Thursday, March 20, 2014

Invisible magic in the blogging world...

From my home to yours..

"Perhaps our paths crossed randomly, 
but somehow I think not, 
choosing to believe instead that there is invisible magic 
at work in all our lives, 
magic that sets us down on the routes we're meant to walk, 
magic that lends us to one another, 
magic for fuelling every journey 
undertaken in the name of mystery and love 
and faith in the ultimate rightness of things"
Written by Katrina Kenison 
'Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment"





I saved this passage from Katrina Kenison's book "Magical Journey", hoping to share it one day..and that day has come. What can I say, the response to my post "Searching for Tom and hoping it is a small world"  has been magical. Readers picked up the thread and continued the search for me, something I never anticipated. From Barbara in San Diego.. to Susie in Melbourne.. to Linda in Perth and Susan in Greece and the many more who left leads on my post, I am deeply touched and most appreciative. Katrina is right, there is an invisible magic at work in all our lives. The blogging world is just one of them.

I just love that about life!

As for the search for Tom...I want to tell you that the deed is done... but not quite yet. I have had some great leads, have sent off letters and now I wait. I shall persevere,  I have a feeling that one day, out of the blue, my message will come. When it does, I will be sure to report back to you.

Speaking of friendships and magic, I would like to leave you with a little dance magic for the weekend. With special thanks to Maude for showing me the way....



Dance Walking Fitness with Ben Aaron


Sending you best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
with hopes that a little magic comes your way!

Jeanne xx



28 comments:

  1. I love the magic of the blogging world and I tried to watch the video but it would not load on my IPAD...
    Connections and friendships are such a bonus on this platform. Sending you good wishes, I read your posts regularly but have been abysmal at responding. Must try harder!

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    1. Thank you Leslie..your "musts" sound like my "musts". ;)

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  2. Jeanne,

    You are so right there is indeed "invisible magic" in the blogging world, from the friendships made, to the kind words that lift the spirit on a bad day, to adventures taken and the search for Tom. Little sprinkles of fairy dust and magical spells cast each day by all of the wonderful wise women and men that write the blogs not only to entertain but to teach and share their knowledge.

    I cannot wait for the day that your Tom is found, it will be a joyous day for him, yourself and the memory of his beautiful mother. I am sure that your network will locate him.

    I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed weekend.
    xx Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth...I feel the same way! xx

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  3. They say that there are only 6 degrees of separation between you and anyone else you want to meet. I am betting that you'll find him. Love that poem, thank you for sharing! xo. N.G.

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    1. Your welcome Nina...and I could not agree with you more..6 degrees of separation. No question! xx

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  4. Dear Jeanne: Thank you for sharing that wonderful dance-walking video. It instantly brought a smile to my face and I started to dance even while sitting in my chair. Music, dancing and smiles are just a few universal gifts that we can bring to one another. I also love blogging for that reason too. In addition to having friends in my "outside" life, I have developed fabulous friendships through blogging. Sharing ideas, laughs, tears, books, confidences, life affirmations, music, kindness and the list is very very long. All of this life magic resides in the universal bonding that people may have different cultures, races, religions etc., however, we all want to be loved and to give love. Life magic happened to me just a few days ago in a supermarket with a man I never met before. We kept bumping into each other and finally I said to him "would you like to dance?" And he replied "I sure would." And for that minute in time, we shared a great laugh and smile together. ~Life magic. Thank you Jeanne for a most wonderful topic. Life magic - I love it!

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    1. I love your story Kathleen! Life magic and dancing with strangers...just made me smile! xx

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  5. Where would we be without the World Wide Web Jeanne ? I have heard of a few instances around the blogworld, where people have found someone or something ….. it certainly makes the world smaller, that's for sure.
    Happy weekend to you too ….. we have clear blue skies and sunshine here in the UK ….. Spring has sprung !! XXXX

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    1. I am sure it is a glorious Spring Jackie...I don't think there is a place I would rather be in Spring, than England. It is magical... xx

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  6. More than words letters mingle souls. I pray you can find Tom...........blessings and love and smiles across the miles. Love Jeanne

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    1. Thank you Jeanne..so glad to have discovered you through this story. xx

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  7. I'm crossing my fingers that you find Tom and that you both can meet and remember his mother together. It is a very moving story and it's not easy to express what I want to say... All the best, Jeanne, big hugs from Berlin!

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    1. I understand Nancy...completely. Big hugs from Saigon back at you! xx

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  8. Jeanne, I am just now catching up and reading about Your friend and her son. I am sending you all the wishes that you find Tom. I will add your search to my own prayer list. Have a wonderful weekend. Bonnie

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    1. Thank you Bonnie...hope you had a wonderful weekend..xx

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  9. HOW EXCITING!I have fingers and toes crossed!
    XOXO

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  10. I have been traveling so neglected to comment on the first "Tom" post...I have confidence this incredible blogging community will help you find Tom and share the special letter with him. Have a lovely weekend, Jeanne! xoxo

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    1. It is looking very promising Sandy! I hope you had a wonderful trip..xx

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  11. You make me fell like dancing, dancing, dancing the night away!
    All the best for your search for Tom. xo Carole

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    1. So glad Carole, that was my aim! ;) xx

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  12. Hi Jeanne ... I loved this video ... thanks for sharing. Good luck with Tom

    xo .. Karen in VA

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  13. Hi Jeanne,
    Kindness creates a full life. The holy spirit gives liitle hints, "rightness of things" of the presence.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Edgar

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    1. Thank you Edgar..it certainly does "kindness creates a full life" and a happy one. ;)

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  14. You are so right Jeanne..there really is magic in the blogging world because of people like you!!

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Can I just say....that I so enjoy what YOU have to say. If you would like to write to me directly, I would love to hear from you... jeannecollageoflife@gmail.com

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