Monday, August 29, 2011


MAXMOM here...

Friendship - an unhailed gift?

Imagine a life without a witness.
Imagine accomplishing a great deed but with no one noticing. 
 Imagine sampling a confectioner's ultimate creation - alone. 
 Imagine having no one to watch you achieve your life's dream... 
 Imagine not being able to share your joy with someone who understands.
 Imagine not allowing yourself to dance in celebration.

If you can do this, then you can begin to appreciate the value of friendship and companionship, the merit of community, the advantage of caring, the dream of upliftment and the euphoria of celebration.

We all need someone with whom we can share our experiences, hold hands, take up our concerns and encourage us when the going gets tough.  We all need people to stand by us in times of trouble, times of success and ordinary times too. None of us want to be alone - to have our life drift past, without a second glance.

Today, I want to pause for a moment - to appreciate ALL my companions: -

...My family, my friends, my dogs, my blogging buddies and all my acquaintances!!!

Many of you are virtual strangers but you are equally important.   I will look forward, too, to the privilege of meeting you one day.

 We are all measured by the lives we have touched - positively!
 Today, I want to express my own gratitude to you...

I would like to take a moment, to thank you for sharing this incredible journey with me.  Thank you for supporting me and for encouraging me in my MAXDOG dream.  Your witness and comfort is crucial to MAXDOG finally being in print.  It's happening as we speak...

...only THREE MONTHS to go!!! 
 But they are three long, privotal months. 

 I simply can't do this without you...and I am grateful.

Sending lotsaluv


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Have a wonderful, happy and fulfilling week!


Becky Andrews said...

This is such a beautiful message. IF I haven't already indicated we want to be on the list to buy a book!

Mrs. JP said...

See I think that is a good reminder. Some people say that I am a "people person." Not really, I like being here w/ the pack and JP. Those times when I'm out with people I need to remember to appreciate this time.
Yipee,,MaxDog in print! Wow, you did it, good for you and all of us that will enjoy the book.

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Good friends are the best.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a beautiful post!!! I am thrilled that MaxDog is in print and can't wait to get one!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Scout and Freyja said...

The most important people in our lives, other than family, all begin with that first 'hello'. Thank you for such a poignant and uplifting post today, Caryl. It meant a lot to me today given recent events.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Beautiful post, and photos to match.

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a great post. Friendship sure is a valuable thing
Benny & Lily

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

very lovely post, pictures and words. I an so looking forward to getting my copy. Mum did email.. Hugs GJ xx

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

That is a perfect message. No wonder you have friends, family and the blogging community behind you. Can't wait to read all about Max. No worries, and love, Stella

How Sam Sees It said...

What a great message!


Anonymous said...

What a lovely post MaxMom and so very inspiring too!

woos, Tessa

sprinkles said...

I would like a copy - will have to email you when I have more time.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I hear your words Maxmom. I feel what you say.
I also thank you and others who have walked with me through storms.
Knowing your all out there, lending paws and comforting words.. have helped me to follow the journey that I am on.

Your journey has been incredible and I am honored to call you my friend.
And yes, I am saving up so that I can buy a copy of this treasured book that I have waited and waited so long -----to hold in my hands.

rottrover said...

A wonderful post! Thank you.

Molly the Airedale said...

What a wonderful post and beautiful pictures!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Vegas Discount Gifts & Shopping said...

Great post. The fourth picture is priceless. So cute. You are right we do need people to give us encouragement when the going gets tough. Life is precious and it is special when you can find someone to share the journey. :)

The Thuglets said...

What a lovely post and stunning photos!

Its always nice to make new friends!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx