Saturday, August 9, 2008

Street Team Challenge #22 - I'd Like to Thank...


Imagine yourself as one whose name is read when they open the envelope during some Hollywood awards show. You have mere seconds before the orchestra plays you off stage. How could that possibly be enough time to thank everyone who has helped you reach this moment? Be prepared. Start your list.

Where are you today - in your creative, spiritual, financial, personal, professional or any other version of your life? Where might you be were it not for all the love, teaching, effort, faith, trust, friendship, kindness or reckless enthusiasm that has been poured into you over the years? Who stood behind each of those blessings, large or small? For today, we can think our gratitude. We can reach back for the names and the uplifting acts. We can move out of our minds and into our hearts, clear that our success, our very survival, is the result of so many people who extended themselves for us in ways that were nothing less than the answers to prayers.

For today, give yourself the gift of remembering. Be present in the moments that shaped you and gave you courage, that taught you to believe in yourself. See the faces, hear the voices, recall the words. For today, simply allow the experience of goodness to be replayed. Sit in the knowledge that we are here with, for and because of each other. We can work on the speech tomorrow.

7 comments:

Lisa Hoffman said...

An enthusiastic Hello to my favorite wordsmith!

The World is in for a huge treat.

Checking in every day...
Lisa H.

JeriAnn said...

Moving words! So important to remember and hold close as we move through life.

I peeked at your first post and found that my guess was correct. I had an inkling that you were a fellow professional writer. Such a fluency with words! I look forward to reading more in the future.

Claire Iveson said...

How wonderful that you have cracked the mystery of blogging! A fine complement to emails, phone calls, and, gasp, actual letters in fabulous envelopes.

Aloha,
Claire

Janine said...

What a wonderful post! You have a beautiful way with words, thank you!

michelle ward said...

marylinn, i am thrilled you have answered the call to share your perspective and storytelling. thanks for the joining the crusade this month. you've shared several thoughts from 'living in the moment' to 'take time to remember' and youi have magically spun them together in that marylinn way. clapping for more ;D

Elizabeth said...

I have never heard these thoughts expressed more thoughfully nor more beautifully!!
Thank you, Thank you!
We are all here for each other!!!
Elizabeth

inge said...

hello Marylinn,

thanks for reminding me that what I am now is thanks to so many people that stood beside me in the past years.

And it never ends : people influences each other, look at the pink wink and how the ripples go further and further,...

People are evolving constantly and surrounded by inspiring and good people we can only become better humans...

greetings
Inge from belgium