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Doing something different - One of the "substitute people"
Can I substitute for Kirsten?
araestel
araestel
Doing something different
No whining, no crying, no bitching, just appreciation and love in this post.

Everyone has hard times and moments in time that their lives are for shit. I think it's part of being human--not a good part, but necessary for growth and understanding for the next potion of the journey. However, this post is for the positives, for appreciation, love and thankfulness.

I'm going to share some thankfulness and love and I want you guys to do the same. I know sometimes it's hard to say "thank you" or "I appreciate you" or "you're important to me, so here's this post. Feel free to do the same and anyone can post who wants to. Feel free to share the link if you want--up to you.

So here's the beginning of my list, I'm sure I'll edit as I think of more.

1. Hugs to wav for dealing with me and all my baggage and trying to make it better. No one could ask for a better, more loyal friend. For her unwavering devotion and financial help through these past years. You're my family. *smooshes*
2. Hugs to maubast for more of the same as above. And for listening. And all that other mushy sis-type stuff neither of us would ever say out loud.
3. Hugs to my flist. Some people say they love their flist, but I really do mean it because you guys are important to me, more than you'll probably ever know. *group hugs* I'd love to mention a few by name, but knowing my luck, I'd leave out someone very important and then feel like a jerk so I'll just leave it as love for all.
4. Love and appreciation to wav's parents. They very important to me and have made me feel like I'm truly a part of their family.
5. Love to Roy for giving me the years and the space to allow me to come to terms with my love for him and to understand it could never be more than what it is.
6. Hugs to Deb for understanding my dream and trying to help me find a way to make it happen.
7. Love to Orlando who somehow, through the anger, tears, frustration and rage of my life, has found a way to make me smile. Even though I know he'll never know how important that is to me, I had to say it.
8. And lastly (at least for now), love, gratitude and appreciation to my parents who adopted me as a child and chose to keep me even after becoming so ill as an infant. They've been there for me in good times and all the bad ones offering support in every conceivable way, and it's so very much appreciated.

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pokecharm From: pokecharm Date: April 3rd, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
this is a very sweet post *poke hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: April 3rd, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs*
autumnverse From: autumnverse Date: April 3rd, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is just beautiful sweetie :D What an absolutely wonderful idea, I may have to follow your lead *hugs tightly*
araestel From: araestel Date: April 3rd, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* I thought it was time for something good.
padabee From: padabee Date: April 3rd, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs tightly* I like you a lot, honey.
araestel From: araestel Date: April 3rd, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like you too! You're one of those people that's so very important to me! *smooshes*
lucilla27 From: lucilla27 Date: April 3rd, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
HUGS AND KISSES! :)
araestel From: araestel Date: April 3rd, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs back*
tularia From: tularia Date: April 3rd, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* You make my life brighter too. :-)
araestel From: araestel Date: April 4th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* You're so sweet!!!!
grey853 From: grey853 Date: April 3rd, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I appreciate you, too. I love your artwork and your spirit. You're a good person, someone who can be trusted and who cares about other people.
araestel From: araestel Date: April 4th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey--I do try to be all those things but I know most times, I fail miserably.

*hugs* And you mean the world to me!
maubast From: maubast Date: April 4th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs tight*

*mush mush mush*
araestel From: araestel Date: April 5th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
*smoochies*
pixiereader From: pixiereader Date: April 4th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always liked the saying, 'if you can't say anything good, don't say anything at all'. But if you have good friends, constructive criticism like e.g that outfit does nothing for you at all from the back, is a sign they really are a friend who cares.
araestel From: araestel Date: April 5th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree. As long as it's done in a way that isn't a negative. Friends are always best when honest. 'Cause if you can't trust them, who can you?

*hugs*
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araestel From: araestel Date: April 5th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
:)
monicaop From: monicaop Date: April 4th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi :), I'm just back and I read this... I love you my friend, I think your parents rock and that they kept you 'cause really!!! You are lovely!!! Hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs!!!!
araestel From: araestel Date: April 5th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're too sweet! *smooshes*
woejoedoe From: woejoedoe Date: April 5th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, how lovely. :] I'm grateful for many things, but right now I'm REALLY grateful that Viggo and his madness exist, because he makes me grin and laugh so much. Loco, as I call him. ;]

And also grateful for my flist, because how can I not love you mad lot? :squish:
araestel From: araestel Date: April 6th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL So true! We are quite a bunch. ;)
miladyhawke From: miladyhawke Date: April 6th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think this is such a lovely idea *G* It is very inspirational - I'm more determined now to sit down and write a gushy post about how much I love the people I know in LotRs fandom. Doing the ficathon again reminded me all over what a very special, loving, and generous community it is - I've never found another like it :) I just want to snuggle back into the collective fandom bosom now :-P
araestel From: araestel Date: April 6th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* I know how you feel. Sometimes, it feels like my flist is my lifeline and if not for the fanfic and people who share my love, well... life would suck harder than it already does. Hence, the sharing of the love. :)
From: kailorien Date: April 8th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* I DO love you my sweet! You're one of my favorite people on LJ and I always look forward to seeing what you have to say or have created. :) Its good to have my computer back, but its even better to have you back. *mwah* Have a good day darl.
araestel From: araestel Date: April 9th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW *squishes* I'm glad you're back too! *hugs*
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