My nomination: Sisterhood

Kirthi Jayakumar
Posted December 11, 2019 from India

My first nomination for the Sisterhood category is the kindhearted Lisbeth Salifu.

My bond with Lisbeth was fomented when we built our sandbox of encouragement, solidarity, and sisterhood on World Pulse. Not a day goes by without Lisbeth checking in to see how I am doing, to respond to my articles, and to share what’s going on at her end. She is so patient, gentle, encouraging, supportive, and always ever so warm and affable. I’ve always found this to be a powerful set of qualities to have to make a difference in the world beyond your own.

Lisbeth is an incredible human being. She is a moving embodiment of the idea of sisterhood and doesn’t take a minute longer than necessary to build bridges. She speaks from her heart and holds space untiringly, and is a powerful creator of safe and brave spaces for the women around her. I’ve always admired this trait in her. It takes a lot of courage to be this person for people you haven’t met in person – to be this unconditional is not a skill, it is a gift to humanity.

I believe Lisbeth deserves to be up on top in this category for her meaningful and supportive work, for her generosity and unrelenting goodness, for her quick to smile and quick to support attitude, and most of all, for her generous sense of love and respect for the sisterhood she painstakingly nurtures every day. She truly does lift up all those around her, listens with empathy and pays forward without judgment, and is an incredible connector.

This story was submitted in response to #SpiritAwards.

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Jill Langhus
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Hi Again Dear Kirthi,

Thanks for sharing your thoughtful and loving post for Dear Lisbeth. I'm sure she'll be over the moon for your nomination of her:-)

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Hello, dear Kirthi,

What a lovely message about Lisbeth! Thank you for sharing this with us. I agree with Jill. I can't wait til Lisbeth reads this.

Dec 12, 2019
Dec 12, 2019

Dearest Kirthi,
Oh mine! This morning as I read my world Pulse stories boom this surprise gift from you.
In fact, I broke down teary and same time laughing. I am very humbled with this your nomination!
Oh mine :-)! Thanks dear for recognizing me in my small corner. God bless you for nominating me dear sister Kirthi.

Sending you much love and have a great week ahead.

Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Thank you for nominating Lisbeth for Sisterhood. She indeed has the World Pulse Spirit.