While trying to decide what to do as a post for Debra's Vintage Friday Inspiration, it hit me what gets my motor running...Y'ALL! So many of my "real" friends don't understand why I blog. To say they don't get it is an understatement! They wonder how I can relate to cyber-friends...'cause after all...to their way of thinking...y'all exist only on a screen.
How do I explain to them that so many of y'all share a cup of coffee with me each morning or stay up late with me at night?
You're risk takers, stepping out of the boat and following your hearts which in turn, inspires me to move out of my comfort zone and try new things.
(All photos are from SweetT's blog party.)
How do I make them understand how clever, smart, talented and wonderful y'all are...tell me that? How about how y'all have stood by me through thick and thin...or listened to me ramble on and on about nothing...or put up with my Squirrel moments? How you inspire me with your creativity, make me laugh with your silliness and challenge me to reach for the stars. Tell me...how do I explain to them the prayers, laughter and tears we've shared?
Have I actually met some of you...proving you do exist and not just in my imagination? A big ol' yeah buddy would be my answer. Will I get to meet every last one of you...if I'm blessed...YES...but if not...you still hold a special place in my heart! You've reached out to this chubby, Texas lady and given me the gift of your friendship expecting nothing in return but a visit from me in my gimmee tee and sweats.
Through y'all I get to experience life in a whole new dimension...see things I will never get to see...visit places I can only dream of...taste exotic foods...and be young again.
Your words and photos inspire me to reach for the unreachable. Your art inspires me to look at the possibilities surrounding me. Your hearts inspire me to love unashamedly and to look for the beauty that lies beneath. Simply put...by each of you being special and unique, I become special and unique in your presence.
To be inspiring, one has to look for inspiration. I need look no further than my monitor and I can soar!
A huge, big, special Happy Birthday to my Crazy Cajun who I cannot spend enough time with! Jodie is the perfect example of what can happen when the dream meets the reality. She is the epitome of everything I want to be when I grow up! How on earth would I have ever been so fortunate to have her as a "real" friend without blogging first? Thank you Blogspot!
I LOVE YOU BABY GIRL! BONNE FETE...LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER!!!