Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gratitude & Generous Bloggers

I could have posted this under "inspiration" too. Recently I've just been blown away by the generosity of bloggers. There seems to be an underlying value in the blogging community: share. Bloggers share their stories, their creations, their ideas and their support. They share their time, their knowledge, their insight and their passions. Bloggers lead groups, activities, swaps and discussions. And bloggers reach out and touch each other every day.

I've been so touched recently by our beautiful blogging community. When I wrote about knowing that our cat was in her last days, Tammy so, so generously put this pawprint kit in the mail for us immediately.

And recently in the One World, One Heart Giveaway, Tammie of Spirithelpers won a tarot reading from me. And she generously responded by sending me these gorgeous cards as a thank you and sharing how she enjoyed the experience on her blog. (Wild coincidence with the names, eh?)

Swampgrrl also recently had a tarot reading and wrote about it on her blog. All of this positivity is encouraging me to get moving on my upcoming launch of Starshyne Tarot, where you'll be able to purchase email tarot readings. More about that soon.

In the meantime, I also have to thank the talented, beautiful women who are participating in Circe's Circle. Melba has kindly offered to connect with people via email if they'd like to hear about her experience with the group. And Jessie has shared her thoughts in a testimonial you can read here.
I just feel so blessed to be in the midst of a creative community of generous, loving people who share who they are and encourage others to do the same. Thank you for being the magnificent beings that you are, creative blogging tribe!
PS I actually have even more thank yous to share but they involve gifts so have to stay under wraps for a little while longer. More to come on that later too :)


Frankie said...

Jamie, I feel just the same way. It is a really amazing community and not a day goes by when I don't feel grateful and blessed to have this space, to "know" generous and talented women like you. It sounds so funny when I try and explain it to my friends..."but, you don't KNOW any of these people" they say. Ahh, but I do. I know them well and they know me. Perhaps even better than those I know in the "real" world. It's so wonderful to have this group of kindred spirits right at my fingertips. Thank you for all that you do, for being here. Lots of love and gratitude xoxoxo

Thursday's Child said...

I, too, have been amazed with the openness of the `people in the blogosphere. Methinks it might have something to do with the anonymity of the internet (Even if you throw your name out there, who really knows you?). I mean, we're safer to help out via the internet because, well, we can do it and remain detached.

That doesn't make it any less good or real or helpful, though. Just a bit different than helping face-to-face.

Jessie said...

jamie, i just love you. i hope lots and lots and lots of people sign up for your circe's circle groups because you are capable of helping so many people grow in ways they never realized they could grow. i just hope that when your groups get super popular that i'll still be able to get into another one! :)

i am grateful that we share the a similar blogging community...because i is a great one.

Tammy said...

I wish there was more I could have offered to help when you lost your Bascha! Working, as I do, every day with people losing pets - I am always hopeful to be able to make it a little easier.

This blogging community is a wonderful one for sure. "Meeting" people like yourself is part of what is so wonderful and amazing!

Sacred Suzie said...

You are truly loved and cherished Jamie. What beautiful souls that are in your life who know just how amazing you are.