I receive emails from women across the globe. Some ask for help. Some thank me for The Rebuild Your Life Project, some simply want to acknowledge my work.
I appreciate all of them yet the ones who simply want to say- GOOD JOB really keep me motivated to keep on. Honestly, I am not a person who takes compliments well. I say THANK YOU but inside I’m thinking- There is so much more I can do and be, this is nothing.
Today I received this comment on one of my posts on Google Plus. It gave me chills.
I’m tripping because you are like a sun in a dark universe your spectrum is so vast – no brown nose or patronize – simply sincere appreciation for a sista who is so unapologetically expressive and captivating…as I read thru your pages and post I was refreshed, enlightened and captivated to just simply see SUBSTANCE – SOMEONE WHO CAN ENGAGE IN DIALOG OF MEANING AND INTEREST -…when I grow up I wanna be just like you (in a wacky southern voice)…
After reading it I thought about it for a while.
Someone wants to be like me? Like ME? Really? Then all of these thoughts of inadequacies came tumbling into my mind. The truth is, the honest truth is, although I am lacking financially, I am very rich in wisdom which most people crave. I have to learn to appreciate that part of me more.
I took a moment to respond to her beautiful note and in it I shared some of the qualities I believe I possess that makes me who I am, someone who is worthy of admiration.
This is what I wrote: