I Am Learning From You


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I find it fascinating when I read everyone’s blogs, of what interests lies from within each person. I also find it sad, when I see bloggers that feel like they have to hurt others if the other person does not agree. I have read blogs about recipes, that look so wonderful, they make my mouth water, and I have seen recipes and photos of food, that I  have never heard of  before, wondering if I would enjoy it. There are blogs that come from young men and ladies, trying to find their place in this world. I get much enjoyment from reading these youthful blogs, as I can go back in my own memories, and remember what little insignificant item was a really big deal. I read many blogs about people who have depression, and I find this so sad. Or, there are several that have lost their spouses, or boyfriends or girlfriends and feel so completely alone, staggering through the healing process. These, I can relate to, as I think most of us at one time or another have lost that first crush, or the person we thought we were going to spend the rest of our lives with. I have learned much through these readings. I have learned about atheists. I barely know how to spell it, let alone understand it. Reading about why issues are so important to each individual, is a way to get to know the blogger without knowing them in person. I have made some really close friends on here without ever having met them. When we write, we are opening our souls for the world to see. We don’t need fancy clothes, or make-up on our faces. Our hair does not need to be even brushed. There is no way you can impress me other than through your words. I have had bloggers that read every single one of my stories, and I have had bloggers who I don’t recognize. I have been forced to get on bended knee and thank God for all of my little blessing I receive daily. I am learning each day to recognize these small blessings. Many of you may not even recognize them if you were here with me. God makes blessings so unique, they are special fitted just for us, like a well fitted, tailored suit. Before, I started blogging, I had no one to really talk to about my struggles. I would talk to my children, but inside of me, I would feel like a broken record, and I am sure I was boring them. It is not until you have cared for someone, or lost someone who you truly loved to  understand another persons position. I have three bloggers that are with me daily, no matter what day of the week. They are encouraging, and uplifting. They offer words of comfort along with bible verses. I hate to admit it, but I am a person who can’t seem to concentrate very well. Reading my bible is sometimes a chore for me, because my mind wanders to Al, or doctor appointments, or things I need to do and get done. I feel guilt over this because I was taught to keep my nose to the book. Read a chapter, understand it each day. Sometimes when I read, I am reading without understanding. Thanks to bloggers, I have been taught verses, and their explanations, and where I can find them in the good book. For me personally, this has been a huge blessing.  I have not been alone one time since I started blogging in March. I have comfort when ever I am online. God has used my computer and my fingers, and with his help, has helped me to help others and to help myself. The way I see it, this is a huge blessing, that took me quite awhile to recognize it. I am in the word each day, sometimes several hours a day. I pray for others who are suffering. I recognize my own weaknesses and ask for help from you and our loving God.  I have been blessed with wonderful awards for the words I write. I don’t feel as if I deserve them. I don’t use big words that I have to find a dictionary to spell and understand. I have had no formal training in writing skills and classes. I have only been through partial college. I write from my heart, in an elementary style understanding. In the past two months I have learned much from you, and I have been blessed by you. I was asked last night by a blogger friend if I would start a quote sight. They told me they would be the first to join. This made me feel so good inside to know that others were understanding and enjoying my words. Last month I started a new blog page about calming music. So as of this morning here at WordPress, you can find three different web pages by me.  The sight you are on now, where I write short stories to warm the heart and soul, and the two others are http://mymusicthatcalmsme.wordpress.com/   music to sleep to, relax, and enjoy, and my latest one http://quotes4meandyou.wordpress.com/  this is a brand new page, with only three quotes in it, so far. It is mainly soul thoughts. If any of you would like to add a favorite quote of yours, and you don’t mind it being on my own blog, I will add it to the list, so that we may all share. I want to thank each of you for being here for me, for your advice, your prayers, your laughter and your tears that we have shared together. God Bless each of you

35 thoughts on “I Am Learning From You

  1. I was just thinking some similar thoughts. I, too, have been amazed by the generosity of spirit expressed in the wordpress blogosphere. I am relatively new to it but have learned so much and gained so much from people like yourself – I regard you as a hero.

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  2. I, too, have learned so much from other bloggers, including you dear Terry! Encouragement, convicting words and other experiences that are opening my eyes and heart. God is truly amazing & He is definitely using this community! I haven’t seen your new stuff but certainly will check them out. I only get on WordPress every few days. Thanks, Terry!

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  3. What a beautiful post! Thank you for reminding me to be thankful for the small blessings that have come into my own life. That post was awesome!

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  4. I too find comfort from writing feelings and stories and maybe the odd poem that I really don’t share in other ways. Some are of the past and some just ramblings that would not have an ‘audience’ without blogging. I just started last November and for awhile didn’t have any interaction with anyone but that was okay because I just enjoyed the writing. But what a blessing it has been for me also to read and meet others and learn their writings and stories.

    You are one of those people that I enjoy so much reading and meeting…..Diane

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  5. LOVE this post as it resonates every feeling I have towards writing too. It saved my life. It saved me from myself. You’re absolutely write about the community here that makes righting so much easier. It’s a chance to gain perspective after a cathartic release of the trials and tribulations we go through, as according to psychology. Orson Scott Card, #1 Selling Author, says that often those who do go to writing school, end up, well, not as great writers. Finding your voice, is simply writing with one. Your voice is absolutely powerful because of how vulnerable, and honest you are in your words. That is what makes for great writing. And yes, I read somewhere too, you need to start calling yourself a writer. You. A. Writer! 😀

    Pink.

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    • Pink, we are a lot alike it seems. I appreciate everything you said. I have never said the word writer aloud or thought of myself as one, but after you saying it, it must be true. I am a writer!!!

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  6. I think it’s part of the joy of blogging. You meet people in similar circumstances and we can help each other and then we meet others with very diverse lives which make interesting reading.

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  7. What a beautiful post, Terry! I agree, that God is really using blogs and the people here, to connect us, help us, bless us and let us bless others. Thankful for you and Al, and all that He is teaching us through you!

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