Thank You Brenda Scully

Thank you, Brenda, for allowing your words to so freely carry your feelings and for sharing them with us here. You have added so much to the HubPages community with your enthusiasm, quick wit and fine work.

Your caring shows throughout your work - your caring for the people you care for at your job, your caring for your neighbors here on HubPages and your caring for people in this universe we share. The very fact that you chose a career in recreational therapy shows how much you care for people. When you begin to work in that field, I am sure you will make a positive difference in the lives of your patients.

Thank you, Brenda, for so often responding to poems with poems, because in doing so you have fueled the fire of creativity here and have helped to make this a better place for poets. In fact, everywhere you go, it seems, in life, you make the place you're at a better place.

Thank you, Brenda, for being you.

Your loyal fan,

Tom Rubenoff

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\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

I am totally over whelmed..... i have such a low self esteem, and never thing i do anything right,,,,,, i really cannot believe this,,,,,, i am shedding a tear.


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

It is only a thank you note for things you have done. You have a lot to be proud of, Brenda :0)


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

He, he - you know that she is going to be all flustered and embarrassed! (sorry, Bren - crossed posts. Tom, you are a gentleman :))

Agree with every word, Tom - she is a wonderful and caring lady who always lifts those around her, even when she is suffering hard times herself.

I am very proud that she is from my part of the world!

Loves ya, Brenda xx


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

I thought I would post it in a more private place, but then I thought, why not give Brenda the recognition she deserves! Thank you Sufidreamer


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

THANKS A LOT....... Times are better for me now, but last year, i do not think i could have coped without my daily dose of hub pages......... i am embarrased i can't actually take it in..... because i cannot believe it of myself,,,,


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

You're welcome, Brenda :) I hope it means a lot more people will read your fine work. I am very glad things have improved for you. Just before you moved it seemed that things were pretty difficult from what you shared with us. I am glad they're better now.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

everything went wrong.... my mum died, her sister, and sister in law in the space of 4 weeks. My grandson was diagnosed wiht autism, i lost my job because of looking after my mum as i had to go back to england a lot.... then we lost our house because of money..... We moved here and i went into a nursing home, and I think the manager could see i was desperate, and she gave me a job.... i am working almost round the clock at the moment and doing care, but i hope to get back to therapy with the elderly, as it improves their lives so much if they are occupied all the time.... Writing is what i have always wanted to do, and am delighted to have this platform, and this amount of support.


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Harsh, Brenda - that is a lot to fall on you at once. Glad that Hubpages has helped through those difficult times. It has been lovely to see a nervous first time writer blossom into a wonderful poet. :)

Hope that things continue to pick up for you :D


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thanglynn07 7 years ago from Long Beach, CA

Wow Brenda, my heart goes out to you. You are an amazing person. And I wish you the best. I see why Tom dedicated a whole Hub to you, the well deserved. Tom, you are such a gentleman. :)


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Wow, Brenda, I knew your plate was full, but I did not know the extent to which it was overflowing. I'm so glad if our community has made things better for you. We are lucky to have you here. May things continue to improve for you from now on.

Thank, you, Thangly. :)


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

You are so kind Sufidreamer...... couldn't believe when i read your hub about writing, that we were all on the same page as it were.... amateurs and professionals alike.... hey and then i learnt we are from the same area.....

love all your hubs, and thanks so much for the encouragement, you should have seen the computer i was using as well ..... it took about an hour to start it up, i got a new one last week, so am all set to improve big time....

thanhlynn07 isn't he a gentlemen, i know, and thank you for taking the time to comment also...


divinemercylover1 7 years ago

BRENDA, A HUGE THANKYOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR EVERYONE AT HUBPAGES....YOU HAVE ALWAYS PROVIDED ME WITH A SHARED AND SURRENDERED HEART AND A TOTALLY BENEVOLENT SPIRIT, AND FOR THIS I AND MY WIFE ARE BETTER PEOPLE FOR HAVING KNOWN YOU AND CALL YOU FRIEND. YOU ARE SUCH A DEAR.....JOHN AND JUDY


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

She is fantastic and deserves a "Thank you!" Well done Tom!


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

Thanks candie V do you have still have seagulls messing up your car


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Life can sure dish it out, but I see what a survivor you are and my prayers always cause the elderly need great people like you around...well we all do actually..here allow me to wipe your tears...:o) Hugs G-Ma


I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

Beautiful hub for a gem of a lady! I am so happy life is shining once again for you Brenda! You definitely a a sparkle to my time here and am so grateful we have become friends! :)

Tom you are wuite a gem of a friend as well!


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

thanks g,MA

yeah invictus........ great friends indeed, what a night, into the steak seasoning and then into the wine hub...... let's celebrate good style.... bring Tom with ya,,,,


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

This is a wonderful tribute to a deserving lady. Kudo's to you Tom. This is very nice and Brenda has inspired me to think more about poetry. Excellent!!


cosette 7 years ago

wow Brenda.... that is unbelievable. and yet you emerged from all of that with a poet's heart, romantic spirit and sweet nature. bravo!


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

Tom, thank you for putting into eloquent words what many of the hubbers feel about our Dearest Brenda. She is indeed a wonderful lady and we all are so fortunate for her beautiful words. Well done, Tom.

Fair well, our dearest Brenda.


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

It was my pleasure to write it. Thank you, AIDY


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Storytellersrus 7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Nice, Tom!


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, Storyteller. Were you able to see my favorite building on your visit to Boston?


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Brenda, no seagull attack in a while!!! Tho, never say 'never'!!


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

glad to hear that... i am taking over Tom's hub..... just came back to read it again, to give myself an ego boost...


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Welcome back. You know you are always welcome here :)


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

hi thanks so much, away at my brother and sister in laws in they have got out, so i have John Martyn singing to me and a bit of time to catch up on here, i am kgoing to go look at some of your hubs.... and get acquainted, and you never know maybe inspired.... you are so kind....


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, Brenda. Enjoy your retreat. May you find it restful and restorative. I look forward to the fruits of your inspiration.


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loua 7 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

Thanks Brenda for being you...

I am pleased to know of you; and apparently I'm with the consensus of opinion...


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

this has been a lovely tribute and i enjoy reading it again and again, such a big head......


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

And here it will stay, for you to read whenever you like. :0)


ryankett 6 years ago

Brenda Scully is gone :(

Please come back Brenda.


Miss Take 6 years ago

this is me just for now..... i will write again soon


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

We'll all look forward to it. :0)


poetlorraine 6 years ago

Brenda sounds such a beautiful person her middle name i believe is Lorraine, hope she can find as many admirers out there..... what do you think Tom?????? HEY don't tell everyone please......


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

You are so funny. :0)


poetlorraine 6 years ago

hi this week i eventually got my job as recreational therapist. How long it will last i do not know, as our home is under threat of closure...... i am coming to a cross roads with my writing, so looking back at my life on hub pages..... i came back to this, and hate to admit i have this photo copied and avaliable to look at whenever i have self doubt...... it meant a lot to at the time. Lost in depression, and grief. I have to say it means even more to me now, i thank you again for it. Going to read some more of your work..... Brenda Scully. Poet Lorraine, Miss Take and Seasoning........ will the real Brenda Scully stand up....................................


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Joy56 6 years ago

I just thought i would read my ego boost hub again. It was so nice of you Tom, i just read your comments on Cris A'S hub, and i remembered about this. Hub pages was my lifeline at this time, you must have known. Must read some of your hubs and get inspired.


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

I will have to return the favor :)

Nice to see you again!


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Joy56 3 years ago

Just as everything was settling my dad died. I take things so hard. I am moving house again, as I am very isolated here. Only coming back here and reading just what I have been through, makes me realise I am doing o.k. Ireland is a difficult place to live at the moment especially money wise. I have got a web site........ From Meath To You.com. I am sending my knitted goods worldwide. Nice to see you again. Hope I can start to fuel some words again


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Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States Author

Ah, this brings back memories. Glad to have you back!

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