Love Never Leaves
What Are You Waiting For?
I'm a firm believer that everyone leaves a legacy; not when you die, but when you leave a room.
My sister/friend Fritzi Woods was an advocate for women everywhere but her primary focus was for women in the food service industry.
Fritzi was the President and CEO of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, an association dedicated to developing the talents and abilities of women in all foodservice companies.
WFF works to get women at the table, on the job and in charge of their own lives.
I first met Fritzi with the association, but soon came to know her as a friend.
We all have or should have folks in our lives that we are connected to in spirit. Whether we see them or not, the connection is real and strong. Fritzi was/is one of those friends for me.
Every week, Fritzi would read or see something that made her need to reach out. We laughed about the similarities of life and how I had “touched a nerve that she didn’t want to remember.”
We laughed and compared stories of punishments our children had to endure because of things that became really small the next day. (Fritzi’s was “who opened the new bar of soap and mine was “why can’t anybody fill up the water jug.”)
When I cut my hair off after a head injury, we laughed about how fortunate we were to “have the face to carry it off.”
About a month ago, Anna, another of our sister/friends decided that we all needed to get together for a sleep over. We were waiting for the right time in our busy lives to do it.
Don’t wait to call, get together, show love, write a note, to extend forgiveness or show support for someone else’s dreams.
Do it now.
Fritzi allowed me to laugh at myself, love my authenticity, smile while I change the world, and confront my own issues. She did it in life and will continue to do so.
How will you be remembered?
Bertice Berry, PhD.