You Have Touched My Life

Muchas Gracias, Dankjewel, Thank you for being a bright spot in my life. May you always know love and joy in yours.


You have touched my life.

Helped it grow.

Swelled my heart

In ways you don’t know.

You have helped me breathe.

Held me tight.

Stayed up talking

Way into the night.

You have giggled, snorted

Belly grunted and farted.

We’ve laughed so hard

We may have sharted.

You have been a sister,

A mentor and friend.

You’ve shown up for me

Again and again.

And whilst time passes,

Our contact may lessen.

The fact remains

You’ve been a blessing.

You have touched my life.

My gratitude is deep.

My love for you strong.

Your kindness in my heart I keep.

Your potions, your presence,

Hand holding and hugs, 

Your wisdom, your magic

All of it is love.

Thank you, thank you, thank you,

Times three

For being willing to share

Your sisterhood with me.

Written to inform a special group of women in my life who continue to touch me in positive, uplifting and healing ways. I hope the postcard I sent acts as a reminder that you have impacted my life and no doubt countless others with your heart and kindness. Some of you the contact has been brief, we may have only known each other within the world of the socials. Some of you are lifelong friends, some of you shared my wedding day with me and some of you have been in various courses and the friendship continued outside of the gatherings.
All of you are important to me. All of you have touched my life.

JAFA – 20 October 2022

Wee me greets the little one in you with so much gratitude.

15 Replies to “You Have Touched My Life”

  1. Clarity says:

    Julia, you brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. I LOVE YOU! I am so incredibly blessed our paths crossed so many, many moons ago. You live deep in my heart. Thank you so much for this.

  2. Connye Corey says:

    This was such fun and so beautiful. I’m blessed to have you as a friend.

  3. Shari says:

    It means so much to me that you are in my life to make it more giggly, more thoughtful, more deep feeling, more sarcastic, and more everything else I can’t think of the words to write. I love that we live so close and share so much common ground. Love you!

  4. mayra rodriguez says:

    I love you Julia

  5. Phoenix says:

    Sending you light and love. What a beautiful message…it warms my heart. <3

  6. Heather says:

    Aw, sweetie. Thanks so much! Much love and light your way always. And may our paths cross again, although you are always in my heart regardless. XoXo

  7. DeLydia says:

    I’m teary eyed! You have been a light in my life, as well! I admire your heart and its openness. This poem, as so many others of yours has touched me.
    I love you!

  8. Heather Dakota says:

    This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your heart with me. I feel blessed to call you friend and sister. You have touched my life in so many ways. Sending you love and blessings always.

  9. Deb Kabin says:

    Dearest Julia-
    I saw your card sitting on the table after my husband brought in the mail & I smiled from ear-to-ear when I saw it was from you!
    I was listening to myself describe my beautiful friend to him & then it hit me how crazy it is that we’ve never met in person or even talked on the phone! Yet I feel like we are truly soul friends of the heart & I truly do love & care about you!
    A wonderful mystery & gift of these times that we live in!
    Thank you for being the bright shining light ⭐️ that you are, for loving the sacredness of altars & for often using the word “wee” that makes you even more dear to me!

  10. Bevy Carey says:

    Thank you my dear sister friend, you are a blessing that came into my life at a great time of need and it doesn’t surprise me that we remain connected these decades later. It is lovely to be able to be of help, and know that it gives relief to someone I love and care about, I know only too well the challenges of distance and caring. Love you MWA! xxx

  11. Tina de Jonge says:

    Julia, I’m am so lucky you and Maarten started the Dutch OC group and I found it when we moved here. And then we had that small world connection through Chrissy. It was meant to be. My life is richer because you are in it. All my love???

  12. Hannah says:

    Dearest Julia, I may class myself as one of those souls who have woven in and out of your life, always connected to you no matter how far the thread extends. Thank you for your heart which sees and loves so unconditionally, bringing beauty and soulful connection everywhere you go. Someday maybe we will meet in the flesh. I would so love that. My little girl would love that. Peace of the season to you, gorgeous soul. ?

  13. Jules, you are the best!!! Thank you for your kindness, humour, love and sisterhood over these many years. I am grateful for the place you hold in my heart. Many blessing to you this coming year. We are forever connected by what we have shared. Thank you for this beautiful tribute and reminder of my place in this world. It came at the perfect time. Love you sister

  14. leigh says:

    Deepest gratitude for your kindness and your love. We walked that dark road together. Not perfectly simultaneous, but darned close. You are my shining star and I love you. ?????

  15. jules says:

    i am in awe of you x your beauty x in and out x thank you for being YOU and loving this precious life x i am a YES for YOU and US x i love the postcard so much x it immediately became an altar x love you and your healing x thank you for including me here x i am honored to know you x

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