Hey there, beautiful friend!
Today I send you this beautiful virtual music player and its whimsical and tender characters reminding us of how quickly times goes by.
I send you its mother duck and ducklings, its stooped-over grandma, and the couple who meet on a park bench and spend their lives together.
Welcome to your Sunday audio LoveGram.
The music you hear at the start of your audio LoveGram is that music box, by Jane Bordeaux.
Today’s LoveGram is just about ten minutes, a little shorter than usual, because for many people in the United States this is Thanksgiving Week. That means, extra travel, extra connections, extra cooking.
So, my message is a tad shorter, but as much from my heart as always.
(To listen to the audio, just click over to this page, scroll down, and hit “play” on the audio player.)
On Friday, I had the pleasure of offering a workshop to forty-plus really wonderful women. We explored the topic I shared with you last week, “How to Make the Holidays Your Own.”
One of things that touched me the most is the people who said to me afterward, “Thank you. I needed permission to make the holidays a little less stressful and a lot more meaningful for myself. Reflecting on this gave me some ideas to talk to my family about.”
That’s what I am hoping for YOU. Remember that this is YOUR life and you can be the one to initiate conversations with your family and friends about what you need!
If you listen to this week’s LoveGram, you will hear more about this. But also, about a new favorite topic of mine: “Yes is not theoretical,” which I learned from my Zen Sangha this week.
Love is not passive. It is an action word. This week, as you connecting with family and friends, I hope you will be intentional about who you are, how you show up, and what you bring to the table.
(Ha Ha, I wrote that and immediately thought PIE! But really, I meant the metaphorical table!)
I explain more in the audio!
Sending gratitude to you for who you are.
I see you.
I see your generous heart.
I see the ways you care and how you offer love.
As always, I’m grateful to you for being on this journey with me.
As Ram Dass says, “We are all just walking each other home.”
You don’t have to do it alone!
We are here, together.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,
P.S. Oh! Here’s the workshop I mentioned in today’s audio! It is hosted by a wonderful organization, Reimagine. We’re celebrating The New Black Friday! Bring your children, family, or BFF’s! Come in your pajamas and put LOVE INTO ACTION!