Friday, June 8, 2018

10 YEARS! Celebrating

10 years ago this week I started Delights of the Heart.
It was my goal, a simple goal, to delight my own heart
and if others wanted to come along all the better.
I dreamt of sitting down with dear friends
and sharing the beauty of the day wherever I might find it.
I had just retired from a 25 year career as an apparel patternmaker
and technical designer.
I love being around people and knew being home more
could be depressing, thus the blog began.
Over 2400 posts have been published here with JOY.
You have become my friends.
I hope I have helped you see more clearly JOY and BEAUTY
around you.
 Smell the roses along the way.
Sit awhile.
And maybe even sip a cup of tea.
Dance in the moonlight and Savor the day.
Celebrate the small things as well as the big ones.

PS - And just to say it because many others are,
I treasure your privacy and keep it safely here.
No emails or information is shared with others.

Happy weekend, dear friends!


relevanttealeaf said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary, Marilyn. 10 years of dedication.

Jean | said...

Marilyn, that's amazing! Happy 10th Blogiversary!

Laura said...

Happy 10th blogaversary! I'm so glad you're here. I really enjoy your blog! Here's to more!

Rosemary said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful journey it has been, and I'm glad to be sharing life's adventure with you! Keep on keepin' on!

Jeanie said...

2,400! Holy cow! I've been going 10 and not nearly so many as you. And how I've enjoyed every one I've seen since we discovered each other long ago. Happy Anniversary, Marilyn. Here's to more years of both blogging and friendship.

wisps of words said...

Congratulations, Dear One, what a lovely anniversary!

I've been blogging for years and years, beginning wayyyy back, when you had to be invited to Live Journal, to get your own blog. A young man in Dublin Ireland, 'invited' me, and blogging began, for me.

We met on an International Mailing List. Doubt people even know of them, now! And imagine not being able to have a blog, without being invited, by an already blogger! You can see how long ago that was. :-)

But I have changed blogs, over time. So have no anniversaries to celebrate.

Hooray for yours!

Red Rose Alley said...

Wow, ten years of blogging, that's wonderful, Marilyn. Your posts are sweet and filled with simplicity, and they do bring joy to me. We started seven years ago. Time flies, doesn't it? And I've met so many friends, including special YOU!


Ginger said...

Happy Anniversary! I know I don’t often comment but your blog is one of my favorites. Your photography is beautiful.

Jane said...

Congratulations and happy blog anniversary! I've been following your blog a short while and thoroughly enjoy it. I've left a comment or two on previous posts and I look forward to many more! :D x

Bernideen said...

Congratulations Marilyn! 10 years sure flew by didn't it! I was just counting on my fingers too. I actually started with a wordpress blog in June of 2008 but I deleted it when I got a blogspot one in January of 2009.

I am always amazed at your garden and trees and how early spring comes your way! I always enjoy your teatime postings!

Mary said...

To sweet Marilyn:

Sitting here in a hotel room on a bright, soon to be roasting, Sat. morning, thankful for much, and now especially grateful you have reminded me of all the beautiful posts you have brightened my days with in the past 10 years. Loved all you've shared be it tea, roses, travel, poems, laughter and discoveries with a little (now getting big) boy, quiet moments and deep thoughts. . . . . . . but of course most all, meeting you and your charming 'gardener' in person, being made so welcome in your lovely home, shown the many beauties of your gracious city. . . . . . .and even taken shoe shopping (still wearing those Nikes, haha!!!!!

Keep going dear friend - your special posts keep me going too! You said it all in that sentence - "to delight my own heart and if others wanted come along all the better."

Huge congratulations Marilyn - we are two of the old blogging bunch, a special, tenacious, creative group - which has enabled us to make many wonderful friends who share our lives in a special way.


Love, Mary (and Bob) XX

Lorrie said...

Congratulations, Marilyn! I've not been reading you for 10 years, but for quite a few. And I'm privileged to have shared tea with you and your husband, too. Thank you for delighting us, your readers, as you share your delight in the world.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Happy 10 years of blogging, Marilyn! I loved your message of celebrating not only the big things, but the small things as well! God bless you!

Tracy said...

HAPPY 10th Blogiversary, Marilyn! I remember when I first discovered your blog, and it was like finding a sweet haven for rest, reflection and a meeting place for friends--I was hooked! And I'm so glad and thankful we have shared many years of friendship now, thanks to our blogs. Thank you sooo much for the gift that is Delights of the Heart... looking forward to the next decade!! :))) ((LOVE & HUGS))