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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Synchronicity...

So, you might have noticed that I've been a little AWOL of late... I'm really sorry but I've been suffering from a nasty case of Writer's Block. It's worse than H1N1, I tell ya, and there's no shot for it (not that I'd get it anyway, as I don't really believe in flu shots... or Writer's Block shots). Anyway, I've been trying to come up with something - anything - to post about. Finally, after suggestions from some lovely Pals O'Mine, I had a few topics floating around in the vast expanse that is my head, but then a neat little synchronicity happened to me today and I decided to tell you about it instead...

Yesterday, one of the guys from my divorce care group sent me an email forward. Now, if you know me at all, you know I really detest email forwards and most often don't even open them before hitting my trusty delete button. This is especially true of those forwards which come from people who only send forwards... yeah, you know the people I'm talking about. But if I get a forward from someone who doesn't normally send them, or who knows my delete rule but feels the email in question is one I'd truly like, I'll read it. I read yesterday's.

It was about friendship and how people come into our lives 'for a reason, a season, or a lifetime' and we're obligated to learn lessons from everyone we meet. That's basically my philosophy about people, so I thought it was cool. At the end of the email (at the part where it strongly urges you to forward it to ninety-eleven of your closest friends), there was a note that said:

"Tomorrow, at exactly 10:35, somebody will address you and tell you something you've been waiting to hear."

OK. Suuuuure. That'll happen.

Delete.

But, a little while ago, just for shits and grins, I checked my email in-boxes... I noticed that at exactly 10:35 this morning, I received an email from a certain blogger I've quite adored for some time now but with whom I don't normally correspond. His email said this:

"well, i miss you. you ok?"

It was addressed to me. And who, in their right mind, isn't waiting to hear someone say, "well, i miss you. you ok?" Only a crazy person, methinks.

And that, my friends, is what I refer to as a synchronicity. And it was an especially warm and fuzzy one at that! XOXO

22 comments:

blognut said...

First!

Okay, now I'll go read it.

blognut said...

Well that particular blogger who emailed you at exactly the right time? He was just sayin' what the rest of us were thinkin'.

XO

Stu Pidasso said...

I find it cool, that a simple email gave you such a smile. Glad you have one for the day!

Cheers!

~jill said...

awesomeness....

lakeviewer said...

You never know what will appear to lift our spirit.

Protege said...

Great post! And what a strange coincidence... or is it?;)
xoxo

sherri said...

Cool beans. I love that kind of stuff. And I know exactly what you mean about the folks that only send forwards...I do the same thing.

Jenners said...

I love stuff like that ... and if you look for it, you'll see it happen more and more.

And I for one HATE e-mail joke forwarders but this morning (at 10:35 am -- OK I'm kidding about the time) I got one from my brother that was freaking hilarious and perfect for my book blog. You never know where your next post will come from!

justsomethoughts... said...

warm ad fuzzy is good.
at least with synchronicity.

with meatloaf, not so good.

She said...

Now, if it would only work like that when it says that we will get a huge financial windfall! :-)

It's the "little" connection things that mean so much, right? 'Cause they're not really so "little."

I love ya!

Alyce said...

Aww. I miss you too, honest! I just finished my thesis, so I have oodles of time now to read your posts. So you have to post something. I have no creative ideas left (this year has sucked them all out of me), but I'm sending lots of inspiration vibes your way.

Pauline said...

well shoot - forward that gem.

Shanna said...

Aww that's nice ;) I'm glad you're still hanging around even if it's not with regularity!

Annie K said...

I hate writers block... But it appears yours may be over..!

f1trey said...

Im absolutely sure if i had gotten that email the message the next day would have been from someone asking for money.....

Greenfingers said...

Helloooooo Diane!

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog me 'darlin!

And yes I'm really fine and thank you so much for asking. I'm actually really looking forward to Christmas! Don't you be fooled by my dark posts as I often tend to write in the 'moment'!

You seem much more chipper these days to! I'm glad that life is treating you well because as I've said before, I know that you deserve it.

One problems there though! Sometimes the more happier we get, the harder it is to write!!

You might have to shake it up Diane!
Write when your drunk?
Write whilst your running?

I know you'll think of something, your good like that!

Diane said...

Ahhh, my favorite Green Man! I'm so glad you're well and only feeling dark in the moment!

I have tried to write when I'm drunk but my spelling is so atrocious that when I sober up, I can't figure out what I was trying to say ;)

And while I'm running? The only thing in my head is, "Wheeze, sputter, whinge, God is this almost over?! Wheeze, sputter, whinge" ;)

Give smooches to Moon-baby for me!! XOXO

dianne said...

Well that was lovely, it's nice when something unexpected happens, like an e-mail or text message out of the blue and it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. :)

You are allowed to have writer's block and if you don't have something to post every day we will all still be here waiting for you, I wish you more warm and fuzzy moments. ♡

Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes. ♡

Debbie said...

Love that! and ditto the sentiment! I miss you too!

Starving Economist said...

Being missed is a beautiful thing. (((hugs)))

And don't get H1N1! I did!

--beep

CJ said...

I just found this little gem:
http://www.tartx.com/blog/?page_id=233

It's about refusing to feel obligated to blog or apologizing when one doesn't. Everyone has times when they are too busy or too uninspired to blog ---so we all ought to be OK with that.

And isn't absence supposed make the heart grow fonder? If you miss a week or two, everyone will be that much happier to have you posting again ---as evidenced by that email and some of the comments here.

Sometimes Sophia said...

Synchronicity? What a grand idea... Can you force it? Cause it to bloom like an amaryllis? I'd like to think somehow one's actions could bring it on with some kind of regularity. Maybe all it takes is the right kind of heart and a welcoming mind.