2/3 of the way.

I made my own card, because, sometimes, even Hallmark can't capture my feelings.
I made my own card, because, sometimes, even Hallmark can’t capture my feelings.

That’s what today is: Day 20 of 30 days in November or 2/3 of the way through NaBloPoMo. Last night, I started reflecting on this journey while thinking about today’s post. What would I write? Did I have anything left? Then, I thought about what I’ve learned and the friends I’ve made along the way. Mostly, I thought about the friends. My heart swelled with admiration and appreciation.

I’ve been blessed to share this journey with some amazing women. We formed a rah-rah group to help each other, and everyday they make me feel supported. They motivate me to open my eyes, heart, and brain a bit wider. They nudge. They push. They inspire me to become a  better writer and human. And, I am immensely grateful to count them among my friends.

Gratitude is a sentiment often written about on FB, Twitter, and personal journals; particularly during the month of November. Last night, while thinking about today’s post, I was hit by a wave of gratitude for all the gifts I’ve received (thus far) from my participation in NaBloPoMo this year. At the top of that list was my long-time and new-found friends.

Inspired and armed with the desire to make today’s post brief, I searched for a quote that would reflect my sentiments. I looked online. I pulled out my dusty copy of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. I even looked through my stack of emergency greeting cards. Nothing expressed what I was feeling in my heart.

Then, as I sat down to write this morning, a quick check of my email offered me this treasure:

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.”

Wilfred Peterson (1900-1995);
For all that have walked with me for the last 20 (and more!) days, I thank you. Each of you inspires me to leave this world a better place!
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6 thoughts on “2/3 of the way.”

  1. Mary, your words are inspiring to me, daily! Just when you state that you have no idea for a post, you knock it out of the park, so to speak. I love the quote that you chose; it seems to sum up your feeling, as well as how I envision you living your life. 🙂

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  2. Mary, you know how I feel. Getting to know you has been a highlight of this month. So happy we went on this journey together. Elin and I need to go on a double date with you and Lisha. Just saying. xoxo
    Elin, that doll is too cute to be sticking pins into. You could use the photo from yesterday as a Wordless Wednesday post! You’re welcome.

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  3. Oh, I just love the quote you picked! It goes right along with what I posted yesterday and what keeps me going a lot of the time, and being a blogger makes this even easier because we are FILLED with dreamers, believers, and the like. XOXO-Kasey

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  4. I’m with Elin, I wait anxiously every morning to see what you have for me today. I say “me,” not “us” because it feels like these words have been written especially for me. You seem to hit a universal truth with each of them that resonated with me. And apparently, with others like me.
    See you tomorrow!

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  5. Mary–Where to begin? How about an imagined snapshot of me sitting on the couch, coffee clutched, refreshing my FB notifications somewhat obsessively every morning waiting for you to drop your link. Now don’t tell Lois this…but I really don’t think I am going to need that Voodoo doll after all. Love this post and you! xo

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