Friend, in the midst of times that can be beautifully full, don’t forget to take time to stop and receive. It’s hard to operate with peace, hope, or love if we are not experiencing these qualities ourselves.

There’s a reason that airlines instruct passengers to put on their own oxygen masks first before helping others. Connecting to resources or people that bring life and allow us to breathe changes how we deal with challenges and enables us to show up and be present over the long-haul.

If you find yourself in a place where you feel unable to offer the kindness, joy or peace that you would like, check to see if your receiver is on. When did you last stop to reconnect with community or other sources of love and joy in your life? Take time to re-engage with what brings you refreshing life, or look for new sources of connection and peace.

Unconditional love unlocks hearts and changes a situation. Knowing that we are accepted and cared for with no strings attached empowers us to offer that experience to others. Wherever you find yourself today, in the rush or in the rest, you are loved just as you are.

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