Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Woman of Substance

Do you have a friend that inspires you?

Recently, a woman entered my life that has impressed me with the way she lives her life. And it has been a really pleasant surprise as I'm not that easily impressed.

I expect a lot from myself and also of others in my life but she has surpassed my expectations:

She lives her life with a free and open spirit.

She loves and embraces cultures that are different then hers.

She is kind without compromise.

She is smart without arrogance.

She is strong without aggression.

She stands up for the people and ideas that she believes in while still respecting the views of other.

And she is grateful for the great family and love she has in her life.

I'm thankful for her friendship and her example.


  1. She sounds like a wonderful person and inspiration.

  2. She sounds lovely and strong. (I have a friend and mentor who is well-described by all the things you wrote. I've been lucky to have her in my life for over 20 years.)

  3. Your post makes me think of the expression "Takes one to Know One!" (in this case "a woman of substance")! Haha! Indeed, I think this could apply to a lot, if not all, of the lovely ladies you share your life with, including you!

  4. Oh ... we all want to be that woman, don't we? I tend to agree with TLBM ... takes one to know one. Good for you for paying attention to the inspiration around you.

  5. As you know I'm leaving tomorrow and I just read your post, I guess I know who you are talking about and I'm so happy to know her too. :D A big hug my friend!