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Brilliance comes from the darndest places…

“Knowledge is love and light and vision.”

Helen Keller




I’ve recently come into the habit of reading my tea bags. Hmm. Let me explain…

When you buy a package of Yogi tea, you’ll find that each individual tea bag comes with a quote attached on the end. Motivational sayings like… “The voice of your soul is breath” or “In the beginning is you, in the middle is you and in the end is you.” I’ve found that I look forward to reading these little tidbits of advice nearly as much as sipping the tea that it comes attached to. And so, this morning, when I made my tasty brew, and was welcomed by the saying: “Lift people up to their potential and higher self,” it got me thinking.

How? How can I lift others up to their potential and higher selves? How can I be a source of motivation and healing to others I know–and to others I don’t know–by simple being me?

The answer came quite simply. Like a word in a bucket of water being poured down my back, I knew what I could do: LOVE. I can lift others up to their highest potential by offering them unconditional, unassuming, love.

Love is easy. We tend to think that it’s hard, but it’s truly not. Like the sun coming out on a rainy day, it is always there, beneath the surface of every single thing that we do.

Love can be offered with a smile, a hug, a wave, a gentle touch, a warm greeting…

Love is felt through our prayers, our positive thoughts, our well wishes, our excitement and enthusiasm…

Love is shown through happiness, forgiveness, encouragement and respect…

Love is to think well of ourselves, and to think well of others, and to pass this message on not in loud words, but in powerful, heartfelt actions…

I am a writer. Sometimes my life is extremely lonely. Because of this, I often seek love more than others. I purposefully try to make eye contact with people I meet on my walks. I stop to pet the heads of dogs whenever welcome to do so. I talk to the birds, embrace the energy around me and send as much positivity as I can out into my environment. Does it make a difference? I hope so. For if I can touch the heart of someone else, then they can touch the heart inside of me.

Love, and then without expecting anything in return, let it go. The positive vibration of just that one simple act is sure to start a never-ending domino effect from me, to you, out into the world.

How do you show love? Large or small, I’d enjoy hearing your answer. Hugs…xoxo.

Just living is not must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Andersen

I am a mother, a blogger and the author of the memoir Pitter-Pat: A Mother's Journey from Loss to New Life. I am currently in training to be a life coach through Martha Beck's Wayfinder Life Coach Training Program. I write about grief, love, and the beauty of new beginnings. My other interests are meditating, walking outside and doing pretty much anything that brings me closer to nature.


  1. October 13, 2018

    You make a difference in people’s lives every day through your writing. I know you’ve made a difference in mine. You’ve touch me with your courageous honesty. You’ve give me strength to be with and share the most challenging parts of my life. 💓💓

    • awakeningwildflower
      October 13, 2018

      Oh my goodness, thank you! That makes me weepy 😊 You make a difference in my life, as well. There is nothing more delightful than sharing a bond with someone across the waves of air. Thanks for being a part of my life. 😚

    • awakeningwildflower
      November 10, 2018

      Thank you so much! 😊

    • awakeningwildflower
      December 15, 2018

      Many hugs back…❤

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