Sending Out Love
It all starts with an intention. Just like my blog Just Breathe Mama.
In the beginning, it wasn’t about blogging about my personal life and experiences, but that is kind of where it has evolved. It all started with one intention: sending out love to my husband every single morning. We don’t see much of each other with his work schedule, but I wanted him to know that during many moments of the day he is on my mind. So it began with just a little note in the mornings when I got up, “Hey babe, just wanted you to know how much I love you, thank you for everything you do for us, this family. For all your hard work and dedication to the company. I love you so much and I am just wishing you a good day.”
Then it evolved to finding cute memes to send to him. Funny ones, romantic ones, positive quotes, just a little love note. One morning, when sitting down to send out my love, I accidentally — or maybe it was meant to be — sent his message to one of my best friends. She replied, “I am not sure if this was meant for Brady? But thank you! You just made my day! Do you think you could send one my way in the morning too?” And so it began…
My list grew from two people to 22, each with different life experiences, journeys, and intentions. Each message could be the same or it could be different, but I made sure it was the first thing I did when I got up in the morning— to let that individual person know, I am thinking of you, and I wish you a wonderful day.
It wasn’t about having recognition. It wasn’t about having any reply or feedback. It was about giving out something positive in hopes that it would brighten their day. I would be lying if I said it didn’t feel good, because it did. Receiving any kind of loving message from anyone is always something that lifts us up. And it was something that I wanted to give out. Just Breathe Mama was created. It is a place of positive vibes, loving quotes, and messages that resonate with me — ones I want to share. It is a place of realness; this is my life, and this is how I live it. It’s about truth, not just about all the so-called good stuff, but showing others that life isn’t perfect, it is what you make it.
My morning messages have since stopped. I went through a period of depression and just needed to focus on rebuilding myself by giving myself the love and light that I had been sending out. It wasn’t working for me anymore, and sometimes we have to do what is best for us.
Just Breathe Mama is still very much up and running. I love not having pressure to post something every day; I crack under pressure, it makes me back away. There is no pressure here; it’s all love and light.
Once in a blue moon (what an old cliché) I will send a message out, just because. Just to let all my people know that I am thinking of them.