Monday, September 7, 2009

How has blogging enriched your life?

Nola @ the Alamo has asked me this question for my blogaversary.
This is a very deep question.
As some of you know from following me from early on. I started blogging as a way to heal my self. I was recovering from a severe depression. By blogging every day and finding something positive to post. I could see life was not so bad. In fact life got better every day. I also improved my memory and writing skills a bit.
I found friends who have some things in common. So I did not feel so alone in this world.
I will tell you a little bit about some of my 4 longest blog friends.

I know I have learned allot. From Wendy she is a writer. She motivated me to want to paint a picture with words. My words do not sing like hers. But I can now say some things with out bringing out all the negativity that was involved. She is an inspiration to me. As we walk a similar path,,and have a many things in common.

I get to see farm life with Gail. She too is an artist with both words and paint.
She is fun, and entertaining. She can paint pictures with words very well.
With her blog, I can virtually live a happy farm life, with out all the work.

Sue Has been my friend from the beginning. She lives in Australia, This is a country I have always dreamed of visiting. She has read many posts, that I have deleted. And encouraged me with loving words.

Carla, Came in a bit later, but she went back and read every post I had left up. She makes me feel encouraged. I even was able to meet her and her wonderful family.
So we took our friendship to the next level.

Every one here has added so much to my life. I am very thankful.

That too is why I started the Thankful Thursday post with Grace Alone.
I have learned it is very important to be grateful for what you have. And not worry about things that are not meant to be.
With this weekly post, people encourage each other with kindness. Even though no one is really of the same religion. They have no issue with each other. Because we all believe in the same God. So it is not important what denomination you belong to.

Jamie is a new addition to my life.
She is a a professional creative self-development coach from Canada.
She enveloped my life with artistic life. Just by working with the Wreck this journal book. But it was more than the book. It was the community of bloggers. The power of amazing fun, that was shared. And I found an amazing amount of special people like Kavindra, & Lawendula. They make my heart sing with joy.

But now the group is fading away. A new one for another book will start Friday, September 18th. With the Joy diet. This book is very deep. So I do not know how this will go.

Like wish casting. I am afraid if I allow my self to wish and want too much.
I may be be tempted to be in another life. Or it will improve this one. This is my intension.

I am so thankful you enjoy my silly antics of raising baby chickens and the squirrel.
It is kinda. like show boring baby pictures. LOL. I do that too.
Jeremy is with us this week end. And he is wearing my rose colored glasses because Cheep E is a pecker now.
I am glad you are enjoying me learn to draw & paint too.
These 2 pages started as practice on learning to draw eyes better. And one turned into a kissing alien.

The last photo is from my trip in march. This is my sister in law and me on the edge of a cliff in Fort Pain Alabama. This was my favorite place of all. We had a log cabin in the woods .with our own porch swing. When we got there. I called home and told every one. I was not coming home. But no one believed me. Hubby said I knew you could not afford to stay there forever.
But a person can dream, right! See I told you.I have to be careful what I wish for.
Or I may be living in the swamp in Louisiana. And I really don't want to be around so many snakes. As they think I am a mouse.

Please do not be offended .if I did not say something about each of you. As I so could. But this post would be a mile long if I went on. Just know you are very special to me. And your comment is so heart felt.

If you would like to ask me a question. Please feel free.

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.

This is the golf of Mexico as we drove down the highway in March.


Gail said...

What a wonderful tribute! I wait for your words every day.

Thank you, Gail

Denise said...

Such a nice post sweetie.

Anna said...

Great pictures and drawings. I love that blogging has helped you heal and grow as it is the exact reason I blog regularly now..continued healing, growth and success! I look forward to future posts :-)

Hibiscus Moon said...

Its great that you acknowledge how blogging has enriched your life. I see that it certainly has! BTW, I love the pic of your grandson with Cheep E!!

Mark said...

Blogging is wonderful in so many ways. Sounds like you have received much more from blogging that you originally thought you would. You are very blessed as are we for sharing in your journey.

Carla said...

What a wonderful post! I, too, count you among my new dear friends. I found you through Nola's blog, and it was love right from the start!!! You inspire me Ernie, and I love you for it:)
Dream on my dear friend, dream on, and keep sharing your journey:)

Sue said...

What a great picture of Jeremy with Cheep E!
Have a great week!

Q said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Blogging is a wonderful way to meet people! I started blogging so my kids could see what was going on at home and now I blog because I love taking photographs of birds and butterflies and sharing them with my blogging friends.
Wendy is a joy. She inspires with her writing and her "can do" attitude.

Wendy said...

Dear Grammy,
What a heartfelt post! And thank you so much for mentioning me. I am truly humbled by your kind words.
In you I have found a true friend. Somebody who understands that life sucks sometimes, but we still have our blogging friends. We still have a roof over our heads (whether it leaks or not. LOL), food on our table and love in our hearts.
You inspire me with your courage, to take life by the horns and live it! No excuses. No wishy-washy. Let's just do it!
I am so glad you took that trip in March. You truly were stepping out of your comfort zone and on to bigger and better things. You inspired me to do the same.
I enjoy your posts and marvel at your creativity. I have watched you grow from somebody a little afraid (aren't we all at times?) to someone who proudly displays her creative talents.
Ernie - I am glad to be your friend.
Hugs from the bottom of my heart.
And Happy Blogaversary!!!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Thanks for the insightful answer! I am interested to see what blogging has done for others, often finding it is the same thing it has done for me. Funny, as I read, I see names of shared friends Carla and Gail, feeling that we are all kindred spirits.
I began blogging as an outlet for lonliness and a way to heal. It has done that and so much more!
Wish I'd known you before you took your trip, you could have dropped in here on your way through Texas to Carlas! Maybe next time.
Hugs and thanks for the bulbs, they arrived just while ago. I will post about them in a day or two (or 3 if I get busy).
Keep on blogging...

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Grammy,

Happy Blogaversary! I am glad blogging have helped you in so many ways. I too have suffered from severe depression in the past and found blogging therapeutic. So wonderful that you have known many good friends. Take care and happy blogging!


LAURIE said...

There is such a kindred spirit here in the bloggy world as we visit and get to know our Christian sisters. We will all be spending eternity together, so why not get acquinted here on earth? :) Thanks for sharing with us today. -Laurie

Debbie said...

Friends whether in real life or online can be such a blessing. I've found the internet such a source of blessing and realizing how it can be used for good. The blogging world is filled with wonderful people, at least from what I've discovered. Nothing like friendship to help with depression.

Serendipity said...

What a lovely tribute to your friends and to blogging :-) I'm so glad to have met you through blogging eventhough I don't visit you enough. But each visit has always been a blessing and enriching. May you continue to blog and many posts to come! God bless!

WrightStuff said...

Blogging has enriched my life too - hooking up with people like you through WTJ was (and still is) a wonderful experience. Keep blogging and I'll keep reading!!

Jean said...

Hi Grammy! Thank you so much for your spirit and support! I am so glad you are keeping us Wreckers together, even if we aren't posting as much - I love that we are staying together as much as we can.

Your post was beautiful and moving. I know that blogging has enriched my life because now I know you and my other Wreck sisters!

Jean said...

I forgot to say Happy Blogoversary!!! :)