Hello beautiful friend.
Welcome to your Sunday audio LoveGram.
Today I send you a listening ear.
I send you a whispered, “yes.”
I send you a a kitten, a ball of yellow yarn, and some accordion music.
In today’s LoveGram, we are talking about how we can give people what they want most in the world: our full attention.
We’re talking about some simple things to do that will show you’re listening and that you care.
We’re talking, as we often are, about how to love better!
(To listen to the audio, just click over to this page, scroll down, and hit “play” on the audio player.)
You know me. I love to talk about creative gift giving. I love to offer ideas of fun things we can do and make and experience as gifts to others.
But you know what? The simplest and easiest gift is to BE PRESENT!!!
It sounds so obvious, but the question is, do we practice it?
We must! In earnest!
Because — the people in our lives deserve it!
I know some of you love to listen to the audio, but others prefer to read. There’s always so much more in the audio— music, laughter, glitches, subtleties! But if you must rush, here are your CliffsNotes!
Simple Ways to Show Up and Show You Care:
- Schedule time with people you love. (Or, stop what you are doing when they walk in the room!)
- Clear your mind before meeting them or take a deep breath to center yourself when they show up.
- Put your phone down — or away!
- Greet them with joy.
- Look in their eyes.
- Don’t fiddle.
- Don’t interrupt.
- Nod or make agreeing kinds of sounds.
- Say, “this is so interesting!” or “I love that!”
- Say, “tell me more!”
- Keep the conversation flowing in the direction they were going!
Thank you for being here and showing up because you care.
Thank you for your generous heart and kind spirit.
I see you!
Thank you for wanting to love and be loved as best you can.
I’m grateful to be on this journey with you.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,