Overwhelming Gratitude

As I wrote yesterday’s post, I read and reread the words.  After it was completed, it took me several minutes to hit the PUBLISH button.  It was by far the most difficult post I have ever written.

I had no idea what would happen when I published.

Within minutes my phone started dinging text, people started commenting with support on the page, I got emails, phone calls and private messages.

To say I am overwhelmed is an understatement.

I have had people stop by the store just to give me a hug, I was stopped in Wal-Mart and at the grocery and hugged tightly and lovingly.

A friend stopped by and gave me a jar of fresh apple-butter she had just made, another brought me a fruit basket just to let me know they cared and love me.

And then, I got the first of four messages from other people who had been victimized, heart-breaking stories.  My heart is filled with an appreciation to these gentle souls who felt comfortable to share their stories with me. Stories like mine, that very few, if anyone else knew.

Rarely in my life am I at a loss for words, but I am.  Thank-you doesn’t seem to be enough, but that is all I have….. THANK YOU!

 

Life’s Playlist… Somebody to Love by Queen

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Life’s Playlist… Somebody to Love by Queen

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PB Post – Creative Poetry Writing Program Offered in Lake Park

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Creative poetry writing program offered in Lake Park

By Jodie Wagner

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

LAKE PARK —

Artists of Palm Beach County will host a four-week Creative Poetry Writing program beginning Saturday at Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Ave. The program will run from 10 a.m. to noon through March 2. Participants will do exercises to generate new poems, learn how to edit poems and discuss various tools of poetry writing. The class is confined to Free Verse Poetry. Cost is $40 for the 4-week class. Pre-registration is required. Participants must be 16 or older. For information, call (561) 345-2842.

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