This week has been a great week and I have been moved and motivated by magnificent women. Some are new acquaintances. Some I have known for years. Some I know through work. Some through friendship or kin.
All seem to possess an innate wisdom that carries them through. That wisdom seems to have grown through a commitment – in the best and the hardest of times – to knowing their own value and being the best that they can be. They have an unforgettable impact on those with whom they connect. Their greatest attributes are authenticity, a generous spirit and a strong commitment to never to catch what is thrown at them unless they choose to do so. A commitment to let what is thrown, fall, if it is of no value; a commitment to only hold on to what will nourish and strengthen them. To open the correct drawer and take out the correct object, because only that object will do.
These women are thinkers, they shine a light on their own thoughts and ignite sparks that illuminate their own journey. Without knowing that they do so, those sparks show others what is possible. In doing this they are living proof that love is our best gift, that we can endure, are authentic. We are able to integrate the meaning of the most beautiful and the most bitter of life’s lessons, yet still flourish and remain intensely human. You know who you are! I salute you!