the writing on the wall…
February 23, 2012
There are times when I am so wound up in my head, the messages have to be so clear and literally written on a wall or a blackboard for me to really take them into my heart. I tell myself I am not this crazy and that these sweet little messages are meant for other slightly crazy friends that happen to pass by too. It’s nice just knowing they are there, because good words are like friends and always fix me right up.
And so the message taped all around my dining room wall this week reads:
There is a plan unfolding…you can relax and trust it…because you are being held by something so much bigger…the CALL and magic you have given your heart to will not fail you, even if you have no idea what you are doing or what will happen next… the amazing beauty of this precious family and life is in the everyday, THIS moment, right here, right now…soak it all in, be the love.
And one call later revealed the work I thought was due yesterday, isn’t really due for a month…and it felt like a huge pile of grace was dumped on my head. I sat at my table and read my message…this moment, right here, right now. So I closed my laptop and let little girls completely school me on what a girly day should be.
We watched the muppets and I made a flower crown with the left over flowers from 100 days- (where Lucy insisted she take in 100 flowers for the 100th day of school).
Lucy made us a delicious lunch of clementines, granola bars, tortilla chips and bananas.
Complete with puppy dog and valentine rocks and left over flowers.
We gardened in dress-up clothes and cowboy boots…well, some of us did.
And we picked lots and lots of weeds, which may as well be picking them out of your soul too…because everything feels sort of better after your hands have been in dirt…or maybe it’s just being the love.
If you are like me and need a message of encouragement of love or kindness to hang on your wall or write on your blackboard, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me just a smidge of what is happening in your life (or not and I will pull something out of my arse) and I will send you (via USPS) one hand written message with love on my long register tape and maybe, just maybe it will work its magic like mine did today.
This offer will end on Monday, February 27th, or at 50 messages, whichever comes first. (ETA- we are at 50 friends,but don’t worry if you didn’t make it in, there will be more kindness in the future…i promise…in the mean time though, feel free to leave kind messages in the comments for each other)
Hope you are able to soak it all in, whatever it is and be the love.