Morning Meanderings…. Inspiration.


Did you know?

Did you know that I have been writing on this little space of internet since 2009?

Is that not crazy?

There have been times when I wonder if Book Journey is something I want to continue as I never dreamed when I started that 7 years later I would still be doing this.  But let me tell you a few of the reasons I keep going.

  1.  Of course is the great connections to all of you.  I love knowing you and sharing my love of books and Libraries and all things literary – and as you have come to see around here, other topics as well.
  2. My friends who read this silently but once in a while will speak up about something I wrote, or a book they are reading because I gushed here.

because of this space here, there is a Bench at the Brainerd Public Library with my son’s name on it.  Every time I think about the love poured out by YOU to make that happen….  seriously… how could I ever stop?

And this week….

I was coming home Wednesday evening from the City Library Board meeting and I listened to a message from a friend.  she said she had been on my Facebook page and was sucked into whatever I was babbling about there.  And then she said she made her way here and was caught up in what I wrote.  She said her whole evening was spent reading what I have been saying, and that made my heart smile.  I tend to forget there are people/friends out there reading that never say a word on the blog, but they are out there.

And then yesterday I was at the grocery store and a friend of my mom’s was there.  I do not know her well, but she knows my family and much of the heartaches of my life.  She said, “I get so excited when you write a Morning Meandering!  I love to read what you write and I love how you open your heart being real and raw and honest.  I had no idea she read me.

So today… I think of these to conversations this week.  As well as others through the years.  I especially think of the messages that come privately that say thank you for speaking your heart… you say what I wish I could.... or your openness about your loss has helped me deal with my own.

Honestly… knowing that – I will write for as long as I am able.


A visit to my aunt… a little gardening.. a LOT of audio.. and hopefully a little time to read as well.




About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on June 24, 2016, in Book Stuff and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I love and look forward to your posts too, Sheila. THANK YOU.

    ENJOY your visit.


  2. I’ve never met you in person, but reading your blog for so many years makes me feel as if I do, and that you are a friend.

  3. Thanks for sharing. Connecting with others keeps us all going, I think.

    I love that you and your aunt are sharing books, a connection you didn’t realize was there until recently.

  4. Very cool! And glad to hear it inspires you to keep going! :–)

  5. Love you and miss you. Thanks for writing things like you do. I have been to my local library but I have not signed up for anything there yet. We are still in a transitional period here. Have a great day my friend

  6. It’s the little things that make a difference. Carl and I were at a family wedding last week and someone called me Bermuda Onion and it made my day.

  7. I love your meanderings 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, Sheila.

  8. Sheila, your blog is extra special! Continue to read, write, and connect. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  9. You write so beautifully and always from the heart. I admire your strength and courage, even in the darkest of times. You have a natural ability to connect with people through your writing so please continue.

  10. I have had my blog since 2005. I never ever have been able to keep something up that long. lol I do have quiet years, but the blog is still there so I consider that counting. 🙂

  11. You are part of the reason I didn’t stop blogging when life seemed to get out of control over the last few years. Your kindness helped me out in the beginning, and your example of strength and perseverance, without you even knowing it, is what helped me get back in the right frame of mind for this. And for that, I thank you.

  12. That’s wonderful to get such comments. You have supportive friends. I quit blogging, but came back. I wrote about a popular show, but couldn’t stomach it anymore. Hard to get 10 hits instead of 1,000, but I’m happier with the new set up. I love your blog and your writing style. Keep at it.

  13. I’m always surprised how many people are out there reading….

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