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The Fragrance of YOU

By Charlene Israel
Staff Writer Attention all sisters! Have you tried the newest perfumes on the market; Mambo, Pleasures or whatever you like? How about checking out the fragrance "YOU?" It's the one that people will remember the most.

Have you ever been around a sister who made you feel good and sharing your heart with her wasn't a struggle? She never made you feel intimidated or less than? Chances are, she learned the secret of just enjoying who she was. She was real, and that's something that we as sisters should work on. There's nothing like the real thing. The real "YOU" is waiting to be spread around. Sisters should be bonding and loving like no one else. We're all in this world together and believe it or not, we really do need one another.

There is something about the fragrance "YOU" that is unique and special. No one can beat "YOU" being "YOU." So many times we sisters try to be someone we're really not. We often compare ourselves to other women, which is never a good thing. There are great qualities in all of us.

Every sister has something valuable to offer the world. You may have a great personality, a kind word, a sweet smile, or a hug that can make a person's day. Perhaps you are always encouraging people or stopping gossip in its tracks. Look inside of "YOU" and see the beauty within. What's most important is how beautiful you are inside.

Let's make a pact to empower one another to love, be honest and real. Let's make friends not enemies. In unity, let's share our hopes and dreams, our strengths and weaknesses. There's no harm in putting away the 'I'm better than you' attitude. What one sister may not have, another one does. Let's clothe ourselves with compassion and understanding and get on with the business of being real and smelling like roses.

The fragrance of "YOU" can leave a lasting impression. Some may not always appreciate "YOU", and that's ok. But spread a little around. "YOU" may be the best fragrance they've ever known.

"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Ephesians 5:1-2

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