I Do Follow

on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's really hit me lately on how much we all enjoy response and I don't just mean the bloggerised "comment and hit count" kind.

Response to a job well done or a creative activity we have poured ourselves into or for being someone others just like being around. And what wife doesn't love response from their husbands when communicating and via versa. What husband doesn't want response from their wives when ... err ... when {heck my kids read this} when doing what guys love to do with their wives. I guess God created us for Him to enjoy initially, so that we could 'respond' back to Him as He adores us.

Cool Ahh moment this one.

Sure, we don't need it but isn't life more substantial when feedback, interaction and appreciation is bandied around. I have to admit that when I was younger and a little more insecure, my behaviour was channelled a little too much by my procuring of response. Now it's becoming more the icing on top of the sweet cake of living from who I am.

Was swishing this around in my brain and then I got Graces' email. She blogs over at Beyond The Black Stump and encouraged me by giving me this "I do follow". Thank you Grace for being an encourager and for all of you who do affirm me in whatever it is that I do here ... turning into words the plethora of thoughts that have been tossed and prodded and processed and then regurgitated into either my husbands ears or onto the blogspace that has my name on it. Yes, my husband DOES in fact, encourage me to blog ... then he can process my thoughts one at a time instead of the deluge I usually drown him with.

The world is fattened by encourager's, by those who pull out the greatness in others to share with all. Really, any fool can showcase our faults. Takes a secure and well trained eye to dig the mountain of dirt from a person to find the nuggets of gold.

I love my gold diggers.


Warren Baldwin said...

I resopnded to this on FB, where it was in much shorter form. Didn't realize it was your blog post, too. The longer version is even better. You are an encourager, so it is only fitting that some encouragement comes back to you. Good job.

momstheword said...

What a cute award! Congrats and you do deserve it! I like what you said at the end. "Really, any fool can showcase our faults. Takes a secure and well trained eye to dig the mountain of dirt from a person to find the nuggets of gold."

Yes, it does take a person who is "digging" and look for something of value. When you look for that you usually will find it, as you're looking for it!

9uy said...

Hi, nice to be here. I totally agree with you. Blogging and commenting is a new way of communicating and it takes time to get to know each other. We get a lot of support and encouragement from the people we are communicating with, it's nice to see you are in a good company.

Terri Tiffany said...

I love your last two sentences:) I like to surround myself with encouragers and do it back. Makes this whole world worth it, doesn't it?

Simply Stork said...

I would just like to say thank you so much for leaving me comments on my blog. It is nice to hear what encouragement others might have for me.

The thought that they might have been encouraged by something I have to say always makes me smile :o)


Transparent Mama said...

YES- Let's dig for those nuggets. Great post.

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