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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wait! Another Christmas Wish Came True.

well, not really A Christmas Wish, but a strong desire...
striving for something which is a signal of progress
(& yes, acceptance), 
the something that comes so easily to others (but then I've never really been like others)
& has eluded me for awhile.

tonight I received a message from a beautiful woman, a comment.
she loved loved LOVED my blog.
that was enough to make my day, surely, wasn't it?

but, it was made even more special when she told me she was my
1000th follower !!

Whoppee, Wowzers, Yahoo, Yipee.

to all of you, the ones who have made this possible, who sustain me every day,
I am sending the biggest Texas hug across the www.

all of you have been part of this, without you there would be no blog,
no Splenderosa.

in fact, I had seriously been considering abandoning this altogether, as some of you know.

you know how gifts arrive unbidden, therein is a message.
everything is right on time.

I love each one of you, all of whom I call by your 1st names.
that's a pretty big deal isn't it?

Merry Christmas !!!



  1. Congrats on your 1000th follower! That is so exciting and such a big milestone!


  2. Congratulations on your 1000 follower. I know you are so excited. See all good things come to those who wait.
    Merry Christmas.

  3. Merry Christamas and a Blessed New Year!

  4. Congratulations, Marsha, and a very happy Christmas to you and your family.

  5. Add me to your list of followers. Bloglovin makes sure I don't miss a day of your posts!

  6. This is a big deal..please do not even entertain the idea of giving up.You are my mentor of sorts, as you keep going, motivating these invisible friends of yours,bring a smile to our face. What would be my mornings, awake at 4 Am without a word from you. Enjoy the moment, you deserved it.
    with love, Francine

  7. Congratulations, how exciting. I'm so glad you kept going - your blog brings us a much needed dose of glitz and glamor. Thanks for sticking with it! XOXO

  8. Congratulations! And your energy and generosity have brought you well-deserved recognition. Enjoy! We all certainly do:).

  9. Congratulations. I can't imagine my day without your glamour! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  10. Congratulations Marsha, that is wonderful!!

    Those messages out of the blue are truly special aren't they, I think that however long you've been writing, the fact that a stranger would take the time to sit down & write an email or message is really special, one of the absolute best parts about blogging.

    I am so happy you will continue....I wasn't aware that you had thought of stopping....don't do it Marsha, DON'T. Please please please!!

    You are a wonderful, warm, intelligent, generous writer who brings a special energy to blogging....truly.

    Much love to you, Simone X

  11. You know, Marsha, I was watching the 999 mark for a couple of days and kept thinking, 'I wonder when it will click over!' Good for your 1000th member. Oh, yes, so many compliments on my diamanté 'bib'. I wore it all day for work (in a glamorous hat boutique) not my teaching role, and at dinner that night. Xx

  12. Oh Marsha,
    Many, many congratulations on your 1,000 follower ……. you are such an inspiration and really throw yourself into your blog { and, everything else in your life too } ….. and, BIO is SO successful and it was all started by you. If you give up your blog, I shall never speak to you again !!!!! haha.
    Much love to you Marsha. XXXX

  13. That IS a big deal, yes! And congrats on the 1,000th follower - and thank you, always, for being such a gracious hostess to so many wonderful activities.

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday week and a fantastic 2014.


  14. Happy Christmas, Marsha... and thank you for your beautiful blog... it's always a joy to read and to get lost in your world of beauty...

    Here's to 2014 and 1,000 more followers!

  15. I can't image this milestone. Congratulations and Merry Christmas.

  16. Laura - I cannot imagine not having your blog to read! I never make comments however I am there for each and every and enjoy them all!

  17. Yes, yes, yes!!!! You are the best, the absolute best. xoxoxoxo

  18. Congratulations Marsha! Do not ever give up this blog. You are truly valued here! Merry Christmas beautiful lady!

  19. WE ALL LOVE, LOVE LOVE your blog!! I have to remember to leave more comments!!

    Merry Christmas!! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE my reindeer ring!!!



  20. Well this post taught me that we are all connected. I have been meaning to reach out and tell you how much I love your blog and that YOU have been a huge inspiration to me with my little blog. I admire your work every day, EVERY DAY. See? Thank goodness you posted this so that could be reminded to reach out and tell you that. I also love the music that plays on your blog. It is a lovely touch. Merry Christmas!

  21. Congratulations Marsha! That is fabulous! You work hard to make your blog not only lovely to look at but always inspiring as well! You deserve every bit of recognition you get! Merry Christmas!

  22. YOU deserve it Marsha, you are a talented woman with impeccable taste and a charming personality to boot!! Who wouldnt want to follow you!!
    Best always,

  23. that's fabulous, Marsha, congratulations! Your blog is beautiful, calm and serene and all those things are in short supply in this frosty ole world.

  24. Oh Marsha...do not abandon your wonderful blog and how lovely that your 1000th visitor came with such a lovely message...you are a fabulous STAR that twinkles brightly!
    Wishing you a very merry christmas and a very happy new year.
    With my love xx

  25. Your blogs are the BEST and will be missed, most definitely. It appears
    that a lot of us look forward to them and your wonderful taste and images DON'T Give Up the Blogs! :)

    Peace and Merry Christmas xoxox

  26. I am so honored to have been your 1,000th follower!! And I'm so glad it offered you a bit of encouragement to keep up your fabulous blog! That makes me feel so good! I'm delighted to have found you! :)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    The Glam Pad

  27. Marsha, congratulations on 1000 followers. As others have stated, my day would not be the same without a visit to your blog. You always have some of the most beautiful pictures in blogland and your music is wonderful. You have worked hard to rally everyone with your "by invitation only" series. I have always welcomed the introduction to new blogs. Lastly, I am always so, so grateful for your visits to my blog. You are an inspiration, so don't even talk about quitting. Much love to you...

    Merry, Merry Christmas

  28. That is soooo exciting, Marsha. Isn't fun to get that little boost when you need it the most?! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!!

  29. Never give up your beautiful blog! So inspiring and so you! Your impeccable taste and talent for gathering similar minded people to your weekly thoughts of inspiration- so truly delightful for me and many others. Susan at Romancing the Home

  30. Congrats Marsha! I love your blog as well. It's not about how many followers... it's more about your sharing your stories and content, it's fun to share with like kind visitors, maybe it's 50 or 5000 doesn't matter!
    Merry Christmas.... I hope yours is wonderful & filled with all that you love!

  31. I always know I will have a smile on my face after checking in at your blog! It is a delight and truly has inspired me!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

  32. Your blog is outstanding! Please understand that many of us have given up on commenting on blogs because it is so difficult if one is not a blogger...you are one of the few who allow "anonymous"! Happy New Year!


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