I've missed you!
It’s been a tough couple of years and we haven’t been able to see each other as much as we’d like. It’s been easy to focus on the drama of it all, but I’ve decided that I’d rather live in a love story.
The Greeks have seven different words for love including the love of family, friends, lovers, self, and also love that is playful, dutiful and universal.
There are so many ways to express love. One of the best is by sharing stories; reminding people how they’ve sparked love and learning in us and for others.
Stories are a great reminder that we already know how to love.
And the more we practice, the more love there is. So I’m making this invitation for others to join me in sending out small stories to change the world. One love story at a time…
Every day for 28 days, you'll receive a postcard with a prompt. Like this one.
Use it to think about a story and send it to someone you care about.
Maybe someone you haven't seen for awhile. Or someone you haven't spoken to for a long time. Say something that's in your mind and on your heart. There's no better time then now.
(And yes, this IS me at somewhere around 2 years old "helping" to pack the car. I learned about the word "Journey" at an early age!)
Twenty-eight days is about the usual length of the month of February, which contains a moment so many of us celebrate love -- Valentine's Day. It's also about the amount of time you need to form a new habit. I can't wait to see what happens!
Will you join me?
LOVE IS A VERB
The more you send out, the more comes back to you. But here's the thing. Love is never a straight line. Tiny bits of it float off and start colouring the world. People who feel loved love just a bit more. Little by little something shifts. You just never know what might happen when love stories start circulating!
Your small contribution will help Mary Alice keep sending love into the world in all the ways she works with stories. If you can't contribute monetarily and you still want to take part, please let us know -- your stories are still a great contribution!
Join the Love Stories Team
Here's how it works...
Your daily inspiration arrives
Check your inbox for an inspirational digital postcard every day. Let the prompt start you thinking. You are beginning a new love habit!
Write a small story, capture a memory, share an appreciation
There is so much you've already experienced and so many people who have touched your life. Who are they? What have they gifted you?
Send it to someone you care about
Dust off your courage and send your message. You never know what new seeds of love you will plant. One small story can ripple around the world!
Share your story!
What happened when you sent your love story? Let me know and I'll post them on this page... Email me here.
As love is who I am in my core, with stories spiralling around and within my earth-body, like stardust, this is a perfect project to practice the Me I most want to Be: A Love Story. I thought about a long-time friend where time, distance and life events had weathered our contact, sent a postcard along with a strong memory I held of us, in which I was deeply touched by. the loving words and actions towards me from long ago and what it still means to me today, after all these years. My friends' response was profound gratitude in my having awakened this memory and for our true friendship. Each love letter I have sent has opened heart-portals, with love and joy evoked in return!
-- Catherine, Canada
Writing Love Story emails can be rewarding. I wrote 3 in 4 days. A Friendship email brought tears to the eyes of my friend of 35 years who is experiencing a second serious health issue. A response to my Appreciate email included: “Thank you soooooooo much for choosing me and for these kind words." Memories from my UK High School days in my Embrace email to 5 friends who met 68 years ago rewarded me with admiration for my storytelling. I’ll keep going.
-- Vivien, Australia