This weeks Only One letter is from Michele Elin. Michele wears many hats, corporate person, life coach, mom, friend and the founder of Blooming In Existence, whose belief is that everyone should strive to do more than just exist, we should bloom in existence. (I couldn’t agree more!)
These are her words…and her letter.
I have been sitting with this assignment ever since I completely understood it, frozen. When understanding crept in, I had an overwhelming moment of gratitude that I am gifted with a long list of people that I could write this letter to. It brought tears to my eyes (thank you for that gift of recognition, Missy). After I pulled myself together, my mind started to shift to who I “should” write to. Should it be a parent? Should it be one of my children? Should it be to the person that suggested a book that ended up changing my life? Should it be to my best friend now?
Then, I asked myself who I would choose if I gave up all of those “shoulds”. The answer was clear.
I just wrote “Dear Sara” and my phone vibrated and it was a text from you telling me that I might just live happily ever after. It IS a possibility.
(It’s a long story but I have to insert a “thanks” to the Universe here for confirming my choice.)
Thank you for being my friend in every good way someone could be a friend. You are a significant part of who I am today. I am a ripple in your pond.
With your quiet courage, you don’t shy away from the uncomfortable place. You don’t take the easy way out. You challenge me to look at things a different way and in that challenge, I’ve travelled down new roads that I didn’t think were possible. Your text is the Universe proclaiming that you’re still here poking me in the side to see the possibilities. You’ve done this all while fiercely supporting me, being open to change, and sharing yourself.
Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for being you and allowing me to be me.
I love you,
Thank you Michele, for reminding us to give up the ‘should’s’