Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Just Had To Share


Well???   It does!


Thursday, November 10, 2011


So I hear it's Love our Lurkers day, which amuses me greatly because I think I'm more of a lurker than any reader who "lurks".  I write so sporadically it's like lurking, from the other side of the blog.  Not sure it matters, whichever side of the blog we're on.  I write when I can, am able, need to, have something to share.  I write for myself, to help me walk through this life.  When I do and when I don't, it's all good.  And on the other side of it, those who lurk are presumed to read the droppings I leave, take what they need or can use, and throw the rest out.  I presume they read when they can, are able, or need to.  I trust in the ultimate wisdom of the Universe to provide the blessing and nourishment to the reader that is helpful and needed at that time.  Likewise, I generally follow the nudging of the universal Wisdom to help me share what I need to share to provide me with growth.

Sort of a circle of life type of thing...everything is provided in the time that it is needed, in the measure that is needed, and will send ripples outward to intersect with other people in the way and at the time that they need.

So yes, lurkers are loved, as are non-lurkers, as are those other writers who share on the blogs in which I may lurk.  This journey we call life is enriched by the blogging world.


Saturday, November 5, 2011


A local submissive women's group I belong to has a member who shares quotes daily for all to ponder.  I often wonder if the quotes she chooses are reflective of where she is in her journey that day.  I never ask, it's HER journey, and how the quotes touch me and fit into my life are really all I need concern myself with.

One day this past week, the following quotes arrived in the daily note from her:

A true friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.
*- Anonymous*

Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us,

but because they will laugh at us;
Through them we learn a little objectivity,
a little modesty, a little courtesy;
We learn the rules of life and become better players of the game.
*- Will Durant*

 Those did speak volumes to me, for a variety of reasons.  And I remember thinking to myself that true friends can help keep us real.  True friends can tell us point blank, "you're full of bull" or "stop taking yourself so seriously".  True friends love us, and remain true friends, in SPITE of our failings.  They see us for who we are, they don't buy into the sales pitch we put on for the rest of the world (and often for ourselves too) but for who we really are.  And they love us.  Often when we cannot love ourselves.  True friends accept us, the way we are, often when we cannot accept ourselves.  If we are wise, we will take a step back and listen to those rare and precious friends, and give ourselves a break.  We'll learn to value that which our true friend values - ourselves!

I am thankful for the true friends in my life, and hopeful that I make a difference in the lives of those whom I consider to be my true friends.