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Kristian L Mahrling-Harding

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A Heart Full Of Gratitude
by Kristian L Mahrling-Harding

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*there is little, so fulfilling and rewarding, than the acceptance of ones peers. ...aml..k

when I began writing, was after a long hybernation. My own esteem and self value seemed small and insignificant. I put away, those things of my youth. Education, writing, music, even painting. I traded them in for laundry and diapers, unable to conceive of the notion that I could retain those parts of myself and incorporate the lot. Oh, I told my children faery stories that I would close my eyes and imagine for them. Weaving tales and rhyme for their entertainment. And..from time to time, I would dust off the old guitar and write them a lullabye...or renditions of Puff The Magic Dragon. But it wasn't till several years ago, that I peeled away the protective, albeit complacent, crysalis of who I was...and began to emerge as who I was meant to be. Famous? perhaps not...(I am more apt to be remembered as 'infamous') but that is no matter...for the first time in my 47 years, I am happy to be me. (good thing, I should say...unless we could get some other saucy redhead to play the part....hmmmm Bette Midler?? wouldn't that be a hoot!)
I suppose, what I am taking an incredibly longwinded way round to say, is that..many of you have known me from my poetic inception...way back on YP. You have given me support in my work..many have become friends beyond the poetic commentaries...and now, I am AD. The circle has grown, The path has become brighter..because of the light that each of you bring. You have inspired me, encouraged me...some have cried with me. You have explored the sensual, the serious and the silliness that is intrinically..who I am. I can never express thanks enough. You've all helped me to find my wings.
I hope that I have been able to do the same, in some small way.
I would be lying, if I said, there were no challenges. Life is a challenge..add in the complexities of health, relationships, love...etc..BUT,
Yes, Joel and al..I'm doing great. The cast is annoying, but it is a small challenge, at best.
I try to retain the philosophy...all days are good days..just some are better. I figure, if my feet hit the floor in the morning and they aren't burning, and there is no smell of sulphur before coffee...hey! I'm good to go! (Thomas, are you cooking again??wicked giggle)
Thank you again, everyone, for your continuing support...your wonderful and generous comments and caring e-mails.
Keep writing, and keep smiling.
love always

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/16/2003
not too sure what this is all about....but hope you are feeling better soon if you are sick...glad I came by.....and thanks for your moral support

pst!! I do not have your e-mail adress yet
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 3/15/2003
Krissy, it is wonderful to hear you are doing well. Kuddos...ang Hugs for you, sweetie. Take care.
Reviewed by the phantom pheonix (Reader) 3/14/2003
i happy youre here too I new at this and need wonderful poets like you to show me the way at writing for you are fantastic at it. Now that I found you I think I stay around and read you more
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/14/2003
krissy, you are one of my favorite people and poets. my son recently wanted an example of a beautiful love poem and i went straight to your area to find the perfect one for him to read. i knew it would be there. you deserve love and happiness..but surely not toms' cooking
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 3/14/2003
You're a lovely person Krissy and a talented poetess.
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 3/14/2003
You deserve what you get Krissy. the encouragement and the support as you know is mutual.

Life is surely a challenge but we do need some one on the side to tell I us we are doing fine, to push on and get on top.

Hope you put your foot down and do not feel the burning.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/14/2003
glad you are still around, krissy! take care of yourself, and do what you think is best for YOURSELF! take care of YOU first, then the others! love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :) hope you feel better soon!

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