When I first started this business there was a song by Ingrid Michaelson that played on repeat over and over and over in my head. Kind of like an anthem for my business. I heard it yesterday for the first time in a long time and it took me back to the beginning. Songs do that for me. Here are some of the lyrics :
We have fallen down again tonight/In this world it’s hard to get it right/Trying to make your heart fit like a glove/What it needs is love, love, love
Happy is the heart that still feels pain/Darkness drains and light will come again/Swing open up your chest and let it in/Just let the love, love, love begin
Everybody, everybody wants to love/Everybody wants to be loved
When the song came on, I stopped and smiled. I was overwhelmed that I had feelings of complete happiness and gratitude for this business; how far I’ve come, the clients who have been with me for years, the clients I’ve only met once, and the clients I am soon to meet for the very first time. Watching families grow, crying with moms when it’s tough, capturing generations, and saying goodbye to those grandparents who have gone home to the Lord. Running a business is hard stuff. But, it’s filled with so much good stuff, too. I always talk about the journey (well, when I use to blog all the time!), but it’s been a ride. But, a ride that has been filled with so much LOVE.
October is here and it’s welcoming me with a calendar full. I pray I am reminded why I started this journey in the first place and Who I walk this journey for.
I love you guys! Thanks for opening up your hearts and allowing the love, love, love in.