I got a wonderful comment today and am so excited
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Ok, I know you aren't suppose to find your value with external things. That your value is inherent and you can only truely find it within. But gosh, it still sure is nice to be validated externally. Maybe if I were self-actualized, I wouldn't care. But since I am not, I still care. And it can really make a difference.
What happened to me was very simple. I am in the Journey Practitioner program. I am excited about it. I had to answer a bunch of questions that everyone has to answer. They read each persons answers. Then, if you are accepted into the program, they send you out a standard acceptance letter that basically says the same thing to everyone except that it names your mentor (and everyone has a different mentor). But other than that, it is exactly the same. Until me. I just found out today that the letter I received was not their normal letter. 98% of it was. But at the bottome was a "personalized" comment saying something to the effect that she ahd never read anyone's responses where they were so present and so right on. Anyway, I just figured they said something similar to everyone. But I just found out today from the office lady that I have been the only person, EVER, to get a personalized comment. And not only that, but the person who reads all of the applications even made it a point to discuss my application and how much she liked it and was inspired by it.
How cool is that?? I just wanted to yell, "weeeee". So, I just felt validated and smart. I knew I did a good job before I sent it in, but I never thought that I would have done the "best" job.
Ok, so maybe I'm bragging. I don't know. i don't intend to bragg. I am just so happy for myself. What a difference the journey has made in my life and I am just so excited and honored to be a part of it. I have found myself.
And I am flying.
I wish you well on your journey,