I wasn't sure exactly how to do this but was so excited I wrote one last night and sent it off. The girls liked it and said I should post it somewhere on here and see how everyone else did theirs so here is mine:

They say that love at first glance is a myth spread around to make woman believe that the attraction they feel is more then a physical reaction. It is true that thoughts of you caused my blood to beat faster with a desire I dared not name. I was never the kind of girl who could say openly what she wanted and certainly never one who ever expected to get it. I hoped, at most, that you would nod to me in passing as you headed to a brighter woman then myself. I opened my heart to you and revealed my true self and you found me of interest. In my heart I knew we were meant for each other and our passion would set the world on fire.

I really like this idea of citizen journalism since it provides the world a chance to see honest and open opinions from people who they would never have thought to ask before. Or rather, they did ask but in the wrong way and ended up getting tongue-tied replies instead of a more meaningful dialogue. I hope to learn new skills and develop my writing to help others understand the things I am passionate about.

I am a mother of 4 daughters who I adore more then anything else in this world and they are the ones I want to change the world for. I am an Alaskan Native, an Aleut, and am very interested in empowering other indigenous peoples since our wisdom comes from a time and place when people valued the Earth and treated it with respect. This, in turn, led to treating people in this same respectful way. The world earnestly seeks these ideas yet are unsure how to regain this connection. I believe I can help change this.

I hope it sounds ok to everyone else, and if you want to post yours I would love to see it!

Maria

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Dear María:

Once again, congratulations for being a new correspondent. What a graceful love letter. I have seen you grow more and more, one article at a time. You are acquiring what I would call 'Maria's Own and Only' your writing style! /

Looking gooooood!

Love ,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva Tarija - Bolivia South America www.jap21.wordpress.com

Thanks for that sweet compliment! I was too excited to wait and see how everyone else did theirs but figured the person will either like it or hate it but will have a sense of how I write to start us off.

I am still so excited and still expecting the alarm clock to go off and find this was just a beautiful dream!

Maria

This is eloquent and heartfelt, and speaks to the wonderful soul that you are. Congratulations on being chosen to move ahead with VOF. It's never easy to have to select some over others but even if you had not been chosen, your enthusiasm and generosity towards your sisters here on PulseWire has been so inspiring. You have become a virtual mentor to some and a true friend to others. Your insight and wisdom provide wonderful feedback, and engage members further into thinking about different issues. I wish you well in the next phase of VOF and know that you will continue to touch many lives through PulseWire.

There were quite I few times I felt very insecure about my posts and you were always there to encourage me. My girls always say things to encourage me but I always figure it is because I am "Mom" so it was nice to hear it from people on here. Your caring and friendship meant so much to all of us! The staff really deserves big hugs and a "Happy Dance" moment!

thank you so much for your friendship and kindness!

Maria

Dear Maria, First of all congratulation on being chosen to move ahead. I am good at writing but will post my love letter this week. I am also excitied as you but little nervous too . Now we have a huge responsibility to do for our community. Hahha i love the style you write to your mentor. Thank you With Love and regards Sunita

With Love and RegardsSunita Basnet

I am nervous too but so look forward to it too. I was asking the girls if they had this one song called 'Celebration", an old one from the 80's that I wanted to dance to last night because I was so happy. they didn't know the one I meant so I was trying to sing a bit of it for them and they recognized it but didn't have it on their iTunes thing.

Congratulations to you and I look forward to continuing our journey together!

Maria

Dear Maria, WOW, If you really want to dance why do you want the 80s celebration song lets dance in 21st century song. Hahahah. Thank you and congratulation to you too. Looking forward to start our journey together With Love and regards Sunita

With Love and RegardsSunita Basnet

Thanks for your encouragement! I look forward to seeing this group grow and blossom too since I would miss everyone if they quit coming around! I am glad you are here!

Maria

Hi Maria

Your mentor is going to be thrilled after s/he reads the letter..your writing is unique....i love every bit of the letter....

And yes,congratulations for being selected.....

Love Khushbu

Khushbu Agrawal

I hope they like it and not think "Oh, I got a, ummm, nice one." The girls were laughing with me last night and this morning when we were talking about it so much. I look forward to continuing the journey with you!

Maria