Friday, January 05, 2007

Building Blocks

I started my blog as a way to keep my memories and family stories for my children. It grew into a place where I could share my deepest feelings as my mother declined and then died. I was amazed by the wealth of friendship out there and discovered that friendship itself had been redefined. All the writing I wanted to do finally had an outlet and in the meantime my world was opened up as I met people in Afganistan, Turkey, and Africa. Their words and thoughts expanded my view of the world and this expanded view became another part of my ever-evolving blog. From family memories to broad world view, it has been quite a journey in a short period of time and I'm looking forward to more in 2007.


Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

14 comments:

Janet said...

Thank you for reminding me of these five things. Sometimes I get so tied up with things that I forget to just live. These five things could make the world such a wonderful, peaceful place if we could all just remember to do them. I'll do my best.

Naturegirl said...

Nicely put! It has been a remarkable journey being a part of this global blog community!hugs NG

vicci said...

Yes...these things are true....Should we plan a "get-together" day???? Me...You...Lisa....Maryellen...and ??????? What'ya think?

paris parfait said...

Wise words, Annie. Thank you.

Star said...

Love your nighttime photography--just the right combination for your building blocks for happiness.

Deb S. said...

Great words of wisdom. You are blessed to have developed a sense of community within the blogosphere. Thanks for visiting my site. May all your dreams come true in 2007.

Gemma said...

I absolutely agree with you! Blogging has opened up my world. My life has always been full...but this new way of communicating with people all over the world adds a great depth to life. Also sometimes I say things on my blog that I wouldn't say to casual friends....funny but I have opened up to total strangers. One more thing it has renewed my faith in people. They are wonderful everywhere! To Blogging!!

Beth said...

What an excellent post,,and I do believe in the 5 simple rules. I hope your having a wonderful week-end Annie!

Susie said...

Hi Annie,
Love the 5 simple rules. I agree that blogging has opened up a wonderful new world. I never cease to be amazed at the caring, friendship and compassion one finds in blogland!
:)

Sombra said...

Thank you for the "Five simple rules to be happy."
A beautiful way to live one's life.

Thank you Annie, :-)

Sioux said...

Wonderful rules for life, Annie!

Maryellen said...

I appreciate these words Annie. You are such a sweet soul. Thanks for the reminder of how many of us make an attempt to live.

lila said...

It is so good to read your five simple rules!
I love blogging and find it quite addictive...like my scrapbooking, it makes me feel as though I have organized parts of my life and accomplished something!

diana said...

love these 5 simple rules... I need to post them in bold print for our family !