Even though it’s a year later, I wanted to share this story again.
Last year I went to a birthday party for my dear friend Laurie. She had been going through some big life changes + we wanted to gift her something really special and from the heart. Sherry suggested we all make her a Love List.
A Love List is pretty simple.
1. Write down 10 things you love about this person.
2. Tell them what you admire about them, what you appreciate, why they inspire you.
3. Read it to them in person, over the phone, or put a stamp on it and send it off with love.
As I wrote my love list for Laurie, I was filled with gratitude. There was so much to love about her! and I felt so lucky to be counted as one of her dear ones.
She didn’t know we wrote these lists. We surprised her by reading them out loud, one by one after dinner, and watched the tears fall from her cheeks. She received each gift so beautifully… and we were all a puddle by the end. It was a gift to all of us.
These photos + this night still move me.
And my greatest wish is that there will be more love lists made this year! It requires a teensy bit of vulnerability, but that’s what makes it all the sweeter.