Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New Blog News

This is my first day as a blogger.  I have been reading and commenting on others' blogs for several months now.  I'm not sure where this will go, or how long it will last... we'll see.  

Why did I start this?  To join the community of fascinating people that blog, who support and encourage each other.  After you read for a while, you start to want to be a part of that world.

Why the name "Every Day is a Gift"?  Because I saw a kitschy little sign in Bed Bath and Beyond with that motto on it, and it struck a chord in me.  There have been too many days when I have forgotten that recently.  I have spent too many days in depression, wishing to be somewhere else, to be someone else, and that little sign made me realize what a waste that was.  So, now it's where I can see it every morning, to remind me.  

My husband and I uprooted ourselves almost three years ago, to move to a new state.  We left a place where we had many friends, many interests, and a house we loved.  We wanted to be closer to our families and we are, and that is good.  But I still felt the loss of what we left behind.  I made a collage, covered with pictures of flowers, superimposed with the words "bloom where you are planted".  I hoped that would motivate me.  I kept it in the forefront of my mind for a while but life interfered.  (You probably know how that happens.)  It disappeared into the back of my closet.  So, now I have another one... the one that says "Every Day is a Gift".  That one motivates me now.  It seems a bit stronger, to remind me that there is a limit to the number of days we each have, and that it's a shame to waste even one of them on regrets or sadness.  


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Welcome! Oh goody, Edward and I appear to be your first comment, and we are honored. I found your comment on Susan's blog at Black Street. I hope you enjoy the blog world. It's rather interesting, despite that horrible word..."blog". And you are welcome over at our place anytime.


KyQuiltlady said...

Welcome to Ky! I am from Ky also. I consider it to be the center of the world and hope you adjust until you can think it is also. Yes, every day is a gift from God. Happy Quilting!

judy in ky said...

Pamela, Terry and Edward, thank you so much... you are my first comment ever! On the first day of my blog. I visit Susan's blog every day, and now I will be visiting yours every day, too!

KyQuiltLady, thank you for your comment... I am thrilled to hear from you! I am an aspiring quilter. Took lessons years ago and just started up again. I will be happy to visit your blog, too.