My In-Real-Life friend Sarah is here today. I Love this letter so much, that I put it up on the wall in my office. Sarah is not on twitter, and she doesn’t blog either. But boy, she can write! I hope she will start a blog soon, let’s encourage her in the comments.
Passing the mic to Sarah:
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There —the one with the smile and the relaxed shoulders. You are doing just fine. You really are. You try too hard sometimes, but we all do. Most days, when you don’t force your square self into a round hole, life unfolds for
you. Things get easier. You laugh more, you smile and feel compassion for others more. For yourself. You’ve got a wicked sense of humor too. Don’t forget that; it keeps you sane. It makes your boys giggle and look at you with open eyes. Did Mom just say that?! And those giggles make your day. They light you.
You appear to accomplish a lot, but the doing isn’t what makes you awesome — don’t let it fool you. It’s the being. Remember you’re always being. You don’t have to work that hard at it, I promise. You are often (more often lately) rocking just being. YOU GOT THIS, lady.
Your patience has really grown with that being, and you’ve come so, so far. Never doubt the depth of your capacity for patience and love. Don’t believe the naysayers in your head, let alone the ones in your life. Try to cut yourself slack, every day. Even if it’s just garden variety slack – “I will let these toys stay on the floor today. Just ’cause I can.” No slack is too small to allow you more space for being and breathing.
You’ve got two beautiful children, a loving husband and your health. Keep on witnessing more and judging less. What you DO is not who you are. Even your strongly felt emotions and your sarcastic, over-analytical personality are NOT the core of who you are. I happen to know that your core is divine and great and full of peace. You are doing just fine.
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Don’t you just love it? My new favorite mantra: “garden variety slack.” Thank you Sarah for this comforting idea.
Talk to Sarah, talk to me, talk to you.
Tell Sarah: what parts of her letter touched you?
Tell me: what do you need to hear when you are down?
Tell you: what do you love about you most? How can that help you feel better when you are in a slump?
Inspired? Want more? Links for the rest of this collection can be fond here.
As always, love love love to all who read.
Whether you comment or not, may the joy be with you.