Thursday, April 29, 2010

You are She


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Several weeks ago, I received an encouraging, beautiful handmade card from a friend. She contacted me a few days earlier, asked for my mailing address and let me know she would be sending it. This card is pinned to the bulletin board in my office right next to my beloved picture of Boz Dog. Then earlier this week, as I was looking through the mail, I spyed another envelope from this lovely person.

I opened the envelope to find a note card that simply said, "@katdish ~ You are "She". Also enclosed was a writing by Kobi Yamada entitled "She":

She must be something special. She is. Celebrate her.
She loved life and it loved her back. Celebrate her passion.
She listened to her heart above all other voices. Celebrate her wisdom.
She pursued big dreams instead of small realities. Celebrate her priorities.
She saw every ending as a new beginning. Celebrate her resiliency.
She discovered her real measurements had nothing to do with numbers or statistics. Celebrate her self esteem.
She was kind, loving and patient…with herself. Celebrate her tenderness.
She woke up one day and threw away all her excuses. Celebrate her accountability.
She realized that she was missing a great deal by being sensible. Celebrate her spirit.
She turned her can’ts into cans, and her dreams into plans. Celebrate her goals.
She ignored people who said it couldn’t be done. Celebrate her independence.
She had a way of turning obstacles into opportunities. Celebrate her magic.
She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her, and discovered she could fly. Celebrate her faith.
She discovered she was the one she’d been waiting for. Celebrate her self-reliance.
She added so much beauty to being human. Celebrate her presence.
She walked in when everyone else walked out. Celebrate her friendship.
She just has this way of brightening the day. Celebrate her radiance.
She made the whole world feel like home. Celebrate her warmth.
She decided to enjoy more and endure less. Celebrate her choices.
She decided to start living the life she’d imagined. Celebrate her freedom.
She colored her thoughts with only the brightest hues. Celebrate her optimism.
She was an artist and her life was her canvas. Celebrate her brilliance.
She ran ahead where there were no paths. Celebrate her bravery.
She crossed borders recklessly, refusing to recognize limits, saying bonjour and buon giorno as though she owned both France and Italy and the day itself. Celebrate her joie de vivre.
She held her head high and looked the world straight in the eye. Celebrate her strength.
She not only saw a light at the end of the tunnel she became that light for others. Celebrate her compassion.
She designed a life she loved. Celebrate her joy.
She took the leap and built her wings on the way down. Celebrate her daring.
She said bye-bye to unhealthy relationships. Celebrate her happiness.
She remained true to herself. Celebrate her authenticity.
She made the world a better place. Celebrate her.


I am certainly not she. But I strive to be. And I wanted to share this with you today because I want you to encourage you as the sender of this wonderful blessing disguised in an envelope encouraged me.

Celebrate you.

Thank you, my friend.

10 comments:

~*Michelle*~ said...

Very cool.

And I think there is a whole lotta "she" in you, my friend!

Thank you for sharing.....do you mind if I borrow it? I have someone in my life that is totally a "she" as well.

katdish said...

Absolutely feel free to borrow it. I think it's meant to be shared.

jasonS said...

Beautiful post, but I am a little confused. Am I 'she'? (sorry I couldn't help it)

Thanks Kat for being an inspiration.

♥ Kathy said...

I think you ARE "she" ♥ Thanks for sharing it and for sharing you.

Maureen said...

It's beautiful, and I happen to know the sender has a huge heart. And also is "she".

Graceful said...

Most definitely a she to me!

S. Etole said...

what an encouragement ...

M.L. Gallagher said...

kat -- I believe we are all "She" and that is what is so remarkable about the sender -- she is able to see you are She because she is She!

Candy said...

"She decided to enjoy more and endure less." Love that.

Thanks for sharing - need to work on "she."

jake said...

"She loved life and it loved her back" Who doesn't want to be described that way? I mean, substitute gender references and all that. . . .but what a lovely way to say that!