a blessing for when love makes you brave

Blessed are we,
when love makes us brave.
Be it our friends or teachers,
Our mentors or partners.
Our siblings or parents or grands.

From the littles who remind us to get in the game,
even if there really is something more pressing to do in that moment.
To the parents who remind us how quickly it all goes,
whose wild, ungrounded belief in us gives us courage

To try something new.
To make a big leap.
To take a chance on love.
To risk, to fail, and to try, try, try again.

This is the kind of love that sticks.

So bless all of us, in our great big web of love.

Inspired by my conversation with Jenna Bush Hager on the Everything Happens Podcast.