I’m sitting on a love-seat out on the porch of an idyllic hotel, instrumental music playing in my headphones, watching the cars pass by on their way to Historic Branson.
A glass of moscato on the table next to me, it is a perfect day, truly. The weather is beautiful, and though the wind whips my hair every which way, it is the perfect fall temperature.
I am in love with this moment. In love with this week, and though only Monday, I know that it will be spectacular.
I’ve been away, perhaps without leave, and I find myself wanting to come back. Needing to.
So, what a better way to do that than to share with you one of the most beautiful stories I have read in many months.
It’s called The Lipstick Gospel, and it’s by Stephanie May Wilson – a fellow World Racer, once Adventures coworker, lover of adventure and whimsy, and a dear friend – she is one of my favorite writers in current day.
Today is the day her book launches and is available for download.
And, I’m not going to tell you to read it simply because I know her. Or because she’s beautiful and hilarious and I want to win brownie points with her for sharing it. I’m not telling you to blindly believe what she says, swallow it hook, line and sinker.
My suggestion to you, however, is to sit down, carve a few hours out of your likely hectic day, and soak in her words.
When she says that it’s a story about finding God in heartbreak, the Sistine Chapel, and the perfect cappuccino, she nails it.
Her words made me cry. They hit home, deep in my heart, and cut through my pretensions. They gave me hope, and reminded me of how loved I truly am.
Though short, her book displays her honest, vulnerable, broken heart in a way that I haven’t seen before. It’s a story that tugs at your heart. It’s one that I can connect with and relate to. It’s one that I understand, and empathize with. I think we all will.
Get it HERE. 🙂
So, grab a glass of wine, or a cup of coffee, snuggle in on this beautiful fall day, and read her story. I promise you it’ll be worth your time.