Gratitude - To You and You
Sunday, 16 June 2013
This blog party has not gone exactly as I had planned (ahem, cough, cough) - I did not do too much planning to be honest! It was quite spontaneous ^_^ But anyway, I failed to blog daily since last Wednesday. Actually, the challenge has not failed though, because I have not been afraid to blog, but rather I was jolly well occupied watching lots of movies with my family during the weekend (yay, for Little House, The Return of the King and War Horse!), going out shopping with my sweet sister, Mary, buying groceries and a nice big new notebook to write and use for my novel (photo coming soon!), working at scaling down my laundry bags (yep, they pile up!), taking a history test and having a round of fun and busy-ness with family so that I nearly forgot about you! Good gracious, thankfully, I did not, actually. But that is something I have learnt during my blogging journey, that important as my blog and my online friends are to me, my life with God and family and school always must come first. I have not always succeeded in this; often, I had to learn this lesson the hard way (and am still learning it!), but truly, there is nothing like the blessing of family and faith and friendship.
Friendship. That is one of the biggest things I have been blessed with through the presence of Fullness of Joy, blog. The friendships I have met and found in you, my dear readers, has probably been the biggest reward and blessing for having this blog, aside from things I have learnt about myself and writing and my faith. But also, knowing that this journey - the path of life - is something we are all learning and growing in together as we seek to abide in His Presence and His Love and Joy. Abide in Him. And see the light of His love and truth in every aspect of our lives - like in writing, family, faith, relationships, and friendships. This has been truly wonderful, amazing and challenging to me. As the Scriptures say, '[as] iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.' You have all done this to me... you have challenged and sharpened my countenance in so many ways - and while I often failed and made a mess of things you stuck by this blog and have been real friends. So from the bottom of my heart, I just want to say thank you to you all. God bless you all!
'Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."'
- C.S. Lewis
P.S. I will answer your beautiful comments, and comment on your tag-responses as soon as possible, Lord willing! O.o.o, and are you thinking up some questions to ask me? Please do!
Lovingly penned by Joy at 9:38 pm