I see you.
Today, I see you. I see the little girl or little boy who loved to climb across the rocks in the creek. I see the mint chocolate chip ice cream dripping down your hand. I see your favorite terry cloth shorts and top, yellow like the sun. I see how you played Double Dutch and kickball in the middle of the street. I see your shoulders slump when the ball lands in Mrs. Murdoch’s yard. I see your dreams of dancing with Alvin Ailey. I see you spinning in your mom’s living room until you fall in a diagonal and just avoid hitting your head on the coffee table.
I see all that you were as a child. I see all that you are now.
I see your heart open and expand.
Lotus flower blooms.
Inhale, then exhale while saying Lotus flower blooms.
You are exactly where you’re supposed to be.
The shape of your lips, the curve of your hips, the crooked middle toe.
You are you.
You are a gift.
Breathe some more.
You are worthy.
Inhale once more, then, spin around the living room. Order that ice cream cone. Let your foot slip on the rock. Your Converse is soaked. Feel the sun and the laughter.
You have that little girl or boy inside of you.
You have that joy.
Let her out.
Let him out.
Ask every morning, “What cha wanna to do today?”
Then listen. And see.
Remember, I see you. You can too.
This is so beautiful! Today I will take a quiet moment and ask my own young inner girl, “what cha wanna do?” Thank you, sweet soul, for sharing!
Michael, thank you for honoring your little girl! She needs you! Big hug!
This is beautiful!
Thank you! I’m glad you started your day reading it. xoxo
Beautiful words! You really do inspire now!
Thank you so much, dear Karen! I’m so lucky to have you in my life! xo
Bonita la Bekita
Thank you my dear Jo Dee Guapa! xo
Bekita, This was so beautiful. I was with you as I read it. It felt like you were talking about me and my childhood with different names and places. I am so proud of you and your writing. XOXOXO, Lalita
Oh my Lalita! You really get me! Thank you! Thank you! It means a lot that you felt like I was talking about you. That was the whole point from the reader’s eyes and heart! xoxo
Rebecca Inspires says it all. I am really enjoying your blog! PLUS I TOOK YOUR ADVICE and Jen is helping me set up my ajanellecreation blog on WordPress. I will also be selling on Etsy, in part, thanks to your encouragement!
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Hoorah, Jane! Super thrilled for you. Literally thought of you today! Thank you for following your dreams!
Amen to all the praise above and thanks. You are beautiful!
Thank you, Dan! You are beautiful too, inside and out! Big hug!
My heart filled to bursting reading your lovely words. You walk in love and touch all around you. Thank you Bekita Linda!!!
Dear Monica, thank you so much for reading and for the comment. Let me tell you: this post was only written because YOU changed my life the day before. So you too are a vessel of love. Hugs!