Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Daily Affirmation

Or, My Thoughts on One Month of Blogging



I imagine anyone who has a blog has had the thought that what we post about might be considered "ego-centric" to some; that we want to show our latest finds and newest projects, our decor, shops, junk, kids, grandkids, gardens, flowers, etc. Blogs are intended to be about expressing oneself, and enjoying the company of likeminded people, an interchange of ideas and information. I never get tired of seeing other people's "take" on something, or how they put a room or display together. I love seeing how other people live and their various environments. I love leaving, and receiving comments, even if it is a sentence.

I love the "community" of blogging; the friends I've made, the ideas, the inspiration...all of YOU.


So that whole concept of affirmation and gratification from blogging, brought to mind the SNL character Stuart Smalley, and his "show", Daily Affirmations.


I guess we just get a little dose of daily affirmation from our blog friends. I know I do. I've found that when we post about our latest find, new project, or show photos of our favorite things, it's our own way of reaching out to others, and to say that we have something wonderful in common. Our lives and hearts meet for this time and we share a bond.

I have met some incredibly talented, gifted, funny, loving people in this last month, and I wouldn't have missed it for anything!

So repeat after me. "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!" And that's ...okay.

(see where it got Al Franken)

Have a day filled with love and affirmation.

And a P.S. from yesterday's post on "White Wednesday". It has been brought to my attention that at first glance the lithograph of the kittens in the basket appeared to be a tattoo, on some... er... ah... questionable part of my anatomy. To that, I rolled in the floor with fits of laughter!!!

LOVE you guys!

Debra

10 comments:

  1. I agree. We are Fab U Lous! I always loved penpalling back in the day and to me this is what blogging is...we just don't have to wait on the mailman.
    Had to go back and look at your "tattoo"! Isn't that a fun word?
    Debbie

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  2. Hi, I have been blogging for almost a year now and have found and connected with some of the most amazing people, it has very much added to my life. A single person's words and ambition can help send my day in a new direction. Thank you for coming to see me, it is fun to share~Jacque

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  3. oh my laughing hysterically over tattoo! and yes blogging is to me often daily affirmations, I love it when people comment on my blog. It is great to know when it is being enjoyed. Thank you for all of your lovely comments and know that I read your blog everyday and LOVE it!

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  4. I love it! Great words of wisdom. Darnit! ~Mindy

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  5. I agree, I have connected with some of the most kind and talented people through blogging. Sometimes when writing a post I see the word"I" so many times and think, "Oh my gosh, I am a self centered brat blabbering on about me, me, me." But I so enjoy sharing what is going on in other blogger lives that I try not to think too hard about that aspect. I love all the creativity flowing through these blogs and the feeling that we are all on the same page. I know most of my friends don't get it but my blog friends do. So let's all enjoy one another's company. BTW I snorted when I read the tattoo part. Hilarious now that I take a second look.

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  6. I don't see a tattoo, is there something wrong. Am I not good enough?
    Am I not smart enough? Is anyone going to like me?

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  7. I totally saw the tattoo so guess I am good enough & smart enought & most people seem to like me & I so love blogging. Keep it up because I love reading yours. Jan

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  8. I loved your post today about blogging. I love the joy that I get from meeting so many great women. Hey, thankyou for the heads up on Natural Glow, I'll get me some and maybe I could get a copy of the kitty in the basket to tatoo on me as well.
    Smiles,
    June

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  9. just surfed on in here, great affirmation and I agree with you on blogging, connection with others is fab and also seeing what other interests people have is oh so very interesting!

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  10. Oh my goodness. My sides ache from laughing so hard. What a great post...I look forward to reading more!

    Debra

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