Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Excuses or Whatever it is that I have been Up to Lately!

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do."

Edward Everett Hale, American Author, Clergyman

My dearest blog,

I am so sorry to neglect you so...the truth is...I have been cheating on you with another website.  It's true, Pinterest sucked me right in, however it did inspire me to have a craft day/brunch at home.  Which was a LOT of fun and included my daughters and granddaughter. 

You are in good company as I have also neglected the many wonderful blogs that I love to read.  So forgive me for leaving your "pages" blank.  I do not wish to make any promises or excuses to you...hopefully things will return to normal (whatever that is) eventually.  I have the greatest ideas for posts and even compose them in the car...trouble is...I cannot remember a thing once I get to a computer.  My memory, while never stellar, fails me quite frequently.

You have my permission to hibernate or drink hot cocoa or whatever it is blogs do while their "writers" are engaged otherwise...I think of you often!

A few observations I have made lately...

Someone is clearing a huge section of timber from the road near my house...I love trees and this sorta hurt my feelings!  I love all the lush green and abundant foliage.  It is such a peaceful, tranquil drive. 

A gentlemen paid for dinner for 12 ladies because he had been very blessed in his life...I was one of those ladies and did not know until after he left the restaurant.  Carrabas - total bill $400.00

The Floozie girls (above mentioned twelve) adopted a single parent family for Christmas and had a spectacular luncheon to celebrate and wrap gifts!  Many in the group engage in numerous acts of kindness and altruism.  Those who are blessed should be willing to bless others and everyone is blessed in some form or fashion!

On the street where our business is located I pass by a strip of brick buildings, shops of various types and a church or ministry.  The ministry often has tables set up with  produce, bread and other items
that are free to the neighbors (many of which are living in poverty)  It always makes me feel good to know that at least on that day (s) people will have a meal.  A first for me, I was able to witness the prayer circle that preceded the food being placed on the tables.  It sent a jolt of indescribable peace and happiness through me.

So dear blog,

We often read or hear about the sad and bad that occurs...I know and I believe that Good People and Good Stories outweigh the bad!  As for me and my house, we will continue to lift the hurting World up in prayer, continue to express gratitude for our many blessings, do what we can when can to improve our corner of the world and we will continue to act in kindness and love.   With your help, my blog friend and those other "bloggers" out there we will spread a message of hope, goodwill and cheer!
Love ya bunches, Connie

"That best portion of a good man's life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love."

William Wordsworth, English Poet

"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted."

Aesop,  Greek Fable Writer

AND one more...

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."  Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese Poet and Novelist

P.S. Lisa, if you are reading...this post exists because you asked!  Thanks!



The Daily Dish said...

I love you, Connie, pure & simple. I've been neglecting my blog too, and like you spend many moments constructing blog posts in my mind only to have them evaporate. I've been missing you and the rest of the SLOBS and have made an early new year's resolution to write more & write often. Not sure I can commit to daily posts, but I'm leaning towards that. Even if it's just a photo or brief thought, better than leaving things unspoken. Right? XOXO

PS: I'd LOVE for you to enter the Daily Dish Bake-Off! You always have such fabulous recipes!

Mamma has spoken said...

Agree that facebook has made it hard to blog. Seems like I have time to check in on facebook, but not others blogs....

booklineandsinker said...

mwah! i miss you so much--i really miss all the blogging fun we used to have back in the CWG days. i know what you mean about blog neglect--i'm guilty of it myself. i'm wishing you and your fam a wonderful holiday. we are all doing well!

SE'LAH... said...

fortunately, you and your blog are very loved. stopping by to deliver a little dose of love. wishing you a warm and loving holiday season.

one love.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi there, nice to see you back. I got sucked into Pinterest too. Gosh I wish I'd have thought of that idea first :-)

What a sweet guy to take 12 ladies out to lunch and leave before you knew. That's awesome.

Enjoy the holidays and don't worry about blogging. We'll be here when you have time again.

Merry Christmas, jj said...

If we could just keep that Christmas spirit going all year long....