Okay… I lied…

Well, not entirely.  I gave up on focusing on my followers.  I didn’t start a blog to gain a following.  I started a blog to write.  Then I reached 50 followers.  I was so flipping excited! When it hit 100?  I had to be peeled off the ceiling.  Then I decided to stop focusing on that.  I love each and every one of you, but I was getting wrapped up in my followers and losing sight on what I originally started out to do, which was write.  Sometimes I have bad days and need to vent, but more often than not I’m trying to pick out the good in all my days.  I vowed to not focus on the ever increasing number of followers and just kept writing.  Well, today (last night, but I opened it today) WordPress sent me a message saying it was my best day for likes.  So, my curiosity was piqued.  I did it.  I hit the stats button, only to see that I am 4 followers away from 200.  I do hope that this number one day reaches 20,000, but I am satisfied with my 196 (plus 2 email followers and if my FATHER would create a link to follow me by email that’d put me even closer).  You are all amazing, and extremely inspiring.  I look forward to reading your posts each morning, and the conversations that will soon transpire as I respond.  You are all so kind and supportive.  And POSITIVE!!!  I don’t want any negativity on here whatsoever!!  I love to be happy.  I love the way it makes me feel, and the fact that laughter is not only the best medicine, BUT, it’s so very contagious, motivates me even more.  Why, when we have the option to choose happiness, do so many of us pick anger and misery?  It’s such a bad feeling.  I believed for the longest time that I was alone in my thinking.  Then I met all of you.  This is my home.  This is where I belong.  You all have no idea what your words of inspiration do for me.  One day, I will go down the list (better make it soon before my number of followers increases) and thank you all personally for the part you play in my happiness. 

So, I caved.  I gave into my ego and looked at my stats.  And I’m so glad I did.  This is a sincere thanks to all of you.  All of you who keep me writing, who inspire me to keep being positive when I’m surrounded by negativity.  All of you who continue to be right here for me and comment on my blogs.  If I can help just one person achieve happiness, I will be grateful.

I hope you all have a great day!  I know I’m going to.  Happy blogging, and keep the positivity coming!!

PLH4

~Kate…one grateful, positively optimistic, Kate.

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5 Word Challenge: Week 2

5 Word Challenge: Week 2 A special thanks to Vexing Point for the challenge.  You should all try it.  It’s a challenge.  Can you do it?  I dare you all to try.  Prove that you can create something beautiful, an art form, that includes ALL 5 words.  Thanks again. Continue reading

Only 1 post today…

…as I have LOTS to do.  I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all.  When I first started blogging, it was to grow an audience for the things I like to write about.  I would get so excited every time someone new liked my page.  I would watch the numbers grow, and call my parents just to say “I’m doing it!”.  This is no longer the case.  I write because it’s what I like to do.  I write because it’s therapeutic.  My most personal posts are in a notebook that no one has access to.  I’d love to post them here, but as you’re all well aware by now, I’ve got trolls following me and my personal life is none of their business.  I’m not going to give them anything to talk about.  So I keep it all light-hearted and positive.  Sure they still send me nasty hate mail, but it makes me smile.  I’m obviously on their minds.  I’m flattered, really.  But you’re still not getting anything personal about me.  So, continue to troll, hack into my boyfriends computer (because you aren’t getting into mine) and live a miserable life.  I just hope I can witness the day when you all look in the mirror and realize its not me you hate, but yourselves.  Your bad choices, your unhappy lives.  None of that is MY fault.  But unless or until you evolve, you’re going to continue looking like idiots casting blame instead of taking accountability.

 

So, to all of my REAL followers…  If I don’t get another follower for the rest of my time on WP, that’s totally fine by me.  This isn’t a popularity contest, and I like what I write.  Shouldn’t that be all that matters?  However, those of you who have taken the time to private message me; those of you leaving nothing but kind words and inspiring feedback; those of you who make me feel good…  I value each and every one of you.  I’m so grateful our paths have crossed.  It has taken me a long time to get where I am (evolutionary speaking) and you help keep me here.  That doesn’t go un-noticed by me.  I promise you that.  So, just a special thanks to all of you who continue to support me, through hard times as well as happy.  Through difficult prompts and those days when I feel my writing just isn’t good enough.  Thank you all so very much.  I’ve given some serious thought to starting an entirely new, anonymous account, where I can bare it all without any repercussions, but that’s miles away.  I’m not 100% convinced I won’t be found, as my ex has gone as low as to use a google image locator to find this blog.  So, when I say anonymous, I mean TOTALLY anonymous.  It sucks that I still have to live my life knowing these creatures are following my every post, BUT, this too shall pass.  If it makes them feel better to leave me nasty messages, hey… I’m still the good one, allowing them to get it off their chest, right?  Little do they know the comments go right into the trash and are no longer even read. I just don’t have the time to spend on such negativity. 

So, you all keep being who you are.  You’re a wonderful bunch I wish I had met years ago!  And they can continue to live their pathetic, miserable lives, hating, but thinking about me nonetheless.  If I am on their mind I have a certain power over them.  I like that.  Thank you all!!  I hope you all have a great day!!  Now, I’ve got to get to baking, and ready myself for tomorrows karate BBQ.  Actually looking forward to hearing my son belly laugh and have fun with his friends.

PLH4

~Kate…a person people LOVE to HATE, Kate.

 

Awards… Much deserved!!

I’m am fairly new to WordPress, and therefore know little about Awards.  What I do know is that you normally have to follow a list of instructions to accept an award someone has nominated you for.  As much as I appreciate the awards, I cannot follow all of the instructions, as one of them usually involves social media such as Facebook.  I don’t have a Facebook account, and have had to turn away awards.

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Positive Affirmations

As I sit here, anxiously awaiting todays Daily Prompt, I’m left to think.  I scroll through and read all the posts going up, and after reading and responding to everyone, this is what I have to say.  It has taken me YEARS, but I have made it.  And one key factor in my survival was positive daily affirmations.  You see, I know I’m a good person, but for so many years, I was called a vast amount of other things from crazy, to a liar, a cheat, etc.  Well, if you’re at all familiar with the labeling theory, you know that if you hear these things on a regular basis, you start to believe them.  And that’s exactly what happened.  I wasn’t born an evil person.  I wasn’t born with hate and animosity.  I won’t blame anyone for injecting them into my veins; as I am the keeper of my body and I allow what goes in as well as what stays out.  Through positive daily affirmations, I have become the person I was meant to be.  I am happier than I’ve ever been, and at the end of the day, I know I’m a good person.  How do I know?  Because I’m blessed with good fortune on a daily basis.  I wouldn’t be given such blessings if I were this evil person some people claim I am.  I would be angry and bitter.  I would use words like hate and despise, instead of peace, love and happiness.  So, if you don’t already, look into your soul, KNOW that you are a good person and continue to remind yourself of this.  Years of negative self talk and absorbing what others think of you can be very damaging.  So, start today.  See the good in yourself, and start acknowledging it.  Wear it proudly; not to show off or to be “above” anyone, but for your own knowledge.  Don’t fall victim to others opinions.  They have their own issues and most times are just projecting their own unhappiness on to you.  Be you and just BE.  Be happy with who you are and all that you’ve done.  Be happy that life is a gift you are not taking for granted.  Look forward to each new day, as it’s a chance to start fresh.  And DO good.  It feels so good to actually do good.  And don’t do good to receive recognition; do it to make yourself feel better; do it anonymously.  But definitely begin each day with a positive affirmation.  Positivity is far greater in strength than negativity.  You’ll see that before long your life will start to shift… for the better.

PLH4

~Kate…forever grateful…Kate.

Inspiring!! Woo hoo!!

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Being fairly new to WordPress and blogging itself, you can imagine my surprise when the AWESOME Jemverse nominated ME for such an award.  I try.  I really do; to inspire someone…ANYONE on a daily basis.  I am teaching my son that happiness is a choice, and it would be great if I could teach a few of my fellow bloggers along the way.  It’s beyond an honor to not only be nominated, but to accept such an award!  My sincerest thanks for your acknowledgment of my “heartwarming blog.”  Thank you so very much!!  I am extremely proud to display this on my page AND have the opportunity to nominate fellow bloggers whom I believe deserve such recognition.

To accept this award, awardees must

  • Display the award on their blog
  • Announce their win with a blog post and thank the blogger who made the nomination
  • Present 10 deserving bloggers with the award
  • Link the awardees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment (or ping-back)
  • Include an embedded video of their current favorite song

My nominations will go to the following blogs, all of which I follow…

 1. Being a Huntress –  Forever trying to help get my B.A.D. off the ground!

 2. Cielo  – For constant motivation and kind words.

 3. Zareen 3 – Nothing but kind things to say!

 4. Dani – Being honest, and acknowledging it publicly is extremely admirable!

 5. Muzzy – My Australian follower and blogger friend!

 6. Fazal Abass – One person who has made a significant difference in MY self confidence!

 7. Blossoms World –  For the beautiful work that comes day after day

 8. Love Happy Notes –  Need I say any more?  Daily inspiration!

 9. Tired Ella – Just on pure genius alone!

10. The Fickle Heartbeat – Always an intellectual read!

 

I have absolutely no idea how to embed a video, so my current favorite song can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwgCBRj3dn4

 

I tried to follow all of the rules to the best of my ability, but as I said, I’m fairly new to all of this.  I am grateful for the acknowledgment and so badly wish we could nominate more than 10 fellow bloggers, as there are so many more I would nominate.  Thank you all for your continued support!!  And enjoy this award because you’ve earned it!!

Until next time…

~Kate

An Ego Boost for Monday evening too!!

Because our conversation has turned to emails, and thus a bit more private, the person I am referring to shall remain anonymous. 

As Bill and I were outside enjoying the stillness and conversation, I was prompted to tell him of a recent discussion I had with a fellow blogger.  This person wrote me to tell me MY words, my advice, motivated them to go forward with something they have always thought about doing.  It is because of me that this person has begun to pursue a passion they thought was long gone.  Well, you know who you are, and I want YOU to know that I am truly blessed to call you my friend.  I can’t wait to see more of your work!!  And when you make it big (because I know you will) don’t forget us little people.

I LOVE that each and every time I sign into this site I am truly inspired.  Whether it’s a post I come across, a daily prompt or the organization asking for more of my work to promote, it’s nothing but inspiration.  I don’t NEED the daily prompts (although I do enjoy doing them).  All I have to do is scroll through my reader.  The only thing I see is inspiration.  LOVE it!!

I hope you all have a fabulous evening!!  Happy blogging!!

Until next time…

~Kate