I’m sending you good thoughts on this Friday morning. 

Thank you for showing up for a tiny bit of celebration today. 

Whether you are feeling buoyant or blue, you are loved. Whether you need a pick-me-up or you have lots of get-up-and-go, you are loved. 

However this week has been going, I know that you have done the absolute best you can. I hope you will appreciate yourself for THAT. It is what counts. 


Today’s tiny moment of celebration related to what we were talking about in last Sunday’s audio LoveGram — what creates a feeling of “zing?!”

What is it that allows us to feel that greater sense of aliveness, connection, and joy? 

I was thinking about this more during this past week and wrote an article for Kind Over Matter website with some steps we can take to invite in more ZING.

I’ll share that article with you after it publishes, but for today I just wanted to encourage you to do one thing: LOOK FOR stand out moments. 

Bill Cunningham, New York Times photographer of life on the streets, once said “Those who seek beauty are sure to find it.”

The same thing is true for joy, connection, and zing! 


If we leave our houses with the expectation that we will stumble upon an amazing moment, chances are likely that we will. (In fact, it is likely we will CREATE one of those moments.) 

You can have an amazing moment if you pause right outside your door and invite in something surprising and beautiful. 

Try it! 

All you have to do is say to yourself, “What is sparkling for me right now and why? 

I just practiced this right here from where I am writing to you!  

I looked out my window to see what was surprising and beautiful.  

You know what caught my eye? 

There is a vase of sunflowers that I bought for myself a couple weeks ago. They are way past their prime and are hanging their sweet heads. 

These sunflowers have lost a lot of their petals and have curled in to themselves. 

AND — they are like a poem just for me. 

These sunflowers, even though they are dying, are a bright gold spot on a gray San Francisco morning. That’s why they caught my eye! 

They are my celebration moment because they call to me to remember that beauty is not just for things in their prime. Beauty comes in so many forms. Aging is a beautiful process! 

Do you see how a celebration moment appeared when I invited one in? 

Will you try it? 

I hope so! I hope you will experience what it is to create a celebration moment out of anything that is here and now. 


Thank you for being here. 

Thank you for your heart, your soul, your spirit, your goodness. 

I see you. 

I appreciate you. 

You are loved. 

Seek celebration — even in the dark corners,

xo Sherry