Come on. Tell me I’m wrong.

Today I read a comment on the Oprah Network video I submitted that affected me profoundly. If this woman is half-right, I have done what I’ve set out to do in life.

Posted: Thu 6/24/2010 7:26 PM
SgtGreta: Mindy is what rhetorical theorists call ‘the good (wo)man speaking well.’ In the often choppy and super-snarky world of blogging, her kindness prevails. She makes fun of no one more than herself and her love of her family jumps from her words. She manages to be impressive without being self-impressed. I wish I were half as fabulous. VOTE FOR MINDY.

I wanted to create a record.

I wanted to give life to children, love them fiercely, and turn them loose in the world knowing what is to be loved and cherished and also to be held accountable for their actions and for their fellow beings.

I wanted to show YOU what you are, what you are worth, and what you have brought to this world.

I wanted, desperately, to love and be loved and for all of those in that lovely goodness to know who they were.

I have no regrets; I have nothing to atone for; I am utterly at peace.

You have given me all that a person could want—confirmation that I did not take more than I gave and that I helped make things a little more fun.

It’s a strange feeling, because we are brought up to believe that there is always a goal to be chased, a purpose to fulfill. I think I’ve fulfilled mine. I could die happily tonight, but then I’d miss out on all the fun.

I give myself permission.

You all SO totally rock.

Comments

  1. Noggin!

    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude!

    Now I will get the squadron of 65 little Crush Jr & Crushettes to get out the vote for you. Love ya!

  2. You did it, you do it and you will continue to do it, Mindy. Babe, you are one of a kind and I am very proud, happy and grateful to be able to call you my friend.

    Nice ass btw.

  3. You’re pretty freakin’ inspiring lady.

  4. That comment seems to be an epic confirmation of your ability to inspire others.

  5. Arielle says:

    You go Mindy- such an inspiration for a young woman, like me, with many hopes and dreams! Keep on doing your thing.

  6. You all SO totally rock.

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  8. good write thanks perfect

  9. Well of course *I* rock. Duh!