“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
― Brené Brown
Easter and the start of Passover brought us a beautiful weekend! It was a jam packed weekend being with family and friends. Saturday and Sunday were full of enjoyment and it meant the world to me to spend time with favorite people whose friendship and love I cherish with all my heart.
I share this with you because being with family or close friends spending time together reminded me of the importance of connection.
We need connection.
Connection keeps us in the moment.
Connection reminds us of what’s important: you, family, friends, love, time, memories, etc.
Connection reminds us who we are.
Connection is love.
Connection is healing.
Connection breathes life into bad moments and you realize you are never alone.
Connection (as Brene Brown says so perfectly in today’s quote) is that energy which exists between two people when they feel they are valued, seen and heard.
Connection is necessary to thrive in life.
Connection is necessary not just with people but with anything that we love to do. Anything that brings out our best selves is worth connecting with.
As the weekend came to an end and I was getting ready for a new work week, I felt grateful I shared such a good weekend together with those I love. More importantly, I know going forward when I am tempted to talk myself out of connecting with someone I care about or doing something I know will bring a smile to my face, I will pause and remind myself about connection being an absolute “yes” for me. I will make sure to schedule those moments no matter what.
What can you do today to connect with someone or something you love?
Wishing you a fabulous week ahead!