>Effective

>I walked through the living room at work today. One of our residents stopped me. She’s from Cuba and sometimes has difficulty finding the English word that suits what she wants to say.

She took my hand and looked up at me. “You look so… I mean you are so… (gesturing toward my general person) You are always so… EFFECTIVE!”

I’m grinning ear to ear as I write this. Unexpected remarks such as this always make me think. I’ve been called pretty before, or kind. I get the occasional “You’re losing weight, aren’t you?” or “Love your hair!” But “You are always so EFFECTIVE.” takes the cake. Perhaps it’s what she meant, and perhaps she was reaching for something else, but I don’t care.

If there’s one thing I want to be, it’s EFFECTIVE.

This has thoroughly, completely made my day!

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One Response to >Effective

  1. frabjouspoet says:

    >In Spanish, effective translates to efectiva. One of the synonyms is verdadero, which means "true" and "real". Perhaps that's the word she was looking for! 🙂

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