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{Uplift gifts} Some weekend LOVE in baskets or breakfasts!

 

 

If you celebrate Easter — or even if you don’t!— you can make this weekend even sweeter by adding eggstra love.

For this uplifting and joyful gift you just need a basket and some of those plastic, fillable eggs or an empty egg carton and some chocolate eggs.

Whichever you choose, you’re gonna fill it with a whole bunch of nondenominational sweetness and LOVE.

And, listen, my friend… if you live alone, I am challenging you to create this for yourself! See my P.S. below!

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Make ’em a LOVE LIST basket or LOVE LIST carton!

What’s a Love List? You know how people tell all those great stories + appreciations at funerals? A Love List is a way to SAY IT NOW.

It is a brainstorm of all the reasons you love someone and what makes them unique. It’s what you appreciate. This list can be sweet, funny, sexy, or serious. It can include any number of loving attributes, characteristics, or memories about someone. It is a simple idea with a profound impact.

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The LOVE LIST Basket:

Below are some step-by-step basket instructions to make it super simple — you can easily do this last-minute! (Scroll down past my signature for the step-by-step basket graphic!)

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The LOVE LIST Carton:

Here’s what you do. Get some small plastic eggs that people put in Easter baskets. But instead, you are going to put yours in an empty egg carton! You’re still going to put the Love List strips inside. But this way, it isn’t Easter, it is just because!

How fun would it be to do this for someone you live with? You put the carton in the fridge and wait til they discover your surprise! (Just make sure you have some real eggs around in case they were super hungry for an omelette!)

Scroll down past the Easter graphic to see a photo of the egg carton LOVE LIST!

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Remember, my friend, even if you don’t celebrate Easter, you can STILL use this weekend to express your love to someone in your life.

Why not, right?!

Everyone needs to know WHY they are loved and WHY they matter.

Try to add that in the mix as often as you can, okay?!

Not only will this uplift others and help them feel more appreciated, it will change YOUR life. You will feel a greater sense of vitality and joy. 

I promise. 

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Making these kinds of “I see you” gifts for others has literally changed the shape of my life. My connections to people have deepened over the years.

I feel more positive because I am on the lookout for things to love about people.

It is a lifestyle that we can choose. 

I want this for you, too. 

Hope you will try this for someone you love.

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

P.S. Live alone? I challenge you to make one of these LOVE LIST gifts for yourself. YEP! I mean it. You make think that sounds silly or pathetic … but what it really is, is loving, strong, capable, and incredibly important. If we would all spend just a little more time loving ourselves as much as we love others, the world would be kinder and gentler.  I want to receive an email from you after you create this for yourself, okay? Send me a photo and tell me a little story about how it felt to make and receive. It will truly be a big gift to ME!!!

P.P.S. There are LOTS more creative gift ideas like this in my book, “Say it Now!”

 

 

 

 

 

It’s your time to blossom!

Hello, my beautiful friend.

Today, I send you the feeling of renewal and rebirth, like buds blossoming on the cherry blossom tree.

I send you the sound of that sweet chirp-chirp-chirp outside my window as I meditate.

I send you the freshness of the air and the warmth of the sun on your face.

I send you the smell of morning coffee brewing or that rooibos tea in your favorite handmade mug.

Today, I send you the faith I have in a new dawn, a new day, blank chapters, self-forgiveness, starting agains.

As countless people across the world are getting vaccinated, we are beginning the process of looking forward.

Even if we’re/you’re not there quite yet, I want you to imagine that you can feel a new blossoming of your life. 

Close your eyes (after you read this paragraph), take a deep breath, and allow an image of a beautiful flower to come to your mind. (I love cherry blossoms, so I am imagining one!) As you focus on that flower, let yourself feel as if you ARE that flower.

Yes, you are that fresh. Yes, you are that new. Yes, you are that beautiful. Yes, you are that possible. Yes, you are that expression of life at its best. 

You ARE.

Can you let yourself feel a new beginning?

Can you forgive yourself for any ways that you have let yourself down?

Can you allow today to be a day when you focus on possibility and growth?

Typically on Sundays, I send you a link to an audio LoveGram, which I’ve made for you.

Today, I am turning the tables.

I am encouraging you to create an audio LoveGram for yourself.

Please don’t stop reading and think this is too hard. It isn’t.

I promise you, that if you take just five minutes to do this, you will feel a spark of something unexpected. You will feel a new flower take root in your life! 

 

Simple steps to create your own personal audio LoveGram:

  • Find something to record on: the Voice Memo app on your phone, another app that you download, an MP3 player, Vocaroo.com free recorder, etc.
  • If you want to play a favorite upbeat or inspiring song for yourself, have that chosen and cued up. (This will add some extra love and delight!)
  • Hit “record.”
  • Tell yourself about the flower you imagined and how you are that flower. Remind yourself that this is a new day and a new start. Encourage yourself to follow things that make you happy and feel alive. Tell yourself a story of a time you overcame hardship. Read yourself a poem. Do what I usually do and simply start talking and seeing where it goes.
  • Remember there is always a delete button and you can start again!
  • Celebrate yourself for trying this practice. It doesn’t matter how “successful” you think it was. What matters is that you stepped in and tried something new. Please, never underestimate that!

 

You are awesome. You are amazing. Start treating yourself that way.  

Never forget: you matter. 

A lot. 

It is your time to blossom anew! 

Listen to the LoveGram you created for yourself and remind yourself frequently of this!

I’ll be back with an audio next week!

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

💌 P.S. I love to hear from you! Please email me and if you are brave, send me your audio LoveGram so I can be inspired by you!

 

{Uplift Gifts} Add eggstra love to that Easter basket!

 

If you celebrate Easter, make Your Easter baskets even sweeter with this loving twist: fill those plastic eggs with both chocolate and actual love.

Below are some step-by-step instructions to make it super simple — you can easily do this last-minute!

Hope you will try this for someone you love.

P.S. Great for a child. Great for a child-at-heart!

P.P.S. For more creative, express-your-love ideas like this, check out my book, Say it Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I LOVE YOU to the Most Important People in Your Life.

Add some sweet surprises to your Easter baskets!

Here’s an easy and quick way to make your Easter baskets extra special!

Turn ’em into Love List baskets!

I’m attaching an easy-to-follow graphic for you. This can literally take just 10 or 15 minutes extra time when you are putting your baskets together.

If you make a Love List Easter basket, will you please take a moment to pop over to my Love List Counter Page so you can be a part of my big mission to inspire 1,000,000 Love Lists?!

Thank you!!!

 

Turn ordinary days into an extraordinary life,

xo Sherry