The Weekly Round-Up
Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blogs which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Remember, if you have written or read a post recently which you would like me to share with readers, then please leave a comment below.
This week saw many of you remembering 9/11 in your blogs – Jackie reprises her poem, Choice; and Yvonne shares a poem by Irish poet, Seamus Heaney; Catherine writes movingly of the intermingling of tragedy and miracle and Jamie writes of a sweet gesture made when words fail.
If 9/11, heck, if cancer has taught us anything it is that we aren’t guaranteed a tomorrow, which leads me to Debbie’s question this week:
Are you saving your good stuff for the regular season? Are you waiting for it to really matter before you get out there and show us your best stuff? Are you biding your time, thinking that now really doesn’t matter because there’s always next season? Tell me what would change in your life if you decided right here, right now, to go for the gold.
Someone going for gold and living the life she feels drawn to lead is my friend Terri Wingham..check out her latest post on her plans for New Delhi 2013.
Of course, we can push ourselves too hard and fast in reaching for that gold, so In Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day, Julia Barnickle has some good advice for us on taking things one step at a time:
if you can accept that even doggy-paddle moves you forward – albeit very slowly – then you can learn to appease that part of you that is constantly pushing you to do better and faster, and accept that some progress is better by far than no progress at all.
A lovely blog award goes to Keep The Calm and deservedly so – I really enjoyed learning more about Jenn and to discover that she also loves the movie The Outsiders 😉
Do check out Lovely Katie Lumps blog where she is writing about something oh so familiar to many of us…the end of treatment – or as she so aptly calls it Surviving Survivorship!
Celebrating blogoverseraries this week..Nancy’s Point and Tami Boehmer.
Philippa has got herself a bicycle this week – complete with basket and happy sounding bell 🙂
Liz is telling tales of Darwin on her Paw Paw Salad blog
Much food for thought on Audrey’s blog this week, as she writes of how her advocacy was formed by the values instilled in her in her childhood background.
Two of my favourite ladies are convalescing – please keep them in your thoughts and prayers – The Pink Underbelly’s Nancy from knee surgery and The Big C and Me’s Renn has had the final surgery to remove her tissue expanders and replace them with permanent implants.
Anne Marie is writing of Kathy Bates’ diagnosis of breast cancer and shares with us the tweet she received from Kathy herself, which seems to me the perfect way to round off this week’s round-up:
No tears. Distinguished survivors in this club
Until next week, my distinguished survivors…
Yours with love
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love these round ups
Aww, thanks Marie! I’m getting stronger every day, and your get-well wishes will carry me through today! xo
P.S. Renn, hope you’re feeling better and that today is a great day!
Thanks for including me in your roundup, Marie, and thanks as always for letting us know about all of these wonderful blog postings!
You are so welcome Tami..and happy blogoverserary to you again x
Thanks for quoting my post in your Round-Up! As always, I’m so honored to be among such wonderful blog writers who inspire and touch our hearts with their “good stuff” every week! Bravo to all!
Survival > Existence,
Bravo to all indeed Debbie 🙂
Marie, thanks for the shout out, I needed it! I feel soooooo much better today! And thanks too to Pink! 😉
Oh so glad to hear you are feeling better today Renn..we all know the healing process can be two steps forward and 4 steps back (or something!) Know that you are in our thoughts always xxx
Thank you so much for this wonderful roundup, Marie. I’ve been very busy since I returned from my trip to Dallas and am now in the midst of a move. So I’m not able to blog now, but will get back into the swing of things soon. I’ll have to catch up on these must-reads! xox
Oh it is lovely that Fridays feel like Fridays again 🙂 I love this weekly get together and meeting so many blogaristas, some for the fitst time. Thank you for creating this super space, and thank you so much for mentioning the gecko 🙂 So glad that you are back to good health xxx
Reading comments like yours Philippa makes it all worth while 🙂
I wish I could ‘like’ that comment Philippa. You’ve captured this Friday round-up so well. Marie, I met/read many new bloggers through your round-ups who I’d never know about otherwise. Thanks so much 🙂
That’s just what I hoped the weekly round up would do Catherine..so thank you for your comment x
Yes, I was going to ask you about that Jan..I think this is the first ever round up that you haven’t appeared in! Looking forward to you resuming your regular schedule..we have to hear all about your trip to Dallas! Good luck with the move x
A great round-up, Marie. Thank you very much for including my post amongst the others. Sept 11th is a date that makes me pause to reflect, and I’m so thankful to have the blogging forum on which to share those feelings.
Just catching up with these great blogs today…terrific one and all..thanks for putting it all togehter
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