Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Friendly Site Award


I want to to extend a gracious and heart felt thank-you to Karen, at Karen's Ramblings, in New Zealand. She has shared with me and several others the Friendly Site Award she recently received. Karen really builds community through her blogging. Look to her site anytime you would like to be edified, inspired or refreshed with fun and whimsy!

I am so tickled to be able to show some appreciation to a few of the bloggers who have been either inspirational, or a gracious and bloggy friend, sometimes even all that along with the gift of laughter! Anyone who I place on my side bar has done this in some way.

However these are the women, I am happy to recognize at this time: Leslie at Do You Weary Like I Do, who I consider a friend, though faraway and she always inspires me! My new friend Karen at Lyrics of My Life (she really is a cool Mom, just ask her! :), Kassi at Pink Dot Journal, she's too witty, and Carole at Fractured Thoughts, Julie at Joyful Days, and Cecily at My Chaos My Bliss, because each of these women always maintain a friendly blog!!
Thanks to all!

7 comments:

Carole said...

Hey, thanks for the shout out. Very kind of you.

Karen said...

You rock! Thanks heaps!

Cecily R said...

Oh my gosh, you are so nice to me!!!! Thank you so much!

You're such a peach!

freetofly said...

Carole,
You are quite welcome and deserving, if I may say so! I sure hope you enjoyed your b-day...maybe some time with that precious Nebraska?

Karen,
:) You too, girl, you, too!
Enjoy! Share the love!

Cec,
It takes a friend to make a friend. You are always kind to your many, many visitors!

Happy TT, Ya'll!

Thanks for stopping in!
Maria

luvmy4sons said...

Thanks! You are always way too generous with your praise! I feel as if you are my far away friend as well! Thanks for making me feel as if God DOES use my big mouth! LOL!

Kassi said...

Thank you, you are very sweet :)

Carole said...

Very cool. I got the picture up on my blog today so thanks bunches, once again.

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!