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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

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

September 1, 2010 - Chatty Thinking.

September 1, 2010. This is number 1592 of my blogs. And I started my blog 9/16/06 by suggestion of an old old friend. It's almost been four years. Never missed a day that I can remember - some days two blogs!

Maybe I write too much?

I started the blog writing about feelings, I wanted a 'place' of my own no one knew about - like a journal.

I was also going to leave it as a 'record' of sorts of my life, a journal for my grandson so he could 'know' his old grandma.

I then went into my positive and grateful stage which I am going to keep up - always.

I've blogged about myself. My trips. My family. My thoughts. Is that selfish?

You know my blog was so slow taking off compared to others. I think CorgiDogMama and Expressly Corgi started me off to where I am now. Rou Mouffetard was also very helpful to get me going too. So thanks gals and believe it or not - we're all still friends!

At times I think my blog is odd because it's about feelings - it's hard to be found - I don't know if you can look up a 'feeling and chatty' genre.

I've tried meme's and things like that. I've done birthdays for a year - thanks to Julie and Julia.

I thank each and every one you for following me. I've had lots of fun. I've met so many wonderful people. All ages, all sizes, all sexes, all religions. And I have learned so much I can't believe it. Made a lot of good friends too.

I'm thinking what I want to do from here. I know this - it has gotten to the point that if I read and write a comment to every blog I've joined I'd be on my computer all day long - I know - I've tried to do it.

While that would be wonderful, I do need to get some other things done in my day - like clean house - but who wants to do that - when I have this wonderful blog?

I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. I think I'll stay true to myself and where I started. I know not every one is going to like me and/or my views. Not every one is going to leave a comment - I certainly understand that!

I even had some people unfriend me - ouch!

I'm going to do my best. Maybe it'll be interesting - maybe it'll be boring. Maybe I'll write every day and maybe I won't. I'll read as many blogs as I can and I'll have to skip some too. Forgive me in advance!

I'm going to blog without obligation - that used to be used a lot on the blogs - I used to see it, but didn't really understand back then.

And this is a two way street. If you can come to my blog, come, if you just want to read it and not comment - fine, or if you want to comment great. Chances are though - if I have your address - I will answer you. I like to reply to comments.

Of course I never run out of things to say - I'm a bit Chatty you know.

I have given it some thought about what I'm going to do in lieu of birthdays. Something that might surprise some of you - maybe not - my immediate life - my life that surrounds me - well, there are issues there going on - some good - but some not so good. There is negativity around me.

Therefore, I don't like to talk about negative things here too much (and there is always the exception) - because this is my positive 'spot' in my life. I can express my happy side here. It is a safe place for me and I want it to be safe for others. Now I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and I love Bible quotes - they cheer me up like nothing else. The Bible reassures me and makes me feel loved.

However, and I have shared my past on my blog, I needed in my particular case, outside help as well. Therapy.

I believe God made everything - including brains - therefore that would include therapy and positive thoughts.

The Bible, therapy, positive thoughts, and being grateful - these things have literally saved my life through the years and turned it around. I've written five grateful things every day for 15 years and some days it's mighty hard.

My life is not so Pollyanna I will admit - but I like my blog being more that way - not sure if one person understands this or me - but that's okay. This blog is for me and your blogs should be for you. Then we share and see what comes out of it.

So for the next year I'm going to put one of the quotes - maybe two - on my blog every day - to share them with my good friends. Hopefully it will keep us all 'more' happy and help us to tie a know and hang on!

Well I hope you all understand what I've said and that I haven't offended anyone. Maybe too, it explains me better and where I am coming from and why.

Know they won't all be Christian quotes persay - but they will be positive and uplifting and from what I believe and from where I stand - God wants us to do and be a lot of things for him - one is being positive, happy, and grateful and that is what my blog has always been about.


One thing I've never done is a give away. I am going to do one - just have to 'think' it through.


Jane said...

Hi Sandie - This is a wonderful and insightful post. I look forward to your posts everyday, or as often as you are able to post. Thank you for being a good friend!


A Hopeful Heart said...

I thoroughly enjoy your blog...but maybe that's because I enjoy YOU. I've enjoyed getting to know you.

I know from my own experience that you have to do what you have to do, whether that means writing every day or only once a week. You know I had to take a 15 month hiatus from blogging...and that was right for me to do at the time.

I love quotes, so I'll be looking forward to the ones you share.

And, yes, I many lovely blogs to little time to read them. It's easy to spend too much time on the computer.

Have a lovely evening.


My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Sandie.....I loved what you had to say in your post today. You know, I think we are always happier when we are true to ourselves and say what is in our hearts.

And, I believe, you, my friend.......have done just that.



Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

That is one thing that I do know is that there just isn't enough time in the day to do everything that we want to do. I've always been of the opinion that we should blog when we want to blog. 4 years is a long time to blog everyday! Take a rest girl! Blog when you want to and have the time. I can't wait to see what you have for us in future posts!

Have a Great Day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie my dear friend! I am so glad you shared your feelings about your blog. I love your writing and your variety keeps me so entertained. I love all the positive thoughts and look forward to your quotes! Just blog for you and we will follow!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Precious Sandie...
I love everything you write, or if you post just a quote, I'll still come. It is the heart behind the blog that I fell in love with. You are a geniune person and that is what makes you who you are.

I know you think about me, whether you can visit every day or not, it isn't easy, we truly do the best we can. Sometimes it takes a whole week just to pop by and say a little hello to some. Some more than others. It just depends on a persons needs.

I look forward to each day you are out and about. I love it here.

Have a great evening sweet friend. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

^..^Corgidogmama said... are a very deep thinker, aren't ya?
Oh yeah, quotes are good, very good. We all need inspiration and direction!
Your blog is very you, and that is the reason that it is so successful. I had no idea how many followers you had...just took a peek and was amazed! And, if somebody stops following, that is NOT unfriending you dear. It just simply means that they are overwhelmed by blogs, and had to make the hard choice of which ones to cut, in order to get off the computer sooner...just like you were describing to us. If not..we all would be on there all dang day, you're right! Not like that is a bad thing, ahem, ahem!
If you want to change the direction and style of your blog to keep it alive and fun for YOU...then that is your right! Writing a blog is for the writer of the blog. It's a form of's not something created to keep other people happy. It's for YOUR happiness. We all enjoy it so. Make it how you want it...if you want to revamp it, tweak it...then hey girl...Go for It!!! Yeeeeeehaw!

MOLLYE said...

Hi Sandie, You've helped heal me in many ways and the biggest way is being yourself and that is mighty ok with me. I'm with you as to me the best bogs are the ones that reflect being true to yourself. I just enjoy blogging but some days I just don't want to write or to read and that is ok I think. Love you, Mollye

MOLLYE said...

Oh and by the way Gift Aways are the funnest things ever. They make you feel good all over.

Jenny said...

Hi Sandie. Amen sister. Write because you love to and you want to...

And write to be true to yourself...whether others like it or not.

I've always thought you were an interesting, kind, compassionate woman.

I really appreciated this post.

Jojo said...

Looking forward to the quotes to come dear Sandie.

Susan said...

Dear Sandie...The birthday write-ups were great and the quotes will be awesome, too.

I love your blog! Love your sincerity and thoughtfulness. I look forward to reading it daily. Love your sense of humor, your ingenuity, and variety.

So Chatty Crone, you GO GIRL. Can't wait for the next year's worth of posts, one post at a time! Susan

Mevely317 said...

Ooooh Sandie, I just want to reach out and give you a big hug!
This is such a great example what blogging should be all about --speaking from the heart.
Don't-cha worry about us; we'll be waiting and ready any time!
You've been such a support and encouragement ya, girlfriend!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Sandie
I read every word you said. It all made sense to me. You said so much and that is what I love. I love it when feelings are shared,
I love it when we can show our true colors.
We must all find a balance in our life. I started by doing 2 blogs a week, but I can now only do 1. I do not feel guilty, because I feel it is important for me to find my balance and keep enjoying other things in life. I do not want life to pass me by. The days are getting shorter. Did I see the longest day, or was I sitting here at the computer.
I do have a problem and that is to try to respond to everyones new story that appears on my blog each day. It is impossible. It makes me feel bad when I cannot. It makes me loose my balance.
I also try to find my balance and the reason for the blog.
I feel your words, I know what you are saying.
It does not matter what you do,,,,
we come as we always do- when we can. We love your blog. We love you.
Thank you for your honesty.,,, that is why we come.
love tweedles

That corgi :) said...

wow, congrats on all those posts, Sandie!! wow and since 2006! (I've been blogging since 2005 but I keep deleting them, LOL, I'm sure I would be close to that number by now).I think whatever you choose to write will be well received by those who love you and enjoy reading your blog. I think it is virtually impossible to keep up with every single blog out there that is interesting to read. I think you are making a wise decision to tone down the numbers you might read or comment on. whatever you write, I will enjoy reading! I like your idea about the sayings you are going to include too!


Mimi said...

WOW--WOW, that is alot of posts!!You win the award for the most I think!!
Good for you!!
Yours is so fun and so informative!!
i Love it!!
have a great weekend

Rose said...

that's a long time to blog. in my short time, I would love to read and respond to all the blogs, but that's impossible. i love your postsand sometimes we just have to get things off our chest. thanks for your comment on my blog re Lourdes. It was a special thought provoking trip. rose

Melanie said...

I've enjoyed reading the birthdays, and I'm looking forward to the quotes!

Gaston Studio said...

Do what makes you happy and comfortable Sandie, you owe it to yourself.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Hi Sandie, I almost missed this post and feel that it's really the most important one because it's about you. It sounds like you are going through some stuff right now, I hope you find the strength to carry on. Remember that God does not give us more than we can handle.

I love your blog, you always bring a smile to my face. You are such a sweet and warm person. I love your fun personality and sense of humor.

I totally understand if you don't comment, blogs can absorb the life out of our personal lives if we let it, just because it's nice to "get away" to blogland.

I can't wait for you to start posting inspiring quotations. I love using quotes in my collage works.

Take care Sandie and know that you have a friend that reads your posts with enthusiasm and asks nothing in return, only that you stay YOU.