I was reading a very good book the other day, Write it Down, Make it Happen: Knowing what you want and getting it! by Henriette Anne Klauser and came to a paragraph that moved me deeply. On page 161 she says, “I know a new dad who wrote a letter to his just-born son. ‘Let the rest of the world be the heavy. I want to be your champion.‘” She was talking about this in the context of having friends that are supportive when we venture into something new.
I read that quote and SO MUCH wished that I had written that to my sons, now 29 and 33, when they were born. It was a little late, but I sent it to them that day. They both appreciated it. It is never too late to tell someone how we feel or felt.
The older I get the more I see how loving support, looking for what someone is doing right, “lighting up” when I see a friend, and celebrating each other, is where I want to go….these are the people that I want to be around too. I don’t mean false flattery or compliments…we can all feel them. There is a great quote, “Truth without love is cruel and love without truth is a lie.” I am talking about the everyday good thoughts and feelings that I have about my friends and family that might be forgotten and never spoken.
I am going to set an intention this week to tell people, if a positive thought of them comes into my mind, no matter how long ago it happened, what I am thinking/feeling for them. This is going to be fun!