Support part 3

I’ve decided to keep on adding more support because I’m realizing this is what this website is supposed to be for!  A place to offer support, feel supportive and supported!  Yeah for the epiphany!!

Support (verb) to hold up, serve as a foundation for, sustain, endure assist, advocate, corroborate with.  (noun) a person or thing that serves as a support.

After Wednesday’s post, I went to meet with my lady friends at a wonderful little clothing shoppe in Oxford MI called Ella Fashion.  The owner is a gorgeous Brasilian lady named Lisi.  I was introduced to her by my long-time girlfriend Susan.  I’ve introduced them to my other Brasilian girlfriend Allie, who has been in the States only a couple of months.

The four of us went to lunch at Victoria’s Wine and Dine just down the street from Ella Fashion.  We all had a fantastic time chatting, drinking coffee and eating truly delicious food. Seafood Crepes, Crab cakes and roasted vegetable quiche  (Desserts were Lemon/Raspberry and Black Forest Trifles….Scrumptious!!!)

We all commiserated about how much we miss our siblings, living so far away.  Especially during this time of year.  My sister lives in California, so I’m really stretching to remember the last time I saw her in person.  I’m sorry to say I think it’s been over a year……..bummer :(    Anyway, I suggested to my lady friends that we all meet for lunch at least once a month in order to reconnect, offer support and feel supported by each other.

I wish I could put a link in to the love I felt at that table right then, when we all looked at each other and said YES. Absolutely.  We’ll make it happen!


It seems everywhere I look, I can see connections being made, people supporting one another.  Because I choose to look for them.

If I wanted to waste my time, I could talk about that guy that plays golf and cheats on his wife as an example of how to be UNSUPPORTIVE.

I’ve got better things to do.

Like make, box up and deliver more than 50 boxes of hand-made english toffee and peanut brittle this year.  (I give it to family and friends as well my son’s teacher, the garbage men, our mail lady.  All the people that help support me and my family thru-out the year.) ;)

Like talking to my sister on the phone for half an hour while I stirred candy and she shopped for boots.  It was a splendid conversation, complete with tears and long distance hugs

Like working with Debbie, Molly and Dara to finish putting together the 2010 DDA Schedule of events and sponsorship letter after the Christmas in the Village wrap-up meeting.  Fulfilling work with wonderful people.

Like going to the Christmas concert at my son’s school to watch them sing and smile.  All shiny and happy!

Remember this during your busy Holiday Season!!!!

Happy people make people happy! Gretchen Rubin

What do you think?  What support have you noticed this week?   I’d love to hear your comments. ;)

*Go check out Chris Guillebeau’s site The Art of Non-Conformity! He’s a wonderful writer, traveler and connector of remarkable people.

*I had a lady friend suggest It’s a really neat website with tons of activities and wisdom.

I’ll be back Monday with the Inspirational song of the week.



In response to the stormy seas of life, my husband Blake and I have created this website to be a Current of Inspiration, a wave of love and joy to wash away hate and fear. By posting every week, it's our commitment to making our world a better place. We hope you find it uplifting and will share it with your friends! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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2 comments on “Support part 3
  1. Molly says:

    Support is priceless. Asking for and accepting support is a gift to those who want to give it. Receiving support is a blessing beyond what those who need it think they could receive.

    I feel grateful that you need support from us – your MI family. We are lucky to have you in our lives. Could it be that needing support is supportive?

    Thank you, Pam, for the delicious candy. It didn’t even make it home -so delicious. And thank you, of course, for all the support you give me, personally and professionally. I don’t have words to adequately describe how much better my life is with you in it…

  2. Pam Belding says:

    Aaaaawwww!! Thanks Molly!!! You made me cry! xoxoxoxoxo Thank you so very much for your eloquence and grace. Your words truly touched my heart. I am so very grateful to have you in my life. Your friendship really means a lot to me. xoxoxoxo

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