Today a few of us gathered for our monthly SoulCollage® group and to my surprise, I actually created three cards. Tonight a different set of folks came over for the monthly journal group. I am so darned grateful that I'm able to facilitate two processes that have meant so much to me personally over the years. I am blessed to participate in a lot of activities I have passion for, but even more blessed to be a facilitator for some and encourage others to use these self enrichment tools for their own benefit.
This card is called Eleanor Roosevelt and she is in my Community suit. In the tradition of SoulCollage®, after a card is created, you write some "I Am The One Who" statements.
I am the one who was just a kid when Eleanor Roosevelt was first lady, but my mother admired her greatly--and FDR himself was admirable to my father. Only later in my life when I read about her and saw documentaries and films did I realize that she was a woman before her time. I am the one who didn't know then that she was always drawn to helping others from a young age and that her marriage had more or less been arranged. Naively I thought what a beautiful family they had and became very interested in her work to improve the lives of women specifically. I thought how lucky FDR was to have such a charismatic wife. I am the one who now wants to include her in my SoulCollage® community suit.
A question I would ask her is that how did she get the courage to swim against the tides of the time and make the best of a marriage that obviously wasn't what it seemed to be?