Everyone Loves You

by | Apr 26, 2020 | Upgrade Your Relationships | 25 comments

Pinned halfway down the dishwasher—at her eye level—was a handwritten note from her Aunt Ondrea with the words Everyone Loves You, Luna. Luna trotted by these words every day—and they were true. Anyone who didn’t love her didn’t know her well enough yet. All people were her people, and all her days were made of the things love does: Love smells the air, and runs wild in the grass Love leaps into hearts and onto beds Love plays, tastes, rests, and rests again Love takes full sighing breaths under warm blankets Love is a witness Love gathers and protects Love is loyal, honest, fierce, and free Love holds on tight, and Love lets go Luna let go on the new moon, crossing into tomorrow from the comfort of her bed and surrounded by her Mamas. She didn’t want to walk, wag, or eat that day. She wanted rest, breath, and quiet. She wanted us all to know how much we are loved. I know you’ve had deep loss too, in different forms, and now is a particularly heightened time of sitting closer to those losses. You are not alone, not for a moment. If you feel called to express sympathy, thank you. But please also take Luna’s love and recycle it back to yourself. Consider writing the words “Everyone Loves You” and putting them on your fridge, bulletin board, or mirror, or anywhere you’ll see them often (please tag me on media). Let Luna’s note remind you of what love does. If you’re thinking “ but some people don’t love me,” remember—they just don’t know you well enough yet. What’s not to love? Deep Breaths, Tamika

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  1. Maggie Brennan

    “Everyone Loves You” 🙏💛🐾🐾

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    • Tamika

      💕 💜 💕

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  2. Colleen

    What a beautiful tribute to Luna! ✨🌈

    Thinking of you, Tamika. So sorry for the loss of your beloved Luna. 😔💖

    With love
    Colleen 🙏🏼

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    • Tamika

      Thank you so much, Colleen. 🖤

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  3. Diane M Bark

    What a lovely post! Happy Trails Luna! <3

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    • Tamika

      Thanks, Diane 💖

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  4. Kaitlin

    Oh gosh Tamika, I am so very sorry. What beautiful memories you have of your time together. This video is so very beautiful and made me feel so much. I am crying. Sending love.

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    • Tamika

      Oh Kaitlin, thank you for your generous heart. Love you so,

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  5. Wendy

    Oh Tamika
    My heart is with you 🌈♥️
    What a beautiful tribute to Luna

    💞Everyone loves you 💕
    Xo
    Varna

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    • Tamika

      Everyone loves you, Varana. Thank you so much. 💚

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  6. Patti W.

    I only knew her briefly, but I loved her !!! Sympathy and love to you, Tamika 💕
    Patti W.

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    • Tamika

      She could sniff out the special ones…so glad our paths crossed. 💚

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  7. Stephanie Patterson

    Tamika, we don’t know each other but I know much about you because of how special you are to Carolyn, Anabel and Stella. My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time. What a beautiful tribute to Luna. She had a lot of love in her life and gave a lot of love back. So sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻💗

    Stephanie

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    • Tamika

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Stephanie. 💓

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  8. Stacey Monk

    My heart aches for you. The loyal love of dog is hard to let go. I can see that Luna brought you much happiness. May she rest in peace.
    Xoxo
    Stacey

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    • Tamika

      I can see that you know this heartbreak too, Stacey. Thank you so much for your words. 💚

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  9. Carolyn Jyoti

    Luna showed us all what LOVE is. Thank you for this beautiful reflection on love. Her legacy will live on with this beautiful reminder that we are all loved! xoxo

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  10. Sherry Lynne kirschner

    Tamika thank you for sharing this. What a beautiful way to express this transition for Luna. Sending you massive hugs and waves of gratitude for all that you do to bring light to others in difficult times.

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  11. Bailey (Maitri) Fagan

    What a beautiful tribute and lessons on love Luna has gifted us with. Thank you Tamika for sharing this with us. My heart is with you and all those who held Luna in theirs.
    💗

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  12. Stephanie Mills

    So sorry for the loss of your lovely Luna. The time we have with our dogs goes by so fast and I’m glad you cherished each other so much. XO

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  13. Marti

    I remember the day you found each other! I cried when I heard you’d gotten permission to take her with you. I’m so sorry to hear she said goodbye, but this is a truly beautiful celebration of her sweetness.

    Sending love.

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  14. Bailey Cannon

    Love you Luna! Enjoy all your treats and naps you get up there! You will be missed girl!

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  15. Nadia Tymoshenko

    Beautiful words and video
    I didn’t know Luna but I love her too!
    Sending lots of love to you (and to me)
    <3

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  16. Lotus

    Thinking of Luna today and with the fondest of memories. What a love child!

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    • Tamika

      She loves you dearly, Mandara!

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