My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Monday, December 3, 2007

Answers for Diana.

OK, I guess the "rule" is that you answer questions left in the comments in that particular comment string.

Yeah, well, if you haven't learned this by now, you should know that I periodically BREAK RULES. Just because I can. :-)

In the comments to each of my last two posts Diana at Sunshine on my Shoulders (a very good read that you NEED to check out!...go on ...I'll wait here.) has made some very lovely statements that I deem worthy of addressing out in the open where all can see.

Starting with last Saturday's Thesaurus Thursday Winners and Answers post. Diana said this:

where do you come up with these words? do you scour the dictionary or thesaurus looking for words that will stump us? just wondering. i have not known one of your words. what does that say about me and my vocabulary? :/

Darling Diana, what it says about your vocabulary is that it is the same as MINE! For those of you who weren't with me way back in July when I started Thesaurus Thursday (I can't believe it's been that long!) Here's the very first one which tells why I started this game in the first place. And yes, dear, I pull my 1992 Random House Webster's College Dictionary off the shelf and flip through looking for words I don't know...that I don't think any of you fine folk will know either. The whole point of this game is to increase our vocabulary. So, if you learn a new word every week, then we've been successful.

Now, in response to my Santa Claus post from Saturday Diana said this:

i believe in santa, too. i think he works closely with God. and your story is a beautiful and perfect example of that. thanks for sharing it. i would love to read a whole month's worth of posts like this one.

Now, if I wrote posts like this one all month I would flood out the neighborhood. Seeing as how our drought ended without the assistance of my tears I think I'll pass. However, I know that each of you have a wonderful and inspiring story to tell about what Christmas means to you, SO I'm challenging you to share your stories this month and spread joy around the web.

Just be sure and come back here and let me know when you post your stories.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hmmm, I have a couple of stories like that, but will need to reach back in my memory a ways.

This week I'm strapped for time (I procrastinated again and am paying the price), so will let you know when I get to post a story.

jennifer said...

I like this...great idea!

And I am glad that we are all in school on Thursday!!!

diana said...

lol - you crack me up! and i love when you break the rules :]

thanks for answering my questions and i love the challenge. i was serious... those kind of stories are inspiring and bring a smile to my - and everyone's - heart.

thanks my friend.

MightyMom said...

consider it a Christmas meme and you're ALL tagged!!