Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Amazed

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I am always amazed at how true connection of the human spirit can occur through internet friendships.  By now I should not be, but yesterday my sisterfriend, Lynda Dunham Watkins, wrote the post below (which I rudely snatched, cuz that’s how I roll), and was AMAZED that every word she wrote, I feel in my very soul.  It is as if she is singing the song of my heart:

“I have led a charmed and blessed life.  Seeing that statement makes me smile. I have had a share of heartbreak, sorrow, pain, suffering, shame, devastation and tragedies, the lows of life, but I've also had my share of blessings which are too many to count or to list here.  I am not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, yet I am rich in so many ways.  I am not young nor old, yet rich in years, in an abundance of love and life with the years of heartbreak, sorrow, pain, suffering, shame, devastation and tragedies adding texture to my life, layers of interest, some thick, some thin, some opaque, some transparent so the others can come through and be reviewed over the years whether or not welcome....And I thought then, "What a blessed and charmed life I lead." by Lynda Dunham Watkins

Linda is a very talented and gifted sculptor and you will be delighted by her work.  But mostly, you will be blessed by meeting her.  

**kisskiss**

15 comments:

Marie S said...

It is when we see our whole experience on earth, postitive and negative, as a blessing, that we are truly blessed.
Too blessed to be stressed.
Sometimes easier said than done too!!
Love and hugs, Gorgeous!!

Manon Doyle said...

That was absolutely beautiful! No wonder you borrowed it. I like to say that we have one life so we should rock it out....lol!
xoxo

Kaerie Faerie said...

taking a break from faeries and bugs and stopping by to say HI and thanks for sharing, beautiful!!!!!
your fairy friend
Karey

yoborobo said...

I think compassion comes from weathering hard times. It's a gift you don't appreciate until you're past them - lol!! xox! Pam

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Wow....what a pure testimony!

Ces said...

Ah indeed. She wrote for so many of us. Now I have to think of how I would say mine.

Did you answer my question/ I am sorry I missed it if you did. Where is Milo?

audrey said...

Beautiful, Deborah. Thank you for posting this. It made me take a few minutes to pause and reflect on my blessings.
Yes, the dip helped me so much. Thank you. You are always so sweet to share your cool water.
I, like Ces, have been wondering whatever happened to Milo. I guess all his travels wore him out?
Sending a hig hug....
♥ audrey

audrey said...

Well, I'm not sure what a "hig hug" is, but I'll send a "big hug" along with it.....
(:

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh what precious post!
Wishing you a merry lovely happy Thursday. xx

Ces said...

Good morning Beautiful Gorgeous! This is my daily greeting. Have a wonderful day! Tsup!

Silke said...

Oh, I love that! And it's so true. I've often thought that of my life - all that texture adds such depth and it actually makes the good times so much better having experienced the other side of life as well. I wouldn't miss any of it! Much love, Silke

deb said...

I might add that I am thankful to be at the age to realize all of this. I know I certainly didn't have this perspective a few years ago.

and isn't blogging such gift in abundance ?

Kathiesbirds said...

There is wisdom in those words and I have thought many of those same thoughts myself. I can see why you like this post.

LDWatkins said...

Had a few minutes before bedtime and was scanning blogs and much to my surprise was this post! You are such a sweetie, and yes, we have connected from the first, AND I am so glad. I treasure your friendship and will soon be back, hopefully, on a regular posting and reading schedule. Love you, dear!!

Rhonda Roo said...

I'm getting there, I am! I know enough to be humbled by the beauty around me, the compassion and support of others, the fierce love of family and the gift of another day on the this big blue marble. Always, i am grateful.

Though always, a reminder is welcome :)
love to you
XOXOXOXOX Rhonda Roo