June 25, 2009

it occurs to me

after reading another blogger's twitter about an e-mail she received, that i do not say thank you enough. that's how i am in real time too - i say thank you all the time . . . to waitresses, shop keepers, people i meet on the street . . . it is the way i was raised. so why wouldn't i say thank you more to the people that bother to come by? silly me.

i appreciate the time that you take out of the day for me. you lift my spirits (yes, you over there in the corner being quiet too) and help prop my chin up when it's sinking. you make me laugh and smile. you flatter a girl and boost her self esteem when she's not feeling very confident. you hold my hand and cry a bit with me now and again. i hope i never take that for grated and as a matter of fact.

so thank you from the bottom of my heart. and if i forget to tell you that often enough - kick my butt now and again. because, falling off a high horse can break a tail bone and i don't have cobra. now, excuse me while i go get dressed and out of this house (yes, even in this heat) as i've just taken photographs of lunch again today. though it was very yummy (homemade chicken salad, crackers and fruit), i think i need further inspiration.

happy clicking

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25 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea for a post, Char, although it's me who should be thanking you. I'd like to thank you for sharing yourself and your fantastic photos with me. Thank you for commenting on my flickr photos, too. You are always so encouraging. And thank you for being here when I come to visit, for always having a little something to say and share. Thanks for continuing to make lemonade out of the lemons you've had lately.

    ~ Kate

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  2. We love being there for you, Char, because you feed our souls with your beautiful pictures and word imagery. Thank YOU for the happiness and sunshine you bring to my life.

    Susan

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  3. Well...I just thank you for this wonderful blog...and Susan pretty much summed it up perfectly!

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  4. thank you for your inspirational blog. I haven't visited enough because I have been preoccupied with Life stuff...it just means I should visit more often. Also...I love the new layout. Don't know how new it is...but for me it's new and it make me want to change my layout. thanks again!!!

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  5. Hey thanks for the help yesterday. I am working on switching my blog back to blogger. =]

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  6. You are such a sweet girl! So well-mannered. Your mama raised you right.
    Brenda

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  7. we know how you feelthrough your words and photos and stories we can all see your heart and you were raised right...me too so I say Thankyou for brightening my days!

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  8. Luv ya Char..hope you enjoy the hot weather. I love it ..the hotter the better!

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  9. ah what a wonderful post – so beautifully written. i want to thank you as well. it's amazing how much a person's comment can lift ones spirits. you do that for me. and i always, always enjoy coming to your blog for your honesty, many times good humor, and your gorgeous photos.

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  10. Thank you ... for sharing your photographs, your thoughts with us. Blogging is such a window into life, into its stories, and we can't help but be drawn in and care.

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  11. and thank you for always being there for me...especially lately :)

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  12. you are so generous with your comments ...the thank you train can go both ways!
    blessings
    elk

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  13. it is bloggers like you who inspire me with your photos and your writing and your fabulousness, so thank YOU!

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  14. "and I don't have cobra", that seriously made me laugh out loud and I needed that this morning! You inspire me more than you know Char and I look forward to reading your blog every day!
    And homemade chicken salad, mmmmmmm, I drooled a little on my keyboard!

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  15. beautiful post and thank You for being here :D

    ....okay, now I need to make chicken salad!

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  16. I thank you for being you and for always uplifting me.

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  17. You are very welcome, but the thanks should all be on our side. You share your heart and your talent with us daily, and that is a wonderful and courageous thing to do. Thank you!

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  18. Oh, you're so sweet. Lovely picture by the way. It's nice to find another artist. And a photographer to boot! I just started playing around with vintage cameras. No color photos for me yet, though.

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  19. Dear Char...it is very sweet of you to thank us for visiting you when we are getting so much inspiration and joy from coming here...so please..thank-YOU!

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  20. this is so sweet!!!

    and THANK YOU for always providing beautiful images and text on your blog for us all to enjoy!

    and thank you for always coming over to my blog and leaving comments!

    i hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  21. thank YOU for saying so. the pleasure is all ours.

    and ditto, char. i don't know if you remember me saying this a while back, but i told you i appreciate you so much, because you ALWAYS stop by and take the time to comment. daily. you are one of those blog friends that is genuine and stops by and comments even if it is not reciprocated—you do it because you are genuinely interested...not just to get a blogger to come to your blog. i noticed with some blogs, if you happen to not stop by and comment on theirs, they don't comment on yours. it's only when you go to theirs that they will come to yours. i don't want to be like that. i know not everyone has time. but you also know who the genuinely interested are, too. and i can definitely say that i feel that you are one of those people. so, thank you!

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  22. You are MORE than welcome, and I would like to thank you for reminding us all that even though we are not giving something "tangible" - our intangible presence is a boost to everyone's day, and spirit. We are members of the blogosphere for so many reasons, and hopefully we are helping everyone fulfill those wishes.

    Thank you, Char - and everyone - for participating, and being there:).

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  23. I know just what you mean. I often feel as though I should flood other's blogs with thank yous. This is such a wonderful world we've created for ourselves, isn't it?

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.