March 25, 2010

Beautiful Things #19

Three beautiful things, gratitude edition:
  1. You! You all are beautiful for what you made of the Interview Project. In the beginning, I told myself that if we managed ten pairs-- just twenty bloggers--I'd consider it a success. I even had a mental list of people I'd beg to participate if I had to. Instead we had over thirty pairs! To everyone who participated in an interview, shared the project on their blog, posted a link in a forum, or visited the participants' sites--thank you, thank you, thank you. You blew me away with your enthusiasm and insightfulness. I hope you all made some lovely new connections.

    I've got some ideas for the future, and I'd love to hear yours, too. If you have any feedback on the project, definitely let me know.

  2. More sincere thanks to every single person who reached out after the hey-my-life-just-imploded post. Each comment and email was like a little hug. My life is still wackadoodle, and it will be for the near future, at least. I haven't yet found the new normal; I'm sorry I haven't been around as much. But the family is physically healthy, God is near and the cherry trees are blossoming. No small things, those.

  3. Did I mention the cherry blossoms? We had a string of beautiful spring days earlier this week and I took some long walks around our neighborhood.  Passing close by some of the snowy white and pink trees, I felt like all the things that have been weighing on me this month were a bit lighter. There is something about their fleeting loveliness each year--they come and go in a week or two--that makes me feel like there is always the possibility of renewal if only you wait and watch.

7 comments:

Lavender Luz said...

I love this post.

Wishing you good things. Thanks for all you do, Heather.

luna said...

hoping things get a little easier for you.

and oh my, the cherry blossoms. exactly 2 yrs ago I was in a pretty crappy place and trying to live in the moment rather than the past or the future. the tree outside our house was a beautiful reminder. I wrote about it here (see last para): http://lifefromhere.wordpress.com/2008/03/23/in-the-moment-revisited/

Meg Coldwells said...

the Interview Project was a BLAST and not only did I make an immediate and wonderful connection I have enjoyed reading all the other posts and partner/match ups. I must admit I have not been through ALL of them, but I am loving getting to know these other bloggers.
Thank you so much for this wonder project, can't wait to hear about the next one.

PS Sending you love and positive thoughts regarding what you have going on in your life currently. I hope it passes quickly.
Meg

SassyCupcakes said...

I've been thinking of you and I hope your new normal comes to you soon. The cherry blossoms sound amazing, especially over here in my little dust bowl.

Tammy said...

Been thinking of you often, praying. I hope you are well or at least holding on. Thanks again for the work on the Interview Project. I am still working through all the posts on there. It's been great to get to know others this way.

susiebook said...

Are there cherries here? I keep seeing pink petal-y trees, but I'm pretty arborially undereducated. You're in my prayers.

Jericho said...

Cherry blossoms! Yey! What a thing to find simple joy in. Your life with get back on track, just keep drawing nearer to God. Who better to guide you? :)

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