Hello my beautiful friend.
Here’s your link to today’s LoveGram.
My conversation with you today is about asking for help when we are unsteady on our feet.
On Friday I sent you an email confessing how hard it is for me to reach out to people when I am in a hard place. (“Meet Cardboard Sherry!”)
In that email, I included a poem and some beautiful wisdom by my friend, Maya. If you missed it, you can read that here.
(Her poem is wonderful for when we feel shaky!)
A lot of you wrote to say that just like me, when you are having a hard time, it can be hard to reach out.
You shared with me your own struggles with feeling like a burden or letting down your guard. You shared with me how hard it is to be vulnerable and how it can feel as if once we start crying, we may never stop.
I’m so grateful to each of you. To those who wrote. And to those who didn’t, but who held the space with all of us by silently nodding your heads.
I’m grateful to each of you who is feeling strong and who is holding the ground for someone in your life who isn’t.
I’m grateful to each of you who, like me, is practicing every day how to be real with the people we love.
I started these Sunday LoveGrams back in March, 2020 when the pandemic first took us all by surprise. I had no idea how much loss and change and uncertainty was ahead of all of us.
These have been truly challenging times.
And yet, if you are reading this, HERE YOU ARE.
HERE WE ARE.
Sharing all of our joys and grief. Sharing ideas on how we can love people in our life and let them know how much they mean to us. Sharing ways to celebrate life — even when we are lost in the darkness.
Celebration and sadness are two sides of the same coin. When we are going through hard things and we allow ourselves to connect with people in a vulnerable way, we flip the coin.
The sadness may still be there, but there is a quiet, love-filled celebration that comes from sharing real life with another human being.
So, on the audio today I explore more why this is so important to do, even when everything in us wants to hide.
Thanks for being by my side. I’m here for you, too.
We are holding ground for one another through all of the everything of life.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,