We didn't talk much. Instead, my friend stood at my counter, whipped together ingredients, and put the parfaits in fancy, glass cups. Then, we scooped up the deliciousness which tasted like clouds and listened to our spoons make clink, clinkity sounds.
My friend brought what she had.
Recently, I discovered someone else who brought what she had and showed up in a different way. She didn't bring very, berry parfaits, she brought herself.
Sarah Thebarge met a Somalian mother and her five daughters on a train, and Sarah started showing up in the lives of these people she didn't know. Showing up turned into a friendship, which turned into changed lives, which turned into a book, which is turning into college funds for the five daughters.
Now there's some showing up for you.
For more inspiration from Sarah, check out this interview.
Now, it's your turn. I'd love to hear about a time in your life when someone brought what they had and showed up.Follow @AmyLSullivan1