LA MEDIA NARANJA

Be whole.

Margaret Ellis

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There is an expression in Mexico, “La Media Naranja.” Literally this means half the orange, but like most things in español, it isn’t a literal translation. It simply means, the better half, or soul- mate. It sometimes seems that the world is full of people who are looking for the other half of the orange.
I had a long text conversation the other day with a very dear friend and the topic finally boiled down to that question everyone has asked at one time or another, “Do I deserve to be loved?”
One thing I have learned about life is how insecure most people are. Even the ones who seem on top of everything are at times going through internal wars that would completely surprise you.
There are people who say, “I have no regrets.” I never believe them. My biggest regret is that I didn’t start to really love…

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About Kristen Chapman Gibbons

Loosely connected facts: Storyteller. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong Politico. Social Media Maven. Creativity and Empathy Evangelist. Performer. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Former Social Worker. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

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