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Anticipation, humility and the beginning of the Vision Mentor Adventure!

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I was just introduced to the woman I will have the opportunity learn with and to mentor and I anticipate an amazing journey and I am deeply humbled. As I sit in a beautiful place, with so much opportunity and freedom, I recognize that any complaints I have about my life are somewhat of an insult to those who continue to struggle for basic quality of life, true freedom and peace in the place where they live.

Although we have our share of problems in the United States, we have had no civil war for over a 150 years and have not experienced the true effects of war in the physical sense. We have tremendous disparity in the quality of life for people in our country but even for the least privileged it is rare not to have clean water and access to food.

Although I have some days that seem more difficult than others, truly any problem I have is in my own mind and the way that I am percieving my situation. Just being on this site helps me to rise above my small mindedness and keep the larger picture in mind, 'a world that works for everyone'.

I look forward to becoming a better global citizen, if only the first step is to keep my mind free of complaint and full of gratitude.

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Celine's picture

Gratitude

Dear Christie,

I am delighted to read your writing here. I am sorry I have not officially communicated my letter indicating my motivations for embarking on this journey and expectations from my mentor. I am far away from home - in Sao Paulo participating in the XI International Colloquium on Human Rights. I lacked internet access in the past three days. In any case, I read a bit of your profile and I am grateful to God and humanity for sending you across my way.

Yes, you said it succinctly, 'gratitude' and not 'complaint' in every situation we find ourselves. I adopted this step over the years and it has immensely placed me on a focus to make my minute contributions to better the lot of mankind.

I am full of gratitude to meet you, to the World pulse for connecting us and I sincerely hope to be so imparted through your wealth of knowledge.

Celine Osukwu.

revchristie's picture

Communication

Dear Celine,

I have learned much already by each of your notes and all of them gave me a sense of your motivations. I understand the issue of being in and out of range for internet access as I travel at times without access myself. In terms of your expectations of me we will continue to refine those as we learn more about each other over the coming weeks.

One part of my role will be to stay in touch and provide a reminder that there is someone caring for you and holding your highest good and the good of all those you want to affect in her heart and mind. This you can count on.

Best always,

Christie

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