Do you hear what others are saying to you?
Maybe you’re like me… great at giving, working on receiving.
This year I’ve been opening more. Opening to receive.
I realized I built a wall. It was behind me. There to protect. What I didn’t realize was it was also keeping the good out. Funny how that happens.
I discovered ‘thinking’ you are receiving is very different than the feeling of receiving.
I found myself breaking down, tears rolling, slouched body, leaning forward. Giving, giving, giving.
But receiving. What does receiving feel and look like? For me it’s pausing, deep belly breaths, and sinking into the sensations of my body. Then leaning back, I breathe in the beauty of the world around me—the love, the kindness, the words.
Life got busy these last few months, I forgot to lean back, breathe in beauty. I’m back. Now. In this moment.
Returning to receiving. I’m practicing it daily—to see, hear, and feel the love.
Declaring :: I surrender to receive!
Looking through my gratitude folder, reading cards, texts, emails, and messages on social media. Noticing the love, kindness, and generosity shared in words, from others to me. I felt overwhelmed. I feel love and loved. I feel my heart opening and the wall crumbling. I feel speechless and bone deep gratitude to be surrounded by people who love me, for me, and accept me as I am. They hold a mirror for me to see the magic when I don’t see and feel it. Some of the things I found…
what a joy to have someone like you to keep me grounded in wonder and in love.
I instantly adored your energy and smile.
thank you for being here.
your emails at night reminded me to stop and look at what is still good, even in the challenges.
thank you again for giving us the opportunity to practice something so positive in our daily life.
you’re a gift.
I adore you. Competely and totally adore you.
oh how I wish we were sitting there with a bottle of wine!!!
I will help you however I can help you. Just sayin’.
I see you and my blood pressure goes down. Cannot explain it. By grace you are a gift.
I always feel back to my old, lovely self when I’m with you; centered, grateful, funny, carefree.
keep shining… your smile lights up a room!
thank you for helping me to come back to who I truly am, and to realize being me is the only way I need to be!
that was just amazing. Yes, we need to do more of that!
thank you for all that you give me and for showing me every day how to live life from a place of presence and wonder.
I love your magic.
I love playing with you and honestly, I cried when I read your “can you relate” section 🙂
it was soooooo awesome to work with you. You are a deep diver and I love that.
to my one-of-a-kind gratitude loving friend… I am grateful for you.
thank you for letting me share my deepest and darkest yesterday.
you add so much light to the world.
you’re my sunshine.
I’m grateful for you laughter and your incredible, bone-deep sweetness.
gorgeous woman, you are so easy to be around!
ok seriously. You move me. Seriously. You make me want to be a better person. XOXOXO
THANK YOU for reminding me you are human, like the rest of us!!!!! 😉
And my crazy fun family, your words, straight from the heart, like an arrow into mine. Reading them again, yes, I’m crying. I love you wildly and madly and right now I’m opening fully, to your love—deeper and wider than ever.
thank you for loving me exactly as I am, without condition.
my life with you gets better and better each year.
I can’t stop smiling.
soft kiss on the forehead. Love you.
like you always say, come from a loving place and all is good.
you have been an inspiration to take life by the horns and follow you’re passion, so I am!
I can’t tell you how lucky and fortunate I feel to have you as a partner in my life.
we all know how intuitive you are.
I know you don’t hear this enough but we all love you.
better consult your angels just to be on the safe side.
I’m so thankful every day to be sharing my life with you.
you don’t seem old at all, you’re beautiful and inspiring and I’m lucky to have you.
you’ve been there for me, stuck by my side through everything, and have always put a smile on my face.
you are a living inspiration to me.
I love you momma.
thanks for all your love and support.
Are you open to receive?
Lean back, breathe in the beauty of the world around, and take a peek.
This is for you…
you are beautiful. Just as you are.
I see you.
I hear you.
I love you.
you are love.
you are loved.
ask for what you need.
open to receive it!
I believe in you.
you can do this. Everything you need is within you.
you are not alone.
I’m grateful for you.
*a special thank you to Hannah Marcotti for a beautiful space in #communitygrace and soft nudge to visit this place of heart and community. Seeing and feeling these words definitely grounds me. Hand to heart. Connected and grateful.