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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Is it any wonder...

Lately there’s been such wonder in the news; the dog found under the debris just feet away from where its owner was telling the reporter how heartbroken she was that she’d lost her dog during the tornado, a woman discovered 17 days after an earthquake had shook a building down onto her, the newborn rescued from the inside of a sewer drain.

It’s a wonder we survive at all sometimes. 

The resilience of humankind to withstand such powerful measures lodged against us is quite mind-boggling.  Whether it is the simple bond between human and animal,  the voice of faith from within that whispers, ‘never give up’, the respect for life that puts us to action to help one another – this human resilience is truly awesome.

I guess… it’s really no wonder at all.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Words of Thanks

If this is your first time reading my blog I’m about to attempt to thank all the amazing, wonderful, supportive, loving, people with whom I seem to have surrounded myself.  These people gave of their time, energy and/or financial support during my crowd fund-raising campaign.  It was truly mind-blowing just how many of them came together to help with this project.  

As a writer you’d think I’d have better words to express how I feel about these individuals but that opening line shows how inadequate simple words can be.  Instead, let me describe for you what my friends mean to me; 

They are like the warmth of an tender embrace, a trusting hand that firmly holds mine and leads me into adventure, a gentle phrase that lifts the spirit and stops my heart for just a beat or two. They are like the kind of laughter that can only start at the bottom of one’s tummy,  that feeling of knowing that if you fall they will catch you.  My friends are like a private joke that makes me smile out loud just thinking about it or like a secret – special, sacred - that I hold close and wish to keep all to myself.  

My friends are all of these things.  And I can’t thank them enough.