What does the above picture have to do with feeling the love? Everything! If you have or ever had a pet you know that there is no purer love than that of an animal. C., the above dog, made me feel loved on daily basis for 3 years. In my heart I still feel his love, even though apart. I miss him terribly and I still cannot make popcorn without crying. I picture him standing by the stove waiting for his share.
To all the things, creatures, people we love and cannot have near us I take a moment and say a silent prayer. I ask God to bless and watch over them. For C. I say an extra prayer to St. Francis of Assisi.
Moving on to another thing that makes me feel loved: YOU
Your reading my posts pushed me along at times I wanted to quit. Your comments have allowed me to reflect upon my own words and question myself. You have added details I missed and you have offered another point of view. You have humored me with humor. And even when one of you had a mean comment, it served me to realize that I am not the only one hurting and capable of causing hurt with my words. When you complimented me you humbled me. When my words made sense to you my heart sang.
Perhaps unbeknownst to you, you have been a friend at a time I needed the most. For that I thank you, not only from my heart but from my whole being, body and soul!
THANK YOU READER FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!
Now as far as awards, I have been, ummm, what is the word? lazy? thoughtless? inconsiderate? rude? etc, etc, but anwyay, no matter what word is chosen the fact is that I have not properly acknowledged and thanked the bloggers that have, over the past couple of months, nominated and mentioned me.
This carelessness should not, in any way, imply a lack of happiness and gratitude! I am overwhelmed by the recognition! So until I have a chance to work on each single Award, I want to take this time to thank the blogs that have nominated me. They are all great in their own right. They are as diverse as the day is long. I suggest you visit them all and see what they are all about!
YOU ALL BROUGHT A SONG TO MY HEART:
(If I have left out any blog that has nominated me I am sorry! Please let me know so I can thank you and add you to this list)