Patti Digh: How I Know I’m Aligned with My Soul
I was introduced to Patti’s work through a stranger. I was visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon less than one month after my dad died. I was raw with grief and entered a spa with a book in hand about writing my emotions. I was greeted by a perky Lisa who asked me what I was reading. I shared with her the book was on Sark’s book recommendation list and her enthusiasm upleveled. “Have you read Patti Digh? If you like Sark, you’ll like Patti.” She wrote Patti’s name on a piece of paper with the name of her book Life is a Verb. She said “Patti’s stepdad died after being diagnosed with cancer. He lived 37 days and it his loss changed her life.” This, of course, got my attention. Grateful for a fellow traveler I went into a private room for a foot treatment. I emerged an hour later, skin softer, heart still shattered.
As I leave the private room I find Lisa pacing nearby. “Oh My God, she says, I have a present for you.” She presents me with Patti’s book. “I ordered ten from Amazon. Eight to give to my friends and two additional, just because. They arrived today and I know I’m to give you one.” She wrote on the inside of this visually delicious book:
This kindness did not go unnoticed. When I returned home I sent Patti Digh an email and shared the story with her. I asked her if she would send Lisa an autographed copy of her book as my way of returning the kindness. Patti said she’d do one better “I will in the Cannon Beach area in a few weeks and I will give her a surprise visit.”
Fast forward several years and Patti and Lisa have become friends with Lisa contributing to Patti’s latest book. My heart has reshaped itself with far more compassion and generosity of spirit. I have moved to sunny Phoenix and saw Patti speak at a local bookstore, running into some of my favorite peeps who also appreciate Patti’s work.
In this short video, Patti answers the question how she knows she is in alignment with her Soul.
Much Love, Bonnie
For more information on Patti, go to www.37days.com