April 28, 2009

Day 6 Open Heart Letter- Who knew?

I am officially halfway through this 12 days commitment, and my goodness! Who knew it would be so much work!? Much harder than climbing hundreds of feet in a short distance. Writing to those I love and pouring out my heart has been emotionally exhausting. It is also very rewarding. A way to reflect on how incredibly blessed I am . The hardest part has been deciding who to write to. I come up with about 16 people a day that I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for. I was thinking what a wonderful experiment it would be to commit to writing a letter everyday for 12 full months. Imagine the ripple effect of that? Especially when letters started rolling back in, filled with reciprocated love and adoration. What a wonderful high that would be. I will have to keep this in mind for my next experiment.

Today's letter is going to Salt Lake City, Utah. I am a little sad about this as this friend, having recently moved to Salt Lake City, is someone I will not see for a long while. He is not exactly happy about the move either but he IS convinced it is what is necessary at the moment. This sweet sweet man is my twin brother. He has a different set of parents, and was born 5 years (to the day) after me. But he is my twin none the less. He offers me love completely unconditionally. I have let him down, taken advantage, missed cues, and basically been a bad sister to him a number of times. Though he expresses his displeasure at my behaviour he has never removed even an iota of love. He IS love, sweet, gentle, funny, and such a wonderful dancer. I love you so my brother, thank you for loving me unconditionally, you are a model for all in your life. I suppose all that time you spent at Cafe Gratitude paid off!

12 days journal # 15 goes out into the world with the question “How do you show unconditional love in your life?” this journal question is dedicated to my wonderful friend Lindy Lou, who despite her claims to the contrary knows how to love with her whole being. I miss my time with you both.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how to answer this one. I will have to ponder it.