The Amazings

Recently I had dinner with two phenomenal women – amazing women actually. Each exceptionally accomplished. Yet firmly grounded in the reality of living – the good, the bad, the important, the yucky, and all matters of chaos, messiness and muddlings that get mixed throughout the living.

What was wonderfully striking about our dinner was the absence of chit-chat. We immediately engaged in the sincere discussion of living lives. The values we bring to the living. How those values challenge and enlighten the living. Where we find support for living our values. The values that matter and how we go after more of those values.

1484324430_7581e20f50_nAs we said our good byes, I was reminded of author Sophfronia Scott’s quote, “Build your ark before the flood.”

Yes, absolutely build your ark before the flood. And absolutely, positively stuff it to overflowing with Amazings.

Amazings who honor and value you. Amazings who care about perfectly, perfect you with all of your glaring imperfections and foibles. Amazings who stand arm-in-arm with you on your ark or around a dinner table.

Who are your Amazings on your ark?

 
photo credit: ARK via photopin (license)

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Lou Peters
    May 16, 2015 @ 05:41:41

    Well, you’re one of them for sure, Linda! I love your pearls and let them sink into my being until they become a part of me! Thank you!

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  2. Edie Brengel Radtke
    May 16, 2015 @ 12:31:35

    YOU are!!! xo

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  3. Andrea Gold
    May 16, 2015 @ 21:17:37

    Wonderful message, Linda!

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