In my annual Christmas (Holiday) Email that I send out to current and former clients, my 2014 theme was “just show up” for people when they need you. You don’t need to do anything “right” or “special” or bring the “perfect gift”…You just need to show up. (Note: email me at and tell me you want to be included on my Christmas list, and I will put you there. You will take the place of one of my former clients who will respond with “REMOVE” because they get sick of hearing from me.)

Showing up for people is a skill 98% of us don’t have. This is a about a woman who knew how to show up for a stranger in need.

PS: I love “Madison”….