A letter of thanks (and fixing a glitch)

DSCF3728Dear readers:

I so appreciate each of you as you follow and read “Tales for Life” posts. There are untold numbers of excellent bloggers, scads of fascinating information and ideas to ingest. I know you all live demanding, at times tiring, lives. And I remain faithful to my weekly posts not only because I am passionate about writing but because you come back for more. It is humbling to see the “like” button clicked. I encourage you to leave a comment so I know what struck you and what you’d like to share otherwise. I follow many of your great blogs, as well.

But writing hurdles certainly occur for me, generally related to the computer. The post just published on 1/2/14 had many formatting glitches–my computer was having a fit, or the site was. It was a very lengthy process to get it posted, and even then, imperfectly. I’m not sure what happened to its title but now it’s in place: “Afternoons at the Ice Palace”.

This short story is based in part on my lifelong love of ice skating. It was one of the saving graces of my childhood and youth and continues to bring me pleasure and fitness. Although I have lost some figure skating skills, the ice still calls me. I plan on going to my local indoor rink soon. I do miss wintry blasts of wind and snow swirling around the rink. But joy will embrace me as soon as I hit that slick surface and pick up speed. It takes  my breath away.

Well being is more important each passing year–spiritual, emotional, and physical. My coronary artery disease is being managed well overall even as I accept my life will likely be shortened by its presence. So please don’t put off any concerns you have about your own health; early interventions can save us from much suffering.

I care about people, their struggles and breakthroughs, the complex questions and epiphanies that arouse wonder. Seeing and encouraging Divine Love in others is a priority. The most important thing to me is the knowledge of God being here, now, close to each of us. We are never abandoned; we digress and move away of our own accord. I have wandered down some twisty, tangled paths of my own and made unwise decisions.

I notice that atheism is getting more press. And there continues to be violent verbal and actual attacks on various religions. The world never wearies of dissent. I am Christian although my writing is about many topics and imaginings. My beliefs may not match yours or yours, mine. But we each can vow to improve our work or play, carry out actions enlivened by healthy risk and extra effort if they are informed by a faith that grants us stamina, inspiration and peace. May your own spirits and minds be so strengthened.

So may your coming days and weeks of 2014 be fruitful and active, buoyed by contentment and love. Thank you for making my past year one of good steps forward. I have gained more readers weekly, in large part to being Freshly Pressed. You have kindly supported my efforts. It makes a difference as I scribble away, seeking the words that convey a few worthy tales about living a life on earth.

Tell me: what tales do you want to design and live today?

Regards,
Cynthia

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About Cynthia Guenther Richardson

For twenty-five years I have been addictions/mental health clinician. Addtionally, I have published a few pieces of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for a published excerpt of my novel, Other Than Words (which has not been published in entirety--yet). I enjoy writing about living richly despite a diagnosis of heart disease at age 51, about the healing process of addicted persons and about the pleasures and challenges of writing. I like to share my short fiction and poetry, as well, and include a few of (mostly) my photographs. In truth, I will write about anything that strikes my fancy. Let me hear from you when you visit!
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4 Responses to A letter of thanks (and fixing a glitch)

  1. Gina says:

    One thing I must remember to do and that is to never comment on a post using my iPhone.

    “man ageing” should read managing. Oops!

  2. Gina says:

    You are by far a very beautiful woman that can express herself effortlessly, with clarity and above all, with the passion born to write.

    I’m happy to learn that your man ageing your heart situation well, and I may not be aware of the severity of it, I hope that you can continue to get the help you deserve.

    Happy new year!

    • Such sweetness to your words! I am happy to hear from you again, Gina! Thank you greatly. I have lived past my prognosis (now 12 years-diagnosed at 51–two stent implants, a couple medications, prayer and exercise) and I intend to continue to stick around here as long as there is usefulness in my living and heart. Oh, the heart word sneaked in there. We just don’t know how much both literal and emotional heart really says and does for us until we no longer take it for granted…Be kind to yours always! Happy New Year to you and yours, as well.

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