I had the privilege of meeting my friend Sandi Joy just a couple of months ago at a conference/retreat for Christian women comedians, speakers, and writers. In fact, Sandi was the first person I met when I arrived at the hotel. It was a “dark and stormy night” kind of Sunday afternoon, and I had been suffering with an ugly migraine all day. The rainy drive up to Covington had almost done me in.
While I was checking in, this beam of sunshine that is Sandi Joy walked through the lobby. I recognized her from the Facebook page for conference attendees. Yes, her red wop-sided hair-cut made her hard to miss, but it was her presence even in that Holiday Inn Express lobby that made me immediately recognize her as one of my people. And even though she is very much a Yankee straight off the plane from Philly, she somehow knew me, and gave me a big hug. Walking into that hotel, I knew I didn’t belong with that group of accomplished women, yet Sandi Joy made me feel “belonged.” Continue reading “Be Kind: Here’s How”