step back and rejoice
it’s time to appreciate
past present future
Copyright © Cindy Georgakas
Dear Friends of my Heart,
Before I say so long to posting for awhile, I want to take a moment to reflect on the year and I encourage you to do the same. It’s vital that we pause and step back and appreciate our journey and the progress we’ve made through the ups and downs of our daily living and blogging life. Each moment is new and we will never see it again. Amidst the haste of our busy lives, we can easily forget to stay in the present moment. Sometimes the present moment is so painful we want to be anywhere but there and sometimes it is so beautiful, we want it to stay that way forever. However, life is fleeting and in constant flux, so neither are possible to capture and freeze. What is possible is to give honor to your truth and go with the flow.
Every morning, I start my day in meditation, prayer and movement and then move to my chair to write and read you, which sets the tone of my day. I try to take a deep breath before ending what I am doing, before moving on to what’s next and savor the moment and let go of the last one. I remember, I forget, I remember, I forget and I begin again….a walking meditation if you will.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for walking the journey with me and reading my work. I am truly honored and humbled by your support and encouragement. I feel honored to be invited into your world to share yours with you as well. I am more appreciative than you know for our daily interactions that teach me how to be a better listener and writer, while I detach in love and open my heart to your comments that fill my heart and sometimes leave me scratching my head and questioning. Life without question is dull and and limiting.
YOU ALL ARE MY BIGGEST EVALUATORS and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your insights, feedback, love, honesty, courage, being your authentic selves and truly living the path of writing from your heartfelt experiences. Each of us are different with unique gifts to be cherished and honored. We are so blessed to have each other and I feel so lucky and grateful to know you.
For those who admire my work, thank you beyond words. To those who question my intentions and work, I bless you and thank you for moving on and wish you the best always.
I’m particularly proud to look back and share this years stats with you that make me proud and happy to reflect on. The biggest gift has been the the ability to connect with each other from all over the globe with a common goal of making our world a better place for our future generations and our children.
End-of-year metrics as a holistic recap:
2021: Readers from 162 different countries!
2021: SUMMER WAS HOT..
June & July had 20% more post reads than average.
2021: Top posts of the year:
Top post was a very vulnerable and heartfelt poem from July 7th..
Second most read post is tips shared on blogging on November 29th..
Third most read post is a poem on friendship shared on June 2nd..
Most Proud of:
Co -Author of Utmost Feelings Anthology Compiled by Astha Sirvastanva and working with our team of talented authors and publishers and Editora
3 Publications at MatecordesUsa editor Gabriella Maria Milton, https://uniquelyfitblog.com/2021/12/06/winds-bring-gusts-of-change-published-at-masticadoresusa/ https://uniquelyfitblog.com/2021/08/30/making-peace-with-the-dragon-published-at-masticadoresusa-today/
Honorable Mentioned in Women: Splendid and Sorrow Love Poems and Poetic Prosen by Gabriela Maria Milton
Unexpected Gifts Received:
Dwight from Roth Poetry Haiku Books and wonderful insights on putting his books together.
Timothy Price from Off Center & Not Even for his Amazing gift of my Santa Cynthia Tree that touched my heart so deeply. I will share it with you this year if you miss it here. I was so touched and have been waiting for the perfect moment to share it. His work continues to entertain and open our hearts with his amazing gift of photography and poetry.
Reblogs by Johnathan Coswell, Chuck The Reluctant Poet, Yernasia Relationship Insights and recently Laminsa Indies A sweetheart and talented writer who is an incredible support in our community and will do great things.
All have introduced me to talented writers such as yourselves.
This Year I plan to continue:
Blog one or 2 times a week.
Continue my Fun Fri-Yay if you all enjoy reading it?
Publish my book
Submitting to publishing companies
A surprise to share with you in the beginning of January (no, I’m not pregnant).
Finally to all of you…. old friends, new friends, long lost friends and friends in the pipeline up and coming THANK YOU!
To my family who has put up with my constant tapping on the computer at all hours, my friends in real life that support me by reading my work, waiting for me and encouraging me on my journey. I am forever grateful.
To my fellow Blogging Addicts (you know who you are and especially my partner in crime Ingrid from Experiments in Fiction….an incredible writer and stewart of our earth with a new book coming in February! I’ll see you in rehab! 🤣
May we always live our authentic lives, follow our heart and veer in the direction of our messages.
Keep loving, riding the waves, smiling and create your best life ever. I’m not sure exactly when I will return but sometime in Jan but will be planning to read you.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.Steve Jobs
What a beautiful wrap up post Cindy. Congratulations on all you’ve shared and achieved in 2021. I share with you a deep sense of gratitude and of love for this journey we’re all on together. Much love to you as the year ends and a new one begins. ❤️🙏
Thnaks so Much Miriam!!! I truly appreciate your kind support! It is a blessing and I love your sentiments and so much look forward to another wonderful year-:)❤️🙏💕blessings
Stupendous progress in 2021 Cindy, all thanks to your consistency and excellent writing. Happy holidays my dear. 💖💖
Ahhh thanks my friend. I think that is helpful dear and now I’m in cognito.. lol 🤣 I’ll be back tho💖 Happy New Year to yo too!!!!💖
Wonderful Cindy. Congratulations and Happy New Year.
Thank you Dear Gabriela for your constant support and love. Happy New Year to you as well! 💖💖💖
My pleasure Cindy and thank you to you too. Happy New Year hon 🌺🥰🌹❤️
Always my friend and thanks!!💖🙏💖🙏💖
Bravo Cindy, an inspiring post
thanks sooo much! 💖
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Congratulations Cindy for your fabulous stats!👏👏
💖 Jane 💖
Thank you truly!!! I appreciate your kind support!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏
You are most welcome dear Cindy 💖
You’re very kind.. xo 💖💖💖
You too.xoxo 😘
thanks soooo much.. Happy Thursday!🌷
Welcome dear 💖
How wonderful to see this!! You are a great writer and it has been a real pleasure to know you, Cindy! Stay blessed and wish you a Happy New year!! 💕💕💕🙏💐🤗
This is such a wonderful message to receive from you my friend. Thank you truly and I feel the same about you.
Happy New Year to you as well! 💖💖💖
Well done Cindy! You’re killing it! I really hope you’re able to meet all of your goals in 2022. 🙂
💖 Shelly my friend 💖
You’re really kind and reflecting as we speak.
You too dear!! 👏👏
Dear Cindy, you have a lovely blog, I’ve been absent more than I like but I’ve enjoyed your writing immensely. Enjoy your pause dear Cindy. Happy new year with love ❤️
Thanks so much Holy! Your support and message mean the world to me. I appreciate your acknowledgement. I’m breaking out of blog rehab for fun Fri Yay tomorrow.. I do hope to share it with you .
Thank you so much and happy holiday and New Year to you too💖🙏💖
Wow, beautiful, Cindy!
Congratulations and a Happy and Blessed New Year to you and yours!!
Thanks so much Pat-:)❤️
Same to you my friend!
All the best with your plans and well wishes for the new year.Great blog🎉
Congratulations Cindy! When we receive any kind of encouragement from others, we realize how life’s smallest connections fuel our journey. Best wishes with your writing and blogging.
Thanks so my Richard! Yes that’s a good way to say it. Thanks so much for the wishes and kindness always!
If I were you I’d hawk the blog that was read the least 😅
Cindy statistically your numbers looks very strong. Second love the way you start you day everyday. And Finally, love the way you reflect on holding or let go the present.
Oh thank you so much! It was fun to reflect on and you’re very kind to reflect back to me-:)❤️🙏
Congratulations on an astounding year! I love seeing the colors you use to share the diverse reach of your audience. May the words flow into 2022. 🙂
Thanks so much Jaya!!! It loved seeing that too and it was fun to check the stats. That’s a great wish Jaya.. thank you and to you as well!
This is very inspiring ❤ wish I could achieve that too one day 😊😊😊
Many Many congratulations dear. Keep going
Thanks so much Yam! Kind of you ❤️
Mine pleasure deqe
So happy that your blog is doing so well- it’s one of my absolute favourites!! I look forward to more amazing posts in 2022!
Glad to know your blogging is going so well and your writing I have really enjoyed on MasticadoresUSA. Happy New Years my friend and hope you and your loved ones have one of the best years ever. Sending lots of big hugs and lots of love and prayers for blessings. Congratulations on all your publications. Love Joni
Thanks so much Joni. It was fun to check them and I was pleasantly surprised. Oh thanks so much. it has been lots of fun and I like you am so honored and proud to be writing with you! 💖 I appreciate your ongoing support. and friendship!🙏
It is impossible to read everyone’s post. That is the hard part my friend. I too love getting published and your work is lovely Cindy. I like that I can go to Masticadores and read my dear friends work including you, yea!!!!! My hat is always off to you for working so hard. I can’t let it be my sole purpose in life. I am driven to write but as you know there are lots of other things to do. I also follow artist and photographers too. There is so much talent out there it is wild isn’t it? I am blessed to be in such a wonderfully supportive community. We will do what we can and have to be kind to ourselves. Love you Cindy and so happy for you, please know you are in my thoughts, prayers and blessings to your big beautiful family. 🤗❤️🦋🥰🙏🙏
It sooo is Joni but we try and I find it hard to write and not be reciprocal. It requires a lot tho and I’m learning I can only do my best which is truly all any of us Candi!
Oh I love to read your work and I try to check Mastacadores as well!
Thank you for your support and getting the effort and time.. you know well. I LOVE YOUR WORK AND ALL YOU CONVEY AND STAND FOR.
Your work is a gift to humanity!
Being kind to ourselves is paramount.
All my Love to you and your beautiful bright self 💕❤️🥰my fried and thanks for yours
I just read this post! Congratulations on the amazing stats! I love how you put them together in tables and a pie chart! I love reading your blogs and I have witnessed you grow your blog quickly and learn fast. I love how you connect readily with other bloggers. You must be an extrovert! I love your way with words and your ideas and your energy. You are a great writer!
what a lovely comment to wake up to today. Thank you truly for your kind and heartfelt words. I’m happy to hear you liked the way they were put together. It was fun to look back and see the growth. I do love connection which is what life is about for me so that is the fun part and I appreciate knowing you connect with my writing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m actually an ambivert but rise to the occasion well to being an extrovert. Thanks truly for taking the time and have a wonderful day!
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Thanks so much my friend.. this is sooo old.. lol
Yes,I know but “Old is Gold”. Any way have a great Sunday.🙏
lol Yes…. old is gold..You do the same .. thanks 🙏🏼