Some People Just Make You Feel Part of the Tribe


“To the left, to the left” she would chant to Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable”. Josephine’s chanting brought a gentle laughter to all of us, at any given time. With delivered acceptance.

Jo, as she was often referred, didn’t fit into the culture of mainstream rules and regulations — she had her own drum to beat.

Her rhythm connected. 

I loved her greeting for me. “hey Rich” in a tone that always was so welcoming and accepting, I couldn’t feel anything other than part of her tribe.

To be honest, I really didn’t know her that well. We were more aquatinted through mutual friendships — and yet, on the few times we vacationed together in Fort Lauderdale, it felt like we were lifetime friends. That is the beauty of those connections we make that are authentic and synchronistic. Impact.

The impact on my own learning of self acceptance through Josephine was enormous.

I am grateful Jo — thank you for that welcoming spirit of yours and for taking me without judgement into your palm tree paradise.

Thank you Josephine! #Gratitude #WakingInstants #PeopleThatMakeADifference

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