Thursday, August 02, 2007

when it rains...

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LOL, the picture is too big, but I am gonna leave it like it is. :)

I find this Thomas Kinkade picture very relaxing. I believe when it rains, it pours and I also believe it rains on the just and the unjust. I am not versed in art, but when I was visiting with Steph and Caroline, Stephanie had a beautiful Thomas Kinkade painting over their mantel and a smaller one in another room. As I looked at this picture, I got to thinking about how things happen to folks that are not always in our eyes fair or just, but how we react to them is of utmost importance. Which gets back to the rain on the just and unjust.

What makes folks want to be hurtful to others and in general be rude, ugly people, I never will understand their reasoning. Are they bitter in their own personal life and just take joy in hurting others? The internet can be a cruel place especially on message boards or in chatrooms. Either way, they are miserable folks and will in the end have no true friends. I have a tremendous problem with folks like that and I prefer at my stage in life to stay away from those people as they could possibly drag you down to their level. So I have learned a life lesson in such a short period of time. Folks that you think are friends, see me as only a screename. I am glad that I see behind each name a person who has a real life and real feelings.

I need to thank Livey from NorthWood's Woman for helping me with some things on my blog. I kept having a problem signing in and once I got in and posted, I could not get it to publish. Livey was willing to help me. I gave her my screename and password and come to find out, I had put my title in my link line!! Oh yeah, I did it! Not only did she correct that and tell me what she had done, she also fixed my header as only half of Claudia's Place was showing. I am so thankful for her help and all the many kind emails we have exchanged. She is a special lady and dealing with many health problems herself. I thank you Livey for helping out a dummie like me!

I also want to mention her blogger friend, k, from ksquest for all the emails and good advice that she has given to me. She traveled quite a distance to visit with her blogging friend and she is not a healthy lady either. I admire both of these women immensely, as they do not allow their serious health problems to interfer with them enjoying life to their fullest. They get more done in a day than some healthy folks do. I am glad to have them both as friends. :) They are having a great time together and it just goes to show that true friendships can be made and last a life time via the internet. I still miss my friend in California that passed away a few months ago. I cannot make myself delete her from my mailing list, but I must let go and move on.

I think having a blog is the best way to make good, true and fun friends. I treasure all my blogging friends and sure do appreciate you understanding my hit and miss posting. I have an appointment soon, so will close for today. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

God Bless!


k said...

Oh, Moobear. That was so good to hear. Especially from another person who doesn't their serious health problems interfere with them enjoying their life! See - it means you can really and truly understand. Thank you.

Not everyone feels like we do about those *nasties* online. I feel sad at how many actually DO get involved in that sort of thing. They go back and read and read and immerse themselves in all that negativity. Even if they don't participate, it's awful to see how many enjoy it as a spectator sport.

That is not what life is all about. How can loving unhappiness make a person *happy?* In the end, I don't really think it does.

I'm still pretty new to your blog and I didn't know about your friend in California. I'm so sorry. That's a hard loss.

Livey is living proof that you CAN make true friends on tbe internet. And you look to me like a person who's pretty good at telling the difference. Excellent!

And I'm THRILLED you're gonna keep on blogging. It's GOOD for you!

heh heh! Do I sound like I'm saying --Eat your spinach?

It really is good for you. Plus it's fun! TN said...

Hi Claudia, I liked your "big" picture. Thomas Kinkade is one of my favorite artists. I just wanted to step out into that rain.

Livey said...

And I am very happy to have you as my friend my dear!

Happymama said...

I don't care for the message board forums either, MooBear. Mainly because of what you mentioned. There are a couple I like, but haven't been to in quite a while. But you know, I'm really happy with the blogging thing.

Glad you had someone to help you with your blog.


Sandy said...

Really cool picture!


I loved the picture of the rain. It looked like I could hear it if I tried. It was comforting. Thank you. I am so glad you have found some very good friends. You deserve them. You are such a good friend yourself. Take care and have a good weekend. connie from Texas


Moobear, If you don't mind would you please go over to my blog, I have something for you there. Hope you are doing well. connie from Texas

Barbara said...

Moobear, I have posted my 8 random facts and passed it on to 8 others if you care to come over and have a look.

Nancy said...

Hello! First time reading you, but I figure anyone K and Livey likes must be worth getting to know.

They are two very special people.