The Christmas period was intense for lovers of wine.
Christmas eve came on a Friday, Christmas itself on the Saturday, Boxing day, Sunday, Public Holiday, Monday, New Years Eve, Friday, New Years Day, Saturday, and then the first Sunday, well Sunday.
Then add a day before and a day after, to bracket the whole together.
Get my point?
You know how on a good night out, you latch onto an idea, a notion that really sets everything alight, and has your friends (and even just the guy on the next bar-stool) nodding seriously – ya, ya! – effusing enthusiastically -“‘..it’s like….”
Ok, by day three, that notion/idea was recycling itself continuously (when you’re on wine, a good concept – especially your own-will stick to you like glue!) but for the first time it had enough life in it to last THE ENTIRE two week period.
EVERYONE JUST WANTS TO BE APPRECIATED.
Easy eh. We know that. Course we do.
When was the last time you were appreciated? Really appreciated?
Yesterday, as I was reading through the postaday2011 blogs (it’s what I do when I’m sick enough of poetry to want to stab it), I ran into a blogger, on the boards at same time who was appreciating a post on my blog.
So I appreciated one on theirs.
And they appreciated another on mine.
And I appreciated another on theirs.
There we were, Feeling Appreciated.
This blogger, then blogged me with a ‘ping-back’ (WHATEVER that is), to another blog that referred to another post in my blog.
You don’t get it. REFERRED TO MY BLOG!
Do you know, it felt like Christmas?
Hell, it felt like all the Christmases put together AND washed down with double-double chocolate and fortified cider!
What I’m saying is this; APPRECIATE SOMEONE THE NEXT TIME YOU CAN.
Not falsely (the Desiderata warns about fake affection for good reason) but honestly, when you come across something that someone has written, or done, or been, that has made a difference to you.
My Grandma once suggested that it takes us all our lives to understand that the feeling of being useful is infinately superior to that of being loved.
And that, in the fullness of time, it’s doing, not loving that changes your world.
So thank you, pissedoffbitch.wordpress.com, and may God be with you always.
Now…today’s topic is going to have to wait!
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