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I Really Have 5,000 Reasons To Thank You, I Just Didn't List Them All.....

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Sunshine
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0 posted 08-26-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I Really Have 5,000 Reasons to Thank You, I Just Didn't List Them All…

It's difficult to know where to start.  I desired to do something distinguished for reaching what to me seemed like an unattainable milestone.  I thought that if Passions lasted long enough, someday [HA] I would reach 2,000 posts.  I thought perhaps if I had stamina enough, I might last six months.

Then an amazing thing happened.  With what was "little participation" on my part [I thought I was invisible...] I was asked to assist as a Newsletter Editor. [I may have been waving my hand madly, and do you know how HARD it was to get Sharon's attention in cyberspace?] Then a little while later [and after much speculation, I know] I was asked to assist Rebecca as a Moderator! WOW!

Then I thought perhaps it would be amusing if I too spent some more time here, I might actually hit 3,000 posts. I mean wow, could everyone stand for that much Sunshine to be around? Everyone's got to have a dark and gloomy day now and then, just for variety's sake and to get their Muses to muttering…

And then things really started to happen. Acquaintances started cementing into real relationships…those kind of relationships that you appreciate so much, you log on to check in with even BEFORE you reach for the first cup of coffee!

These are the kind of relationships that you can count on as universal: a lifeline of hands stretched around the globe saying "We're here…we'll listen…do you need anything…come visit sometime." No clique-ie type of relationships…around here, you want to join in…you're welcome! The Circle of Friends gets wider and wider every day.

At the helm of this remarkable ship sits the Master Navigator.  Ron, I know I've thanked you, as have others, many times before. But today, I am overwhelmed at what has become of me…because of what you have given to us all, by circumnavigating the globe and bringing aboard so many wonderful, remarkable, talented people, and allowing me to become part of "The Crew".  I have grown in many, many ways. I always knew I had something more to learn each day of my life, but this place, Passions, has given added dimensions and crystalline facets to my many sides.

My 5,000th post is, then appropriately placed in the Feelings Forum.  My arms envelope you all in a huge hug, and a sincere Thank You, for making this a most remarkable place to reside.



Karilea
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1 posted 08-26-2000 08:42 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Karilea~
CONGRATULATIONS ! !  
I love you !
That 'splains it all !

In your growing ...
you've taken me with you many times
through your verse.
Our spirits have joined hands as they
have in the past ... we are one in that spirit.
Such joy is mine in your friendship.
Thank you for being who you are.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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2 posted 08-26-2000 08:47 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Karilea...I loved your post, Passions is so much more than just a website, it's my third home (my 2nd is my coffee shop!). You are a wonderful part of why this site is so great. But I think you knew that. It takes participation and "Sunny" people just like you to keep this place flowing smoothly. So in turn, "I" thank "YOU" for those 5000 posts. Keep going strong girl.
*hugs*
~Heather
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3 posted 08-26-2000 09:46 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well here's to that unatainable 5,000 that wasn't so unatainable after all!

You've said what many, many feel here.
Kit McCallum
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4 posted 08-26-2000 10:37 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

     Congratulations on 5,000 Sunshine!      

What a beautiful and thoughtful way to
commemorate your 5,000th post Sunshine!
You've been a wonderful inspiration to me,
and I'm truly grateful to be a part of
this little world with your daily
rays of Sunshine!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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5 posted 08-26-2000 11:29 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Marge, Heather, 'Becca, Kit...what can I say...I am just so grateful that when there was a door closed, another opened...as it should be...thank you my friends, for being here...
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6 posted 08-26-2000 11:53 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Sunshine, I remember the first few posts of yours...then you hit a snag and you graciously accepted a challenge from me.. those were my favorite posts from you then..and now, you've grown..and written so many wonderful poems..and become a ray of sunshine to all of us...our own private sun...it's wonderful to see you reach this milestone. Congratulations!      
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Karilea-You know I am a fan and I celebrate with you on this lankmark of yours.  Way to go girl and thank you so much for making so many of them mine.  Now let's see you make that next 5000.  I will be here with my smiles once more.  
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8 posted 08-27-2000 01:41 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

I am just going to offer some smiles to you, Karilea, for being what you are...

and offer
my most sincere regards,
Hugs, Sudhir

        
        
        
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Yes, Sharon, my posts were pretty rough at first, weren't they? But with some guidance, hand-holding [again, a little hard through a computer screen, but it was done...] some encouragement by so many, I found out that perhaps I could be a poetess [as Sudhir likes to say] and guess what? If I couldn't be a great poetess...at least, I've not seen one pink-slip come through the screen at me! The Challenges Forum is one of the better ideas as it certainly gives everyone a jumping-off place and encourages growth!

Mark, I certainly appreciate all of the kind, and lengthy replies you have always given me. One of the greatest things about Passions is the concern for sharing our gifts with one another!

Sudhir, I will accept your smiles, and with unequivocable energy, continue to shine on, knowing that I shine on the likes of those here who reside in Passions! Thank you all!
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10 posted 08-27-2000 02:42 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I recall the day you joined... as Sunshine... you beat me to the screen name.... and I have to say you've done a wonderful job with it - You've been such an integral part of Passions ever since - We're fortunate to have you among us...

Let the Sunshine In

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Nan, you DID it...you turned on the spigots...now, you've got to come here to turn 'em off!  Hugs, my friend!
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I was rather thinking of revamping the "Flfth Dimension"......  
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I AM in a 5th dimension...
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5000 ppost wow don't think i'll ever get that many well done

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15 posted 08-28-2000 05:56 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ah Maria...check yourself out in six months, and you'll be mightily surprised!
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16 posted 08-29-2000 04:42 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I'm a little bit late, Karilea ... but, I didn't want to let this important post go by, without adding this ....
You have always been a most lovely part of Passions for me ... Your spirit shines like your signature name and the friendship that we share, is something I cherish ....
Your sunbeams have touched us all at Passions ......
Congratulations on this milestone ....
Hugs
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17 posted 08-29-2000 04:47 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Pepper, our most Official Passionate Reader...we are ALL so glad to see you back where you belong! Because of you, my friend, I spread my wings and fly!  Thank you!
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18 posted 08-30-2000 07:45 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

You make me smile Sunshine....and BTW, that was some tearjerker you sent me...but superb message, just like this one..

HUSG and keep that sunshine coming..
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19 posted 08-31-2000 09:03 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

For you Cindy, I shine especially bright...hard to get through that fog...  

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 09-02-2000).]
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