I ran into a friend at my coffee place this morning. We had a quick conversation which included an acknowledgement of the line from the AA Big Book that always brings me back to serenity and calm, “Acceptance is the answer to all my problems.”

Acceptance is the answer to just about everything for me, and it’s often a work in progress.

But the other answer to all my problems? The one that is at least as important – to me – as acceptance…and maybe even sometimes more important?


Love. Love. Love. Love. Crazy Love.

First, most, and always, my love for myself. I am learning more and more to feel it, to bask in it, to intentionally shower myself with it, and to thrive in and because of it. The more love I give myself – on a pretty steady basis – the better.

The better I am. The better the day is. The better life is. The better.

And, as always, love for others around me. There is a reason that I’ve been given the nicknames, “love embodied” and “leads with love.” There is a reason a dear friend called me a, “powerful warrior with a heart of gold.” There is a reason I sign many things (and days) with Love With All My Heart.

I believe in love.

Right now I need a bit more self-love, self-compassion, and self-care. Right now I close my eyes, put my hand on my heart, and let myself feel and know all my love for myself and all the love in the universe (and in my day, right here and right now). Right now I remind myself that I’m okay and all is well.

Right now I remind myself of Love Love Love Love Crazy Love.

How about you?

I’d love to hear your thoughts, and please share this post with others if it resonates with you!

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