I wonder if a healthy

Self-aware love

Will wander into a

Life filled with past

Heartbreak, traumas, and


Am I whole enough

And brave enough to

Receive an enduring

Tenderness, softness,

Affection, and generous


Have I cultivated

Enough self-love

Self-Worth to even begin

To match yours?

Love attracts love.

Like attracts like.

Whole intersects with whole

To find the intersection of us.

Our love aligns with our

Internal and external ways of

Processing the world

In our values, our deep

Listening, sharing,

Our humor and laughter

Our six languages.

In your eyes I see myself

All the way down and inside out

I feel your peace and dignity

Your confidence and grace

Because I embrace my own.

Lovely heart butterflies land softly

On this hand

That gives away

Quiet kindness, compassion,

And affection with ease and


I didn’t require a sign

From God,

Yet I receive one

With delight, surprise, and

An overflowing gratitude.

Love aligns

In the resilience

Of this sturdy foundation

And the lightness

Of fragile beauties

That broke free

From a puddle and a struggle

Inside a cocoon of creation.

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Laura Staley
The founder of Cherish Your World, Laura helps people thrive in the physical spaces where they live and work. She educates people about the optimal arrangement of belongings for comfort, safety, and flow; de-cluttering for freedom; and planning transitions to new or updated spaces for optimal joy in life. Laura knows that the conditions of our homes and workplaces shape the quality of our lives. Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and seasoned by more than a decade working with a variety of clients, Laura uses her intuition and expertise to help her clients produce remarkable results in their lives. Her own awakening to the power of feng shui came on the heels of a flood and the realization that she could live with beloved belongings rather than unloved hand-me-down stuff. Her trifecta of serving people includes public speaking, writing, and compassionate coaching. Laura is a published author of the books Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui and Cherish Your World Gift Book: 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Your Life. Prior to creating her company, Laura worked as a full-time parent and an assistant professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her joys in life include loving her dog, laughing with great friends, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves. You are welcome to connect with Laura below.
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Larry Tyler

I feel your peace and dignity

Your confidence and grace

Because I embrace my own……. When we are at peace in life it makes it easier to accept the love of others and give in return. I love this poem.