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Wednesday Wisdom: Just Plain Love

December 22, 2021

Wednesday Wisdom & Inspiration for Women Entrepreneurs, Female Business Owners, Small Businesses

For many of us, the last few peaceful days before our houses are filled with children, grandchildren, parents, in-laws, and siblings, can provide the gift that doesn’t come wrapped – a deep breath here, a cup of hot tea with cinnamon toast near the beautifully lit pine tree, and reading old recipes in the handwriting of ones we loved who aren’t here anymore.

As I walked out the door in my light blue jacket to go to daily morning mass, I grabbed my bejeweled “LOVE” hat that had some matching light blue gems in it. Typically trying to hide my bald head discretely in church, it felt right to wear this one not knowing our priest’s sermon was going to be about “love” matching the readings’ theme.

As I got out of my car, I noticed the priest looking through the window at me for longer than normal. I assumed he wondered if I have cancer since so many strangers do, but after listening to his homily, I realized my hat, as brilliant as a billboard, might have been the reason. For once, I felt divinely blessed to have that hat on my head to be extra aware of the homily’s message.

It’s amazing that every time I wear that hat, strangers talk to me more or comment on the hat. I’m not sure if it’s the bling or the word, but it gets noticed and I receive the pleasure of nice conversations and acts of kindness. If only everyone had a “Love” hat to wear around every day, than perhaps the world would be a kinder, more lovely place to live.

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is to inspire you to see everyone you meet with a “Love” hat on their head this week and weekend as you hustle around because sometimes in the madness of our to-do-lists, just like everyone else, we lose perspective of the season. If you end up in a long line, consider saying a blessing for those you love instead of being angry. I bet you can’t get through your entire list before you are at the cashier. Or bring your focus on what makes you happy, transporting yourself out of the literal commercial world, into a favorite, old-time peaceful one. Or rock a little, like you used to when you carried your babies or your pets, bringing you calm (other mothers in line will understand this one).

One of the best gifts to give ourselves, that no one else can wrap for us, is the gift of calm emotions, peace in the frantic moments, and gentleness accompanied by self-love. Please know I wish you a Merry Christmas with an abundance of love.  

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