Hello beautiful friend.
Today I send you a sweet song from the seventies. (Literally!)
I send you the sound of the wind through the trees at the end of a long, hot day.
I send you a chipmunk, scurrying across the porch — bringing a smile to your face.
Welcome to your Sunday audio LoveGram.
I was visiting my mom last week and pulled out a big ole bin of 45’s. Are you old enough to remember those? They are the little records with one popular song on Side A and one not-so-popular song on side B.
Today I start your LoveGram playing a snippet from one of those oldie-but-goodies. Hope you like it!
Aside from stumbling across records, this week I also stumbled across an Evernote file labeled, “Hard stuff. Loss. Beauty.”
So, in today’s audio LoveGram, we talk about a few reminders about what to do when things feel hard.
I read you what I found in that file. Hopefully it will be as helpful to you as it was to me.
There were some great reminders that are helping me over a few bumps in the road, for sure.
(To listen to the audio, just click over to this page, scroll down, and hit “play” on the audio player.)
Here are just a few teasers — or maybe you could call ‘em the CliffsNotes. (Yep, weird name, right? I always thought it was Cliff Notes.)
- Feel your feelings; don’t stuff ‘em down.
- It’s okay to tell someone that you are going through a hard time or that you are sad.
- People want to be there for you. You are not burdening them.
- The hardest part is initially taking off the armor.
- Someone else has gone through what you are going through; find their guidance and let it support you.
- Expressing stuff helps it move through us. It feels good. I promise.
- Let yourself be human! We all have a whole range of emotions. That’s what makes us who we are. Let’s accept all the joy, all the mess, and all the tears and all the smiles.
We humans are so odd, aren’t we? We know that we always feel better when we are vulnerable and we let someone support us. But wow, it can be hard.
I’m here to encourage you.
Listen to my audio.
Thank you for being by my side. I’m here, walking with you, through all the ups and downs.
You are not alone.
You are loved.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,