When an on online order comes in for 5 or more signs it is really exciting to see. When I received Heather V's (Tacoma, WA) order for 20 signs I was over the moon. I had never talked with Heather but I could only assume she was taking a big leap in ordering so many signs. I could not wait to get the signs in the mail to her knowing she would easily find homes and any worry she might be holding onto would be replaced with uplifting feelings of connection & hope as she shared what she was doing & handed off the signs to people who were happy to find them available. This is the experience I have gotten to have over and over again these past 8 months. Many times I have been filled with WTF am I doing w/ so many signs?? Did I over commit myself financially?? What if I cannot cover my expenses and am left holding tons of inventory? They are real and valid feelings. But I am driven, like I am sure Heather was, to take the risk given my overriding feelings that I cannot stay silent and if I do fall short I will still be ok...I must try. And then the Universe rises up to remind me through a stranger or acquaintance telling me how much they love their sign, shirt, etc and what it means to them.
I recently followed up with an email to Heather to thank her for placing an order for so many signs and she sent this great reply back:
"I only have one sign left. So happy to spread love around Tacoma. I thought I would send this...When the owner (a lovely woman I know through friends) of Top of Tacoma asked for one I was curious if she was going to put it in an employee only area or out in the bar. I'm here for lunch today and voila, it has a primo spot in the front of the bar. Yay!"
Consider following Heather's lead. I promise you there is so much more to experience with this movement than just pushing a stake into the ground in front of your home. Taking the risk to share beyond what you may think you are capable will open doors for great connection, conversation and more with old and new friends. AND you will be raising funds for great organizations who are doing critical work on ground. WIN WIN WIN