Packham and her great team. The panel I’m moderating is on Creating Community Through E-Commerce with totally awesome panelists. Thinking of coming? Let me know!! 
3) I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the students taking my e-course, How To Build a Blog You Truly Love. They are digging deep and doing such great things! For me, it’s been an incredible amount of work, but such a total joy to do. On Monday, I’m challenging them to write a post revealing something about themselves that they’ve been less than eager to share – a personality trait, a story from their past, a fear, a regret, a dream. I’m going to be sharing something here that I haven’t before – eeeeek! – and I invite you to join in the soul-searching, self-reflection fun! I’ll be hosting a link-up, so write your post and come back here on Monday morning to add your link so we can all find you and support you. 
So – those are the three big swirly bits of magic making my heart beat extra fast these days! What fun things are happening in your world? Have a spectacular weekend!