They say that
These extraordinary creatures have been a recurring theme in my life, as well as in the lives of those I love.
My sweet mother was fascinated with birds, and she showed her affection by keeping the feeders heaping full, especially in the frigid days of winter.
She loved waking up to birdsong...
her favorites were the chickadee
and the cardinal
I know she loved their songs, but I believe she identified with them as symbols of freedom. Aaah....to fly and be free!
She was indeed a free spirit..
After her passing, I felt that I needed something very concrete, yet creative, to help me channel my energy. It also had to be something she would have loved, something she would have been proud to see me do.
It wasn't until May of last year, after experiencing the magic of the incredibly talented and kind-hearted Anita's Castles, that I saw the impact and power that a blog can have.
Anita was excited to have this wonderfully creative platform, but she emphasized to me that the most important, cherished, valued outcome of her blogging experience has been the friendships she has made. I did not comprehend fully what Anita had meant, until I took a deep breath, and began.
As we enter a fresh new year of writing, creating, inspiring, and hopefully living each moment to the fullest, I wish that we continue to build and cultivate the friendships formed with dear readers and fellow bloggers...these (YOU!) talented, most lovely people from every corner of the planet! In a short eight months, my world has been expanded, my soul enriched, my heart softened, my mind educated, by YOU, dear friends!!
I THANK YOU!
My deepest gratitude to magnificent Anita....
for opening this incredible new portal of friendship and joy!
Anita is a bird enthusiast as well..but most of you know that!
She has recently been creating the most magical, beautiful ones...
We are all of this blog world "feather"....flocking together in a very real flight of friendship, and sharing of ourselves.
We look in the same direction....
The direction of dreams, hopes, optimism, beauty, inspiration, and connection.
I thank and celebrate you ALL!!
May this year find you soaring to new heights of possibility!