Thoughtful Tuesday - Week 2

By Holly - 7/06/2010 12:05:00 PM

I'm really excited about thoughful Tuesday this week. I've had something to share for a few days but waited for Tuesday.

I went to lunch with a co-worker last week and had an wonderful, eye-opening discussion.
Over our lunch, we got to talking about her background.
She's Persian, born and rasied in Iran. She lived there for 15 years, before she was able to leave. She left to Turkey for 3 years and then was finally able to come to America. She went through all the proper channels and is now an American citizen.
She's stunningly beautiful and intelligent, and has one of the biggest hearts.
She told me all sorts of stories about what life was like in Iran and how difficult it is to be a woman there.
She taught herself English and speaks almost perfectly. I sat in awe of her for most of the lunch.
I didn't really have much to add to the conversation, I admit I am not well versed in the middle east, geography or customs. But she so honestly answered all of my questions.
After the lunch, I thanked her over and over for sharing her story with me.

With celebrating our country's Independance Day, this weekend, it really hit hard, how free we really are. From the tiniest things like wearing nail polish to choosing one's core beliefs, we really are free.

She has a little tagline up at her desk, "You're too blessed to be stressed. " :)

Happy Tuesday,

Holly & Co.

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