Not long ago I got a message from my good blogging friend Katherine letting me know she was putting together a series entitled “Between the Lines” featuring bloggers of a “certain age” meaning those of us over 50.
One of the blessings I have had with blogging has been the friendships I have made with other bloggers and one of those special bloggers is my sweet blogging friend Katherine from Katherine’s Corner. Katherine is one of those bloggers found in this elite set of women and she has become a treasured friend.
I love blogging and the chance it has given me to grow and learn as a person. Each day is filled with new adventures as I work to grow and improve my blog. Therefore, I am intrigued by the different areas of blogging and I find there are always new things to learn. From photography skills, to writing skills to designing and promoting my blog….I find the experience of blogging allows me to stretch my mind and I love each aspect of the process. One of the things I find most rewarding is the ability to learn and improve as you go. You are never too old to learn something new!
I am been inspired by so many bloggers and several fit into the “Between the Lines” category! I am delighted to be featured on Katherine’s wonderful blog series today.
As a part of the series Katherine asked me to two questions to get a glimpse into what makes me “who I am”.
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The first question posed to me was
“Were you a blog reader before your blog was created’?
I had to smile when Katherine asked me this question. I was definitely a blog reader ….. More like a blog devourer!
It all started with me being addicted to Pinterest. Before that I hadn’t even really seen a blog …. Didn’t even know they existed. But as I clicked through all of the pins I loved, and viewed where they had come from, I was introduced to blogs and inspired by some wonderful people. There were so many talented people sharing with others.
Having been in the floral and decorating business for over 30 years I knew I would love sharing with others too! I missed the days I had spent it my own shop helping customers find just the right thing for their home and creating the perfect piece for their decor.
Several people urged me to give blogging a try …. and so I did.
Surroundings by Debi went live in April of 2014 after months of designing my site, finding the right logo and working to get it just as I wanted.
I still follow many of the same blogs I found in the very beginning. I am inspired to this day by each blog I read.
I am reminded of the phrase Your Talent is God’s gift to you …. What you do with it is your gift to God.
I love sharing with so many talented people ….. Some I now count as treasured friends!
Katherine then asked me –
“What was the last gift you gave and why”?
The last gift I gave was a book of inspiration to someone who was going through a series of life struggles.
I choose this particular book because it was a book I had received and read myself and found it to be an encouragement to me.
Having recently experienced a few struggles of my own I have come to realize how a small gift or gesture can make someone’s day. To be reminded that someone is out there in the world keeping you in their thoughts and prayers can lift your spirits in such a big way.
It doesn’t have to big a big gift. Often times even a card with encouraging words can mean the world to someone who is struggling.
My goal is to be a better friend in the area as I go forward in life.
A big thank you to Katherine for including me in “Between the Lines” along with some many other fabulous bloggers! Katherine and I became friends early in 2015. I am positive God knew I would need someone like this beautiful soul as she has been one of my biggest supporters during my recent cancer journey.
Please take time to visit the other gifted bloggers featured today on this series!
Find past Between the Lines features HERE!
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