Saturday, January 05, 2008

Staying positive

When I first started this blog I wasn't sure what I was doing or what I would post here. I loved to write and take pictures and with the encouragement of a friend, I stumbled into this new and amazing world.

Everyone posts for a different reason, but it didn't take long to decide that I wanted this to be a positive place; somewhere that people could go to read words of encouragement and hope. A place that would reaffirm their own blessings....a light in a sometimes dim world.

A few days ago, I wrote about a couple of things I've been battling. Nothing major or life-changing, but inner struggles that tug at me emotionally. And I made a friend cry. She was so upset, knowing that I was upset...and I hated that.

So that post now sits in my draft pile as a reminder to keep things positive and to remember that I truly am fortunate for all that I have, for those whom I love and for those who love me.

It's cloudy outside, but here on the inside, the sunshine has returned...

5 comments:

martie said...

Positive is always good.......but you need an outlet too! You have my email and if you need a sounding board or just to vent.........feel free to use it. I have some really strong, broad shoulders for that!

Coming here for a visit has always been a positive experience and I always leave happier than when I arrived! Hugs, my friend!

Slone said...

I enjoy coming here for a 5 min vacation, to look at the pics and read the thoughtful posts. Sometimes, posts like the one your talking about remind me that you can have problems too. It's easy to forget that, as has been said, it's always a positive experience for me coming here. Tell ya what, feel free to vent on Mikes blog if you ever need too! He may be able to put music to it!!
Hope you and your family have a great, and happy new year!

alan said...

Sorry to have been carried aloft in "the whirl" of things of late, and very sorry to have missed the post that prompted this one!

That I am only just now getting here to wish you and your wonderful family a Happy New Year makes me feel very guilty, especially after all the words of encouragement you have sent my way when I needed them.

If there's ever anything that you think needs to go into that draft folder again, paste it into an e-mail and send it my way. We all need some way to let things go on occasion! My e-mail is on my profile page...

Reading below, I find that once again your children prove themselves to be "one in a billion". I can't think of many who would have given up their night with friends to go visit someone in the hospital...

But then, knowing their Mom, how else could they be!

May the New Year bring you all joy and happiness so richly deserved!

alan

Mike said...

:-) I have commented on this before. Its your blog..you can give it whatever mood or feeling you want. That being said, I like to see all sides. It doenst bother me or let me down in any way to have a occasional "downbeat" post.

Photo Buffet said...

Lori, real life has bumps in the road. Be yourself, and keep writing from your heart.