Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Can I Speak My Mind?


Hello, Dear Ones.
Today's post is going to be a little different.
No Fall vignettes yet, no more grandbaby snaps 
and no cookies.

 Don't we love to receive comments? I know I do. I thank you all who take the time to comment on my posts. Some of you comment through email and that's okay too. And, I get some emails from you asking me a question or little personal things.

 That's what my post is about today.
Emails.
A blogger emailed me to say she thought I was just 'too happy' in my posts and I needed to 'get real'. She said she thought if I would 'be more real and tell more about my ups, downs and struggles people would enjoy my blog more.'

 I have to admit this did hurt my feelings a little. 
Well, more than a little.
But I got over it and have been thinking about my blog and what I'm trying to say.

 I have not lived a charmed life, 
although I know my life has been blessed by God and I try to live my life for Him. 
I have had issues happen in my life that would curl your hair or make it straight like it did to mine! :)

 I have had heartaches in my life. 
I've been mistreated, been made fun of, had health issues and scares.
I have had my heart ripped out when my children have been harmed.


 Just like most of you, I've been knocked down at times but have struggled to get up and continue living.

I am a happy person by nature and try to look on the bright side.
I've been called a Pollyanna and that's okay too.
I want my blog to bring joy to you.
I know I'm silly most of the time but that's just who I am.
Take me or leave me and I hope you won't leave me.

I'm just not one to wear my feelings on my sleeve. Sure all my days are not rosy and sparkly but I do believe I have a choice each day as to how I'm going to live my live and I do choose joy and happiness.
But if I need you to pray for me or my family, I come right here because I know blogland is filled with some mighty prayer warriors.

I really think this email was good for me as it gave me cause to look at my blog content 
and look at who I am and what I want to say.
Our blogs belong to us and we just need to be ourselves and post as we feel. 

I do hope the blogger who emailed me will read this post and understand that my wish for my little blog is to bring a little joy, happiness and hopefully a little sunshine in your day now and then.

You're all a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

That's What Friends Are For

And I never thought I'd feel this way
And as far as I'm concerned
I'm glad I got the chance to say
That I do believe I love you

And if I should ever go away
Well, then close your eyes and try to feel
The way we do today
And then if you can remember

Keep smilin', keep shinin'
Knowin' you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for

Well, you came and opened me
And now there's so much more I see
And so by the way I thank you

Whoa, and then for the times when we're apart
Well, then close your eyes and know
These words are comin' from my heart
And then if you can remember, oh

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
In good times, in bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
Oh, that's what friends are for

Whoa... oh... oh... keep smilin', keep shinin'
Knowin' you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for

Keep smilin', keep shinin'
Knowin' you can always count on me, oh, for sure
'Cause I tell you that's what friends are for
For good times and for bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for (That's what friends are for)

On me, for sure
That's what friends are for
Keep smilin', keep shinin'

~ sung by Dionne Warwick