Yesterday as I listened to the news, my heart was heavy.
It was overwhelming.
And I was struck by the fact that in this busy and fast-paced world full of the unknown….
….so many hearts are grieving.
And full of sadness.
News like this can sometimes almost overwhelm a tired and weary world.
But in the middle of all that uncertainty and worry and sadness, I had so many people pour into me. So many people lift me up. So many people offer encouragement and words of wisdom and beautiful inspiration to me that along the way something amazing happened.
I’m so full of encouragement that I have extra.
Extra encouragement available for distribution.
And so today….on this beautiful almost spring day….
….I wanted to share a little joy with you.
Just in case you needed some.
Just in case you were struggling.
Just in case you were a little sad.
Just in case you were worried or overwhelmed or nervous or lonely.
Just in case.
I wanted to share.
Just a little encouragement.
Because yesterday when I walked outside and the sun was shining and the birds were chirping and the clouds were floating by in the blue sky and I could see flowers on the porch and tiny bits of green coming up through the patches in the grass…
…..and I stopped.
I stopped for just an instant to take it all in and I as I stood there with the warm sunshine on my face and trees rustling in the wind and the beauty of a spring day surrounding me….
…..I was thankful.
Thankful for all the wonderful encouragement-pouring individuals I have in my life.
Thankful for another day to spend with my family.
Thankful that my sweet husband looked like an ad for J Crew in his knit cap.
Thankful for this blog and this space to write my heart.
Thankful that we finally found toilet paper after seven stores.
Simple. Sweet. Wonderful. Thankfulness.
And I was trying to think of a way to send extra encouragement your way.
So I wanted take a moment to tell you….
…..yes….you with the coffee or the hot tea or cup of soup or the banana nut muffin.
You. Are. Amazing.
A rock star.
You got this friend.
And just in case no one mentioned it to you today.
I wanted to be the first.
I mean….you probably already knew how amazing you are….and you probably are like….thank goodness she finally noticed and mentioned it.
And from one rock star to another…..
…..I totally agree.
PS If you get a chance today….maybe spread a little encouragement in your corner of the world….there’s probably someone else amazing who needs it.