Friday, February 28, 2014

Toasting My Good Fortune

It's the final day of our blogger's challenge for the month of February 2014.  We are to take this opportunity to toast someone or something of our choice.  I have much to be thankful for and I've decided to make a list.

~ Thank you, C. in Oz of In An Opal Hearted Country, for creating this challenge for us expat bloggers.  I am sad to see it end, as I'm sure we all are.  My blog was going all downhill over the past few months.  I had no inspiration.  You've turned that all around and I sincerely thank you.  I'm excited that we will continue this in a small way...

~ Thank you, Mr. Smith, for making my life what it is today.  Because of you, I've seen and experienced things that I know I never would have alone.  Sure, there have been ups and downs, but the best times of my life are spent with you.  In less than two weeks, we will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  Cheers to 50 more!

~ Thank you to my new community of friends... the expat bloggers of the 2014 challenge.  I have to admit that in the beginning I concentrated way too much on how much better your writing was than mine.  Eventually, I came to appreciate what each of us has to offer.  I'm hoping to learn more from you in the future as I continue to follow all your adventures.  If anyone would like to follow another awesome blogger, they are all listed down the right side of my blog.

~ Thank you to my family... especially to my mom, mum-in-law and little sister for reading every day and sending me emails encouraging me to continue.  I cannot tell you how much your support from afar means to me.  I know exactly what it means to all bloggers to have feedback.  It inspires us.

And, finally, thank you for indulging me in this post.  Pretty soon I'll have a brand spankin' new icon on my blog!

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I just wrote a whole comment. Forgot to press send. Clicked off page. Went back. Text was gone. :-( Lol.

    Anywho, I am really glad I had the chance to get to know this blog challenge! Congrats on 20 years, how exciting!

    I'm glad you learned to appreciate what we all have to offer! When we start to focus on what we think we lack - we tend to miss noticing what we have to offer. :-)