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"Fall in Love"

by Carmen Sutherland, Coffee Club Coordinator

This article first appeared in the January 2023 Family Pulse Newsletter.


I was listening to a couple of podcasts this morning, and two ideas stood out to me. One was the concept of “falling in love with your life.” I love the idea of “falling in love” - an experience that is often associated with joy - with the reality where we already find ourselves. Of course, I know for people going through hard situations this is impossible. But maybe you could fall in love with BITS of your life; The way the light comes through your window, the antics of your pet, the way that your child laughs every time they see a bird? This ties into the second idea I was introduced to this morning…the idea of making lists of good things even if you don’t share them with anyone. Keep track of all the books you read this coming year, or your favourite moments (I LOVE this one). It can be a list just for you, or perhaps you can share it with a few friends. Whatever buoys your spirits, whatever feels right, DO IT! Maybe it will help you see growth over the year, maybe it will show you moments when people show up for you…who knows? I think whatever can help you feel peace in 2023 is what you should do. I know I am going to try to do the same.

Trish Coupal at 9:45 AM
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