Monday, December 27, 2010

connection


I am reflecting on my word from 2010 ~ connection
It is amazing to see all the ways it has manifested itself
Without me even knowing it was hard at work

Connections with my family have grown deeper and stronger
Forming bonds between different individuals
Watching some push themselves to achieve their goal
Soaking in the sunshine at the beach
Vacations 
Art nights
Surprises
Coming together in a time of need
Games played and laughter shared
Memories made
Lemon crushes being poured
And just knowing that "if you play it, they will come"

My roots have also grown deeper with my tribe
Using all sorts of technology to stay connected
The little message that arrive in the palm of my hand
The card in the mailbox
Encouraging words and kind comments left
All of them lifting me up right when I need it most
Leaving me feeling seen for exactly who I am
Traveling to North Carolina and being engulfed by love
All of it leaves my heart feeling full with joy
It continues to amaze me how we each support one another
I love watching it all unfold

Other individuals stood by my side and held my hand
Right when I needed it
An unexpected connection
A conversation that changed my life
Moments where I shared pieces of me
And they in turn opened up to share pieces of themselves
What a beautiful experience

I had unexpected adventures with friends
Watching them push themselves
Just a little bit further than they thought they could go
Laughing as silly string covered my apartment
Watching the beauty of fireworks light up the sky
Listening to one another over a cup of coffee
Dinner together
Backyard games
All sorts of fun shared

I learned a lot about myself in 2010
About what moves me
What makes me drag my feet and waste my time
I let go of things that I was holding onto in my heart
Things that were weighing me down and no longer served me
I forgave myself
And shared this story of forgiveness with the world
I also declared that just as I am in this very moment
I am enough
Even in January I knew I was exactly where I needed to be
I feel a deeper connection to my heart and soul
And an inner confidence I did not have before

I soaked up the wave of weather that blesses the east coast
Walking in the snow
Being a book fairy
Hiking in the woods
Traveling into nyc alone
Feeling the rays of sunshine as the sun kissed my skin
I got lost on my bicycle
Dug my feet into the sand
Found new places
Explored the area around me
Went off on an adventure to Philly
I spent a lot of time breathing in the fresh air

2010 has been a year of deep connection for me
Manifesting itself as I went out and lived life
Allowing me the opportunity to giggle in the rain

5 comments:

bella said...

Beautiful how it manifested for you. I'm glad, so glad.. I got the chance to know you and spend time with you. xo

valerie said...

Oh Jennifer! I am so proud of you and all that you managed to fit in and accomplish in one year. It sounds as though 2010 was a pivotal year and I am sure that 2011 will build upon the connections you have created.
xoxo
v

patty said...

Oh, dear Jennifer - what a sweet and moving tribute to your entire year! I loved reading this. It has been a pleasure to stay in CONNECTION with you and to watch you grow. I hope our connection will last far into the future!!! I love you, girl!!

Kolleen said...

oh sweet lovebean.

i loved reading all your sweet ways of connection.

i am beyond blessed to be connected to you.
to call you my dear dear friend.

i am so grateful you shared your story with me and with so many others.

i am better for knowing you and having you in my corner.

i love you dearly
oxoxox
k

jin said...

You are so beautiful, Jennifer. xx