Phew, I finished this month's issue of Elegant letters.
Elegant letters should be renamed Elegant lessons really. Because that is what it is all about. Every midmonth, I spend a day writing an issue to send out to my 1300 subscribers (at present). It is intimidating, to be honest. Usually, I spend some time thinking and meditating on what I should share each month. I usually add new pages to elegantwoman.org every week or so, so it has to be something really special for me to share.
Also, it's a good way for me to 'write back' to say I hear all of you. It is impossible for me to reply to everyone at this stage. I receive too much email in general (from my other jobs, projects, work etc). Because I want to spend more time developing the site - correcting my language, introducing new findings, expanding on important topics - I figure, that is where I should spend my time for the greater benefit of everyone.
The interesting thing is, I sometimes wonder if I would tire about writing about elegance.
But I've realized that elegance in a woman, doesn't stop there as what the mainstream media tells us - it doesn't stop at make up, hair, clothes. It is a long process of refinement, a studied life, a humble life, in quiet strength, balance, wholeness - all of those things. It is a philosophy of life.
I was reading my Bible the other day (as part of my daily devotional) and felt this verse was for elegantwoman.org,
For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined."
- Psalms 66:10
In my heart, I believe the daily things and experiences I go through are 'testing' similar to the sense where you teach your child with love, because of the wonderful person you hope he or she will grow up into.
But I was so excited that God will refine me! He will show me the classiest way to do life and I can't wait to learn it and share it all with everyone.
There is so much to learn and I've got such a long way to go that I reckon, I'm going to be here for a very long time...and so will elegantwoman.org be. I must say I really enjoy the journey and I'm glad all of us are in this together.
Here is the 13th Issue of Elegant Letters. Sign up if you don't mind receiving a monthly email from me.
P.s. Thank you to all to recognize and appreciate the hard work put into elegantwoman.org, you guys are the stars and gems in my life.