Saturday, January 29, 2011

What Do I See???

Lately there has been a lot of awards being passed around and following the rules of answering questions before passing it on to other bloggers. One of the questions was brought to mind today by my friend Caterpillar over at Musings and Confessions of a Wandering Mind. The question was, "when you look into the mirror, what do you see"?


Answering that question conjures up a lot of emotions, memories and thoughts of how it could be different. It is so easy to think about how it would be different "if" I had done this or that. A lot of "if's".


Actually I see a man that has come a long way and experienced more than I like to think about. Some good and a lot that was not so good. Fortunately I feel that I have grown stronger and better living through those times and today I see a man that requires little in this life and just wants to enjoy peace and minimal comfort. Sure, there was a time that I wanted huge houses and lots of things but now I see that all that accumulation of stuff only complicates my simple life.


Also and more important I see a man that before last June was drawn into myself until I encountered the blog world. Since last June I have discovered so many new friends litteraly all over this small world. We share our joys, our sorrows, our needs and give compassion and kind words when needed. I see a man that is grateful for all the new friends I now have and thank them for helping me feel like a better man for knowing them. That's what I see.

16 comments:

  1. Excellent post, Odie. I love what you said about yourself.

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  2. That was beautiful Odie. Very nice post.

    I love the blog world too, for the reasons you have said.

    To share and to lift each other up.

    Can't you just see Christ's Light's shining all over the world?

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  3. Beautifully expressed, Odie! When I look through the window of my computer screen and see that which you choose to reveal about yourself, I see a very special and wise man and a great friend.

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  4. beautiful words! I agree wholeheartedly.

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  5. that was lovely and well said :)

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  6. A wonderful post! Hope you're doing well!

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  7. Hi Odie - I can only say that I agree with all the other comments. That was a beautiful post, and I know that all your blogging friends are so glad that you are now in our lives too. Tomorrow is the day when you start your new regime - good luck my friend!

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  8. Thank you for your honest beautiful post. Brought a tear to my eyes. God does change our perspective over the years and it is great to have some amazing friends in the blogging world. Thanks for being part of my life, and for being my friend.

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  9. I think we are a lot alike because we both like to keep things simple and relax. I am glad you found this blogging world and all of these great people. It is a good way to express yourself and I have learned a lot of things I never knew just by reading your posts. I am proud of you and I am glad I decided to join you as a blogger!

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  10. What a beautiful post. I am glad that I found you and am able to count you as a friend.

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  11. Though this is about what you see in the mirror, it has some great advice for all us....great post...

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  12. I have to agree with you in that an accumulation of stuff only complicates your life, less is more so to say, this keeps life simple and happy.

    Excellent post.

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  13. That is pretty darn cool. Glad to have met you in this 'simple' virtual world. ;)

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  14. It was nice to read your comment on my blog about changing our outlook on life. Then, I peeked into the past and discovered this post. I'm so happy that you are discovering loving support here. I also love that you are embracing simplicity. It inspires me.

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