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LoveGram: Love is a Practice

 

Hello!

This morning I send you a feeling of peacefulness, no matter what is going on: a deep breath, the scent of freshly-mown grass, the glimpse of a deer dashing into the woods.

I send you permission for self-care, for saying “no,” for choosing to do something that makes you happy.

I send you my appreciation — because you are someone who cares deeply about the people in your life and you are the one who takes time to practice loving more and better.

Today I’m celebrating that I just received the official notification of the U.S. trademark for the phrase, Love List.

Looking at those words on that certificate, it makes me feel such appreciation for this beautiful practice.

Creating a Love List is a calming meditation, it is a positive psychology tool, it is a creative outlet, it is a gift.

Today, my LoveGram is about the practice of looking for what we love about the people in our lives.

We all know how easy it can be to notice when we get irritated, frustrated, or angry. That’s okay! It can also be so easy to intentionally look for what makes us happy about that person, how they are supporting us, or the positive impact they’ve had on us.

Hear today’s Audio LoveGram now! 

After you listen to today’s LoveGram, create a ONE ITEM Love List, okay? It can be that super simple.

Think of someone in your life who would benefit from some positivity. Then, think of one specific thing to thank them for or a fun memory.

Text them.

It can sound like this, “Hey Suzy, you are on my mind right now. I’m thinking about how much I love your energy and excitement about making new foods. I’ve been so lucky to get to dine at your house and enjoy the yummy results of your culinary passion. Sending love and gratitude.” 

Easy peasy! Watch and see how good this feels!

Then, appreciate yourself for being someone who practices love!

Thank you for being with me today.

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

P.S. This week’s challenge is to create a one-item Love List — right now— and text it to someone. Just think of someone whom you love, think of one specific reason you love that person, and let them know! Okay?!

P.P.S. After you send your love to that person, please consider taking a moment to log it in here on my Love List Million Page. It will literally take less than a minute! And would mean so much to me.

 

LoveGram: Ready to Receive?

 

Hello, my beautiful friend.

Today I send you the sweet, sudden perfume of jasmine as you pass by a cornflower blue house on a tree-lined street.

I send you the magic of the crows who show up, day after day, to underscore something important and necessary.

I send you lessons learned in losing something. And the companion joy of seeing with fresh eyes all that is not yet lost.

I send you a pause. A stepping stone to the next breath. A surrender to something bigger.

I send you your own giggle, a bubbling up of happiness for no particular reason.

 

Today, my LoveGram is about the power of receiving what is being offered.

It is about the unexpected gifts we hold in our hands.

It is about the quiet wisdom, always waiting for us to turn our eager ears to listen.

 

Hear today’s Audio LoveGram now!  Just scroll down on that page until you see the audio player. Click play! Voila!

How can you create tiny one-minute pauses in your day in order to reflect + listen?

 

Thank you for being with me today.

We are all just walking each other home. And you did just that while I was recording! (You’ll understand when you hear today’s audio.)

I encourage you to remind yourself often that you deserve a rich life, filled with connection and meaning.

 

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

P.S. This week’s challenge is to allow yourself to receive what life is offering. To assist yourself, try practicing the “stillpoint” exercise offered by David Kundtz in his book, “The Art of Stopping.” (I explain it in today’s audio!)

P.P.S.If you want to watch the author panel I refer to with David and Kim Colegrove called, “Be Still and Heal,” that link is here.

P.P.P.S. If you would like to attend any of these Wednesday author conversations, you are cordially invited! Email me and I will put you on the list to receive the Zoom link, no pressure to attend!

P.P.P.S. Here’s the link to my Facebook Live with Tricia when we were on retreat last week in which we talk about the importance of listening and receiving guidance.