Daily pleasures, Staying Positive

Love Out, Love In…

Repeat when necessary!

First, I would like to thank everyone for all the positive and loving messages I have received in response to my blog.  I am really over-joyed to know that you are following my little notes and I am encouraged to continue by all your kind thoughts and comments.

For quite a few years now, I have been a firm believer that if I send love out there, it will come back to me. Putting it into practice, by way of writing letters and notes to others, has shown me that my thoughts are manifesting into tangible evidence.  I have received a number of letters (you all know who you are) and it is making it more and more exciting for me to think of new and exciting ways to respond.  I am living the ‘love out, love in’ theory and it is really working!

In this day and age, it is more and more difficult to write to people.  I can remember going to summer camp when I was young and writing to my friends back home, usually knowing their address by memory.  I did carry around an address book for many years and I admit to feeling completely lost if I ever misplaced it.  Today, we have so much information in our cellphones and I regret that having addresses for my friends is something I almost never input into my contact list.  There are some, for whom I had been corresponding by mail, who made it into my computer and therefore are in my phone but sadly most addresses are not known to me.  It makes it hard to surprise someone with a letter…but it still gives the same rush of anticipation as you wait for the other person to receive one.

I use this ‘love out, love in’ theory everywhere I go.  (Now, I am in no way perfect at this, and just like anyone I have my up days and down days).  Just today, I had been feeling irritated and knew I was not my usual upbeat self.  I admit, I didn’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about it…I just got going with my day.  Knowing that I was feeling fragile  spurred me on to greet people with a smile.  I went to the grocery store, something I have not done for weeks, and smiled and nodded at people in the parking lot as I went in.  I purposely engaged with the staff and kept my tone upbeat and positive.  I complimented the man who helped me.  I commented to the customer behind me about what a glorious day it was.  I thanked the cashier several times and wished her a good day. I offered my cart to the next customer entering the store and took my cart and another back to the cart drop-off.

Now, I won’t deny, these are all things that can be attributed to good manners…they truly are.  Today, though, I went above and beyond to engage in a positive way with others and the result was that I felt better by the time I got home.  I was in a completely different frame of mind. I had shed the bad feelings I had and I was able to feel the lightness that had come over me.

I will take time later to look at the feelings of fear and doubt that I was having earlier in the day, but for now, I am so grateful that I got down to the business of putting love out there in order to change my state of mind (and heart) for the better.

Love Ingrid x

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