My favorite quote (or reminder as I like to think of them)...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” (Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Holding the Hearts of Women

Today I am grateful for the ability to hold the hearts of women I love.

My best friend's dad is dying (rapidly) and across a (VERY) crowded hospital room, I could feel her little 14 year-old-little-girl heart say to me "thank you for holding my heart when my life sucks the most". I felt it and I gave "Dad" a kiss. Then today, I stopped in to see a dear friend, Dani, and I actually TOOK the time to GO to BE with her and "rest my wings" in her sanctuary. I felt her heart and I held it and it felt great. It may only be a one year friendship, but the heart only knows love. We had Yoga (Joga as we say in honor of my Mexican "daughter") last night and I was fighting off a migraine from the day that tried to break into my Joga practice. My other best friend changed up the whole routine so that we could all, especially me, get blood flowing to the head and then I could feel her heart and her energy trying to "heal" me. And I slept peacefully.

I am so grateful for so many women in my life that show up strong and weak and powerful and full of love. And I am so grateful to love them.


  1. I have so many thank you notes to write to people for their gifts and kindnesses to me and my family in the last few weeks. May I use this: thank you for holding my heart when my life sucks the most" in my correspondence. I can think of no better way to express my gratitude.

  2. Today I am grateful for the ability to hold the hearts of the women I love and cherish.

    Those who spread sunshine. Those who are sunshine. Those whose name is sunshine.

    And especially those bearing gifts of peanut butter cookie cakes with little candy hearts that encircle me in love.

    (licking the crumbs off my lips)

    Yep - in my dictionary of life, your picture is next to the word "awesome."