Saturday, May 29, 2010

The wonder of women

I have received this email a couple of times from girlfriends. I have many wonderful and inspiring women in my life.

To all the wonderful women in my life - please don't forget how special and valued you are.

Women have strengths that amaze men....

They bear hardships and they carry burdens,

But they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy

And laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in..

They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer

When they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel

And cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about

A birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member,

Yet they are strong when they

Think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss

Can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you

To show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what

Makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.

They have compassion and ideas.

They give moral support to their

Family and friends.

Women have vital things to say

And everything to give.

However, if there is one flaw

It is that women forget their worth.

Friday, May 28, 2010

A simple gesture

Have thank you cards and notes become a thing of the past?

And I mean cards and letters written on paper using ink in an envelope with a street address and a stamp on the front. No emails!

While the idea of a thank you card or letter might bring to mind a bygone era, I think it is a ritual we need to hold on to. I believe it is important to tell the people we care about when we appreciate their kind thoughts and actions.

I have a handful of thank you cards sitting on my coffee table waiting for me to compose and mail to my loved ones. Looking at them made me wonder am I alone in sending thank you cards to friends and family members that I wish to express my gratitude to?

My sister often asks me how I manage to find the time to pen a thank you letter, affix a stamp and drop it in the post box. I’m sure she is not alone in wondering this.

But I firmly believe that when someone takes the time or effort to make your life a little nicer or show you a little kindness, surely it is a simple way to express thanks and remind us of a simpler time. How lovely is it to receive a hand written envelope in the mail, something so very rare these days in amongst the bills and catalogues?

Here’s a suggestion - think of a good deed someone has done you recently and drop them a letter simply to say thank you.


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