I blog for Change…

As I attempt to orient the windy and often treacherous roads that encapsulate life, here are some of my thoughts on the successes, failures and ultimately the hope and positivity in which I strive for a better world. I also hope that I can use this blog as a platform to elevate the social justice issues that are somewhat forgotten in the modern discourse of staying silent on issues that challenge. Sx

DAY 3 – Write a Gratitude Note to Someone

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Dear Friend (you know who you are),

I wanted to write this note to you today, without specifically naming you because I think that would somehow taint the significance of composing this letter.

I am not entirely sure where to begin but here goes anyway. There are not many people in life who one can genuinely call a friend, it seems that in this day and age what the term actually means is somewhat muffled within the ideals of self gain and materialistic pursuits. You, however, have proven to be the best and most encouraging version of the term, a true friend.

You have believed in me no matter what the circumstance, you have accepted me with all my flaws, you have never judged me in spite of the many bad decisions I have made, and most amazingly, you have loved me unconditionally. I can’t say that many people actually know who I am at my very core but you are the exception. You have a way of looking into my eyes and seeing my soul, you just know what’s in my heart and what makes me tick and I am a better person for having had the privilege of knowing you during this lifetime.

You have been and will continue to be a source of inspiration that always reminds me to be true to myself and follow my dreams, despite the odds. I respect you as a human being, above all others; and I say that with complete purity and assurance. You are the most decent, kind and thoughtful person I have ever come across in my life and to say that I am grateful to have you in my life would be the biggest understatement that I could ever make. You make me a better person and for that, I am blessed and I give thanks.

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Author: es.el.gee

Sabene is a development practitioner, activist, writer, blogger and intersectional feminist. She currently works for CBM Australia and manages its India portfolio of Community Based Inclusive Development programs. Sabene’s expertise specialises in the intersection of gender and disability with a specific focus on South Asia and the Pacific. She is passionate about equality and social justice and serves as the Co-Director of Catalyst Co-Lab, an advocacy and rights based group which aims to raise awareness and empower active citizens and agents of change.

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