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Just Five Things – Receive

For the next couple of weeks, I’m joining Michelle in “Just Five Things”, the making of lists….Today’s subject is Receive!

Until we can receive with an open heart, we’re never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.
~Brene Brown~


It’s not a selfish thing to receive. It is nourishment. It is necessity. Take it in, whatever it is…money, compliment, cooked meal, hug, sunlight. Remember that love is the source of giving. It is also the source of receiving. Love the person who gifts you. And love yourself.

Receiving is fun. Receiving is a tangible way for someone to show they care. Like the heart pictured above…it was a gift from a friend that I have never met; but we feel a connection. Every time I see it in it’s special dish, I think of her and the connection we have and the world feels just a little warmer.

Some of the cutest, most cherished gifts are the ones from my children when they were small (the hand print on a popsicle stick plaque, the millions of drawings, the funny little stuffed creatures they made). I think my favorite is a rock one of my girls picked up on a hike…I still have it and it takes me right back to that time and place when I pick it up.

Today’s lists – receive:


  1. another pretty sunrise
  2. a sweet ‘good morning’ email
  3. much needed advice
  4. thank you from a very unexpected source
  5. a smile with my morning coffee


  1. hug from a friend
  2. a positive result at work
  3. the kiss of the late afternoon sun in the window


  1. warm welcome home
  2. time with my husband…time is the best gift
  3. cozy evening with a good old movie (To Catch a Thief)
  4. …and a gift to myself, a little ‘me’ time at the end of a long week

Thank you for visiting, until next time, Connie 🙂


I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

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