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  • April 28th, 2011 | 2:37 PM
Thankful Thursday

It's Thankful Thursday and I just want to give a shout-out to all of you have been reading along with my daily poems and who have left supportive comments for me. Also to everyone who read the poem I wrote for Jama's Poetry Potluck over on her blog yesterday and responded there.

So often many of us (myself included) read a post and think we don't need to comment, or someone else already said it, or we just don't know what to say. And sometimes we just don't have the time. I know. Been there, done that.

But for those of you have commented this month, thank you. What you have helped me remember is something laurasalas reminded me of recently when she said that I was at my best when I was open, honest and vulnerable. The comments you've left me have helped me remember that truth.

Not everything I write is happy, pretty writing and my kind of writing isn't everyone's kind of writing and that's okay. I write to make sense of my world.

Thank you for reading along.
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(Anonymous)
April 29th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
I absolutely LOVED Dinner with Papa. I had dry eyes until mention of sitting on the lap. Instantly I was on my grandfather's lap, a little girl again, and completely content in that moment.

I should thank you for posting your poems all month. I have learned so much from you, and I think, watched you blossom this April.

ellie
susanwrites
April 29th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
Oh Ellie, Thank you so very much for his note. It means a lot. It's going in my happy book.
(Anonymous)
April 30th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
I love your idea of a happy book and I am honored that you want to include my message. Forgot to say first time around: Thankful Thursday - what a great concept!

ellie
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WHO AM I?



Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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