Kindness, and Kids, and Blogs

 

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   Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh, My!  Not as scary as that.  Certainly not kindness, just the opposite in fact.  Kids can be kinda scary, but if you treat ‘em with plenty of, you guessed it, kindness, it usually turns out fine.  Now blogs…..well, I think they would hopefully respond like the kids usually do.  That’s what I’m countin’ on.  And already experienced.   A very uplifting and kind blogging experience here lately.

Blogsters can also be tricky, tryin’ to make you follow them.  Some will take all the followers they can get, but though they get you to visit them by following you, they really have no intention of continuing.  A real clue is to see if they respond to you thanking them for their “follow”.  Not a Follow Fisher.  But this aint about them, it’s about them that aint….Follow Fishers.  It’s about a real warm hearted honest human being who happened to chance upon my blog, and we now follow one another.  Like friends, like neighbors, though she is in Canada.  I know her as Jocelyn, and she writes about the lovely Pacific Northwest, and her home and young family, and recipes that she loves.  But we all get busy, and sometimes forget to check on one another, and she was just so sweet and complimentary and real in her comment on catching up with me on my post just prior.  Feb. 28 comment from “lytlejoc” on “Wait In The Darkness”.  Sure made my day….week even….maybe month.

Well, this post is dedicated to her, and her kindness.  I wanted to give her something, but what?  We both love our kids (no, I am not sending her my kid….she is too big now to ship anyway!)  A song.  A song from when my daughter was leaving home for college, with all her Southern Angel dreams.  And lots of clothes.

Oh, yeah, the song is a free download on Bandcamp, a new site I just put some of my tunes on.  A rather simple site, but kind of elegant and effective I think.  Please at least check it out and let me know.  Thanks!  This song continues the Original Song a Week for a Year thing I am doing.  Song on!

John Paul

Hear it is (hope it warms you, Joc)

ps- I have made some other true blog friends as well, like Kerry, Cyranette, Cookie, and Pigeonheart.  I appreciate each of them as well.  Just that Joc’s comment came at just the right time, in just the right way.

http://johnpaulmcneil.bandcamp.com/track/southern-angel

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About John Paul McNeil

New to blogging. New to being retired (my daughter says I retired too early). I say not soon enough, as so much music was waiting to come out. Thoughts which turn to poems which turn to songs. The Earth is one rich theme. But also want to theme this search for where the Music, and the Words, and the Songs come from. And go.
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2 Responses to Kindness, and Kids, and Blogs

  1. Cyranette says:

    Long distance hug for you, John Paul. :-)

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