What is it that I do exactly?

After a tough day last week with little sleep the night before, I settled in for a comfort re-viewing of “You Got Mail.” And there it was, one of my favorite scenes from this movie.

I’m wondering about my work,” says Meg Ryan’s character, the owner of a children's bookstore that is going under. “What is that I do exactly?”

Greg Kinnear’s character, an idealistic columnist, snaps his finger and begins to tell her: “You are a lone reed…” Then he sits down at his typewriter and types out a complete sentence of who she is and what she does and pulls it from the carriage and hands it to her to carry around in black and white.

What a gift. To have someone understand and articulate the core of what you do and why.