Each day this month, I’m offering you 4 gifts: an image, a quote, an idea, and an action you might want to try. If this is helpful, enjoy! (And please share!)
“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.”
― John Barrymore (1882 – 1942) American actor
Right now, many of us are under orders to stay at home, to shelter in place, to lock ourselves away from the world for our own safety and the safety of others. Rather than feel relieved or rested, you may feel grief, or exhaustion. Rather than feeling as if you’ve found sanctuary, you may feel frightened, isolated or trapped.
But there is always something to celebrate. Even now.
Last night, my daughter-in-law sent me a video of the grandbaby practicing some of his first words and phrases, including a little “love oou!” and a toddlerized version of “grandmother” that came out sounding something like ‘mudderrr!”. She had to film him on the downlow because the minute he knows he has an audience he stops, lol. So it was a bit of parental magic that she was able to capture the moment at all.
I can’t begin to describe the joy I felt just hearing the sound of that sweet baby’s voice on my phone. Made. My. Day.
Happiness often sneaks in when we least expect it.
ONE THING to TRY
Pay attention to the bright spots. What happened this week that made you laugh out loud? or tear up with happy tears? Can you remember? How does it feel when you do?
Shoot me an email and tell me about it, because #LoveWins.
And be well,
P.S. I know things are hard right now. And I’m sending you so much love.