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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, October 08, 2012

What you see depends on how you view the world.

I have quite a few friends that have farms.  A lot have chickens.  You know that is kind of a miracle for a city girl to learn about.
I'm thankful to blogger because without it - I would never have met these gals.
I've gotten such a wonderful education.  
I've seen some of the prettiest scenery ever.
I've learned about planting and growing.  (No not every one kills plants Chatty).
I've got to see lots of animals and I love animals. 
Birds I never knew existed.
I've learned about farm fresh eggs.
Naturally made soaps.
England.  Yes England.
I've met women with real courage.
One who knows the names of almost every bird/animal out there.
Lots of great photography and they can really play with photoshop.
How they lay pipes.
I learned to enjoy cooking and baking more too!


And I'm thinking I have learned to thrift and have so much fun now doing it.
Tablescaping.
I've met a few of my followers who I now call friends in the flesh.
I've bought a beautiful Paris apron.
Learned about RV-ing.
Had some serious talks about religion.
Have friends I have laughed with and cried with.
Cancer - the loss of a husband - illnesses - prayers - both ways.
I have venting buddies.
I have a couple who I feel are like daughters to me.
Dogs - pugs - cats - pets.
From Ireland - Canada - Australia.
Teachers.
I've had people defriend me and get mad at me - YEP!
I have seen the prettiest photos.
I've been on trips with them all over the world and the US.
Crafts!
I've read one gal's love story.
Have a few men friends.
I get some mini sermons every day. Bible verses.
I've laughed and cried.  
Flowers and birds - color galore.
And I have met fellow survivors - I had no idea how many existed - when I was younger I thought I was so alone in my troubles.


Have any of you learned anything you didn't know before? Have I forgotten something?
I'm seeing dirt in a whole new light.

Love, chatty

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51 comments:

Sandra said...

ditto on all of the above except no Paris apron, no apron at all, but i have seen a few aprons on blogs. i think you pretty much covered it. i just saw a big red bull and read about a guy getting gored. that was a first

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You've covered the bases so well.

For me, I didn't know so many talented people existed on earth, and there are more each day joining the blogger ranks.

I didn't know I had so many people with so much in common from all parts of the globe.

Love you...

XO,

Sheila

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You've covered the bases so well.

For me, I didn't know so many talented people existed on earth, and there are more each day joining the blogger ranks.

I didn't know I had so many people with so much in common from all parts of the globe.

Love you...

XO,

Sheila

That corgi :) said...

That's why I do like blogging; we learn so much that we wouldn't have learned on our own by people who are doing things and making it interesting as they relate what they do. It is so fascinating to read it all and there is so much more to read if one had time!

betty

Walking on Sunshine said...

This is so true! I love blogging for all of the reasons you listed! And I love all the friends I have made here! I feel closer to most of my blogging friends than some of my "neighborhood" friends! Hope you're having a good Monday!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie! Happy Monday. Your post was a refreshing read today. It's sooooo true. How we view the world can make all the difference!

Your description of blogland is so right on! What a wonderful experience it is to blog and meet and learn, love and cry and laugh and all the rest, that you so eloquently wrote.

Hope your day is terrific. And I hope I see LOTS of dirt! Susan

Gloria Hood said...

You sure right! I have so many new and wonderful friends that blog! And I love the idea of learning new things within their lives!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Love your new header Sandie,
Life is a path to learning...we walk along it each and every day. It twists and turns. Some good some bad..
My father always taught me. "We learn until we are with our maker"..!!!
I have met you Sandie, You have met me.
I too have made such nice friends out there.
Blogging opens new avenue's.
Everyone has something in common.
nice post ,good reading.
Thank you for leaving your comments on my blog. I enjoy hearing from you.
happy days
val xx

TexWisGirl said...

i live a very quiet life here, yet the world is opened wide to me through blogging. as is my heart. :)

Farida said...

Humbling post :) I love your new header design!

Nancy Claeys said...

I ditto what you said, Sandie. I've learned so much since I started blogging so many years ago. Always a gift to open each time I read a new blog post. :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I too could echo everything you've said. Blogging is wonderful and I too have met a lot of wonderful people. II'm thankful I found your blog to read.

Renae said...

Chatty / Sandie! I have learned tons too. Amazing info, amazing friends and amazing people. I've learned about HTML codes that I didn't think I could decipher. I've learned to blog - I mean it isn't easy - and I learned from great friends like YOU!!!!

Jeanie said...

I have learned that no matter how different we are, what culture we come from, what we believe....we are all more alike than we are different and the differences don't matter when there is friendship.

The Jones Family said...

I became a really serious blogger when I became totally fed up with the thoughtlessness of facebook. I love the creativity of writing and of taking pictures and putting a post together. I really feel like I have created something when I am finished with a post. I get great ideas and inspiration from all of the blogs I visit. It is so mych fun to exchange comments, ideas, stories. So many times in conversation with my husband, friends or family I now mention something I read on a blog. Blogging has opened a whole new world for me as well and I am very thankful to be a part of it. Enjoy your week, my blogging friend!

Remington said...

I learn something every day from my awesome blogging friends!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How could anyone defriend YOU?!?

Beth said...

I think you covered it all quite nicely!

thisisme said...

Hi Sandie. Nope, I agree with the others, I think you've got everything covered there. Isn't it all just wonderful?! Hugs.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Love this Sandie! Who would have thought the world was so small? Blogging definitely helps you see it in a whole new light!

jack69 said...

You have a way of making a great point and I enjoyed ever word. Neat stuff you have learned and done. I cannot top the list, but I can enjoy it.
Thanks lady, you always produce a good read..
From NC, Sherry & Jack with Love.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie what a great post!! I don't know if I could begin to list all I've learned from blogging friends, all I've seen and so much more. It's been an awesome journey and I hope it continues.
love you, Linda

Paula said...

Wow do I ever love this entry. It is so true and well said. I learned how to cook Kale yesterday and in all my years I had never cooked it, bought it, or ate it. lol I might add I'm so glad I met you here dear lady.

Ms. A said...

Until blogging, I never realized how many people there are, that share similar "things" and "understanding of things" that don't always get discussed. It's always a relief to know you aren't the only one!

Betty Manousos said...

sandie, you leave me like there's nothing else to all-all is said!
brilliant post.

please have a great week ahead~

xo

Sally said...

All and everything you wrote, and I agree wholeheartedy with MsA. :)

Jill said...

My dear friend...you have said it all so well. *HUGS*
LOVE the blog design!

Lynn said...

I love my blog friends for their diversity. I picked them or them picked me and we accept each other just as we are. I love that.

The Boston Lady said...

Oh definitely. Blogging has opened my eyes and my mind. And next week I will be meeting a fellow blogger here in CA for lunch! She lives not too far from me. Kinda nervous, but good nervous. She will be my first non-family interaction besides the usual daily ones like grocery store, walks, etc. And I've learned a LOT from you Sandie! Ever day. Ann

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Here here I completely agree I love blogland and all the awesome people who live here.........

Blondee said...

I love my bloggy world...it has taught me so much. I have learned that I really know nothing at all in the grand scheme of things.

Ann said...

Blogging has opened up a whole new world and a wonderful world it is. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting any blog pals in person but maybe some day

Catherine said...

Oh for sure - there is always at least two views on situations isn't there!
xo Catherine

Louvregirl said...

What a lovely post, CC. So thoughtful! I think that somewhere in the U.S. (they could move the meetings) there should be a "Meet Your Blogging Friends" conference (to attend at your own choosing; or not.) But some would attend; KWIM. Esp. if you knew certain 'friends' you have will, indeed, be there!

Those who organize it could get local businesses to chip in for good rates and other things.

Grandma Bonnie said...

I have also learned so much through the blogging world. I am still learning more and more every day. What I am thankful for the most is how many blogging friends are willing to share and help a fellow blogger.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Yes, it opens up friendships that otherwise never would have been possible!

Sweet Tea said...

Posted as only a "real" Blogger could/would.
I love all the great friends I have made through Blogging - it makes the world seem more friendly, doncha think? :-)

DeanO said...

Well said Sandie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Blogging has enchanced my life is so many wonderful ways! I really feel blessed to live at a time when this has been possible.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi sweet dear friend, Sandie,
Oh! This post really moved my heart. You have expressed it all.
Yes! Blogging has made a difference in my life. I guess you feel in the same way. You said that you had learned so many things, and had met lots of Online friends through Blogging.
Yes! This is so true. I am glad to have met you, precious lady. You have made a real difference in my Online life. You are always there for everybody. You are a super friend, Sandie. You earned the love of your friends. Thank you so much for visiting my posts!!
I am happy to know that I have helped your grandson and you with my writing tips. Since I am a Teacher, it is not hard to do...
May the Lord sustain you in the palm of His hand, dear friend!
God may bless you, Sandie and all your beloved ones!
Warm Hugs & All the Best,
Poet Starry.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Blogging changed my life. I would be lost without all my friends and you know how special you are to me.
It's been like going to school with all the things I learned.

Jim said...

Nice write up about blogging, Sandie. Most of us have had most of those experiences that we all can treasure.

I people who don't know the joys blogging two things:
1) blog stands for weB LOG; and
2) blogging is like having a hundred pen pals (the old timers understand that). Then if I haven't bored them too badly I go on telling them some of the places the 'pals' live and some of the situations, much as you did here.

One fellow, a preacher, decided that he needed a blog after seeing and reading mine. We went down to the Woodlands and he bought a book, "Blogging for Dummies." It was a fairly decent book.

But he never got started, I saw him this Sunday at Mrs. Jim's family reunion picnic in Louisiana.
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Jim said...

Nice write up about blogging, Sandie. Most of us have had most of those experiences that we all can treasure.

I tell people who don't know the joys blogging two things:
1) blog stands for weB LOG; and
2) blogging is like having a hundred pen pals (the old timers understand that). Then if I haven't bored them too badly I go on telling them some of the places the 'pals' live and some of the situations, much as you did here.

One fellow, a preacher, decided that he needed a blog after seeing and reading mine. We went down to the Woodlands and he bought a book, "Blogging for Dummies." It was a fairly decent book.

But he never got started, I saw him this Sunday at Mrs. Jim's family reunion picnic in Louisiana.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love this post, Sandie, and I echo everything you've said. There's only one thing I can find to complain about regarding the world of blogging. And that is, it is so addicting that I spend way too much time on the 'puter and that's not so good for my behind! :)
I'm so glad to have met you through blogging. Blogging friends are the best!
Hugs,
Cheryl

SweetMarie said...

I have learned a lot in blog land. I've chatted with so may wonderful bloggers and I feel a connection to you all, but with some of you I feel as though I've known you or am meant to know you. Take you for instance, our emails mean so much to me...you mean so much to me! You remind me of so many good things in life and have helped fill up my inspiration wall here at home and my heart. :) I find myself hearing or seeing something that reminds me of a blog friend and I find myself mentioning it to a perfect stranger sometimes. I believe that we think of one another at times we're away from the computer and I think that's so very special. Also I really like thinking about things from another perspective. Another deep, touching post Sandie!
Love,
Marie

Mary said...

Those are so good. I think we learn from our on-line friends and I would LOVE to meet up in person. I think we could have some great times.

Kerrie said...

Wonderful blog!

I have learnt that losing an internet friend hurts as much as losing a loved one.

Granny Annie said...

You have defined the meaning of blogger.

Dee said...

Well said friend :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I could make a list, too...but it would sound like I copied yours! I have learned so much from blogging and the friends I've made. I've learned so much about different parts of this county...and countries all over the world! And I know that as women, we can all find things we have in common no matter where we live. I am constantly amazed! Hugs!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like the comment about how many talented ladies we meet. I am always inspired!