Thursday, February 25, 2010
Letter For A Friend
What I like about you and wanted you to know…
There are some things, about you, that keeps you present in my thoughts no matter how long we go without seeing or speaking to one another. These are things that I miss because they are not often seen or felt in the presence of others…at least not by me. The most notable of these qualities is how you are always so accepting and respecting of others. There is nothing within you that is afraid or at all threatened by acknowledging the beauty, talent, or good works of another and you are secure enough with yourself that you do not feel lesser than another simply because you gave credit where it was due or praised someone for who they were to you and to the world.
But there is even more to it than this… It is your ability to keep smiling through the most difficult circumstances. The way you always find the most supportive things to say...How you never forget to include others in your life even when you barely have enough time for yourself.
You’re able to laugh off the tension and negativity brought into your space, and you can transform that energy by the honesty and wisdom in your words and the gentleness and kindness of your tone. People never take you the wrong way, feel bitter or hurt after you’ve spoken to them what you think, or walk away from your space without being intrinsically aware of the positive and healing light that has been shared with them just by being in your presence.
For all of this and much more, you are most admired by me and I’m not sure if you will ever know that. Sometimes opportunities to say how we truly feel in person seem lost to the situations we find ourselves in and the business of everyday life. Maybe one day I will tell you all of this and more. But for now I say it here…I want you to know, in case the opportunity never arises for me to say these things in person, that even though I have not known you for a very long time or spent a lot of time with you, I feel that I am a better person for knowing you and for having the chance to spend time with you – no matter how infrequent or brief those moments may be.
You once told me that as a child you asked one of your older female relatives if you were pretty, and she said after a pause that you were “interesting looking.” Well, I’m here to tell you that you are pretty… you are in fact quite Magnificent Looking. You radiate from every pore of your physical being a spiritual light so tranquil and assured that it is impossible to view you as anything but beautiful and alluring. You have a physical beauty, and it is greatly accentuated by the boundless joy and melodious vibrancy of your soul.
I appreciate you… my beautiful, intelligent, and empathically aware, soul friend. Thank you for always (since our very first meeting) making me feel appreciated by you and honored for who I truly am. Much Love and Many Blessings.