Posts Tagged ‘promises’

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“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”~ Confucius

I’m reflecting on this day. And I would have to say that today, I am doing much better personally and emotionally than I had been doing just one year ago.

By the way, my apartment manager gave me Starbucks for my birthday, so if this seems “off” you can blame him.

Its my birthday. A year ago, I was laying in a hospital bed with a deadly infection that had me out of commission for 12 days. It was something that I saw coming and noted in a previous blog, and I was right.

But this year I am not in the hospital. I am at home. And healthy.

Around the time of my birthday in 2011, I had not yet started this blog. It was created a few days later. But this is the first time that I am at home and able to write on this blog on my birthday.

I’m grateful to those who have given me birthday wishes thus far. I appreciate everyone who have thought of me thus far today. I’m sure that there will be much more as the day goes on.

As for the rest of 2013, I am full of hope. I’m feeling upbeat and not so depressed. Let’s hope I can hang on to this kind of emotion for a long, long time.

I am looking forward to more hockey, and many more times with friends and away from home.

Nothing but good times.

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So I won’t find something like this in my home for my birthday, but I can dream!! Right?

I probably will not be doing anything special to celebrate and that’s just fine. I’ve not been able to do something like that in such a long time that I’ve pretty much forgotten what that is like. And I’m probably not missing anything.

But I give my love to all of you who continues to read my mindless posts, whether or not its been educational or not.

I’m glad to be alive. And I’m glad to know that I do have so many people thoughtful and caring enough to take a second out of their lives to wish me a happy birthday.

I do have many more subjects that I wish to write about in this blog in the near future, so keep your eyes open for those.

And as I suffer the caffeine crash from the Starbucks and the sugar drop from the cookie, I do feel bad for anyone within 150 meters of me for the next several hours.

But all in all, I am so happy that I am NOT in the hospital this year. And that I am free to do what I want to do on this day. Its a wonderful feeling to have this freedom.

Thank you dear readers, and stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I am coming up on two months since I had started this little cyber oddity of composition. I can only speak for myself, when I sit back and think that it seems like forever and ten years ago.

About a month ago, I was somewhat introduced to an author by the name of J.S. Chancellor. Someone with whom I have shared a great deal of pleasant exchanges with. At the time, I felt that this blog wasn’t really going anywhere because I had never done this kind of thing before. With myself full of doubt, I did not think that any one would read this blog, much less subscribe to it. 

But with regards to J.S. Chancellor I had found that she too, had her own creative blog within the pages of this site. I remember sitting in total wonder as I read post after post after post. I knew that for one she is a great writer, and two she obviously knew better of what she was doing with this blog than I.

So I had implored upon her for help. Not really knowing whether or not it would become beneficial or a complete and total disaster for the simplest task of asking.

I was fortunate enough that she had in fact helped me along in this journey of weirdness that I have created. A great teacher, and the patience of a saint. Her instructions were clear and easy for me to understand this blog site better.

I am deeply appreciative of her kindness for the proverbial hand-holding and guidance. Even though I do joke to myself that she is “my blog mother”.

Today though, is her birthday. I will not disclose in how many years she has graced the Earth with her presence and wisdom, because that just would not be very couth of me. But I know that she is very excited for this day.

She is a wonderful example of “beauty and brains” in my most humble opinion. I am always looking forward to her next blog entry.

I promised her a month ago, that I would mention her in my blog when the time came.

J.S. Chancellor~ I am keeping my promise. Thank you for all that you have done!

I will share with the rest of you a quote that I just read of hers tonight. It moved me very deeply:

“My heart, the garbage disposal of my soul, should it ever demand any less of me, I’d cease to exist. Still, there are times when the damn thing just stinks of decaying waste. Let us hope this is not one of those times …”

The URL link to her personal blog can be found here as a part of my blog roll, “Welcome to the Asylum”. I hope that you will take the time to read it. And maybe perhaps subscribe to it, if you feel moved to.

Happy Birthday, J.S. Chancellor.

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