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Do You Make People Feel Loved and Appreciated?

I am a very lucky lady to have learned the value of relationships to others.

These others do not always come in the form of family or face-to-face friendships. With the advent of the Internet, our friendships can be forged through instant pen-pal relationships, chat rooms, social media and various other computer-based communication.

There was a time when I might have felt hurt to spend a milestone birthday by myself. Somehow, we often have expectations of what events are to represent, or how they are to be carried out.

Yesterday, there were no presents to open, no visitors, no gala event, or candles to blow out. (I shared what I did yesterday on my blog entry, Sixty Years and a Day into My 61st . )

Although it would have been nice to have had a party and more people call or send cards, I know that it is not about quantity in life, but about quality. It is about choosing our special moments and friends, and also about how we view the world around us.

When I started to read the notes left here in Persona Paper on my profile page, the articles that people wrote to honor my day, and the comments all of you have left, I can honestly say that this is the best possible gift that anyone could have ever given to me.

When it all comes down to it, people will remember not the words spoken or written, but how you make them feel. And you all make me feel appreciated, loved, supported, cared for and important to you.

From across the miles and through the time zones, and on this amazing journey of Life (through the Web of communication), thank you from the bottom of my heart for the friendship you share with me.

© Copyright 2015 - Coral Levang. All Rights Reserved.

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MegL wrote on August 11, 2015, 5:02 PM

Hmm, I wonder how one could go about organising a surprise party on line. I suppose it would have to be a webinar or possibly a skype call? Maybe there would have to be a CCTV camera in a certain place and then people using the skype or a conference call or webinar to call in. It's something that maybe could be done, after all there must be many families with distant members that would all like to get together at a single time. Anyway, glad you had a good day and plenty of bargains, even if it wasn't a surprise party!

CoralLevang wrote on August 11, 2015, 10:27 PM

emoticon :smile: I try to have a good time every day. emoticon :smile:
The Skype party sounds fun. LOL

cheri wrote on August 11, 2015, 11:51 PM

A very Happy Birthday friend! I love the way you celebrate your special day.

CalmGemini wrote on August 12, 2015, 3:37 AM

Better late than never.A very Happy Birthday to you, CoralLevang .
Read your blog entry '' Sixty Years and a Day into My 61st''. A very nice and moving post.

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Hollyhocks100 wrote on August 12, 2015, 4:49 AM

Hi Coral, and a very happy belated birthday greeting to you emoticon :grin: Sorry I missed the actual event, but I have been too busy with other things to be online much lately, it´s also too hot in my computer room to dally long in here.

catsholiday wrote on August 12, 2015, 9:13 AM

I hope you enjoyed the day despite not having loads of cards and gifts :(

CoralLevang wrote on August 12, 2015, 10:42 AM

Thank you, Cheri !

CoralLevang wrote on August 12, 2015, 10:43 AM

CalmGemini Thank you, so much!!

CoralLevang wrote on August 12, 2015, 10:44 AM

Hi Anne! Great to hear from you, and thank you. As I consider August my birthday, it's all good! emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on August 12, 2015, 10:45 AM

Thank you, catsholiday . I did enjoy the time (can read it in my blog).

chrisandmark wrote on August 12, 2015, 11:42 AM

Happy belated birthday - loving MegL 's idea of a Skype party! emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on August 12, 2015, 12:23 PM

Thank you so much, chrisandmark

alexdg1 wrote on August 12, 2015, 1:08 PM

Although I don't always succeed, I do try to make others feel loved and/or appreciated. That's just the way I roll.

Paulie wrote on August 13, 2015, 3:35 AM

it is cdefinitely important to make people feel loved and appreciated. This is especially important for our youth and senior citizens.

AliCanary wrote on August 13, 2015, 6:56 PM

We are simply returning the love that you have given so freely to us, Miss Coral. emoticon :heart:

CoralLevang wrote on August 14, 2015, 6:48 AM

I can see that you have a servant's heart, alexdg1 . You are one of the kindest people I have ever "met."

CoralLevang wrote on August 14, 2015, 6:49 AM

It is important for everyone. We must also make sure that we do not patronize in our showing of love and appreciation, as well.

CoralLevang wrote on August 14, 2015, 6:50 AM

Don't make me cry now, AliCanary . emoticon :winking: Thank you. Hug.

Paulie wrote on August 15, 2015, 12:03 AM

Yes, it is equally important for everyone since we are all created in the image and likeness of God.