After the last few days I have had, today was for recuperation, realization, relaxation and rejuvenation! For some reason I found that funny! Oh how do I come up with these things!
If you saw my day, you'd probably laugh too.
Actually, it wasn't bad. As I mentioned last night... I have received quite a few comments in the past few days. Having said that... I am surrounded not only by some amazing role models, but some amazing friends. Most of which I have met online.
My darling mother in law, or mom as I affectionately call her... made a derogatory remark to someone we were talking to regarding facebook, blogging and social networks in general. I was in shock to say the least, yet we were not in a position to talk about it. Boy, if she only knew how many social networks I belong too, she would probably shake her head at me. :)
[as a side note, growing up when my father went through wives numbers two, three and four, I was NEVER able to call any of them mom. I tried once and felt uncomfortable, rather forced...I have never felt so comfortable calling anyone mom.]
In all my years in the computer industry, decades really, on more than one occasion I have come across people who do not like computers, change or modern technology in general. Some people just do not like change and do not trust the internet, not to mention that they also think that computers are smarter than people. Well maybe in some cases! haha Actually, they are not! People made computers and can control them.
Anyways... I have shared with my mom how I feel about blogging and what it has done for me. Not to mention all the friends I have rekindled relationships with, as well as my family in other continents that I am able to communicate like never in my life! Then there are the new friends I have made.
Don't get me wrong.. if anyone understands internet safety, it's me. It hasn't been until recently that I have really put myself out there and it is to promote my blogs.
The point I want to make is that I have met some quality people online. I have met great new friends and have developed bonds with them. Granted you just don't start chatting with just anyone... it just sort of happens as time goes by.
My friend I spoke to you about last night... I met her on Farm Town a game app on facebook, a couple of years ago. Granted we have chatted off and on during this time, however it really wasn't until yesterday that we became even closer. Bare in mind that our relationship has developed over time... and I wouldn't trade this experience for the world.
The younger generation hasn't benefited from facebook like myself (just had my 30th high school reunion last summer), or someone that been out of school or out of touch for some time. For example my younger sister in law and two brother in laws, two of their ten year reunions are coming up and facebook has been open to the public for at least six of those years... therefore they didn't even get a chance to miss their friends.
Don't get me wrong... history shows that facebook is notorious for changing security settings without letting their users know... I have made it a habit to check my settings every other week or so. And there are WACKOS out there... I try to take precautions, especially with my blogs.
So to my online family and friends on facebook and voiceBoks... thank you for your inspiring, motivating and encouraging words. I take all your comments to heart and heavy thought. I can't tell you how much your words continue to hug and help me. My Dream Team continues to grow and get stronger!
Not that I did not appreciate all my comments equally, because I did... but these really stuck in my mind and have been following me around for the past few days...
I used to have a poster in my counseling office (for me and the kids) that said "what would you do if you knew you would not fail?" Maybe your birthday present to yourself could be answering that very question. on Day 279 ~ Something's Gotta Give Left by Perspective Parenting
Hang in there Carla! I guess this is just one of those 'emo moments'... Don't worry, you'll get your groove back. I know you will! :) on Day 280 ~ No Sugar Coating Here! Left by Czjai Reyes-Ocampo
Hang in there xoxox One thing that we can be sure of is change - nothing stays the same. Things might be rough now but there is some sun shine waiting for you around the corner. Continue to be a good role model to your kids and a wonderful friend to others, but remember to take time for yourself to recharge xoxo Leigh @oneandoneequalstwinfun.com on Day 281 ~ Doing Our Share
As simple as these words may come across to some of you, to me... they have me looking at the light of the end of the tunnel. By the way, these ladies are great bloggers... if you have a chance take a moment, click on the links and visit their amazing blogs! When I read the quote "what would you do if you knew you would not fail?" three days ago... well let's just say I have been nusy thinking!
What would you do if you knew you would not fail? ~ Robert H. Schuller
Dedicated to all my friends, My Dream Team. Thank you for all your heartfelt words.
Blessings to all!!
83 days to go...
PS... for a, l & c. You are my sunshine(s).
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