I’ll never be able to put into words how truly grateful I am for those who just keep showing up. This grief is my journey. I have to do it. No one can take the pain away or lessen it or heal me. This grief is also so darn lonely and overwhelming. And when people reach out, like with this message sent to me this morning, or by telling me they are thinking of me, or to ask how I am, or drop by, or send me a quick text to say they love me and are here for me and are proud of me...it is less lonely. It is less heavy.
Do it, friends. Reach out in the days following. But also in the months following and the years following. Don’t avoid it. Don’t think you’ll make them sad by reminding them (they’re already sad and they never forget for one single second). Don’t underestimate the impact those little gestures have. Take it from me...they offer endless comfort and make everything a little bit easier to bear. Trust your gut when it tells you to reach out. Xx. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Life is all about the little happiness! You don't need reasons to Love..you don't need reasons to celebrate!
Lately I realised that I am getting confined to the 4 walls of my room, my thoughts going not beyond the walls, with all those pressure, tension and frustrations that my poor little brain couldn't take! The routine mood swings, not wanting to solve and come out of my puzzles..ending up sleeping..and then the door bell rings with the little surprise waiting for my smile..!
A delivery boy whom I have never met and probably not gonna meet again in my life giving me a broad smile and wishing me a happy day! And me giving him back the happiest smile like a retard..! This reminded me that a smile doesn't cost you much..you just need to know you are being valued.. remembered..the small gestures..a chocolate, a flower, a compliment, a stranger's smile, a small note, little talks is all you need!
Spread happiness..spread smile!😍
We are creatures of habit. So I ask you this what habits are helping you? Are they habits to bring you into awareness or check out? What do you want to cultivate more of in your life? How can you turn a small gesture into a daily habit? ❤️
When my baby cook for me. 'Tack för maten!' Man blir då berörd när man hör varje dag varje gång att man tackar för. En uppskattning stjäller mitt hjärta. Jag är tacksam på allt som händer, för annars har jag inte möjlighet att träffa dig och lärkänna underbara människor. #tacksam#appreciation#littlegestures Then I know where my heart belongs to ❤️❤️
I can't believe a few days ago, I was debating my place in the world and purpose.
Then today, a student brings me a treat all the way from his class, just cause. I remember all the students who've come visit or remembered me and I wonder... What was I questioning my whole life?
That morning after breakfast I left the monastery. Mother Estefania insisted in buying me a map of Romania to navigate myself! She gave me a little envelope I put in my pocket with what I thought was the address of the monastery. She was concerned about me traveling alone and the day before she asked me to write to her when I reached Spain. I asked her...you mean email? Noooo, nooooo, she said, a letter! :) When I opened the envelope the day after, besides the address, there was a little Virgin Mary prayer card and a small amount of money for food! #romania#monastery#littlegestures#bigheart