This week I am the Guest Poet on the beautiful poetry site: Bentlily. Please do go over and have a look.
But, before you do, I’d like to tell you a quick story about how Vancouver poet and entrepreneur Samantha Reynolds found out about me and Demand Poetry.
I received an email from her about a month or so ago. In the e-mail she said:Â
Dear Elizabeth…Â The indomitable DyanaÂ ValentineÂ suggested I connect with you (she called you her favourite poet).”
Have you ever met someone who is totally and completely brave? Who says Â “YES” to things on impulse and lands dead-on right?
That’s who Dyana Valentine is.Â
She was the FIRST stranger to buy a Demand Poem from me via my website and Paypal. She didn’t know me. And certainly didn’t have a certificate of guarantee that the poem she would receive from me would satisfy her soul.
But Dyana didn’t hestitate. She invested in me. She laughed with me, and egged me on. She said “Let’s go girl!!” and she must have enjoyed the result, as she has told others about me.
I admit, I have always been a little bit cynical about the concept of “Life Coaching.” But I am not at all cynical about mentors, leaders, and people who inspire us to move forward. These women and men succeed because they are not adverse to risk. They are brave. Â They move their minds, bodies and spirits apace.
Investing time and money with a mover pays back, and forward.
So, this is just my way of saying thanks to Dyana Valentine, for her YES, which is a muse of bright impulse and leadership.
And to Tara Gentile too, whose conversation with Dyana connected us in the first place. Thanks for her mindful and fearless dive into the creative world.
Life moves with them.