Morning Meanderings On Line Friendships/Connections Are AWESOME!


Hey all.  Mid week already!

So lately I have been a bit melancholy.  Or I guess as Michelle from Gilmore says, I have ennui.




I am in a bit of a funk… have a few things going on that are weighing on my heart and I find the holidays a bit hard anyway.  And while all this is going on….

Little treasures come in the mail…





Thank you Donna at Writer Side Up and thank you Jennifer at Literate Housewife.


and then I received this comment on a book review I had written a while back:


Sheila, just a little note to thank you for encouraging me to read Jodi Picoult’s book “Leaving Time”. Not for the first time, you placed a book in my path. I never read books about ghosts, but, this time, I did. I wasn’t disappointed and along the way I learned a lot about elephants. In your review you said “you are in for a treat and I must tell you do not miss this book!!!” You were absolutely right. Thank you.


and then I received an email from an author thanking me for reviewing his book and saying that when he read my review he literally jumped out of his chair in excitement, punched the air and did this:

Ok… that made me laugh.

Thank you online friends, fellow book lovers, authors, publishers, and anyone else I may have missed.  Your comments of course make me smile… when you engage in this crazy online world with me I have to thank God for such an amazing way to communicate.

21 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings On Line Friendships/Connections Are AWESOME!

  1. Sorry to hear you’re in a funk but I understand how difficult this time of year can be.

    So far this year, we’ve gotten more Christmas cards from my blogging friends than from our real life friends.

  2. What lovely surprises you received, and in the mail, no less! Snail mail is almost a lost art, since we all do so much online…but I also love my online connections. Enjoy the feeling!

  3. It is amazing how cared for a lovely note or two makes us all feel. A comment on a post…a connection on Facebook…these things really do help get rid of the sad thoughts…take care…chin up…feel better…lots of virtual hugs are coming your way! My parents both died within months of each other and when the hygienest at the dentist asked if she could hug me…I almost cried…

    1. Thanks Patty. My parents (and hubby’s) are gone as well – for both of us at a very young age. The nice comments and cards in the mail have made me tear up. It is so easy for me to get too in my head this time of year. 🙂

  4. Sheila, I’m so glad all these things helped lift you a bit when you’re feeling “ennui” (loved that clip lol). It just goes to show we should compliment and show appreciation whenever we’re moved to ’cause you never know how it can affect someone, right? I meant what I said and it just so happens that at this time of year, it being at the forefront—you, my dear, are the type person who, if you were never born would leave a VERY big “George Bailey”-type hole 🙂

    Honestly, I have days (or 2 or 3 or…) like that, too (more over the past few years than ever before), and though I used to be able to pull myself out of it the same day, that’s often more difficult now : / For me, it has nothing to do with the holidays, but the feeling that I’ve spent a lot of time on things (and some people) that ultimately are wasted. Struggling gets old—very old, BUT…we plug on. Just the other day Marion Bauer (fantastic writer/person) posted on her blog (http ://www .mariondanebauer. com/blog/2014/12/the-trough-of-the-wave/about) about something similar. This is a quote she cited:

    “We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid that it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity… Intermittency—an impossible lesson for human beings to learn. How can one learn to live through the ebb-tides of one’s existence? How can one learn to take the trough of the wave?… Perhaps this is the most important thing: simply the memory that each cycle of the tide is valid; each cycle of the wave is valid…. One must accept the security of ebb and flow, of intermittency.” (Anne Morrow Lindbergh,1906–2001)

    And also, yesterday, a friend on another blog posted about not killing bugs. It came up in conversation about a poem I wrote to that effect. Today he said he’d like to read it. I haven’t yet started filling the many pages on my blogs, but since he asked, I decided to format the poem for posting. Just now, in reading your post, two other poems came to mind so I just finished formatting them to get them up, too, for you. Now, keep in mind—I am NOT a true poet! I’ve written poems, mostly years ago when I was more inclined, most of which I’d probably revise and really try to improve, but I have no desire to focus on them. I think they’re “good enough” to put out there, but certainly not poetry in the real sense of the word ’cause I don’t follow the “rules” of perfect meter, rhyme, etc. Anyway, it’s the sentiment I wanted to post for you, so here you go. They are “Paint a Rainbow” and “Sunshine Through the Rain.” I hope you like them 🙂

    http :// writersideup. com/writing/some-of-mine/

    Meanwhile, hang in there and I hope you wake up smiling in a bigger way tomorrow! 😀

  5. That is so cool! The holidays are trying for me this year as well (mostly because we are just over-scheduled), so I know how you feel. I’m glad that these angels helped to lighten your load!

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