Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thank you for visiting with me!


The table is all set.
Electronics are ready.
I woke up early so that I will have time to visit with you.
Coffee is served, but I might prefer tea if it is early in the morning.
I am drinking Yorkshire tea.
What is your beverage this early in the morning?
I add a little milk and place a piece of toast on the plate.

I click away while I wait for you to come.
Our connection is so strong that I don't
even have to leave my chair 
to visit a few friends 
this morning.

Reading in the morning gets my day going.
I can always find a teachable moment to 
remind me to try that new idea that I've been pondering
or to laugh along the story that you have carefully crafted
to make us come to a wrong conclusion
before revealing the punchline.
I might tear up while reading about the tough times you
are having or the memories of loved ones.

You make me treasure the people I have around me!
You remind me to count my blessings, 
be brave and fly!
You encourage me to focus and 
discover something new--inside or outside.

It is almost time to leave for work.
Maybe just a few more clicks.
I need to let you know what your words meant to me this morning.
While driving to work
I am still thinking about the words that I read.
I wish I'd have time during the day to read your words,
but I have to wait.

Evening comes along with new words.
The stories of travel are so exciting!
I just bookmarked a possible new backpack.
Photos of quilts, markers, plants and sunsets
are making me wonder where I will be next year this time.
Will I return to read more of your words
or will life have taken me to a different direction.

Thank you for sharing a cup of coffee or tea with me.
Thank you for sitting with me early in the morning or late at night.
Thank you for leaving your footprint on my pages.
Thank you for opening my eyes to new possibilities.
Thank you for appreciating my words.

32 comments:

  1. Jaana, I feel like we are early morning friends!! You are often one of the first to write a comment. I hear my own life echoed in these words, "It is almost time to leave for work. Maybe just a few more clicks." I will enjoy my peppermint coffee and sit awhile more. :) Thank you for being such a strong voice in my head!!! :)

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    1. Peppermint coffee?? Have not tried that before!

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  2. What a great ending to the March Challenge, Jaana! At times it is often difficult to leave for work. I want to read and comment on "just one more post" and then I'll go! Enjoying my cup of coffee with your thoughts that I am going to re-read before I go!

    Thank YOU for being such a consistent morning slicer and commenter!

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    1. It's mornings for me to make sure it happens!

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  3. What a beautiful way to reflect on this challenge. I found myself lingering over your words. I especially like the line, "Thank you for leaving your footprint on my pages." I have enjoyed reading your slices each time I've stopped by your blog. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem.

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    1. Val, you have also inspired me to explore Belle Isle during my spring break if the weather holds!

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  4. I didn't get here as often as I would have liked. There are so, so many bloggers this year, and I tried to skip around as much as I could and get to new people every day. Oh, for more time. Maybe some days in April I may to return and visit more SOLC links. Your recap was wonderful.

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    1. Oh, and it's always a cup of black coffee...nice and hot and strong.

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    2. Finding new voices is always a good thing!

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  5. Thank you Jaana for your support. So glad we are friends,
    Bonnie

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    1. we slicers have to stick together!

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  6. I love the idea of "leaving a footprint on the pages", Jaana-beautiful image. Thanks for all your posts, too.

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    1. You have definitely left a footprint on my pages. Thank you!

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  7. Jaana, What a great way to capture what the month was like. I enjoyed reading your posts and look forward to your weekly slices.
    Thank you for your comments on mine.

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  8. Tea. Another cup of tea. What a pleasure to be in your company. I have been reading reflections (and avoiding writing mine), such a great variety. Thank you for the poem.

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    1. As I drink my tea in the morning, I will think of you!

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  9. "I am still thinking about the words that I read." Jaana this happens often with what you say and the way you say it. I love how we leave "footprints" in each others thoughts, too.

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    1. So true. Your footprints often follow me as well!

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  10. Loved how you shared your gratitude and what this month meant to you. So well said. Congratulations for achieving your goal.

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    1. Goal reached! Thank you for being part of it!

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  11. That's just a lovely way to celebrate the writing that connects us all. See you on Tuesday, Jaana.

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    1. Thanks Tara! See you next month!

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  12. Thank you for this perfect picture of what this writing community means to us all. You have shared your enthusiasm and enjoyment of the reading process, and your writing process says all that so beautifully. Thank you!

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  13. This is the perfect ending to this month's journey. I feel like I can look back on you reading all month long. I see your routine like it's one of my own memories. Such a perfect image to define the month. I hope to read your slices next March and throughout the year!

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    1. Wonderful! I will look for you on Tuesdays!

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  14. "Just a few more clicks" has been the official refrain of this month!

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    1. YES!!! Perhaps I will now get to school a bit earlier?

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  15. This is a wonderful reflection on a month of connections. I am so glad we have had this "cup of coffee" together!

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    1. One day, i hope, it will be a real coffee so we can really "talk."

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  16. What beautiful writing and it captures the month so well. Thank you.

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