You may not know this about me, but I have a reputation that I’m looking for love.
Not THAT kind of love.
I’m always on the lookout for moments where love shows up. In a sunset. In pink clouds. In frisky squirrels. In the full moon.
And I find hearts everywhere.
My kids look for hearts in nature and alert me, “Mom! I found a heart for you!” My hiking buddies say, “Jenny! Found some more love!”
It is equal parts playful and loving and it makes me incredibly happy.
On Thanksgiving Day 2020 while visiting my in-laws, we took a chilly walk on the shore of Lake Erie. As we were perfecting our stone-skipping skills, my youngest son Tate found this huge heart-shaped stone. He was so happy to share it with me and it is sitting on my desk as I write this to you, a reminder.
I love imagining my kids thinking of me in the future every time they see a heart in nature. And even more important, I love knowing that they are looking for symbols of love all around them. That is a legacy of love that I want to last beyond these fleeting years of parenting and pandemics.
Let’s be honest: is not easy to look for love, especially when the events of the world continue to break our hearts. So in difficult times, it is helpful to have practices that help you balance, feel grounded and find love.
Looking for love might look like:
- Giving generously to causes that are important to you.
- Receiving generosity when it is offered to you.
- Reaching out for help when you need support.
- Allowing yourself to be supported and your heart to rest, heal, grow.
If you’d like support in this exploration for ways to open and tend to your heart, please reach out. A discovery coaching session might help you open up to find exactly what you are looking for. If that idea pulls at your heart, click here to book a discovery coaching session with me. It is free and I would love to connect with you and support you in this special way.
Do you “find love” in unexpected places? Hit reply and share with me. I always love to hear from you.