The first is Melanie from the great country of South Africa. I met Mel on the writer’s site HubPages, and have gotten to know her over the past few months. I have found her to be delightful, a genuine human being who cares deeply about mankind and animals.
Today Mel announced that all of her hard work has paid off and she has been hired for an internship for a local online magazine. She was so excited and those of us who know her are excited as well.
The next is a lady I call my lil’ Sis. Cyndi quit her teaching job last year to devote all of her time to writing and photography. Let me repeat that: she quit a teaching job that gave her benefits and security to write full time. Since she did that she has gone full-speed ahead with her writing, photography, and artwork, as well as post articles and blog entries and set up her own website and on and on and on.
She is a whirlwind of activity and she overflows with positive vibes, and she will tell anyone who is listening that she is happy with her decision because she can now follow her passion.
These two women, both friends of mine, gave up a certain amount of security and comfort and chose to follow their dreams. They both love their husbands very much and spend a great deal of time with loved ones and friends. In other words, they are the embodiment of Living Simple.
I am truly proud to call these two remarkable people my friends. I am humbled to know them and I can’t wait to see what great things are in store for them in the near future.