Love is a Practice07-11-2021
This morning I send you a feeling of peacefulness, no matter what is going on: a deep breath, the scent of freshly-mown grass, the glimpse of a deer dashing into the woods.
I send you permission for self-care, for saying “no,” for choosing to do something that makes you happy.
I send you my appreciation — because you are someone who cares deeply about the people in your life and you are the one who takes time to practice loving more and better.
Today I’m celebrating that I just received the official notification of the U.S. trademark for the phrase, Love List.
Looking at those words on that certificate, it makes me feel such appreciation for this beautiful practice.
Creating a Love List is a calming meditation, it is a positive psychology tool, it is a creative outlet, it is a gift.
Today, my LoveGram is about the practice of looking for what we love about the people in our lives.
We all know how easy it can be to notice when we get irritated, frustrated, or angry. That’s okay! It can also be so easy to intentionally look for what makes us happy about that person, how they are supporting us, or the positive impact they’ve had on us.
After you listen to today’s LoveGram, create a ONE ITEM Love List, okay? It can be that super simple.
Think of someone in your life who would benefit from some positivity. Then, think of one specific thing to thank them for or a fun memory.
It can sound like this, “Hey Suzy, you are on my mind right now. I’m thinking about how much I love your energy and excitement about making new foods. I’ve been so lucky to get to dine at your house and enjoy the yummy results of your culinary passion. Sending love and gratitude.”
Easy peasy! Watch and see how good this feels!
Then, appreciate yourself for being someone who practices love!
Thank you for being with me today.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,
P.S. This week’s challenge is to create a one-item Love List — right now— and text it to someone. Just think of someone whom you love, think of one specific reason you love that person, and let them know! Okay?!
P.P.S. After you send your love to that person, please consider taking a moment to log it in here on my Love List Million Page. It will literally take less than a minute! And would mean so much to me.