Words That Help.

I needed time off to rest and digest. January and February were filled with life moments that came from left field. The kind that cause you to stop and dig deep. I had to dive in and (re)locate my courage, patience, hope, and also my voice. In that time, I put myself on a diet of reading, writing, and podcasts that felt good inside. Not because they were filled with hearts, flowers, and unicorns, but because they resonated with my humanness.

I wanted to hear more about the themes of love, loss, grief, and letting go. I wanted to feel less alone.

I began reading Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words, by David Whyte. Simple, beautiful, and easy to read before bed.

I made a list of words that help me. I wonder what words help the people I love? I’m going to start asking these types of questions, because life is short. Really.

  • Surrender.
  • Faith.
  • Trust.
  • Accept.
  • Truth.
  • Create.
  • Encourage.
  • Believe.
  • Lighten.
  • Recover.
  • Heal.
  • Reconcile.
  • Love.
  • Time.
  • Begin. Again.

Dig deep, show up, and make it count, especially with the people you love.

Last word: NOW.