Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I am writing this post at the end of a very long, tiring day that began with a business conference call at 4:50 am.  It seems that I've been running in about 80+ different directions since, and I admit to being pretty much wiped out.  Yet here I sit, at my computer, driven to write a blog post.  Today marks a new, exciting venture between myself and my friend, Marty, as we plunged headlong into creating a Facebook blogging group page.  Let me just say that prior to the two of us embarking upon this somewhat insane project together, I already had a genuine respect and affection for Marty.  Now that we're wading through pools of varying depths and currents with this blogging thing, I am developing new reasons to appreciate the presence of this friendship.  In addition, via this group venture on Facebook, both Marty and I are being blessed with new connections, new friends, new ideas....new all sorts of things.

I've laughed reading so many new blogs, I've cried as well.  I've been inspired by most of them, confused by a few, challenged to broaden my present parameters of belief and overall, enriched by every person with whom I've interacted via Authentic Blogger on FB.  It is an exhilarating experience thus far and I'm quite aware of how I'm being pushed to grow and expand my personal horizons. 

I have had several new followers do what I love the most, and that is, first - truly READ my blog posts.  Second - they've gone the extra step to post comments on those blog posts, giving me valuable feedback on my thoughts and words.  This was one of the biggest reasons for me to partner with Marty to create Authentic Blogger - I really wanted to attract the attention of people who engage in an authentic manner in the blogging world.  It appears that through our combined efforts and positive energy, both Marty and I are reaping blessings and benefits.  I'm truly enjoying this new experience, despite being a bit drained from all the extra focus and energy output.  It will take a while for us to adapt to the extra demands on our time, but I think I can speak for both of us when I say we're enjoying the heck out of the whole process!

So, my title for this blog is Connections.  That's what I accomplished a lot of today...connections with new blogger friends.  A deeper connection with an existing friend which is proving to be one of my strongest blessings this year of my life.  Connecting with myself in a business aspect that is exhilarating with the challenges and sheer fun of conquering a new vista - always one of my favorite things to experience.  Finally, sitting back and recognizing how all of these connections are clearly paving a new path leading to an as yet unknown future.  That's exciting, satisfying and fulfilling.  Circles within circles, entertwining and literally vibrating new energy.  Today has been a truly happy day.


  1. It has been a WONDERFUL day of making connections. I'm glad that you were able to articulate the wonder of it all. Your stamina (and Marty's) has been humbling. You do know, don't you, that what you are doing is giving others the opportunity to succeed? People are paid good money to do what you did - for free - today. The least we can do in return is to appreciate your efforts.

    Which - I do!

  2. Sharon, I just read your comment and I have the biggest smile on my face, while my eyes are also welling up fit to beat the band! I just IM'd Marty to pull the post up to read your comment. My comment to Marty just now was that you just arrowed straight to my heart! Thank you, from the depths of my spirit for what you took time to say here. What an amazing, beautiful thing to be told "you're giving others the opportunity to succeed". Marty, brother mine, here is more proof that we're walking that strong, true path and making a mark on the world! Thanks so much Sharon!
    ~ Dawn

  3. Thanks Dawn, for taking the time to get to know each of us. I appreciate the discussions we've had & look forward to interacting with more people as the group grows. The genuine act of giving without expecting a return is the purest form of love anyone can give. If each us could add this simple act to our lives the world would be a better place.



    PS The truth is that in giving with an open heart the return will be many fold more then you ever give out.

  4. I honestly can't say how glad I am to have connected with you and Marty and everyone. I know I've said this before, but I really look forward to getting to know you all even better after the holidays:)! This is just such a busy time for us. I saw the title of this post "Connections" on my RSS and I just couldn't resist coming to say something lol. I can't wait to dig in all the wonderful blogs I see on Authentic blogger! So thanks again, so very much, for bringing everyone together!!

  5. Wow, what great comments I see here today! This very thing has been one of the furstrations that Marty and I both discussed, and another point that pushed us to create Authentic Blogger - we both wanted people to actually READ our blogs and then to take time to post comments. So thank you, each of you, for posting such great comments here today! I am feeling so abundantly blessed by all these new connections.

    Bill, I love your comments and I agree w/ you about extending ourselves in genuine kindness. Until Sharon made a comment on the selfless part of what Marty and I have achieved, I don't think that had occurred to either one of us. We were just having fun w/ the concept and wanted to give others the opportunity for exposure that we both were searching for. And as you mentioned, by providing that opp for others, Marty and I are being showered with blessings.

    Bomi, you're such a sweetheart - thank you for the kind words and the way you've embraced my specific blog as well as Authentic Blogger and the sister blog, The Authentic Blogger. It's exciting times!

    Love to you all,

  6. Oh my word...I misspelled a word up there. Hate it when I do that! For the record, I do realize that it's spelled "frustrations" rather than "furstrations"...sheesh!