January 19, 2011

Poems, Pendants And Praise...

When I started to publicly express my thoughts online a few years back, I did not really know what to expect. The world of blogging was a completely unknown territory, and even though I enjoyed the idea of exploration, I also felt apprehensive and insecure.

What surprised me the most was the collective feeling of friendship, kindness, mutual respect and courteous conduct, that rules the blogging community. The genuine love and affection that all of you at all times express while you visit me - whether in your comments, your emails or just in the interest you take in reading what I have to say, sharing my pain and happiness.

I am way overdue acknowledging three ladies who have express their appreciation of my writing and our friendship.

The lovely Mimi whose giveaway I won - what feels like ages ago - and the book that was the prize has since become my most prized possession. The poems expressed within are as gentle as they are profound.
My absolutely first and oldest friend here, dearest Holly, a beautiful woman inside out, who send me a precious necklace with a plethora of symbolic pendants -  just like that, for no reason at all. Words fail me... so rarely do I get a gift out of the blue...
And last but not least -  the gorgeous Adrielle, a poet with a sensitive mind and soul, who honored me with a blog award - thank you so much.



I dedicate this post to all of you reading this, who have become my very dear friends and I would like to express my gratitude with help of Batcat below. He is my bellowed companion and best friend and a true symbol of unconditional love and devotion.

45 comments :

InesMrs.Venus said...

Wonderful Zuzana-

there is so much love in this post- in your pictures (oh- Batcat is a gem) that I feel warm and full of good feelings in the moment. It gave me a smile on my face - thank you :-)

I think- you earn what you give... I am a big fan of the "kybalion"- (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kybalion) . There are always opposites. And so it teached me: you get what you give... I hope, my English is as good, that you understand, what I mean ;-)

So enjoy your wonderful friendhips- you are a special woman and your words are like a warm wind. Good for the sould...

Enjoy your day- Ines♥

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

It seems I came back to read just the right post :) Well, Ms Zuzana, I promised to let you know when I was back in blogland and here I am! I know I look a little different but I was eternally distracted being away from you all for so long ;)

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on all your winnings.

The sun is shining.

Susan Deborah said...

Dear Zuzana:

You are such a lovely person exuding warmth and love that you get the right presents from people. I am glad that you are comfortable with splendid bloggers who love and cherish you and your posts. May I humbly add that I am also one among them.
It has been a joy to know you. And through this blog I know not only you but your locale, seasons, flora, fauna, weather, colours and every thing connected to you and your living. Ah, I forgot batcat, how could I forget him.

Only love,
Susan

Kath said...

Dear Zuzana, you are a beuatiful lady, both inside and out, you deserve all good things xx

budh.aaah said...

You are a beautiful and friendly soul Zuzanne..no wonder you found kindred souls

adrielleroyale said...

What a handsome picture of Batcat! I used to have a black and white cat, his name was Stash because of his prominent Mustache. His mother was Ebony, for she was all black. Anyway, as I have told you before it has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you and you totally deserve the award and all the love that's been shown to you! The blogging world is a wonderful and loving place and I'm so glad to see you have found the same. Blessings!!

LauraX said...

The love and friendship online is beyond anything I ever imagined, I lived among people but often felt quite lonely...I too feel enriched by the connections, the openhearted, wholehearted, down to earth, real people who are here all around us but we never would have met if not for the internet.

I'm so happy to have connected with you!

Foxglove said...

Congratulations Zuzana for receiving this wonderful award, the beautiful necklace and book are such treasured delights. Even though I have only recently found your blog I have been so delighted and enchanted while visiting. I enjoy my journey across the sea to your wonderful place and look forward to getting to know you more.

Thank you for your visits to my blog. I was so delighted to read your comments you left about you name, you are a beautiful star that shines bright.
Have a bright and glorious day. xxx

Brian Miller said...

awww...isnt batcat the cutest...smiles. thank you, you brighten my day every morning i read...a little glimpse of the world far away and of course your encouragement as well. ty friend.

Donna said...

Zuzana, you are a dear sweet person.

Hugs,
Donna

Hilary said...

Lovely gifts indeed to a most deserving lady. And look at that wonderful cat face. Please give him a scratch behind the ears for me!

Sukanya said...

It has been absolute pleasure meeting you here in the blogworld. And always loved coming back to read your posts. I've always admired your writing style. And thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your comments definitely mean so much to me.

Take care Zuzana.
Keep writing.

Cheers,
Sukanya

Roger Gauthier said...

Hello Zuzana!

... collective feeling of friendship, kindness, mutual respect and courteous conduct, you say? Bit I hate you! :-))) But I'm joking, just in case you did not noticed...

Thanks for this wonderful post. Used correctly, Internet is a wonderful thing. I now have more friends, and I mean true friends, several of which we now meet on a regular basis. Either here, or in the US, or in France... and my blog now has an important role in that respect.

Roger

Thelma Louise said...

Hi.:-) real palms cant grow outdoor in Norway..Take look again..its "plastic fantastic".:-))

Bossy Betty said...

A sweet tribute to the friendships to be found in the bloggng community!

ladyfi said...

What lovely friends you have!

Jill said...

How lovely both the poem, necklace and award...and Batcat as well. He could be brother to our dear Sylvester. I have become quite the cat person in my later years.

I oftentimes find myself awestruck at the friendships found amongst our blogging community. I value each one as well.

XOXO
J

Kat Mortensen said...

Hi Zuzana! This is truly a well-deserved award for you - your blog is gorgeous and you are so welcoming. I always feel at home when I have the chance to visit.

Is that your pussy cat at the bottom? What a sweet face!

All the best,

Kat

Myrna R. said...

You're warm, sensitive and genuine. I am honored to read your posts and I know you deserve to have many wonderful friends. In that sense you are rich, and I hope your wealth continues to grow.

(Scribe816) said...
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(Scribe816) said...

I’ve found that when you open up with your heartfelt feelings you draw people of similar values.
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Those uninterested, or flippant, are merely fair weather friends.

Just_because_today said...

I see blogging as writing a column in the newspaper, if a person does not want to read, they can click away.
You have a very uplifing way of expressing your feelings and even in the rare times when a touch of sadness infilters them, it is done in such a gentle way, that it encourages me to come back to read more.

Zuzu said...

Ahhh, such a sweet post Zuzana! And I love that little Batcat helped express this wonderful friendship!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Nessa said...

It is always a pleasure to read your thoughts.

Betsy said...

So many lovely things here...the pendant, award, post, cat....just wonderful!

Cottage Garden said...

Your warmth shines out from your blog Zuzana and I am honoured to be amongst such treasured friends here. Your posts and comments are always so heartfelt. Thank you for this beautiful photo of dear Batcat, as he gazes into the camera I am reminded of the unconditional love of my two furry friends as well! Bobbi and he are SO alike:-)

Your gifts are gorgeous and they and the award undeniably well-deserved!

much love,
Jeanne
xox

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you Dear Zuzana, for sharing so much with us.

Not all in blog land, is as lovely as your words paint it to be. But... And a big but... Perhaps Karma is at work, here too. :-) In that, what one puts out into the Universe, or in this case, into the Blogesphere, comes back in kind.

You express lovely thoughts and words, here. And according to you, you have received back. Lovely.

Hugs & ♥'s,
Cause Valentine's Day is coming!

Angela Bell said...

Yes blogging is uplifting,I am new too and you are wonderfully open on your posts.It seems that blogging focusses the mind on thoughts and feelings.I think it is good to know so many kind and talented people via blogland! Lots of love to you! XXX

sprinkles said...

As I drove to my first day of class this morning, I thought of you. The moon was so bright and full. I remembered your previous posts on it.

I've really enjoyed my blogger friends too. I've had four people send me things for no reason at all and I so appreciated it! Once I'm financially stable again, hopefully I can return the favor to others.

sprinkles said...

I didn't realize just how much I'd missed seeing pictures of Batcat until this post. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Bloggers create a beautiful world, don't we? I think it's wonderful, the caring and support that we offer to help our friends grow. Gorgeous.

Life with Kaishon said...

Isn't it wonderful? This collection of souls that encourages us and lifts us up? I am so thankful for it. Very, very thankful!

Doreen said...

nice gifts and momentos. I enjoy visiting and reading your posts. how you find the time to visit everyone as you do is beyond me. you go girl!!

A Lady's Life said...

That's why I love blogging cause you meet wonderful people, exchange ideas and lives and feelings and it is quite a wholesome and friendly experience.
AND you meet everyones pets! and yours is a cutie.
My pup threw her ball on my lap top and then scratched out the keys and what do I do ....yell at her? Nope.
I told her I loved her and she kissed me.
Now I have a computer to fix.lol

Bachelor said...

Zuzana,
We enjoy your blog! Blogging wouldn't be the same withou you. You are so inspiring and lift all of us up wherever we are in the world! Best wishes, my friend!
Lord Thomas of Wellington

Deborah Jean said...

I've been catching up on your lovely words Zuzana... Thank YOU for sharing them...

Deb

artswebshow.com said...

It's a great community.
We all have different reasons for getting in to blogging some are looking for something that seems missing in their day to day life.
Some to build a business and some just for fun. (mine was to find out where i stood as an artist and figure out where to take it).
.
But the thing that we all have in common is (however unintentionally) that we all establish a connection with someone we have never seen face to face on a levbel of friendship.
Only personality matters in blogging and that's why it's so great. at least to me that is. lol

Velvet Over Steel said...

Zuzana, as always you wrote a wonderful heartfelt post, saying exactly what most of us surprisingly, yet happily have experienced here with our blogging friends. So much acceptance, encouragement and genuine caring and love! You all have changed my life forever! I can't thank you and those wonderful souls like yours, enough!!!

Hugs & much love to you, Zuzana!!!
Coreen xoxoxo

Gal Friday said...

I wish my name began with the letter "Z", after seeing your necklace-so unique and distinctive(the necklace and your initial--I don't know anyone else whose name begins with a Z)!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

T have enjoyed our blog friendship and your many visits to my blog and your many comments. I have always enjoyed your blog and your inspiration in my life. Thanks so much for having taken up sharing your life in your blog
Johnina ☺☺☺☺☺

Zuzana said...

Ines, SDB (welcome back!), Elizabeth, Susan, Kath, budh.aah, adrielle, Laura, Foxglove, Brian, Donna, Hilary, Sukanya, Roger, Thelma (welcome), Betty, ladyfi, Jill, Kat, Myrna, Scribe, Myriam, Zuzu, Nessa, Betsy, Jeanne, Amelia, Angela, sprinkles, Sandy, Life with Kaishon (welcome), Doreen, Lady, The Bach, Deborah, Richard (great name;), Coreen, Tina and Johnina – thank you so much everyone for your heartfelt and candid words. I am so touched by your attention and kindness.

You all mean the world to me, and no words can describe how much enjoyed reading all these comment in particular…

Xoxo
Zuzana

steviewren said...

Batcat knows how to smile for the camera! He is a cat with lots of personality.

Mimi said...

Oh Zuzana, I'm mortified!
Not alone for those beautiful words about me, but that I missed them.
Thank you so much!
But I genuinely feel that I am the lucky one to have met you, happened upon your beautiful blog. My life is richer and my days are brightened by your lovley words and incredible photos.
I'm so happy that you were a winner on my giveaway, and that you liked Tom's book. You are a treasure in blogland.

Zuzana said...

Stevie and Mimi, thank you ladies!;) Yes - Batcat is indeed not shy at all;) and no need to be mortified my dear Mimi, I am sorry it took me soooo long to acknowledge that beautiful work of art.;)
xoxo
Zuzana