Happy Fun Fri-Yay Friends,
I’m been so excited to share this with you and suddenly I can’t find the words today, as “fun” hardly describes what what I’m feeling and I’m struggling to find them which is not like me as you know. I have posted the definition of fun before once on my blog but it hardly comes close to the feeling I have inside.
The closest that I could come up with defined as FUN on google was this:
The definition of fun is something that brings pleasure, joy or playfulness. An example of fun is dancing with friends. An example of fun is children playing together at the playground. (informal) Enjoyable, amusing.
While we had a lot of joyful times together during the holidays where we danced, played games and created an indoor playground which was incredibly fun, this still doesn’t describe the feeling I had when I opened my gift from my Secret Santa on Christmas Eve, which was from Bhlat (her blog name). We draw names between the 6 of us and the thought and care that goes into each gift is truly heartwarming.
I was totally in shock when I opened my package. This was the moment I’d been dreaming of, the reason I started blogging like a fiend in the first place when the pandemic happened but couldn’t get my head around it, something I’ve thought about doing for years and then right in front of my eyes, it was delivered in my hands and I was in an altered state of reality.
An expression of what I’ve been working towards my whole life but didn’t know how to put into fruition was sitting in my lap. My baby that I could hold in my hands and see and witness as a part of myself and I didn’t need to nurse or pacify it. As I write these words tears are streaming down my face with a sense of gratitude and elation and I feel warmth inside radiating from my head to toes. It’s not like me to struggle with putting what I want in the world, this is what I do for a living but with my busy schedule and still working full time, flying by the seat of my pants, I just couldn’t bring the pieces together to birth this dream into action.
And now, here in my hands I was holding this baby, sitting with all 4 of my babies and my 5th was now joining our family. All of the years of love and nurturing, tireless nights, staying up all night, chauffeuring, guiding, watching their performances, celebrations and giving out was coming back to me. Their presence is always enough and seeing them fly in the world the gift. But in this moment the gift was feeling seen and heard, not only as a mom but as an individual in the world that they truly respect and honor. Parents give to their children but I’ve never expected anything back. Sure we trade off with chores when they are home etc but I’m talking about on an emotional level where I was actually honored for what is important to me and it touched me deeply.
Parents give their children two gifts….
one is roots,
the other is wings.
I never doubted they loved me and they definitely show up and write beautiful cards on my birthday and Mother’s Day etc but this touched me in a way I never knew possible. I can’t thank you enough Bhlat more for your gift of time, love in action with your incredible busy schedule, reflecting my thoughts into a format I can have as my legacy of love in the world.
I present to you from her heart to mine and now from mine to yours:
And the journey begins with a few more pictures splattered in to bring the print alive to my poetry…..
This was a labor of love and she painstakingly went through all of my blog posts and pulled and extrapolated from my website as well. All the while, I didn’t think they read anything I wrote. Well, except her, but suddenly she went mia and I just figured she was too busy. This reminds me of raising children when you think no one is listening to you and suddenly you see that we are still teaching from a distance and the time spent and words shared still seep through when you share your heart and truth. There are no words that could adequately express my words of appreciation but I do know the 2 most important gifts in the english language are thank you so THANK YOU Bhlat (she is the one in the elf p.j’s)!
Gifts from the heart are treasured memories, touching every corner of our being in the most joyful or sorrowful times in life.
Copyright © Cindy Georgakas at
The Unique Times all right
She created this on Blurb and used a pixelated photo application which I love and brings photos to life in a way even my artist friends admire. I love it because it is so forgiving of any flaws and wrinkles, so I think I’m going to see if I can get pixelated and walk around in this new look. hahahahaha! I mean we are in a VR world these days.
She said it was pretty easy to format, has lots of good FAQ’s, for print and paper quality.
I would love to hear from you and what you have used if you have published a book. What is your experience, who have you used, can you get it out worldwide etc. Did you hire an editor or go through a publishing company? I may just stick with Blurb and my daughter has been super helpful as I go through and pick my selections of what poems I want to include for this book.
My mother has always been my biggest cheerleader encouraging me to get a book out and I want to get this one in her hands now so she can enjoy it. I honestly never know what is her dream or mine but at least by producing it, I can find out. I can’t thank her enough for her years of support and faith in my work and gifting me roots and wings to fly.
I know Ingrid at EIF just announced her new venture of supporting others in their publishing journey which is very exciting. Check her site for her available book available on Amazon, The The Anthropocene hymnal and her new poetry book coming soon.
Yvette from Priorhouse Blog has been a constant admirer of my work from the get go, always singing me praises which has meant the world to me.
I often put her comments in a section of my notes as affirmations to encourage me which are hidden treasured gems, I so much appreciate. Her latest book Lady by the River can be seen and purchased here.
She also does interviews and I was honored to be featured on her blog where she interviewed me on my fitness career here. If you are looking for an exercise video to do you can find one there as well.
All of your words and comments truly feed and sustain me on this journey, thank you truly from the bottom of my heart. We are all on this path together and we all have our own story of our heart to share.
Our blogging community is truly the back bone of support in the literary world and we need each other in so many ways. People understand us here and our love of the written word or of pictures that move us deeply. The support we have available with each other to grow and shine in ways our everyday world might discount is a gift that touches me deeply, which is why our connection means the world to me and I was so excited to share this with you.
Have a wonderful Fri-Yay and weekend and hold on to your dreams as we make our way to the New Year. Beginnings take time and can’t be rushed as we reflect and root into where we are and where we want to be going. Thank you truly for visiting today 🙏.
Blessings of Love and to all you wish for,