You’re doing amazing work. You’ve been going through a lot, and you’re still doing an absolutely fantastic job.Gentry Bronson standing in front of a mural of Tom Selleck and Sloth from the Goonies

Give yourself credit. Step back from all the work you’ve been doing and all the craziness and say to yourself, “Good job, me.”

Seriously, there is so much going on right now from hurricane recovery to fire recovery. Wars ending, political decisions that affect us, and a pandemic. That’s a lot.

In the middle of it all, you are doing your best. I know that. You’re helping people, volunteering, and making sure your family and friends are ok. You’re dealing with illness, broken bones, and depression.

Still, you’re writing books, producing albums, managing organizations, and keeping your business going. You’re writing memoirs, composing music, and choreographing videos. I know how hard you’ve been working.

Give yourself a break and celebrate yourself today. Just for one minute, one hour, or all day. Sloth from The Goonies, Tom Selleck and I will celebrate with you.

Awesome job, people!

This pic of Tom, Sloth, and I was taken by Whitney Soenksen in Asheville, North Carolina.