Monday, November 1, 2010

A Persuaded Heart

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
~Brandi Snyder

I just have to say that Persuaded at Tomato Soup Cake shames me to no end and she does it without meaning to do so. She just has such a loving heart, the kind that shines a light on your own faults and make you want to hide them, yet still you are drawn to the light of her loving kindness.

I first was introduced to Persuaded through her blog listed on a mutual friend's blog and I would once in awhile creep over to her place. I tried very hard not to get caught up into another blog, trying to keep my Internet addictions down to a minimum, but...I just could not help myself. I fell in love with this woman despite it all. She reminds me of Aunt Bee of the Mayberry with a bit more spunk and far more patience. I quite imagine that she often has twinkles in her eyes. I am still trying to figure out how she makes me feel like a child when she is only a few years older than I am!

She was even gracious enough to talk with me by phone just recently, with the battery of her cell phone drained completely as being the only way to break me away from her. Poor woman! I am hoping that her good ear is still good after all that.

What I like about Persuaded:
She has an amazing heart.
She has a strange attraction for clotheslines.
She has another strange attraction for plastic storage containers.
She sews, sews, and sews some more.
She loves just about anything this!
She has a rather cute sense of humor.

How can you not just love her?

Persuaded, this is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
smiles when sadness intrudes,
rainbows to follow the clouds,
laughter to kiss your lips,
sunsets to warm your heart,
hugs when spirits sag,
beauty for your eyes to see,
friendships to brighten your being,
faith so that you can believe,
confidence for when you doubt,
courage to know yourself,
patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.

~ My Lord, please bless this dear lady and thank you for placing her in my heart. ~


  1. You Talked!!!! Oh man! It's so not fair. She was my friend first! [see how we squabble over you, Persuaded!] ☺ Yes, I am green with envy. No, I don't really mind. I am happy my friends are friends with each other ~ & just think what I have to look forward too! The two of you will get your ears chewed off the first century or two you are available. lol

  2. Well, Ganeida, I guess you just have excellent taste in friends--except for that complicated, conflicted Georgia woman, who has become Ganeida's friends stalker, but every so often one slips by like that. ;)

  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Lindaaaa.... how amazingly sweet you are. I literally had tears running down my cheeks when I read that poem. I am going to copy this post out (as soon as I get an ink cartridge for my printer- which I am allowed to get since I need it for school, just in case you were wondering. yup) and I'll be keeping it in the flyleaf pocket of my Bible. What a treasure you are♥

    (And speaking of treasures,) Ganeida, when Linda told me she skypes with you regularly i broke out in a bright green sweat of envy myself. I want you to know that I am determined to beg, borrow or steal (OK, I won't steal) a camera or whatever I need for my computer so we can skype too. So plan on it, girl. Early January! I cannot wait☺

    I love both of you gals. Very much♥

  4. Yes, I am very fortunate to have been able to talk to such good friends so far away.

    Persuaded, I found a webcam for just $13 at Big Lots a few months ago but the store had only one...ONE! And I really had to look for it too. I thought it was too cheap to work well, but it seems to do the job. Anyway, I just saw the very same I have here:

  5. Diane: you do realise I don't have skype either? ☺ I borrow Liddy's when she's home ~ & it's not all joy. Linda has this strange American accent [;P] & sometimes we have terrible trouble understanding each other. And international friends seem to fascinate the children. [snigger] Our sessions are...interesting, is the word, i think.

  6. The accents are a bit difficult at times. Ganeida forgot to add that it is not like talking on a phone, but more like a radio, so there is this annoying lag time too, and then the connection get garbled too.

    But the most difficult part is the children. Frankly, I don't know how we survive a session with them even as cute as they are. Last time I had to hide away in my bedroom heartlessly shutting the door with the Princess begging on the other side because she was so distracting.

    Ganeida did not even know how to run Skype until the last time we talked when the girls took off for the beach! She just had to learn that time. All she needs is a cheap webcam and the free download, but NO--even though she says she loves you.....? LOL!

  7. But I tell you what, Diane, seeing as I just can't seem to load a video, I will work on that Star~girl & see if I can persuade her to sing & play for you when we hook up. she may if I beg for long enough & go all weepy because this is my dear, dear American friend who thinks she [Star] is the absolute last word in stars & has been waiting patiently for years to hear the Star sing. ☺

  8. Am I classed as a child still??? Heheheh... I should schedule in more beach trips when you schedule in Skype sessions... What's more is that you can actually have a three way conversation if you plan it properly :) I'm home in Dec... No more farm... Argh does that mean more time caught up in the Skype world for ya all???

  9. Do you really want me to answer that one, Lobstar? ;) (Yes, you are my Ganeida's child always.) I think your mother needs to learn to Skype solo...eventually...but I will take her anyway I can get her whenever it is possible...and thank you for making that possible.


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