Yesterday I was so blessed to be able to attend the Texas Conference for Women with a dear friend. The caliber of speakers was impressive. The final keynotes were Patricia Arquette and Robin Roberts. I even got to shake hands with Robin and have my photo taken. (I want to point out that, YES, she’s taller in the photo BUT I’m wearing flats and she was wearing heels- and some amazing heels they were!).
Robin shared the title of book “Everybody’s Got Something” was a “momma-ism.” When Robin would complain about some misfortune, pain or seeming affliction, her mother would tell her “Everybody’s got something.” Her mother was a jewel box of pearls of wisdom.
How true!!!!!!! EVERYBODY HAS SOMETHING…and EVERYBODY has OVERCOME SOMETHING….and EVERYBODY is SOMETHING.
Meeting new women, I see that each woman has an amazing story to tell. I started thinking of the women in my life and how each one has lived a life worthy of a novel. These stories deserve to be celebrated and shared. Most importantly, we can learn from each other and find inspiration.
SO……I’ve already talked to one friend and plan on talking to more. I want to do a something different with this blog…I want to share these stories of inspiration and achievement.
Don’t despair! It’s in keeping with my theme – when I grow up, I want to be a dog. Dogs meet new people and sniff then all over. They want to know every secret odor. Dogs dance with joy each time they see someone they love. They understand how to celebrate each individual.
So I plan on sniffing my friends and sharing their unique scents. I plan on celebrating each one with a Snoopy Dance of Joy and a blog post.