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Merry Christmas y’all! This has been such an incredible year, so much to be thankful for!
Remember playing “telephone” with a tin can and some string as a kid? I used to play this with my brother, I’d hide upstairs and he’d run downstairs, each of us with a can in our little hands connected by fuzzy string we’d tied ourselves. It wasn’t the most effiecient form of communication, but it sure did connect us and keep us giggling. Now that he lives in Arizona and I in Illinois, a game of string cans is no longer possible, and it’s easy to lose touch.
"In graduate school, we were together every day doing all the stuff best friends do. Coffee, class, gym, dinner, study, laugh, Wii tennis, repeat. Until one day, life pulled us apart.
One of us drove across the country. The other flew west. Families started, jobs began, and the distance grew.
Two-thousand miles and two time zones made everything from finding a time to talk to finding an affordable flight nearly impossible. As we struggled to stay in touch, we longed for the everyday rituals we once had – like morning coffee.
Even though our daily routines were different – both now with babies and briefcases – we started each day with a cup of coffee.
That’s when it hit us…
What if instead of just coffee, it was the mug we had in common?
AND, what if that mug represented everything about the distance we disdained and the friendship we desired to deepen?
Like the length of a string that used to connect best friends between tin cans and tree houses, Our Common Mug has become the new piece of string that connects us between time zones.”
Sold in sets of two or more and perfect for the holidays, the gift possibilities for these mugs are endless! I want to send one to each of my siblings as well as many of my long distance friends. I like to imagine us reaching for the mug, eager for coffee in the morning, and smiling because we know that somewhere a loved one is experiencing the same routine with the same mug. How dear is that?
Find your own Common Mug here, but hurry because I happen to know that these are already flying off the shelves!
you are loved you are loved you are loved you are loved. there is nothing you can ever do to separate yourself from this love. there is nothing you can ever do to earn this love. you can run from it. you can refuse it. you can bend and bruise it, threaten it and push it away. you can smash it to bits, yell until your voice is gone. you can be reckless with yourself, hurt yourself, rewrite your story to include plot twists of pain and fear.
you can tell yourself that love isn’t for you. but listen to me, dear one. you listen up. you say that you are not worth loving, and that is a lie. so stop it. stop lying to yourself. stop hurting yourself. stop keeping love at bay.
because you can’t help it, because you are unconditionally cared for by those who share your broken heart. and we aren’t going anywhere. we aren’t giving up on you, do you hear me? so don’t give up on you either. and don’t give up on love.
stop running. let go of all your reasons to hate and fear the love.
i’ve got a secret for you. in the end, love always wins. and this love, it is golden love, it is beyond our understanding, it is agape. let love win in you, sweet one, stop running and let it embrace your weary bones. you are loved you are loved you are loved you are loved you are loved. ~amen.
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