I’m sending you big hugs and the word, “chrysalism” from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
This word means “the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.”
I’m sending you that feeling. That warmth. That safety.
I’m sending gratitude for any of us who may be healthy and safe.
(May I never take it for granted in my life.)
In today’s LoveGram, we talk (again) about what it is like to feel joy when others are suffering.
We talk about what it is like to hold it all.
We talk about being a human being living in a world that is so heart-achingly beautiful and at the same time, so heart-breakingly sad.
We talk about letting our joys fuel us to help others. (We fill up our own wells, so we have plenty to give to others.)
(To listen to the audio, just scroll down on this page and click play on the audio player below!)
I hope you will lie down someplace comfortable or sit in a cozy chair with your tea while you listen.
Rituals and small comforts are so important. Give yourself that today, okay?
Thank you for being here.
You are not alone.
Seek Celebration — even in dark corners,
Here’s today’s LoveGram:
Download and listen on the go here: LoveGram 4-3-22
P.S. The beautiful book I mentioned in the first line, “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” is by John Koenig.
P.P.S. Here is one Ukrainian Etsy Shop where you can download art for $10 or more. There are many others to choose from. Search on “Ukrainian Sellers.” You can also search Airbnb for places to rent in Ukraine. Book them, then send a note to let the owner know you aren’t staying there, you just want to help. (Note: always do a little research to make sure these are actual Ukrainian sellers/hosts. I look for reviews that have been up for months.)