The Power of “Me, too”

A few months ago a friend mentioned that I might not glean from Rachel’s writing as much as a hard, type-A personality might. I tend to find myself somewhere in-between, hanging in the balance of high-strung and not strung enough.

So, when I received Rachel’s new book, Hands Free Life, in the mail, I was a little nervous.

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What I did know is that I’ve spent time in Rachel’s home over the past few months. I’ve witnessed her kindness toward myself, toward my friends and my boys, and those things go beyond a personality type.

The reality is, anyone with a cell phone should read this book.

Anyone trying to love someone else better (especially their children or partner) should read this book.

It’s full of practical mantras, words about surrendering control and letting go, about believing in the power of connection.

But it’s also full of stories. And they’re the kind of stories that leave me crying out ME, TOO! as I scribble and underline on the pages.

I’ve looked at my phone when I should’ve been listening.

I’ve rushed when I could have calmed.

I’ve missed experiences, simply because I was selfish, forgetful that I was in a moment of sacred connection.

This isn’t about a personality type.

Rachel has filled a book with words that remind me of my humanity.

The power of “me, too” is that we remember we’re not alone.

And if we’re not alone, this whole journey is so much more possible than we thought it was.

Hallelujah that we are never alone in our learning and reaching and connecting.

Hallelujah for the power of “me, too.”

5 thoughts on “The Power of “Me, too”

  1. “Hallelujah that we are never alone in our learning and reaching and connecting.”

    Yes. Yes. Yes. Thank you for capturing the HOPE that I prayed would be lifted from the pages of my book and written on the heart of those who read the words.

    Thank you for the gift of your time, focus, and words to help spread the news about my book. One more person will have hope because of you.

    And that means more than I could ever express. My favorite day is Sunday because that is the day you and Avery’s voices combine to make a sound that is the closest to heaven that I have ever known.

    I love you

  2. Hi, I found your blog while searching for “the power of me too”. I’m writing a blog post on this topic just now and this excerpt from your post really spoke to me:
    “The power of “me, too” is that we remember we’re not alone.
    And if we’re not alone, this whole journey is so much more possible than we thought it was.”
    I was wondering if it would be ok to quote these lines in my post? I’d link it to here of course.

      1. Thanks, Kaitlin. It’s part of a 31 Day blogging challenge throughout the month of October at write31days.com so the post won’t be until mid/late October- I’m just trying to plan ahead. I appreciate your reply.

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