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January 4, 2014

APPRECIATION





The Blogs…….places where sometimes inspiration and happiness capture my own attention. Some I have followed are now abandoned with no reason given. Perhaps it was that the writer was no longer inspired or interested. Maybe their life became more exciting or more difficult. Whatever the reason, I miss visiting their sites. At the same time I've noticed there are still those steadfast bloggers that continue on, and I've wondered about the quality of what they write and why they were different.

They share their lives unselfishly. The good, the bad and the ugly! They don't focus exclusively on crafts or decorating and therefore don't seem to feel compelled to reveal some incredible accomplishment in each post, which admittedly,  can be exhausting. The best of them don't monetize their blog or use gimmicks to drive readers to their site, they just share their lives. Humble, simple, rich lives, family and friends, cooking, knitting, flea markets, fashion, decor, homes and gardens... and through their story telling my own life was made better.

Thank you for your interest in my little blog. I thank you for all of your kind comments. There have been times I have said thank you to someone and have never received a response? Mother always taught me to respond with kindness, which I strive to continue. I try to always say thank you to those who have posted something noteworthy. It's uplifting to hear someone say "thank you" isn't it? Sometimes it can be as something as simple as an especially good recipe, a book they have recommended, a beautiful photo, a place they have visited or maybe their lovely garden. They are stories worth sharing. To be continued.......

10 comments:

  1. Great post! I've often wondered what happened to some of the Bloggers whose blogs have been abandoned - that I used to visit all the time. Have a wonderful weekend. Jan ♥

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    1. Thank you Jan As always I appreciate you taking your time to visit Estelle's! I wish you a very happy and healthy 2014!

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  2. Happy New Year.....and to let you know how much "joy" your blog brings into my life. I've especially enjoyed your recent Holiday posts with the snowy pictures and meaningful text...plus the delicious recipes/photos. Living in Texas (Houston) we don't witness snow often, so it's magical to me. Thanks for all the friendship love and effort you put into your posts - very much appreciated. Judith- Houston

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    1. Hi Judith! I LOVE your name....the same as my sister! and....a fellow Texas girl! So nice to have you visit Estelle's! I can't tell you how much I appreciate these kind comments and hear that you enjoy the posts! That just means so much t me. I wish you and your family and happy and healthy brand new year! Many blessings love!

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  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I really appreciated it! I am now following your blog.

    Beth

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    1. Hi Beth I have always enjoyed your posts! I thank you for stopping by and visiting Estelle's! How wonderful to have a new blogging friend!

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  4. I absolutely know what you mean. I do, however, love to visit and apologize for my absence with the holidays so overwhelming. We had all the grands here and in this rental...well, life was a little hectic. Please keep sharing, I look forward to reading your recipes and admiring your amazing photos, XOXO

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    1. Susan, I am so glad you had a wonderful Christmas! I just know that your "grands" kept you busy and happy, even in the rental! 2014 promises to be a great year for you. I so very much appreciate you and your sweet comments. Keep blogging and sharing also. Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year love!

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  5. You have added to my year!!!! I look forward to your blog!!! I enjoy the pictures and recipes and the whole blog is a delight!! Thank you for the time and care you put in each post!!!! Happy New Year!!

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    1. To my dear friend...Miss Nancy.....your friendship means very much to me. I am so grateful that you take time out of your day to read Estelle's! I wish you and Mike an all the children and grandchildren a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

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