This week I have been witness to a veritable sea of happiness... my friend Terri got engaged and when I heard the news my heart just jumped for joy!! Terri is an incredibly loving, giving, honest (did I say loving?) person, who deserves nothing but love and happiness for all that she gives out. And so when she announced to the world (the Facebook world) that she had just gotten engaged, the comments exploded!! Fast and furious the congratulations came, each one more overflowing with love than the one before, everyone tripping over themselves to wish her all the happiness in the world.
So what does all this say? That she has a lot of Facebook friends? That people are starved for good news? Actually, no. This speaks volumes about the wonderful person that Terri St. Cloud is. I "met" Terri a few short months ago, through Brené Brown (author of The Gifts of Imperfection) when she posted one of Terri's quotes on Facebook. I was just so taken with the quote, and apparently so were many other people as Brené soon followed up with a link to Bone Sigh Arts, Terri's website. There I found a wonderful e-book full of compassion that I shared with a very dear friend of mine, desktop backgrounds of her Bone Sighs (what she calls her quotes) that now grace my laptop, and a huge number of cards, matted prints, books and other goodies featuring her Bone Sighs and her beautiful water colours, many of which I now own. I was in heaven!!!
It was also there that I stumbled upon Terri's blog. Terri has a way of writing what I feel. One of the first things I do when I turn on my computer every day is read Terri's blog. It has inspired me, made me laugh, made me cry and, at times, really made me think hard about what my values are. When I say that Terri has inspired me, that is no small thing. My blog is a reflection of that inspiration. For ages now I've felt I had something to say, things I felt I wanted to share, but I really didn't think anyone would be particularly interested in my ramblings. Somehow the openness and honesty with which Terri shares with us her day-to-day life made me realize that maybe what I had to say did matter. And so this blog was born and, regardless of how many or how few people read it, it makes me feel good to be able to share a little bit of myself when I feel I have something to say.
So to Terri... thank you for your love, your inspiration, your kind & caring words, and all your encouragement. You are truly one of a kind and you make the world a better place just by being in it. Wishing you all the love and happiness you so richly deserve ♥♥♥