You Are Loved

A simple black and white sign posted in the weeds at the side of the road.  I was headed to the “big city” of Wenatchee to pick up a few things at Costco.  (It was early March and I was blissfully unaware that panic buying had become a thing…)

When I spied that sign, “YOU’RE LOVED”, on the side of the road, I was flooded with an unexpected wave of emotions; relief, love, safety, sadness, gratitude, desire to help.  All of it at one time.  In that split second, I believed I was loved, fully, completely, unconditionally loved.  

I did not dissolve into a puddle right there on highway 2, but I did give myself a moment to feel, FEEL ALL OF IT.  All the startling and wonderful emotions AND the dark, scary ones.

And for that one second, despite COVID-19 and fear and scarcity of TP, I was at peace.  I believed I had everything I needed in that one moment.  This is the power of belief (thoughts).

The next second?  Back in my car, back in my brain, hurtling down the road.

But, I wasn’t the same.  I was smiling.

𝑆𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑎 𝑃ℎ𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝐶𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝐿𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑊𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐶𝑜𝑎𝑐ℎ. 𝑆ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒 50 𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑠….𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑦. 𝑁𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑎. 𝑁𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑔𝑔𝑙𝑒.