Dreams Really Do Come True

May 5, 2009 by  

Sade & Susan at DFS Scholarship Award Luncheon

Sade & Susan at DFS Scholarship Award Luncheon

Every month Sade and I get together and go out to eat. The mission is to try new types of food. For our April dinner Sade said, “I’ve never eaten French food.” So I took her to Bleu Boheme in Kensington. Over dinner we talk about what’s going on in each other’s lives. This day she told me she had applied for the Alex Smith Foundation Scholarship. It’s $10,000 a year at San Diego State University. This is huge! She seemed a bit hesitant like she may not have a chance at it.

I told her, “You got it! Repeat after me, I Sade, am the recipient of the Alex Smith Foundation Scholarship. (All goals need to be specific to the person and in the present tense as if they have already happened.)

Well, two days ago I go an email from Sade that read, “The good news!!!!…. as always!!! you were right… I got the Alex Smith 10,000 dollar scholarship!!!!! YAY!!!”

This is a life changing event for Sade. She is on cloud nine to say the least! I sent her the link to my website to show her the article I had written about her and Dollars for Scholars Fostering Opportunities.

Her reply was this. “I just saw the website!!! WOW! Thank you so much Susan! Having you in my life has made things that I thought were “stressful” turn into something FUN. The positive attitude that you have is amazing and you’re an inspiration to me. You’re right, when I first met you I was quiet, but after you started sharing your life story with me I began to think, “This is someone I believe I can open up to.” Most people want you to open up to them and they don’t tell you anything about themselves, but with you it was the opposite and the day I realized that, I knew I could come to you and know that you wouldn’t judge me. Thank you for not judging me, looking at my faults or holding them against me, instead you used them to help me better myself, THANK YOU!!!!”

She is such a funny girl. Faults? What faults?