Friday, July 18, 2008

My Day for Being Thankful

I'm repeating my response to the kind words in response to yesterday's post because it's important to me that you know I appreciate your kind words:

"Thanks everyone for the kind words. I never see myself as anything except an older woman who loves and cares about people. When anyone has been down as many roads as I have in the past 65 years you learn that compassion for your fellow person (being politically correct) is important. I've come to care for each and everyone of you and consider you my friend - I'm certainly yours."

I spent my early morning thinking about my best friend's grandson. He had surgery this morning. It was a follow-up to an earlier surgery to remove a tumor from inside his ear. All went well. There's no reason to believe that he'll have problems - there was no malignancy. For that we are more thankful than words can tell.

I would like to pass along the generous award that was given to me by Robbin at Ceder Chest of Dreams to you, my readers and supporters. I came to the blogg community not knowing what to expect. You made me feel welcome and part of an already established community. I never felt I had to prove myself or be anything other than the old woman that I am. There are times that I've given advice that wasn't solicited - you know old folks do that. You have always been kind in your response though I'm sure there have been times when you wished I'd just shut me trap. I see you as my support system. You listen when I complain and sympathize, laugh with me when I laugh, and even more tolerate my long posts about my kids and grandkids. In short you, my friends, are each and every one an important part of my life.


Brad said...

You are much loved here in our little corner of the blogosphere.

Cheryl said...

Yes, you are loved. And though you always call yourself an old woman I never think of you that way. I don't think 65 is old. In my mind you are kind and wise and always give good advice. They say it takes a village, and I'm glad to be part of yours.

WaterLearner said...

Saw you at Soul's place and decided to pop by. You have a nice blog. Will spend some time reading.

Have a Great Weekend!

happyone said...

I always like coming here to read about your days and what ever you have to say. You are loved here in blogland and I'm thankful that we are blog friends.
Keep that advice coming!!!

Anonymous said...

I am just honored that you have let me in to your little corner. You inspire me Mary.


I concur that you are a remarkable woman and I think everything you said in your post should be bounced back to you as you are kind, with wisdom and appreciated for being you.

have a great weekend!


p.s. I LOVE what Cheryl's last line was, she is so right!

Golden To Silver Val said...

Thank you so much Mary. I know that if I lived near you, we would be close friends...its interesting how much our lives are alike...our points of view and opinions. our age we DO seem to like to give out advice...but its good advice and comes straight from the heart. Bless you and yours, Mary. Hugs.

simonsays said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto. I couldn't have said it better myself, so I won't try. Hugs, my good friend. :)

Tee said...

Oh my, what a great post!!!!! I identify with your feelings, because you see, I'm right on you heels in age. LOL! You are loved and I do enjoy your blog. I'm so glad I found you, at the moment I don't recall the blog that was linked over to your blog, but you are part of my daily blog readings. We all can gain wisdom from each other, regardless of our age. :-)

Mary said...

Thank you all. You make me feel both humble and proud. I'm one lucky old gal.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Wow, just look how special you are to all of us! I just wanted to pop in and say hi, I'm family reunioning (is that a word?) these past few days and miss my buddies here. Hope you have a great weekend. Love ya!

SOUL: said...

hiya mary--
i gotta quote charlotte on this one-- only cuz the "unsolicited advice" thing kinda sounds a little familiar-- so i just want to let you know that what she said is very true-- and just cuz advice isn't asked for at times-- doesn't mean it isn't helpful or welcomed -- k?

so when C- said "we DO seem to like to give out advice...but its good advice and comes straight from the heart."
it is true -- so don't change just cuz some ole soul said somethin stupid on a bad day- :))

anyhow-- you are very loved by all your blog friends here-- don't forget that -

i hope you have a happy weekend !!!

SOUL: said...

coming here just made me think of something i want to ask you---
but it will require a photo--
i bet you can help tho--
can i solicit your advice? :))

i will let you know when i put the pic up-- i just sat back down and am too lazy to get right back up-- but will in a few--k?

anyhow-- it's a plant question. can you believe that i have actually kept a plant alive? (so far. :))
but- i am beginning to fear it's safety-- hence the question.
so anyhow-- i'll be back--
happy saturday---
whatcha up to today

Mary said...

Hey there, Soul, I'll be glad to help you anyway I can. Just let me know when the pic is posted.

My day has been a combination of busy and just wishing I didn't have to be.