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The open heart

What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.
Haruki Murakami

Don’t mask or deny your vulnerability: it is your greatest asset. Be vulnerable: quake and shake in your boots with it.
Stephen Russell

Lights of love at a friend's recent birthday celebration

Lights of shared love at a friend’s recent birthday celebration

I love people who greet me with a big hug and a bright smile.  Who doesn’t? These people light up our lives.

They are the safe havens of the world.

I really admire them.  Their honest hearts are vulnerable.  It’s hard to watch them get hurt, but when they do, they weep like a fierce storm and when it passes, the sun breaks out again.

I think I was naturally like that once.  I was a chatterbox that never shut up and drove my mother crazy.  I ran to breathlessly hug my Nana when she got out of the car.

Now I watch my words and guard my heart.

Life changes people, but it doesn’t have to.  My good friends have seen me chase bubbles, dance in the summer rainfall, giggle till I can’t breathe and fall in and out of love.

If I just keep putting myself out there, I will remember how.  It will come back to me.

I will quake and shake in my boots till then, but I will be brave.

I will be vulnerable.

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