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LoveGram: Who do you want to be today?

Hey there, beautiful friend!

Today I send you a double rainbow.

I send you a four-leaf clover right there, where you are about to step.

I send you a tiny bug, inching its way across the sidewalk, doing its best to get where it wants to go.

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Welcome to your Sunday audio LoveGram. 

In today’s LoveGram, I share a very simple practice with you that you can do in the morning —or any time at all— to help you remember who you want to be in the world.

You will love this tiny tool!

(To listen to the audio, just click over to this page, scroll down, and hit “play” on the audio player.)

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This practice is deceptively simple.

You’ll see.

If you try it, you will feel a big impact from just a little bit of “work.”

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[Spoiler alert]I know that some of you may prefer to read rather than listen. So, I’m gonna give you the nuts and bolts right here.

Ready?

What you want to do right after you’ve awoken in the morning — while you are having your tea, when you are out on your run, while you are in the shower, while you are simply sitting watching the morning begin, or whatever — is to take a few minutes to think about all the things you have on your plate for the day.

THEN … ask yourself this question: “Who do I want to be?”

Do this for every activity on your schedule.

  • Who do I want to be when I have that Zoom call with my work?
  • Who do I want to be when I have lunch with my sister?
  • Who do I want to be when my kids come home from school?
  • Who do I want to be when I have that challenging conversation I’ve been dreading?

My mentor, Brendon Burchard, suggested you assign three specific words to how you want to feel. If you have a meeting with your boss, maybe you want to be confident, collaborative, and open.

For that difficult conversation I mentioned up above, maybe you want to be brave, honest, and loving.

When you are with your children, after dinner, perhaps you want to playful, open, and present?

That’s it!

Or, as they used to say at the end of Looney Tunes, the-the-that’s all folks!

If you want to hear a more in-depth explanation of why this is so powerful, listen to your audio LoveGram now!

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Thank you, as always, for being here. I love sharing life with you.

I know you. I see your generous heart.

I know you want to bring more life into your life.

I applaud you for being this kind of person. The people in your life love you for this, too.

Be intentional.

Be courageous.

Be willing to step out of the same-ole, same-ole and live into who and how you want to be.

You will be so happy that you did!

I can’t wait to hear how it goes.

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

{Celebration Moment} Hello!

Hello Friend!

I’m thinking of you and smiling.

I’m just about to go for my morning walk and bask in the light of a new day.

(Sometimes it is easy to forget what a miracle that is. You know? Not everyone got to wake up this morning. Not everyone gets to the experience today’s specific kind of light or crispness of the air.)

I’ve heard from some of you lately that you are trying your best to feel joy and celebration in your days, but that it can be hard.

I know. I get that.

You might be grieving. You might be worried. Maybe life feels kinda bleh. Perhaps the pandemic feels scary and exhausting.

I know.

I know that sometimes it can be hard to tap into enthusiasm, energy, and vitality.

I want to remind you about the power of a single moment.

All we have to do is take a deep breath, give ourselves a squeeze, or place hand to heart, and commit to a single moment of light and joy.

Just one moment.

I practice that when I start off on my walk. I challenge myself to notice one small sliver of beauty.

When I do that, my mind starts scanning, following that imperative: find beauty, find beauty, find beauty.

This is what I want you to do.

Okay?

In service of that, before I go on my walk, here’s one simple tip to give you a little uplift.

Nothing fancy. Nothing big. Nothing that takes too much time or effort.

Today, at least once, be intentional about how you say hello.

That’s it.

Okay, well, let me say just a few more words.

When you are greeting someone today — a spouse, a friend, a colleague, your child, the postal person — bring extra enthusiasm into your voice. Consider adding a special flair to your greeting. Look that person in the eyes and exude warmth.

I want you to experience that one intentional moment of bringing joy to someone through a simple hello.

You may remember that I wrote an article about this, “You Had Me at Hello.”  In it, I offer six tips to make that moment memorable.

Scan that article. Read the tips. Commit to creating one joyful “Hello Moment” in your day.

Watch what happens.

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Remember, YOU can be the one to lift others up. YOU can be the one to bring tiny moments of joy.

And, that joy always starts with yourself!

Your simple hello moment might turn out to be one of the most extraordinary moments of your day.

Creating small moments of celebration really can turn ordinary days into an extraordinary life.

Take it from me! I’m the girl who desperately wanted off the planet 30 years ago because I hated myself and my life.

Moment by moment by moment — one pinprick of light after another — everything changed.

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I love you and am cheering you on, always.

Thanks for who you are.

YOU MATTER!

Seek celebration — even in the dark corners,

xo Sherry