Hello beautiful friend.
Today I send you sixteen sunflowers, standing tall.
I send you the woman crying, who says, “it’s okay I cry; talk to me anyway.”
I send you a scrub jay, a lemon, a fresh bar of soap, a single cypress tree.
In today’s LoveGram, we are talking about how sadness and celebration are two sides of the same coin.
We’re human beings. We get lost and we lose things. We are beauty and we see beautiful things.
And everything in between.
(To listen to the audio, just click over to this page, scroll down, and hit “play” on the audio player.)
If we want to have deep, meaningful, and connected relationships in our lives, we have to learn how to be together in the hardest of times. And also the happy times, too.
We have to be willing to accept that it is all a part of being human.
But most of us weren’t taught how to do this!
Today, I talk about the practice of allowing ourselves to feel the whole range of human emotions and not to judge ourselves for any of them.
I think we do ourselves a huge disservice in our lives when we think that life needs to be black and white, or when we think that our emotions need to be this or that. We’re so complex.
What if we stopped fighting it?
Thank you for being here and showing up for all of it — for the ups and downs and everything in between.
When we are open to celebrating ALL of life, it allows us the spaciousness to find connection and meaning in the hardest of times and also in the happy times.
Flip! Two sides. Same coin.
Thank you for your beautiful heart.
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,
P.S. I love this new podcast on grief by Anderson Cooper. It is tender and filled with love for humankind.
P.P.S. Just a reminder that any loss in your life can be filled with grief — death, illness, divorce, miscarriage, empty nest, job loss, alienation from a friend, etc. If you feel something as sadness or grief, I hope you honor it, seek support, and let it move through you.