Friday, October 18, 2013
For most of my life, I've observed female behavior from afar. Unable to participate, I watched with envy how girls help each other. I thought it amazing that women share clothes with each other. Guys never do that.
When I started blogging (2010), I noticed some bloggers give clothes to one another and write about it. This again triggered my respect for women's support of one another. I craved being invited to that party but figured it'd never happen. I didn't think anyone would ever accept me as female -- or even close enough to female to send me clothes.
I was wrong! Thankfully, gratefully, I was wrong. After blogging for a year or two, a friend sent me a skirt. I was thrilled! And then another friend sent me some jewelry. And then another friend sent me a top. The dam was broken and precious water started flowing into my life. The crops in my heart are irrigated and growing.
Every time someone gives me something female-oriented, I'm euphoric and appreciative. Their gesture gives me more than just an object. Their gesture displays real kindness -- recognition and support of me at my most authentic level. I had hoped for such recognition for five decades and, until recently, never believed it would happen. I'm still surprised it is occurring.
I'd like to take a moment and thank some of the wonderful women who've done this. They are Megan Mae, Gracey, Lynne, Emma, Finnley, Lorena, Jen, Megan, Maggie, Bella, Jazmin, Tamera and Lynn. Thanks, guys!
What's prompting this post is a package I just received -- from South Africa! Blogger-friend Lynn (whose sister Wendy also blogs) sent me a gorgeous necklace. A real statement piece. I took a picture of it this morning (below) and will wear it soon.
Do you ever give clothing or jewelry to friends? Have you received any? How do you feel about sharing?