May you be present to expressions of affection, those you may gift and those you may be gifted.
A blessing, a wish, from my heart to yours.
I shared a picture that I fell in love with, most of all for it capturing someone melting into a moment so fully. And today that’s precisely the reason I’ve fallen in love with this picture!
This capybara is so lovingly cuddling this kitty! Gosh, if I take a moment and connect to the picture, I can feel it, potently, so present, so generous.
What about you?
And I did a quick google, apparently, these giant rodents are uber sociable and LOVE to cuddle! If they can’t find another capybara to cuddle, they’ll cuddle almost any animal! Ahhhhh!
May you be present to expressions of affection,
those you may gift as well as those you may be gifted.
May you breathe, linger, bring awareness to your next hug,
May you savour it,
May you connect to the gift of loving touch, the magic and medicine of being present to a hug.
My you be present to exchanges of affection in other forms, shapes and sizes,
like the magic and medicine of…
… a warm generous welcoming smile,
… a mischievous wink,
… a reassuring nod,
… a sincere compliment,
… a spontaneous expression of gratitude for another’s presence in your life,
… your full unconditional attention to another’s sharing,
… the fragrance of spring jasmine,
…. the fresh air immediately after the rain….
Here’s to looking out for and grabbing these moments, these opportunities to gift or receive expressions of affection, love, appreciation, presence and kindness.
And here’s to being open to the gifts of encounters that feel a little rough around the edges!
So may it be.
Huge love always.
A while ago I decided to find uplifting images, ones that made me smile and lifted my spirit. And to send them together with a blessing, a personal wish, to my immediate family. Over time it’s become a ‘daily-ish’ morning practice via WhatsApp to a slowly growing recipient list. Recently I’ve started to share these blessings and images on social media too, with a prayer that they brighten the world of those who receive them.
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