By: Rebecca Liston
This will be the final Love Letter that I shall pen to you in 2021. Our Christmas Break is upon us, and as Stella and I take turns with our writing, it happens that today is my last day to write to you in this calendar year.
I have been writing Love Letters such as these for almost 20 years now. They began as newsletters that I would print off (because Email wasn’t quite what it is today!) and distribute to my clients via post or in-person at the office. I placed them in waiting rooms of offices around town, and shared them at events where I would set up a booth to meet and greet new potential customers. And I would schlep them to networking breakfasts and lunches, handing them out to anyone I met, asking them to read them and pass them along to others they met along the way.
In my imagination, these Letters – then, chock-full of health care tips (you may recall I was a Homeopath) and words of seasonal inspiration – found their way into the hands of Many who laughed at the silly cartoons I would place within, and tucked away the advice about how to navigate childhood fevers for the day when it would, without doubt, come in handy.
Funny how an almost-20-year-practice still brings me such Joy.
And fascinating, as well, how I still imagine these Words winding their way to you as they did in yesterdays…as though hand-over-hand they come to land upon your desk (and not as though they popped through the interwebs in the shortest span of time imaginable!).
And so, as I imagine it, as this Letter enters your hands one day in the not-so-distant future, you open it and exhale. You settle back. Your eyes take in the Words. And, in my imagination, your Heart feels the Love that accompanies this Letter.
Dear Reader, it is a joy and an honour to have my Words read by You. It is truly one of the greatest Gifts of doing this Work that I am so damn lucky to do. And so I thank you, from the bottom of my Heart.
Thank you, also, for all that we have shared this past year.
Thank you to my Clients who astound me at every turn with their formidable courage and resilience and deep, deep Knowing. Wow! but you are a powerful, beautiful, and awe-inspiring bunch. Thank you for allowing me to be of service to you.
Mighty thanks, also, to all of you who’ve joined in our many events this year. From Salons to Bonfire Celebrations to this week’s Evening with Ina Lukas, to Tea Parties and Meet and Greet conversations, thank you for sharing time and space with us, and for bringing your friends and colleagues into our community, too.
Thank you to our Team for their dedication and for always having our backs, even in the eleventh hour. And to my coach / counsellor, Lisa Dennys, my healing team comprised of Hilarie Mae Dahl, Donna Costa, and my crew of Homeopaths around the World: Your work keeps me going and I am ever-grateful to you.
And thank you, with all the love my heart can muster, to Stella for another tremendous year together. It’s hard not to get all mushy here LOL so I shall simply say: My life is infinitely better with you in it.
And last, but most certainly not least, allow me to publicly share my thanks to my friends and family. You are my Why.
At the beginning of each year, my children and I choose a word or phrase to act as our Touchstone for the year to come.
My word for 2021 was Heart.
I had no idea at the time why I chose it, but now, as this year winds down, it is abundantly clear.
My Heart is full. And I’ve you to thank.
Wishing you all the blessings of this holiday season,
Rebecca Liston is cofounder and business intuitive at Las Peregrinas, a creative and consulting agency. She specializes in anchoring folks in a clear-eyed understanding of which path is theirs for the taking. She’s got one foot in the land of the subtle and unseen, and the other foot firmly planted in the land of ruthless pragmatism. Oh, and she swears like a sailor, which makes us love her more.
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