The people who find us here, whether word of mouth, search engines, or by that magical surfing phenomonon that leads us all away from (example) looking up a recipe for green bean salad to a beekeeping forum, is a strange thing indeed. So many times I have started searching for something, got side tracked and by time I've finished reading all the neat stuff I found along the way - I forgot what it was I originally searched for - lol. Tell me "That" hasn't happened to us all. A few people in "greetings" have admitted to exactly that, and a few months later, through some unknow Karma a new beekeeper is born.
Oh John, I would not normally respond to a post about me like this, but I am compelled. Thank you for so many, many kind words, you bring out the best of anyone, thank you, I wish you so much well. You have made me cry, those tears of happiness, the ones that really make me feel that I can make this world a better place, if only in my teeny tiny way, I can barely see the typing on the screen, but that will soon pass. Thank you, you have made my day happier too.
I have said this over and over and over, until my head would almost spin: To think that things that I may write in my forum posts for all my special friends to read will always bring that beautiful smile to my face. When I push those little buttons that give a wink, a kiss, a cool Afro dude, the roll eyes, the wink, the grin, the huh, that makes me smile when I push them. It makes me happy that I can push a little button like that and everyone can see that little dudes face show up, the little faces that depict how we are feeling, our thoughts. Sometimes when I push that little button that winks and then smiles, I actually do a little physical chuckle. I know for surely that my Husband gets a kick out of me, as he sits across the room, studying on his laptop.....eeeks....ramblin' here a little, ;) :) :) :). See, it made three cute little smiles come to my face when I pushed those smiley buttons, aren't they just so cool. Well, say no more....the thought that any words that I could say could lighten anyone's life, make a sad day a little more happier, an OK day more OK, and a happy day, the happiest; brings me joy beyond what one could imagine. I am sure you will recall me saying this time and time again, it is true.
I am grateful that I have this place to spend that safe time, that quality time -- that place I know which I know deeply that no one can dare to dampen or make ugly. We are strong in numbers. We have many, many friends here that even if there is the slightest note of anything that is ugly or bad or anything like that, it caught within moments in time, they are stopped, the ugly thoughts cannot even have but a few, mere moments in time to sneak in here, then they are gone, gone, gone. Again, I will say, what more could we ask for.
Each and every one of us knows the quality, cleanliness and beauty of this forum. We know it shines through. We know this is our safe home away from home, and home is where the comfort and joy begins. I know that no one would ever dare to disagree with this, because it is so.
I want to thank each of my forum friends that I know intimately through cyberspace, the ones that I know I will get to know, the ones that may be very quiet and only contribute in their teeny tiny ways, with maybe just a word, or just listening for being who they are, we are strong, we are all important little specks on this place that we call Earth, the place that is our home, to share, love and take care of. I love each and every one of you. We take each other into our little places in our hearts, into our lives, we share our lives with each other, each listening so intently and strongly to what the others may have to say, isn't this a beautiful thing. This internet, this place where we can travel to all parts of the earth within moments, into another's life, it is beautiful.
This year of 2009 is going to be a work of wonder, as is every year, let's glide gently into 2009. Have the most wonderful and awesome life, day, the best of all health wishes to us all. Cindi