When we first met, you were distant but friendly.
Your sense of humor and realism caught my interest.
We were working in separate divisions, yet I always felt the pure energy when crossing you in the hallways.
Then we met at our children’s holiday camp, and I discovered you were a mother of three.
A mother of three very young and energetic souls. Still, your reputation as a true professional was irreproachable.
I wondered how does she do it all? Then we got a chance to work as part of one team, and I got to know you better.
I was going through a difficult moment with many storms in my horizon.
Without knowing my story or me yours, we connected, and I felt at peace when I spoke to you.
I was confused as although many think I am an open book, I am not.
I rarely connect, and with you, I could pour my heart out despite your busy workload.
Two different cultures, countries and backgrounds and yet we connect so quickly through the heart, soul, and mind.
A soul which is so pure at its essence and so bright from the inside out.
I can only thank the universe for bringing you on my path, as your presence has impacted me in ways you cannot imagine.
I thank the universe for being my colleague and for energizing our office with your innocence, light, and professionalism.
And most of all, with your wonderful sense of humor.
In a world where we take ourselves too seriously, you remind us why smiling and laughter is essential for being grounded in life.
A life which is fragile and precious, precious because we get to work and be with people like you.
Thank you, dear Rasa, your presence makes us all a better person.