I have always felt that the song, “What a Wonderful World,” was
one of my all time favorites. It IS a wonderful world! I love that
Louis Armstrong song! There are moments that it can bring me to
tears, others where it can give me bubbles of joy and wonderment!
I also, enjoyed the old black and white Christmas movie, “It’s A
Wonderful Life.” The character that Jimmy Stewart plays is named
George Bailey. The movie shows us a fantastic, but simple, story of
how one man’s life impacts others around him. It is so moving.
The small town in this movie, plays its part in telling the tale,
too. But, most importantly, the people in the town gather round and
‘circle their wagons,’ to help George to really know his life has
meaning to it. The townspeople all take turns, sharing and expressing
their reasons why he is needed to be part of their lives. How his
life impacted theirs, too. They want him to believe they all feel
that he is why they got to be where they are today, through his
It is valuable for you to remember, wherever you go, that there
are people surrounding you, caring about you, and who are cheering
you on, in so many unspoken ways.
Please, never feel you wish to end your life! I always get teary-
eyed, when I think of some of you, who deal with chronic pain,
going blind or blindness, cancer, Lyme’s Disease, OC/DC, other
afflictions and anxieties. There are everyday problems, challenges
and disabilities too numerous to explain or describe. If it were
possible to gather you all together, giving you a warm embrace,
I would do this!
I thought, long and hard, about my recent award nomination where I
was once more recognized for my blogging. I wondered how I could make
this post different and how it could be received.
How could I express this in a unique way and still give meaning to the
wonder that I get when someone gives me something like this!
I thought about what my blogging community has added to my life,
in so many directions, leading my thoughts into other dimensions
and how could I express this best?
This is my important original thought I wish to pass on to you
We all are like dominoes, leaning on each other.
We can form a great wall of protection.
We can overlap our black bodies and white spots.
We can match the two’s with the two’s
And the blank’s with the blank’s.
We can find our similarities and join them.
We can create paths across borders.
We can make ourselves form straight lines.
We can create gradual curves, gently angling
In waves of comraderie and companionship.
(Dominoes cannot hook arms, but they can seem
like they are ‘working together’ in unison.)
We can pile on top of each other!
Neatly or hap-hazardly.
We can ’embrace’ each other,
caring and supporting one another.
On other more wilder, carefree days,
We can overlap, standing up tall,
All come tumbling down,
Giggling and laughing with each other!
Dominoes is such a lovely game we play together.”
Written 4/30/14 by Robin Elizabeth Oldrieve Cochran.
This leads me to the same conclusion that the character, George
That once we all become part of a community, the world becomes
a way of being our ‘small town.’
We are like neighbors, where we come to know, understand and
make the world a ‘smaller place.’
My friend, Amanda, has hysterically funny ways of looking at
life, especially as a mother of three children and wife of the
man she loves. A recent post where she compares herself to the
‘perfect mum’ and the ‘perfect wife.’ I know you will love her
forever for expressing her doubts and her lively photos of what
we could look like or do, if we were all so perfect! She is also
a photographer and philosopher. You will enjoy her blog at:
You will find the beautiful newer friends to my blogging
community in my list of nominees! If you wish to seek out
the rules and other important parts of the Award Post that
Amanda composed and included ‘moi!’ then please look at her
I wish to pass the Wonderful Team Members Readership Award
to the following people. I assure you that their blogs are
clever, witty, fun and beautiful. I am probably going to take
a ‘shortcut’ and wish that all my readers please check them
out and hope you find new great places to visit!
1. Marylin, Poetry, beauty and light found here:
2. Colleen, you get me thinking and you have interesting ways
of expressing yourself in your posts. You are new to me, which
makes me want to get to know you better!
3. April, I feel close to you. I worry about your health challenges
and also, appreciate your seeing beauty in spite of yourself!
4. Mama Bear Musings has given me ideas of oils, healing and meditation
reminders. Her DIY recipe for cellulite reducing, wow! Here she is in
her giving blog, that shares with us so much we need to hear about!
5. Redbird’s Roost:
6. Faith and thoughts shared here:
7. Family and fun are important to Dorreen:
8. Kim is a new grandmother, along with a spiritual warrior:
9. She has been having a hard time lately, so this may cheer
10. There are lovely photos and poetry here:
11. He has a sense of humor. The post on chocolate pie, ‘had’ me!
12. Paul has fantastic artwork in his photography:
13. Thoughts and fun can be found here:
14. Hi to the different places you take my mind:
I am so glad that all of you are on my Wonderful Team!
I appreciate your reading and commenting on my posts. I have a lot
of hope that we will someday get to meet and have a stadium of people
who will all cheer in unison for blogging and our friendships!
Go, Team, Go!