Something beautiful

When I woke up this morning I found a visitor in the garden. I love these little creatures and find them very endearing.  I thought hedgehogs were nocturnal but it turns out they do forage during the day and this one was busily munching his way through seeds dropped by the birds.  We don’t have many wild mammals in the UK and the ones that remain tend to be small. They’re still beautiful.

Something beautiful has happened since I began blogging.

I wasn’t expecting it and I’ve been surprised, amazed and very touched.  The support, thoughts, encouragement and kindness of the blogging community has reached me from all over the world.  Connections have been forged that it would be impossible to create in any other way and I’ve received the most amazing gifts. People have written poetry, added heart-warming comments and given award nominations. It’s more than I ever expected from a blog designed to keep a small group of family and friends up to date with my continually evolving life during and after breast cancer treatment.

I want to say thank you, everyone, for all that you do.  The support I receive here is amazing and it sees me through the darkest of days… it’s true I’m usually optimistic but like everyone else I have the odd moments of doubt.  I now wake up every morning and like discovering the hedgehog in the garden, I find there’s something beautiful awaiting me.  A comment, a like, a new follow.  So special and so kind.

I have very little to offer you in return except my ramblings and some photos but I want you to know I appreciate your support and am glad we’ve been able to meet each other in this virtual world. Long may we be friends because friendship is something very beautiful 🙂


10 thoughts on “Something beautiful

  1. As you know, I only manage to ‘catch up’ and get here every few days. Having caught up with your latest posts, all I can say is ‘keep on rambling,’ I enjoy reading each and every post. They are always inspiring.


  2. This is the first time I have been compared to a hedgehog and I am honored. haha.
    Thank you for the joy you make me realize is at my fingertips. {{{Hugs}}}
    Chatted with your Dad on twitter, and he has some great wisdom on parenting. I told him he needed to guest post. hint, hint.


  3. Wonderful post. The blogosphere is a rich tapestry of support and shared experience that is priceless. Much like that little hedgehog (squeeee!). I can’t say more than that. Keep on writing!!


  4. They’re the sweetest. It’s wonderful to watch animals in the early morning. Munching away like as if there were no troubles in this world. Don’t say you have so little to offer. 🙂

    With your posts you gave me an entire world.


    • They are sweet aren’t they. I’m a soft touch for all kinds of animals, just can’t resist them so they get well fed in my garden. I’m very touched by your last line, deeply honoured.


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