For this post, I will have to defer from the subjects I usually write about and what this blog intends to achieve, in general, which is to somehow inspire, provoke and motivate my readers, in order to THANK some of my awesome blogging friends for their kindness of hearts and support on my initiative to surprise my lovely wife for the Valentine’s Day.
Truly, the blogging community is a loving and inspiring community. Although we could say that friendships built here are considered “virtual”, it is not far too different from having friends who are physically-present — support, love and encouragement-wise. The blogging world is not only about reading someone else’s post and responding to it, or the other way around, writing a post and someone responds to it. I believe it’s far deeper than that, here every conversation made through comments gradually solidify the somewhat “state of friendship” that was established through such exchanges. Undeniably, there were bloggers who are dedicated and genuinely appreciative not just of their own blogs but those of their fellow bloggers as well. That’s what makes blogging thrive and stay afloat despite the crazily overwhelming scenarios the world and all of humanity have to deal with every single second of every single day. It wasn’t overpowered and ultimately devoured by such chaos and disorder because blogging has a “heart” (the goodness in each of the bloggers who desires to share to the world their own stories in order to inspire and promote humanity), “mind” (the desire to stimulate consciousness, whether it be personal, spiritual, psychological, societal or environmental) and “soul” (the initiative to provoke and instill not just awareness but the desire for action). To my fellow bloggers out there, remain true to the purpose of your blogs, you are making a big difference in this world by transcending boundaries in order to deliver your own unique stories and personal views and opinions that matter; of course, I know you are aware of that too.
Having said that, I would like to express my Special THANKS and GRATITUDE to the following bloggers for their kindness and support to my recent endeavor to give my wife a “one of a kind Valentine experience.” THANK YOU for responding even on such a short and seemingly random notice 😉 :
Oristel Guenael. Thank you for the generosity of writing not just a simple message on the comment section of my post (which by the way was my only request) but you made an entirely separate post for my wife on your blog. That act of kindness for someone whom you haven’t met personally has totally blown me away! It made me inexpressively happy, and happier all the more, the moment I saw my wife’s reaction when she read that particular post. She was so amazed, and all she could say was, “The one who wrote this seem to have known me for a very long time. I can relate to every word that he has written!” And she asked later on: “How long have you known this person?” Which I replied, “A couple of weeks. When I ask him to give a simple Valentine message for us he immediately said “yes” and asked for your name, that’s all”. Then she said: “Wow! Seem like he’d known me for years. He’s amazing!”
I do understand that every word of encouragement written or spoken genuinely from the heart, in it, adopts a universal language that speaks directly to the person whom it was spoken to. And, to me, that’s the language of kindness. – Andrei
Karen Viramontes. Thank you for the lovely and sweet lines you’ve written seconds upon my request! To quote:
I never knew my soul could be so attracted to yours.
To know that you’re mine and I’m all yours.
The moments we share are priceless indeed,
nothing could ever replace the love that we have.
My soul belongs with yours and yours with mine.❤
Happy hearts day to the both of you.
Thank you! That made our day extra special!
Special and heartfelt THANKS as well to the following that left sweet comments on the post: Brittany (ordinarilyextraordinarymom), Ali Grimshaw (flashlightbatteries), Mr. Buffy Devane, Letters that Matter, Radhika (radhiksreflection), and Nina (thehapplylife101).
For those who “Liked” the post: Carolyn Dennis-Williams, piratepatty, MissKymmiee, Love Mendoza, thecatalystsforchange, Patricia, Gbolabo Adetunji, Safia Osman, Ragazza Triste, Makayla Nielson, myyalia, thegirlonthego08.
[And for those other good friends I have here at WP who might have liked the post and/or left their comments given they got the chance to read it in time for the occasion 😉 ]
As I’ve said, the blogging community is a loving and inspiring community. For this purpose, THANK YOU, The Wife was super-duper-ultra HAPPY! Mission accomplished!
I salute you all! 🙂