My mother, Rita Handler, was an amazing woman: considerate, caring, kindhearted and joyful. She cared about everyone with quiet compassion and expected nothing in return. She was a true leader and demonstrated the genuine power of a woman’s courage. A champion for the underdog with an innate happiness created by giving. A female Gandhi? She would have been his assistant. Jackpot of an individual? Precisely.
Her outlook and the way she made people feel was the integral part of my family’s world. She taught me the power of female influence: express what you think, be who you are, and follow your intuition.
Being myself, speaking my truth, and trusting who I am got me to where I am today, and I have my mother to thank for it.
Even though I never got to share my success alongside my mother in person, I get to experience something even better in witnessing her presence, spirit, and influence continue to grow stronger through the countless people she touched.
Life is about taking chances, and the people with the most gifts have a responsibility to themselves and those they can inspire, to take those chances. You never know how many people you end up paving a path for.
You, my dear reader, are an incredibly gifted person, in many ways. All avenues must be explored. Always remember this and stay true to your goals and above all, to your perfect little face.
The world is waiting for you!
Chelsea Handler’s wildly popular late-night show, “Chelsea Lately” is on E! Entertainment Television (check your local listings). Her latest book, “Chelsea, Chelsea, Bang, Bang” is available in fine bookstores and online at Amazon.com. You can get updated information about Chelsea on her official website or follow her on TWITTER.
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