Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Simple Kindness

Thank you everyone for your kind words and insightful comments about my last post.  When I took the photos of our farm I thought I would do a little post about childhood memories, but sometimes my typing fingers have a mind of their own.  And after I hit the send button I often think...did I really just do that, put that out there for everyone to read?  Yet each time you all raise me up with your unending support and kindness...which is so greatly appreciated.

I do know that over the last few years others have shared their stories with me, sometimes just out of the clear blue, like they were sent there to help me understand things I wouldn't have otherwise.  I once met a couple at a small Italian restaurant in Brighton, England and out of the clear blue the woman began the tale of how her son and she hadn't spoken for a long time and how deeply hurt she was...he was her only child.  Her story helped me at a time when I was so very hurt myself, and her tale was a gift in a way.

So maybe by bearing my soul, sounding crazy, and sharing something so very personal it will help someone out there who is struggling as well.  And your emails and comments let me know that we all have struggles, but we all make it through...through the triumph of our spirit.

On Monday I spent the day having lunch with an old friend, and then we went back to her house to see her two new Rottweiler puppies...can you say adorable?!!  Oh my, I will take some pictures to share with you, if I could sway Mr. Tide to my camp I would have another puppy tomorrow...hmm something to put on my "to do" list...convince Mr. Tide that 3 dogs are better than 2!

I don't tend to dwell on things. It's one of life's important lessons, and one I've embraced wholeheartedly.   So today is a new day, there are new things to see, new places to visit, new ideas to bring to fruition! 

And lots more textures and actions to apply!  Flora Bella...I think I love you! ;-)  Have a wonderful day everyone!


  1. Well said Kat and a good reminder for us all!

  2. I'm glad that yesterday was a good day for you!! Today is going to be beautiful ... go outside! Oh, you know Mr. Tide is standing fast on that 'only two dogs' rule.

  3. I hate the two dog rule. *sigh* I snuck in the third..and the fourth... and it was with much protest. BUT.. he got used to the idea. We're back down to three... and I think that's a good number :-)

  4. Kat, I read your beautiful and intimate post yeasterday but blogger was acting up here so I was not able to tell you how deeply touched I was by your transparency and story.

    Life can be so messy, can't it? Forgiveness and love should always be splashed all over our lives!

    I also read you profile again and I see how much your Mom influenced your life... I'm so sorry for your tremendous losses over the last couple years.

    The peace you have with your current situation says so much. I pray that you continue in that peace, my friend! God bless you.

  5. I am so glad that you had a great day with a friend! Sometimes those are the best to clear ones soul. Good luck on the puppy convincing!! ;)
    Hugs to you!

  6. Rottweiler puppies are very cute and look like little baby bears. Puppies in general are hard to say no to. That's why I have Rowdy. LOL

    Love your textures!


  7. I just learned this weekend that when we sit down to type it is first to heal us and second for our reader and two hearts are brought together with one story! Thank you for sharing your heart and stories with us!
    Also, your photo's are beautiful, it looks as if I could reach out and touch it and feel the texture. Amazing!

  8. Kat
    Thank you for sharing your story. It is inspiring and encouraging.

  9. Kat - i love your blog. I love your honesty and sincerity. I am really loving your photos too. you are doing a great job. I still haven't figured out how to download actions onto my mac and PSE8. any suggestions? Keep up the beautiful work. BTW - i wish like heck i could convince my husband that three are better than two. i want a little house dog but he is dead set against it. Rats!

  10. Rottweilers puppies are my weakness, just so you know! I love your blog Kat, it's always full of beauty and grace. ~Lili

  11. Kat, these pics are amazing! I am going to have to google 'actions' as I have absolutely no idea what they are.:S Wishing you a wonderful day my dear friend. Hugs ~ Txx


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