Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thank you!

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Gosh…I have so much to be thankful for. Better yet I should say that I am truly blessed  in so many ways. The love of family and friends just goes way beyond words. I am blessed with a family that loves me dearly in so many unspoken ways. I enjoyed my family's company as we went out to eat seafood last Friday night...Daddy’s treat! Can’t get much better than family and good food!

My love for blogging has opened a new friendly world for me. Since I do not work outside my home anymore, I have lost touch with my public! One of my daughter’s old boyfriends once asked me if I knew everyone in town because everywhere we went we saw someone I knew. I guess that’s what you get for being kind to people and I would not have it any other way.

Now that I do not see those people on a daily basis...I have gained some new friends…some without faces, some of different colors, some from every corner of this world, some without real names, and most of which I will never met in person or hear their words with their voice. But yet they are still my friends! We share a love for photography through Flickr, sharing and writing through Blogging, a love for our craft through Etsy, and staying in contact through Facebook. We are bound together through man’s ingenious www.  I delight in my friend’s written words; I nibble eye-candy at their beautiful photos; I adore and envy their creative craft skills; I shed tears for their heartfelt honesty, pain, and sorrows; I laugh out loud at their humor; I learn from their cultures; I jump for joy at their accomplishments; and I even attempt their recipes.

Blogging has linked me with many friends. Thanks to Gooseberry Patch’s Featured Friday which I had the honor of last Friday…I have gained many more acquaintances who share the same interests that I do. So I owe a huge THANK YOU to them for my interview post found on their blog.  Thanks also to every one of you who jumped over to visit my blog and read along with me. It was such a wonderful pleasure. Please come back soon and stay for a while…I’ll give you something good to eat with a glass of iced tea…southern style!

And then there are those that are just too sweet; like Angie, Mama Holli, and countless others. Some who have presented me with awards of all kinds…I know I have forgotten someone…shame on me and my bad memory. You are all faithful in your visits and thoughtful expressions. You know who you are…because you have touched my heart and soul with the kindest of words, compliments, gifts, e-mails, cards, surprises, recipes, awards, ideas, and love…as you joined me with each heaping spoonful of my life that I served up.   I love you all! Many thanks and BIG hugs to you.
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I have also had the pleasure of finding that some of my photos have recently been featured on Explore at Flickr. Here are a couple of them:

~Fresh Art
This daisy pix is part of the Lens.Us.Together group of  photographer friends.
Thanks to them for creating a fun weekly themed challenge through photos.

Beach
Thanks for all the views, comments, and faves! Wow!

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And of course there are my Facebook buddies and friends who I otherwise would have lost contact with, forgotten about, and never heard from again. This is the one reason I view FB…I have to keep up with what everyone is doing…from family visits, baseball, softball, holidays, chemo, sickness, surgeries, work, travels, vacations, moves, new babies, loss of loved ones, and simple life joys! It is a chance for me to touch them with a quick comment, a prayer, a laugh, or just to say Hi!

And last but not least are my friends that I talk to and see each day, the ones that hold my heart and hand, laugh, cry, joke, poke, and just love me for me. You know who you are!

This is how I feel about all of you:
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot
be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart." ~Helen Keller

A BIG warm and Heartfelt Thank-You for being here, visiting, commenting, listening, reading, sharing, and blessing my heart and home.
Here is a BIG thank you hug:


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Much love,


                


My word for 2010-Experience
I’ve experienced friends from all walks of life and I'm grateful for them.

"Thank You" graphics compliments of Photobucket.
Flickr is a photo sharing site.
Etsy is a site for personally selling homemade and vintage items.
Facebook is a place for friends to connect.
Photobucket is another photo sharing site.

14 comments:

jacqueline said...

i want to send you a big hug! i am so happy that you are a part of my life! thank you for being my friend!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Thanking you for making such a lovely blog!♥

Char said...

you're the sweetest and so deserve recognition.

Manda said...

It's no wonder you have many new friendships blossoming... your heart is beautiful, and it is evident through your blog.
Honestly, if we were closer... I'd pack up the family and join you for the next Seafood fest on Friday!
You are lovely!

Holly said...

so glad that i can be your daughter and friend! loves you!

Sewn With Grace said...

Love your blog and all the beauty I find here when visiting. Be blessed!

Mama Holli said...

Hugging you right back my friend!
Mama Holli

Angie Berry said...

What a sweet post.. you are the sweetest!

I know what you mean about being so blessed. I was driving home last night just thanking God out loud for all the things He has blessed me with. The whole drive home was full of blessings, as I was pulling into the driveway I wasn't even finished... there are SO many good things in my life and I am so very thankful. I'm thankful that YOU are one of those good things girlfriend! =]

Have a delightful week~

Michelle said...

Beautifully said! I couldn't agree more.

Cinner said...

Cora, I know I am blessed to have had you cross paths with me. Heartfelt is what I think of you, your a beauty on the inside and out. Thank you for being you. take care. all the continued success.

Southern Cinderella said...

You are too sweet to EVERYONE you meet and always have the biggest smile!! :)

Check my blog...there's a little something there for you :)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Cora~I was tinkled pink to read your interview at GBP! I left them a little comment to let them know how wonderful it's been getting to know you. It's truly been such a joy to visit your wonderful blog. You've brought a great deal of beauty into or lives.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

amelia said...

such a sweet post- I also feel blessed to have made so many amazing connections through this magic called the www.
Your pictures are just beautiful!

Sares said...

It has been so wonderful to get to know you through your blog too! Your stunning photos are just the icing on the cake of a glorious new blogging friend!