I appreciate these grand scale gestures. I really do. They inspire me and make me want to do something to make a difference. And I know that for me to make the most difference, there is a level that this happens best in my knowing and loving myself--just the way I am. Not grand scale--rather the gesture is a simple one of acknowledgement of self and bringing that self to my daily activities and to the relationships of those I care about and those I interact with as I go through my day. Recently, I was asked to create an acrostic poem with my name, documenting parts of me that are gifts to me and to others. Somehow for me, taking a day like International Women's Day to a level where each of us pay tribute to the gifts we bring is an important tribute all in itself. Below is my "Deborah" poem. What poem can you create that shows the essence of who you are and what gifts you have to offer? All of us, with our gifts and our weaknesses, our blessings and our tribulations, our push to be better and our acceptance of who we are, make a mosaic of beauty that celebrates today on International Women's Day. Celebrate today. We each make the world a better place.
D aring to be me
A dorably Funny
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