Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sunday Scribbling - "Fellow Travelers"

When I think back on my personal journey I can't help but think of all the people that have influenced that journey. We are all travelers on this planet and our choices touch the lives of others, like ripples in a pond. I have zigzagged my way through life and could never forget the people who have touched it.

"There can be no testimony without tests."

My grandma taught me about love, affection and forgiveness.
My mom taught me strength and to try new things.
My Clients validated my work.
My ex husband brought me down into the pits of hell, revealing my fighting spirit.
JD taught me how to have fun after I was divorced.
Steve, no longer with us, taught me self-worth and that I deserved more.
Dr. Olney gave me hope in his clinical trials.
Friends with illnesses give me weapons to fight the fear.
My children taught me perseverance, patience and reasons to keep fighting.
Vicky & Mark held my hand on my spiritual journey.
My neighbor Lynne taught me about money and how to receive help with my ALS.
Dave taught me how to love again, romance is real and gave me a future.
Bloggers have given me a voice, encouragement and friendship.

These people came into my life and changed its direction in a positive way. Not everyone treated me well but I still learned from knowing them. Many are no longer fellow travelers but others continue to touch my life. I like who I am but there's always room to grow. I can't wait to meet my future fellow travelers.

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tumblewords said...

This is truly a beautiful response to the prompt, but then I would expect nothing less from you - I always appreciate your posts!

Becca said...

Perfect response Tammy! And you reminded me of all the people who have influenced my journey - even those who aren't part of it any longer.

GreenishLady said...

That is such a beautifully crafted piece, honouring all your fellow travellers. I am so struck by the fact that you can appreciate even those who didn't treat you well. You are one amazing woman in so many ways!

kate said...

This was a wonderful way to acknowledge all of the people who have stopped you along your path. Even the people who do not always have our best interests at heart teach us something important about

Happy weekend,

gautami tripathy said...

Tammy, I love your so positive posts. You are an inspiration to me!


Shari said...

What a wonderful tribute to the people who have influenced you. I bet have had a positive effect on the lives of many people, too.

Eileen said...

This is so beautiful and inspirational. You really add such beauty into everything you touch. Thanks for this. Thanks for being you.

Redness said...

Ohh so beautiful! How fortunate they are to know you! Thank YOU!

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

What a wonderful acknowlegement of how we are transformed in our journey through the help of fellow travelers.

By the way, I've given you an award over at my site, because you make my day! xx, JP/deb

keith hillman said...

A great read. You have drawn positives from even the negatives in your life. I assume JD is a person not a drink! Although it certainly helped me after my divorce!

Star said...

I'm so glad you've taken us on this journey with you...sending traveling blessings your way!


Anonymous said...

And you Tammy have to touched the life of those of us who read your blog. We get inspired, we get to smile and we are all the better for it~!~!


Remiman said...

Beautiful memories
Beautiful words
Beautiful you!
Yes we are all each to the other fellow travelers.

Heather Kathleen said...

thank you so much tammy for sharing your light.

(((big squeeze)))

Lucy said...

AND knowing you has changed MY life in a positive direction! You are an inspiration Miss Tammy girl! PErFeCt response to prompt! xox

John Tran said...

Thank you, not only for a great post but for sharing the wonderful music that you love.

myrtle beached whale said...

great take on the prompt. when you stop to think about all those that shape our lives, it is mind boggling.

Pam said...

In all things, there are lessons to be learned. This is a lovely tribute.

Jone said...

I love your tribute to fellow travelers. We are truly travelers on this planet and we are linked together so closely, Thanks.

Amber said...

Beeeeautiful. This is exactly why I gave you something...see my blog.

And, oh. This song...*sigh* One of my favs ever.

ox :)

Chris said...

Very nice post, Tammy. I never cease to be amazed by the gratitude in your heart. I think I am a pretty grateful person but you take the cake in that arena.

Rachel said...

Lovely list of your travelling buddies honey. Great reading as always.

tinker said...

So many traveling companions - and you have such a good attitude about even those who didn't travel well! You're an inspiration, Tammy - today and everyday. ((HUGS))

Writer bug said...

I love this line the best: Not everyone treated me well but I still learned from knowing them.

What a healthy way to look at some of the jerky people we all encounter.

Inland Empire Girl said...

I loved the way you used fellow travelers. I agree with you ... our blogger travelers have helped my journey!

giggles said...

Sweet words of love and gratitude are felt in this post!! Very intimate, thanks for sharing!

Love and hugs Sherrie

paris parfait said...

Tammy, a wonderful ode to the fellow travelers who have impacted your life. Lovely! xoxox

Sara said...

We can all relate to your sentiments about those who come and go in our lives and walk beside us. Here's hoping our "roadtrip" lasts for awhile. :o)

UL said...

so very glad that our paths crossed...albeit cyber. very nice take on the prompt.