This morning is green tea and Manuka honey and leaning into acts of love to uplift my attitude skyward. For a recommended daily dose of joy I adore leaving love notes around town for people to find. I have this belief that these notes fall exactly into the hearts and hands of those that need them most and even if they don’t ~ they increase the smiles and magic in this world. Or maybe it it I who need them most. Anyway. I remember a few years ago when my family and children meandered around the Island at Christmas when visiting my brother Marc and we all gathered around the table to make our love notes. Later we stopped at the local cafe and took steaming cups of hot cocoa around town and left our lovelies on benches, in potted plants, on trees all around the village. The funny thing is that this is what I remember most about that Christmas ~ I have no idea what we had for dinner or what gifts we gave to one another but I do remember every single shining moment of our day skipping around town. It felt so loving and joyful and mostly…connected. To each other, to the town, to the spirit of love all around. Doing small things with great love. Mostly though…I found myself really REALLY looking at everyone in the street ~ wondering who they were, what they were thinking…and hoping they might find our love notes. And it occurred to me that I often move through the world in my own little world ~ and how beautiful everyone truly is when you stop to meet their eyes.
This morning… I paused before documenting my little love notes ~ I am not gifted with painterly skills of creative beauty or even a decent penmanship ~ but nevertheless I enjoy getting out art supplies and dreaming up beautiful affirmations. Today I woke up a bit tired as I have been working enormously hard on many things and suddenly my energy slithered out like the tide withdrawing. My first impulse was to ‘push through’ because I have so much to do but then I thought about my love notes and felt so light ~ the incredible lightness of being. When I ‘miss me’ ~ all I have to do is beam a little love or a whole lot of love out into the world. So easy! And then my heart warms up like the sun and pulls me along the path of greatest bounty. Love is absolutely vital for a human life.
P r e s c r i p t i o n
Love begins with paying attention to others, with an act of gracious self forgetting. This is the condition in which we grow . It feels so simple and bright to bring a happy generosity to the world and the lives of others with little notes ~ it brings me home and beckons me back on path when I get lost and lose my true sense of self.
Life is so beautiful, love is so luminous…and oh! have a look at this gorgeous video. I am deeply moved by the ‘reachingness’ of these people ~ so shy and and the same time so brave and moved to take a risk ~ at first glance it seems like such a fluffy idea to ask strangers to kiss and yet…something deeply vulnerable, tender …hopeFUL is at play between the lines that I found utterly wonderful. Hope you love it.