Share your hope, your insights, your fear, your gratitude, and your love
Share what is in your heart
as well as what’s in your head.
As someone who thrives on being outdoors and socially connected face-to-face, the quarantining and social distancing in 2020 and 2021 caused me great stress and, at times, spurred threats of rebellion. But as time went on, I kept noticing how sharing what was true for me from my heart supported me in feeling more positive and grateful. In response to all of that, I welcomed more video chats and made more phone calls than texting. I created more time to share my experiences and invited others to share theirs. I read and watched more of the goodness that landed in my email inbox and unsubscribed to distractions from the goodness. My invitation to you is to make time to share. Share your fears, your joys, your hope, your frustrations, your gratitude. Share what is alive for you today.
Here are three of my favorite articles shared during the pandemic whose messages are helpful any time.
- Bari Tessler – “Emotional literacy and financial literacy are intricately intertwined.” Extra love + money support during this challenging pandemic
- Tina Falk – “Whether it’s daily client calls, weekly meetings, or a few exercise classes a week, it is worth preparing you and your space on an energetic level before and after each and every call.” Good Feng Shui for Video Conferencing
- The Minimalists – “Call it whatever you want: no matter which –ism you prefer, the only thing that matters is that it helps you live with intention. Just remember: labels help define you, but they are not you.” Enoughism, Essentialism, and Other Names for Minimalism
There is a lot of noise out there in our world. In the moment, it probably feels ok to repeat what you are hearing, without giving much thought to whether it is true for you and what affect it will have. I want to challenge you to be conscious about what you are sharing and how. One day during the pandemic I had two treats shared with me. My daughter Sarah sent me a short video of her flowers blooming in their backyard. This meant the world to me since I no longer live close to them. Then my brother spoke up on our family text line and asked that we no longer talk about the virus but focus on personal sharing and connecting with each other. So, I got to experience that sharing sweetness can be simple and standing up for honorable sharing matters. I know I want my sharing to add guidance, insight, wisdom and hope. What about you? What affect are your words having?
Here are shares from three of my favorite messengers.
- Erin Elizabeth Wells – “This is the time to practice radical responsibility. Will you slump into being a victim of life or will you claim your role as the captain of your ship?”
- Renee Trudeau – “As you reflect on what your life is trying to tell you, invite in curiosity, compassion, and ask for support from trusted friends. And remember, just because the veil has been lifted, doesn’t mean you have to rush to action.” What is this time illuminating for you
- Michael A. Singer – “Our primary job is to have clarity on the inside so we can take right action on the outside.” An interview by Tami Simon of Sounds True. Resilience in Challenging Times
Lastly, our funny share comes from Karen Kingston, author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui. Karen lives in the UK and she pokes fun at our toilet paper panic during the early COVID days.
We hope that you are sharing and receiving what you need. Trust, be open, grow, give and thrive.
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