So….can I share one of my happiest times, ever, with you???
Actually…all of us here at BGC are so over the moon about this….Our beautiful new book, A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME VOLUME 1, came in about a month ago and the whole first printing was gone in a flash. We have been wanting to tell you all about it but had to wait until the next printing was in…and it is finally in…YAY!!! So now…..we can tell you all about it and hope that you will love it as much as everyone who has one in their hands is loving it. We are so incredibly honored by all of the beautiful things happening with this book….
I will never forget the day we got the book in the mail….it was such a happy day…even though I looked like this (yes, I am still battling hives…getting better every day though..thank you for your continued kindness and sweet messages/emails/notes)….and if you have no idea what I am talking about….here’s the first post about it and why I haven’t been around much as I have been trying to heal.
Anyway…the book….it was months and months and months of constant artmaking….we wanted it to be as beautiful as possible…we wanted it to be filled with as much love as possible. Here’s a photo of our beautiful new book, along with the first books I ever wrote (and on the very day we got the new books, someone very special gave me her copies of my old books!) these were written more than 15 years ago from my kitchen table……they are funny little books…I know…but I will tell you more about that at the bottom of the post.
When we announced that we were publishing a book of the daily truths…the response was overwhelming. The comments that came in, telling us about how these daily emails were spreading all over the world, continue to fuel us to keep going with all of the love and enthusiasm that we started this whole project with in the first place. READ SOME OF THE COMMENTS HERE to learn more about how spreading a little love and a little kindness every day can go a very long way. We are so touched, knowing what happens when you all open these emails!!
Sooooo….we decided to begin publishing the daily truths into a book…..not just ANY book….but it had to be an absolutely beautiful book…filled with all of the love that these messages are sent out with……
The book is SOOOO beautiful. Kathy and I worked on it for a very long time and didn’t let it go to print until it was exactly how we envisioned it. We want it to be the perfect gift to give to everyone you love….every girl of every age.
So……we hope you will order your copy too. And we hope that when you open it, and when you read it, that you will know for sure that it was written and made JUST FOR YOU….because it really really really was. We adore you, we love you, we root for you, we appreciate you, we are in awe of you. We hope that you feel every one of those feelings as you read through this book….we are already working on more volumes!
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So….the story about the funny little books in the top photo…..I don’t know how many of you know that when I was 25….I wrote a little book and put a little ad in a little magazine. I sold over 20,000 copies of that book in the first 6 months and then went on to put together more volumes and more volumes…..and over the course of about 10 years….sold almost a million copies of these little books……they were dorky looking and totally homemade…but man, they were full of good words, and I guess that is why everyone liked them as much as I did.
It is surreal and beautiful to see our beautiful new book full of words next to these original books from 15 years ago. These 3 copies actually were a gift from a beautiful brave girl who came to camp last month….she gifted me with them after telling me the story of how these have been one of her most prized possessions. I love how well-loved, well-used, dog-eared and written in they are. When she gave these to me, it was one of the most touching moments of my life….for reals. I don’t even have any copies of these books. Things were so difficult and painful in my life during that time that I actually got rid of everything from that time. To have these in my hands now that I feel such complete healing is a huge gift.
And to have them show up in my life in the exact moment that OUR BRAND NEW BOOK showed up, was kind of a surreal little miracle.
Anyway…..we sure love you. Thank you for being part of this. We are so grateful every single day to be able to be a part of it.
Sending you all so much love,
melody (and kathy and our awesome team)