Monday, June 7, 2010

It takes a village and my village has shown up

In my house, we've been dealing with some health issues this year. Nothing you really need details about, but enough to scare the pants off us every few months.

And let me tell ya, I'm not really good at reaching out for help, support, shoulders to lean on or even friends to hang out with me and play Yahtzee and eat M&Ms. But I'm getting better at it.

At the urging of several 'wise ones,' I have been learning to "lean in to the offers of help and support." I like that image. Leaning in. Kind of like leaning into a hug.

Today, I wanted a great big hug so I reached out in a way I just haven't done before. I sent emails, Facebook messages, Direct Messages on Twitter .. and even called one friend. "It takes a village," I told them, "to get me through this week." I asked directly for love, support, good thoughts, prayers. I. Asked. Directly. wow.

And, it all came rushing back to me. I have had such a river of love flowing to me from the four corners of the U.S. All day.

And my sweetie, who is undergoing some medical stuff tomorrow, is floating on a cushion of love and prayers.

It was perfect. I am so happy that I've been able to grow, learn, lean into the love.

We've still got a tough week ahead, but both of us are heading into it in a very positive way. Thanks to all the love. Thanks for all the love.

Robin, Tempe

3 comments:

Lavender Luz said...

XOXOXO to you and your loved one. This villager is sending you love and support.

flourishingjudy said...

you mean, lean in like this??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqn0lNY2Tis

Go ahead, we've got you both.
w/ love from one of the honored tribe.
ox
jk

DaisyGal said...

here from PMM, but so glad that I can add a little LOVE this week to the village. If there is anything I like it's the opportunity to give a little LOVE.

Hope your week is going well and that everyone is feeling GOOD>

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