I received a thank you gift today from a woman I really don’t know very well. I know she had no idea how significant her gift was or why I seemed so touched when I pulled it out of the gift bag. It was a book written by Carol Burnett called “This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection.”
As I’ve shared before, I hated my red hair growing up because I was so different from everyone else. But I also happened to be a HUGE fan of both Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball. I loved their energy, their dramatic expressions, their comedic and very physical form of comedy. I loved the way they used such dramatic facial expressions and body language to make a story or skit come alive with such wild hilarity. And yet, they both seemed to be full of beauty, grace and humility whenever I would see them being interviewed when they were not “in character.”
On some level, I can honestly say my speaking style was subconsciously influenced by these two redheaded funny ladies. How could it not be when I watched sooooo many of their shows over and over again?
I can’t wait to start the book. As “thank you’s go, this ranks up there as one I will always remember.”
From one “Julie” to another, thank you from the bottom of my heart.