Welcome to another Sunday. I’m happy to be here with you!
Today I send you a poem. (Scroll down.)
I send you the silence of snow. (Or “now,” which is what I mistakenly typed in first!)
I send you a day with nothing on the calendar.
In today’s LoveGram, I tell you a little story about something funny and enlightening that happened this morning.
We are talking about the magic of creating space in our days and in our lives – and within ourselves.
Listen by clicking to this page, then scrolling down until you see the audio player.
Here’s the poem I mention in my audio, the one that led me to the phrase, “Slow Down!”
This Morning I Could Do/A Thousand Things
By Robert Hedin
I could fix the leaky pipe
Under the sink, or wander over
And bother Jerry who’s lost
In the bog of his crankcase.
I could drive the half-mile down
To the local mall and browse
Through the bright stables
Of mowers, or maybe catch
The power-walkers puffing away
On their last laps. I could clean
The garage, weed the garden,
Or get out the shears and
Prune the rose bushes back.
Yes, a thousand things
This beautiful April morning.
But I’ve decided to just lie
Here in this old hammock,
Rocking like a lazy metronome,
And wait for the day lilies
To open. The sun is barely
Over the trees, and already
The sprinklers are out,
Raining their immaculate
Bands of light over the lawns.
You likely have a lot of choices of things you can do today and the next days to come.
Hopefully at some point, you will choose the one that feels spacious and sloooow!
You deserve it.
Thank you for being on this journey with me!
Let’s stay in conversation and exploration.
I see your generous heart.
I see your ups and downs (and all-arounds!)
I applaud you for being exactly YOU.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,