One of my mentors is a children’s author and I am much indebted to her. Thank you Jenny for your wonderful guidance and exhilarating workshops. I treasure the hours and days we spent mucking around with the letters of the alphabet, dipping chocolates in our drinks and just lazing about enjoying each others company and the English language. Jenny told me that when writing anything I need to have an audience in mind. Who are my readers and who would be interested in what I have to say? I have been rather confined for the last decade or so and therefore I imagine my immediate audience to be the people closest to me.
I haven’t read too many blogs so I don’t know if it is usual to dedicate a blog to anyone but I dedicate this blog to my brothers and sisters whom I love much and to my cousins and their families in memory of Les who told me that he will live for ever.
This blog ‘Live For Ever how to’ is for you who tells me that the stories in the bible are fairy tales, even though you’ve never read them. Sis, much as I disagree with you on that, I love you and yours much and can’t wait for your next visit.
This blog ‘how to’ is also for my sister Andrea.
Hi Annie, I know that you and yours are devout church going Christians. And whilst we differ on our understanding of God’s Word versus church doctrine, GOD knows our heart and I love you and your wonderful husband and children too.
This blog ‘Live For Ever’ is for my brother Charles.
and his wife who both don’t want to talk about any of it. Love you bro and sis.
This blog is for my brother Rick and his family.
Despite not being a churchgoer or ‘believer’ your warm heart arranged for an ambulance to take me on a five hour ride from Noosa to the Gold Coast just so that I was able to attend a church healing event. I wasn’t able to make it to this gathering because of health concerns, but your compassion more than healed whatever needed healing at the time, all those years ago. In my heart bro, For Ever.
For good measure also dedicated to my husbands.
I also dedicate this blog “Live For Ever how to” to my husbands, William the atheist and Roger the Buddhist. As it stands neither one of them expects to Live For Ever. At least not according to their belief and religion.
And no, I am not a bigamist nor adulterous. I have returned to my first love, am head over heels .. forever after.
And finally I also dedicate this blog to my friends, neighbours and children.
Live For Ever how to blog is also dedicated to all my friends and buddies. Many of them are either atheists, agnostics or what I would call good Samaritans with no religious affiliation but caring human beings with warm beating hearts and loving kindness pulsating through their veins.
I count my kind and supportive neighbours amongst my buddies cause it is their lawns and paddocks which have fed my daughter’s ponies throughout droughts as well as floods, both of which we get plenty of here in Queensland, Australia.
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