Born to be Me

Each one of us is unique. We all have our foibles. Some things we’re good at. Others not so much. And some we’re still learning about.

This video of Tiny Tim delightfully reminded me just how important it is to have someone in our corner, pushing us at those times when we have run out of oomph. Someone to give us that extra shove and a fighting chance.  I must admit I got ‘lost’ for a while in following this little one around.

As I was away road tripping last month, the monthly Soul Gifting got missed. So it’s a double this time. The two ladies featured this month have endearing qualities that remind me of Tiny Tim. Really!


Soul Gifting  June/July 2018

Lady Calen of Impromptu Promptlings is a fighter. She is resilient, courageous and loves to go spelunking in the inner cave of her psyche.  In her words –

I’m a seeker, firstly, plain and simple. And I have the personality of a dragonfly! I flit from one thing to another — up, down, side-to-side, backward, forward, even in a diagonal pattern from time to time. Ya just never know what you’re going to get with me. But if you’re not afraid to go along for the ride, then you’re my kind of reader.

Jane Basil of Making it Write is a fighter of a different kind. She’s done it tough. And she  writes it out. Words spill  in vivid cascades of verbiage – all the  turmoils, twists and turns that life has put in her path. Along with a wonderfully wicked sense of humour. In her words –

the writing remains,
my first passion, a myriad of faithful words that float with love unending,
requesting no return, begging only
to be poetry.

It is these that saved me,
finding me, offering unfailing constancy,
giving breath where air was thin,
and finally delivering me
to you,

you who read me.

© Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace
Dare to be you


21 thoughts on “Born to be Me

    1. It takes a certain kind of person to take on such a challenging task. We saw that in Coober Pedy at the kangaroo orphanage too. Bless them – the joy and delight that it brings to the rest of us to see the animals, the trust and love in the relationship between them is truly wonderful.

      1. I do have the room for one!!!! And if I could get him used to sitting in my passenger seat I’d have a traveling companion!!! Now if only hotels/motels would consider him a ‘pet’ ?!? Lol

  1. I just got a letter from Australia! It was a huge surprise, since I hadn’t realised why you featured Calen and I in this post. Maybe the familiar image of a parcel, headed with the words “Soul Gifting” should have been a clue…

    Thank you! And how wonderful to have a beautiful piece of Aborigine art in my possession xx

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