Even though I give myself permission to completely unplug and indulge in family and the outdoors every summer, my mind and heart are never far from this blog’s content or from the related projects.
For example, this week my friends at Moody and I have been putting finishing touches on my new book, The Well Balanced World Changer: A Field Guide to Staying Sane While Doing Good, which will come out in October. While some of my books have been aimed at a narrower, niche audience (and I’m prone to cautioning people that not all my books may be for them), this is one that I’d unembarrasingly hand over to any visionary in the faith, non-profit or humanitarian world.
It’s a collection of insights (some of which I learned the hard way) for staying the course and pressing through those moments when people don’t line up to applaud or bankroll your noble visions. It’s for those of you who believe in your cause so deeply you have to keep going anyways.
I am sure when it comes out we’ll do all kinds of promotions and giveaways and such, but there IS a lower, pre-order guaranteed price if you pick it up now.
As this project comes to a close, I’m spending my summer thinking about what comes next.
But for now, my kids are 4 years old and 11 months old. Yes. One of my children has only been on the planet for months, people. He’s sort of a spring chicken.
So the only thing I really want to do is go outside and push them around the neighborhood in the sunshine while sticky popsicles drip down their hands. And when the sun reflects off their golden blond hair as it catches in the wind, I can’t bring myself to apologize for not blogging more this season. But I do hope you too are finding meaningful ways to keep your summer fun, make your family a priority, and get your hands a little bit messy.
It’s true what they say, you know. We never get these days back.
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