Taking Tea in the Kasbah

I had an epiphany tonight. It won’t really be all that profound to many of you. It might even sound a bit silly that I feel the need to write about it here. But to me, it’s the end to something that’s plagued me for a looooong time and by putting it OUT THERE then I am, in some small yet significant way, making it more tangible. And you all, as my unsuspecting witnesses, will know if I falter in keeping up with the epiphany.

Before I get to the Great Epiphany of Tonight, I want to you to know that I didn’t get to this on my own. Well, yes, I figured it out for myself. And yes, I had to be open to the message and all that jazz. What I’m saying is that I was helped along by two people who have no idea that they inspired me in such a profound way.

Sometimes it’s what you say that can make all the difference.

And sometimes it’s what isn’t said that can do that even more.

And yet still, it’s what you do that inspires others around you to become more of who they truly are and a better person all around.

So what happened tonight? One person gave me a compliment that she probably didn’t realize would bring me so much joy. And that made it all the more poignant to me.

The other person doesn’t even know I exist but is a major inspiration to me and drives me to be the best, most interesting version of myself that I can be. I will call this person my Guru and leave it at that. This person will probably never know how they’ve touched my life, but I will put it out there into the universe for them to absorb in some small way.

What did these two people say? Or not say? Or do? The specifics don’t matter as much as what I got out of it.

So thank you, Kind Compliment Giver. And thank you, Wise and Inspiring Guru. Someday I hope to be able to thank you personally for showing me that I don’t have to apologize for who I am anymore.

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20 thoughts on “No More Apologies

  1. I can’t imagine you, Tami Clayton, ever feeling as if you have to apologize for who you are. Who you are is why I faithfully follow your blog.

  2. I love epiphanies like that. Lovely post, Tami, and beautiful photos, too. šŸ™‚

  3. Holy smokin’ torpedos, but this is an amazing, high-in-the-sky, feeling groovy post — as much for the reader as it clearly is for you, Tami. It’s pretty awesome that no identities need be revealed to heighten the impact of your message or make it more beautiful or powerful than it already is. I almost feel like your epiphany is somehow my own šŸ˜€

  4. These are defining moments and so wonderful when you reach such a truth. Hold on to that new belief, Tami, and don’t let go!

  5. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing it, it makes us all a little lighter to hear that one of us had an epiphany. Hope your days are brighter from here on.

  6. This is neat, Tami! It’s an encouraging reminder to give compliments as often as possible šŸ™‚

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