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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January 15 Challenge: Be a Sweet Receiver

accept lcaretaking when you need it
accept opportunities, gifts, reasonable risks
 Welcome to hump day, both in your work week and in the month of posts.  Today's challenge was suggested by poet Mari L'Esperance and may be harder than it looks.  It's based on this quote by Anne Lamott, which really resonated.

"For me, it's always about Blake saying we're here to learn to endure the beams of love. I'm fantastic at giving—but receiving is grad school." 
accept treasures from nature

Today be a gracious receiver of whatever beams of love come your way-- whether it's a compliment, a gratitude, or a happenstance piece of beauty that art or nature throws your way.  Practice accepting, without qualifications or other sorts of resistance.  Notice what happens.

song of the day:  a cautionary tale (don't be a don't be)

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