Everyday should be a celebration of the extraordinary accomplishments of women. In nearly every corner of the globe, we are on the vanguard of transforming our world. We are the change-makers, the revolutionaries, the rabble-rousers, and the peacemakers. Women are indeed a force to be reckoned with, and the world is watching to see what’s next.
I am particularly excited about the amazing young women I’ve met in their 20’s and early 30’s. So full of life and vigor they have become, for me, a physical embodiment of hope for our future. It‘s wonderful to see their incredible passion around doing well in their careers while also making a difference in our world.
In honor of their great achievements, I’ve written a letter to these young trailblazers of our time. On behalf of all of us that are a little farther down the road we celebrate your radiance, your genius, and your bright, bright futures. ❤
Dear Young Sister,
You are magnificent! Filled with enthusiasm, grace and unbridled passion for life you take our breath away. When we look at you, we can’t help but smile with pride. We believed we could do anything – you continue to prove it.
You are extraordinary! Since birth, you have been a force to be reckoned with, unstoppable in your quest to be and see and do more. Hold on to that curiosity. It’s the key to discovering your passion and purpose. Much later, it will be your secret to staying young.
You are fabulously unique! You were made to stand out, and you do it with incredible flair. God has something truly special for you to do in this life. And it’s okay if everyone doesn’t see it and believe in it. You’ll see them in your rear-view mirror, trying to catch up once you zoom by.
You are brilliant! Creativity and originality are your calling cards. It’s such a delight to have you around. You ask us how things are done, and then immediately challenge us to do them differently. Even as we give you “that look” like you are on our last nerve our hearts are secretly bursting with pride at your boldness.
Finally, you are loved. God loves you best. We love you next. We believe in your zany ideas, big dreams, and purposeful passion. We believe in your success. We have no doubt that what you make up your mind to do will be done! After all, everything you need is already inside of you.
All you have to do is believe in you! Trust God’s voice inside of you, and never, ever give up on you! Yes, it will get tough. You might even fall. But when you do, your sisters will surround you with love and light so that you can heal and begin again.
So keep stepping my sister! Shine bright, filling the world around you with love and laughter. And above all, keep loving on you.
With love, prayers and affection,
Your Proud and Cheering Big Sisters