Thursday, March 18, 2010

55 In Gratitude

The cursor blinked at him as he stared at the blank screen.
“How do I thank them all?” he pondered.
He had never experienced such an out pouring
of kindness, caring, love, prayers and warmth.
“Something creative and funny?"
"Something straight forward and sincere?”
Why not just –

“Thank You.”
This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55.

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This 55 is written for all of you who took the time to visit my blog of Monday titled "Parade of Love". It was written in honor of my mother who passed away early that morning. My family and I truly thank each and every one of you for your kind thoughts and prayers. May you all be blessed.


Matty said...

A perfect follow-up to your parade. Hope you and your family are doing okay.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

You're a great friend, Monkey Man! I'm so glad that so many people reached out to you in your time of sorrow. You're good people.

I wish you and yours remembrance, closure and peace.

Your mom was very lucky to have you as her son and I know you made her very proud.

Brian Miller said...

thanks monkey...hope you and your fam are well...keeping you in our thoughts and prayers...

Marla said...

Take care of yourself, Monkey. Remember to eat, sleep and laugh. There's heaing in laughter...but you already knew that. :-)

Felicitas said...

Straight forward and sincere works every time! And it's a truly lovely 55.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Aren't we glad we could help! Hope you keep finding reasons to smile.

Have an enjoyable day :)

God bless!

Unknown said...

I got a feeling it was related to your late Mom.
Your love for her is so admirable.
Again, I am so sorry for your and yours loss.
Give your self time to recollect, reflect, to mourn and to find solace in one another.

I wish I can do more, MM .
You are so welcome.
You have always been here for us,
with your unconditional love ,
we are here for you, the same.

HUGS to everyone!

Keep the FUNNIES in your weekends!


Dianne said...

mm, you need some time off...
don't read mine then,
it's up, HERE
when you come back from a break,
thank you for your presence and sincerity.
-attentively, Dianne

the walking man said...

Just breathe brother...just breathe.

anthonynorth said...

You're in my thoughts.

Mona said...

Monkey Man??? You lost your mom?

I am so sorry! I hope you find courage and peace!


Katherine said...

Hiya Monkey Man ... What a gracious 55 ... sending comforting prayers your way. Take care of you & yours!
Katherine :)

Peter Stone said...

Wonderful, Mr MM, something magical about those words. Sorry to hear about your mother.

Hootin Anni said...

Simplicity ALWAYS works best!!!

Here's mine Take Pleasure - 101

Have a super terrific weekend.

One Prayer Girl said...

God bless.


Deb said...

Beautiful. Still thinking of you & your family, hoping all is well & your spirits lift with each new day.

Yvonne Osborne said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My folks will both be 90 this August, so I feel the imminent sadness. Sometmes the best thing to say is a simple Thank you.

Buzzard said...

My condolences MM. The "Parade of Love" tribute to your mom was right on.

Anonymous said...

Perfectly fitting 55 Monkey Man. Gracious gratitude from a humble man. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. (((Hugs)))

Enchanted Oak said...

Simple is best. You are cared for.

Jessie said...

simplicity -- yes, simplicity.

warm hugs and smiles,

Shadow said...

you're welcome. take care of yourself...

Nessa said...

Lovely 55. i hope you are doing ok.

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Anonymous said...

I'm late to the parade, but offer my condolences too.

You're right about the support of bloggy friends. When my book came out I was overwhelmed by all the people who stepped forward to support me. I had no idea there would be so many.

Anonymous said...

OH Monkey Man I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I didn't know. I send you all that Aloha and Sunshine I can. My thoughts are with you and your family my friend. Be strong. Your 55 was so good and just perfect. Take care of yourself :) We are all with you :)

Larry said...

Wow I thank You for making this so much easier for us.. hahaha Thank You Monkey Man

Unknown said...

Aw, don't even need to say that. Just take care of you!

Charlene Amsden said...

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Stan Ski said...

Condolences at this sad time.

SandyCarlson said...

I am sorry for your loss.

And I really appreciate this post. To want to say so much and then to realize the simple, universal "thank you" says it all.

God bless.

Connie T. said...

I love your 55. I also like the song Another postcard that was playing. I might have to listen to that again.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

peace and love for your dear Mom,
sad but touching 55.
take good care!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

here is mine!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wonderful 55.
Hope you and your loved ones are hanging in there.

hope said...

Ah, the updated version of Writer's Block, where you get a flashing dot instead of a blank piece of paper.

Loved this one!
{And remember to give my sympathies to your pollen challenged wife too!}

PattiKen said...

Your mom "raised you up well" (as my Aunt Dotty would have said). She would be proud of you.

Oh, and you're very welcome.

My 55 is up here.

C.M. Jackson said...

surrounded you are--good feelings to you and yours--your mom is proud of you-c

Anonymous said...

Sunday 160 is done!
now it is sunday!
loved the music in your blog...
take good care!

CJ said...

I was sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I hope you are doing ok. This was a lovely 55 ---and yes, "Thank you" is sufficient for all the kindnesses you have received at this sad time.

I've been out of the loop on the Flash 55 for a while. I took some time off when my mother died (age 95) a few months ago. Now I'm taking a class that is taking most of my time, so I haven't been keeping up with my three blogs as I would like. But thanks for stopping by to see my monkey art work.

Claudya Martinez said...

You are a wonderfully creative human being and I am glad that you felt an outpouring of support during such a difficult time.

PattiKen said...

Your posts, Parade of Love and In Gratitude, were incredibly moving. You deserve this award.

Wise Words Award

Unknown said...

I am still praying Monkey Man! I love how you write. And I LOVE your music! Blessings : )