I have a mantra I say to myself. I created it once when I was hurting and struggling for a way to find and ground myself so that I could be okay. (For those of you who have read to the moon and back, this replaces my childhood mantra of “everything’s okay today; everything’s all right tonight.”) It’s with me all the time now.

If you want to know what it is, ask me directly. Email me. Text me. Put a comment on this post. I’m assuming that everyone doesn’t want to know, so I’m not writing it here. But I’ll share it with you if you ask me.

What you need to know is this – it ends with – “love with all my heart.”

Love with all my heart. I find that thought helpful now in pretty much every situation. When I’m in fear because of all that’s going on, “love with all my heart” grounds me. When I’m walking in my neighborhood and basking in the beauty of spring, “love with all my heart” amplifies my appreciation and joy. When I’m annoyed by people I live with or work with or run into, “love with all my heart” gives me space to give them space. When I’m hugging my kid who is home now or snapchatting or facetiming or texting or talking with my kid who is far away, “love with all my heart” puts me even more deeply in the moment and even more fully in the love I feel for and with my kids.

Love with all my heart is my mantra. Love with all my heart is my purpose. Love with all my heart is the beauty of my life.

I will love with all my heart.

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