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LoveGram: A very merry unbirthday (to you!)

Hello, my beautiful friend.

Today, I send you the feeling of hope as spring arrives. I send you the sound of the birds outside. I send you the feel of the sun on your face. I send you the small, white apple blossoms on the tree next door. I send you the warmth of your tea cup as you raise it for that first happy sip.

Today, I send you wishes for a very merry unbirthday! (That is, of course, unless today is your birthday! In which case, I send you special love, hugs, and colorful cupcakes!)

With special thanks to my coaching group, today this LoveGram is all about making a special occasion out of an “ordinary” day.

With spring (and with the Covid-19 vaccine!) comes a renewed sense of hope and possibility.

I want you to feel this new blossoming. And, I want you to help amplify that good feeling!

Listen here! Click for today’s Audio LoveGram! (You will need to scroll down on that page until you see the audio player. )

 

Create the unexpected. 

Splash color. 

Make someone smile. 

 

Thank you for listening, today.

Never forget: you matter.

A lot.

 

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

 

Gratitude with Attitude

When my friend, Tricia, and I went on a retreat together, I bought us both the most fun and simple gratitude journal!

It is called “Gratitude with Attitude” and was created by Ronnie Walter and published through our fellow publishing company, Mango Publishing.

I look forward to this journal every day because it is doodly and whimsical and there are great prompts.

I just wanted to share it with you because if you have a friend who is going through a hard time, or just a friend you want to celebrate life with, you could get a copy of this journal for each of you. You could be accountability buddies and text each other every day to share one thing you wrote.

How uplifting would that be?!

Even if you don’t use this journal — or any journal!— you can still set up a daily gratitude texting/email connection with a friend, right? Just text one line or a few words about something that made you smile. How fun would that be?!

I was fortunate enough to get to facilitate a conversation about gratitude with Ronnie and another Mango Author, Irene O’Garden, a couple months ago.

If you need to connect with joy, listen to this conversation about how to connect and have fun, even during the pandemic.

Here’s to turning ordinary days into an extraordinary life!

Seek Celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

P.S. I want you to know that I never, ever, ever recommend anything to you that I haven’t tried — and LOVED — myself. This journal is one of the best, easiest tools, I’ve found for adding more zest and uplift to my day. I love the simplicity and I color in it, too! The link to the book is an Amazon affiliate link. Of course you don’t have to use that link, but it helps support me to continue my work in the world. Please don’t purchase anything that doesn’t speak to YOUR Own heart and spirit. You know how much I love the quote from Ram Dass, “We are all just walking one another home.” When we share practices and tools that help us with others, it is like offering a hand to hold!

 

Simple “love-in-action” idea for New Year’s Day (or anytime!)

I’m packing to head to my wonderful mom’s house back East. But I wanted to connect with you briefly before I left.

First of all, I want to wish you a very happy New Year. May 2020 be filled with warm and loving connections to your favorite people in the world. 

If 2019 had some grief-filled or disappointing moments, I hope that you are not alone with those feelings and that you have a community of support.

May you find comfort in nature, in the passing of time, and in small moments of kindness or gentleness that find their way to you.

May you feel loved.

Speaking of feeling loved … I want to share with you a very simple and very beautiful idea that Elizabeth Bernstein told me about. I met Elizabeth earlier in the year when she interviewed me for a column she was writing for the Wall Street Journal about connecting with strangers.

I immediately delighted in Elizabeth’s bright, curious energy. We ended up talking about all kinds of things and she happened to mention a ritual she does at New Year’s.

I loved the idea and circled back with her last week to see if we could share it with YOU!

Here’s a link to a 13-minute audio that you will really enjoy. This is all about the New Year’s ritual Elizabeth does every year as a way of offering gratitude and love to everyone in her life.

Please listen and consider making this a tradition for yourself! It doesn’t have to be on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. It can be anytime at the start of January. Or … anytime at all!

If you do this, will you let me know?!

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,
xo Sherry