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Share That Love Girlfriend.

February 20, 2012


Erin Schrader

So here’s the deal–
I’ve got about a thousand thoughts running through my brain right now and only one hour to write.
These two factors brought together equal one massive headache.
Which is why I brought in my reinforcement, wine, for the writing of this post.
Excuse me while I take a sip.
Okay much better.
Can we just all thank wine for one brief second for the many healing abilities it posseses?
Moving on.
 I just want to share with you what’s been on my heart the past while.
You see, sometimes blogging scares me.
Hear me out on this one.
Blogging is incredible.
But sometimes, just sometimes, I think–do I pour more of myself into the relationships I build through blogging/twitter/facebook than I do the actual, “real life” relationships I have surrounding me?
You see–It is so easy to tell somebody online that you love them.
In fact, I say “love ya girl” several times a day on this here Internet.
{My husband finds this absurd. I find it awesome.}
I tell you lovely ladies how beautiful you are.
Inside and Out.
I tell you I will pray for you.
And then I think..
When is the last time I randomly told my friends or family that I love them?
Or that they are beautiful?
Or more importantly, that I am praying for them?
You guys.
This is SO important.
It is great that we are building these relationships together.
Truly, it is more than great.
I get SO much joy from your comments, emails, tweets, etc.
Just last night I opened up an email and I sat there with real hot tears running down my face as I read her words.
The love that I felt from a complete stranger overwhelmed me and I just couldn’t shake it.
Have you ever felt completely absorbed in love?
It is a beautiful thing.
And each time this happens, I stop myself and I pray.
I ask the good Lord for two things.
1. I ask Him to bless your life the way that you just blessed mine.
2. And then I pray that you share this love with somebody IN PERSON the way you just shared it with me.
Go tell somebody you know that you admire them.
Thank them for inspiring you.
Tell a complete stranger that they are beautiful.
Just show your love the way that you show it so effortlessly on the internet.
I could go on for another hour about my emotions right now.
Amazing things happened last night.
Which I will talk about later this week.
But all I could do last night is pray.
And thank God for YOU.
Each and every one of you who show up to my space daily.
For your love.
For your inspiration.
And for the joy that you so freely give.
And in that moment, all I could keep thinking about {for you and I both} is:
“Don’t let this love be confined to these internet walls.
Take this out out in the real world, and share it.”
Anyhow, with all that being said–thank you.
Seriously, from the bottom of my heart thank you.
I know I’ve told you before–but its true.
I love you.
Now please, go share your love with those that matter most to you.
You have so many blessings to give and so many blessings you have yet to receive.
Just go be.

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