1040BC_Strength

1040BC_Strength

Dear Patrick & Friends, I want to thank you for taking the time to create such beautiful postcards. They really mean a lot to me, and I hope that we can continue this exchange through the years. For today’s postcard, I had to think hard to figure out the best answer. I’m not physically strong, I’m not a great athlete, but I am smart! My greatest strength seems to be my ability to connect, through friendships, love, teaching (one of my students gave me a Chinese connection knot, above), and writing. The great thing about this strength in particular is that… everyone can do it! For me, I have always enjoyed connecting through helping others, especially when I travel for service work. Also, it’s the best feeling in the world to help a student or friend understand an idea! Plus, I love catching up with family members or old friends. I believe we all can exercise this power — empathy — but some do more than others. What’s your strength? I can’t wait to find out! Your Friend, Maria

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