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"Count My Blessing"

Updated on November 10, 2013

     A year has gone by since I stumbled onto and it seems the appropriate time to (as Damion Marley wrote in one of his songs) “count my blessings”. It has been a good year for me and I want to begin with by thanking Paul Edmonson for creating this website which has enriched Mr. Happy’s life in many ways. “Thank you, Mr. Paul!”

     When I first found, I had no idea that I would actually stick around, or that I would find so many truly amazing people. After only posting a few blogs, I was lucky enough to have Mr. Tonymac04 stop by and leave me some great comments which were extremely important for me especially since that was my beginning here. “Mr Tony, I always found your comments encouraging and constructive! Thank you!”

     Mrs. Jiberish was also one of the first few people I met on this site and although we did not agree on everything, our disagreements were quite civilized and I considered our discussions worth having. “Thank you Mrs. Jibberish! And thank you to Ghost32 and AmericanRomance!” We can disagree on many different subjects but we do not disagree on the fact that even if we have an argument we will remain polite and civilized. “Thank you indeed!”

     The comments left by Storytellersurus, have always been appreciated and welcomed! “You’re the best, Storytellersurus!” In my own words I’d like to say that: “You rock!” (By the way, I also want to say that I read your piece about the heart-shaped stones last night and although I did not leave a comment, the story is beautiful). “You always bring a smile on Mr. Happy’s face. Cheers!”

     Cheers also to Chef Jeff and Elisabethkcmo who were also some of the first few people leaving me the so needed comments that kept me writing and posting blogs on Hubpages. “Many thanks “guys”!”

     Comments are the most important thing when it comes to writing for me. I want to know other people’s opinions and I want to know why people have the opinions they have. Thus, a dialogue is only possible if people leave comments. I am truly thankful for people like Infonaturale who left me many insightful comments. “Thank you Mr. Infonaturale! Thank you to Gandalfthegrey, Myownworld, William R. Wilson, James A. Watkins, Christine Cook and her daughter Ruth. Thank you so, so much, everyone!”

     Indeed, I look for comments to try to learn more about others and as well about myself and there is a person on Hubpages who has been incredibly helpful for me. I am deeply humbled that she reads everything I post and at least once I can remember I wished she did not have to read everything. Having such a qualified and experienced writer read the things I write "pushes" me to try to do my best. “I would not want to make you read something which made you think you wasted your time Mrs. Lynda so I do try to make my writing worthy of your reading (I am not sure I always succeed …). Words can hardly describe my gratitude to you: I sincerely, thank you!”

     If there is one person on Hubpages that puzzles me, I must say that is Mr. Dabeaner. I honestly have cried to tears laughing at some of the comments he leaves! “Such brutal honesty can be shocking Mr. Dabeaner! Even I try to take it easier at times and I am supposed to be a true leftist monster in the eyes of many. You’re great amigo, thank you for being who you are! Cheers!”

     Nexttojupiter, thanks for the comments. I am lucky to have you in my friend’s list. Thanks for the last website you linked as well. I am trying to think if there is something I can write for it …

     I have to make a confession now because I have been thinking about him for a while: “Mr. Richard (coldwarbaby), why did you leave? Your writing was unmatchable.” His comments and blogs were genuinely unique and since he is not here, Hubpages lost his flavour. It is quite the loss in my opinion!

     If I am to talk about people adding flavour to Hubpages then, I have to talk about Mrs. Petra Vlah because the richness she adds to this website is truly price-less! There is so much to say and I cannot do Mrs. Petra much justice in a paragraph here. Thus, for anyone who has not read the articles/essays Mrs Petra Vlah wrote, please go search her name right now! Don’t even finish this blog, just go now! She’s awesome to say the least and there is so much to learn from her writing! “Thank you, Mrs Petra!”

     There are so many other people I have to say “Thank you!” to! “Thanks Mr. C. J. Stone, Mr. Amillar, Mr. SteveoMc, Mr. Gustav W.! Many, many thanks!” I can really go on for a lot longer because there are so many more people whom I have come in contact with and I am thankful for. “Pilamaya (Pachuca213), thank you!”

     To those whom I have mentioned and the many others whom I have not: “My most sincere thanks to all of you! I am grateful to have had the opportunity to come in contact with you! All the best to every one!!” And as TonyMac says: “Love and Peace.”


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    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Happy indeed! At first there was pressure. With so many amazing writers and people who put in a great deal of effort in their writing, when I first got here I felt like there was something to prove. That was also eight years ago ... now, I'm here simply when I wish to Be: no pressure.

      Many people are gone indeed but some remain. I remember You from years and years ago, Mr. Bill. I remember some of our first conversations too. So, I appreciate You Being here.

      I never go away. I;m always around, somewhere and people can always get in touch with me. I'll pop-out of the Forest and say "hello" back if someone sends a word my way.

      Glad You're here as well and thank You for stopping by.

      All the best! : )

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      And are you still happy here on HP? I, for one, would miss your thoughtful comments if you left, so just for me, stick around please. many people gone who were friends, never to be heard from again....dead? retired? That's a problem with online friendships, or so it seems to me. It is so easy to be completely gone, no word, no trace, just vanished.

      And yet many of my good friends are online friends. Not sure what that says about me.

      Anyway, glad you are here.

    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      You're funny Mr. Spirit Whisperer. Thank you for your time and kind words. Have a great week-end!

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      Xavier Nathan 

      9 years ago from Isle of Man

      This is a beautiful hub reflecting your pure and selfless spirit. You are what you see others and it looks like there is an awful lot of good in you Mr Wolfman Jack. Thank you.

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      Denise Handlon 

      10 years ago from North Carolina

      Very cool gratitude hub. I just arrived at my one year anniversary here and wrote a hub summing up my experience. I like your hub of humble Thanksgiving. :)

    • SteveoMc profile image


      10 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Nicely done hub, I need to think about the people I appreciate and do my duty and put it together in a hub. Thanks for the motivation.

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      Lita C. Malicdem 

      10 years ago from Philippines

      Found you in nexstopjupiter's comments roll in his first year Hubversary, too. Seems that I'm late for the party, but there is always the next. I'm looking forward to having enjoyable reads of your hubs. Let's keep it 'til the next anniversary. Congratulations!

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      James A Watkins 

      10 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for mentioning me. I feel humbled and yet honored. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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      10 years ago from florida

      Mr. Happy, thank you for the mention. I used to have a bad habit or reading hubs and not leaving a comment, but that has changed. Keep Hubbing!

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      10 years ago

      Thank you for the kind words johannes.

      There are many reasons why I abandoned HP and I no longer feel any need to justify myself for it.

      If it works for you, then have at it. You always know where to reach me and I will certainly continue to welcome your contact.

      There is no way to Peace. Peace is the Way.


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      10 years ago from Englewood, CO

      One year, wow. And to think I just stumbled here oneday myself. I hope I make another year hear because I understand your sentiments completely.

      Very encouraging hub.

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      10 years ago from New York

      Very nice hub. I too come here to read great blogs. No other site is like this one. I voted this one up.

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      10 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Mr. Happy, I am so moved by your thank you! I always appreciate your comments, sir. You have enhanced my life experience here at hub pages. Isn't it strange how we can feel connected across the wire? Black type on an illuminated surface and I want to sing! You have made me so happy today, Mr. Happy. Thank YOU- and keep smiling (even when you are Mr. Not So Happy.)

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      10 years ago from Scotland, UK

      Thanks for the mention Mr Happy. I look forward to reading many more of your hubs.

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      Petra Vlah 

      10 years ago from Los Angeles

      I am humbled by your appreciation Mr. Happy and placing me in the company of such distinguished writers – including you, is a true honor. I thank you for your vote of confidence and I will try my best not to disappoint, although you have put the pressure on :-)))

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      10 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      You're too kind, Mr. Happy. I read your work because you have something to say that strikes a chord with me, and you were also one of the first to greet me when I first arrived, three months after you. If I've been of help, then I am gratified. Keep on writing; keep on making good friends here. Thank you. Lynda

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      Cousin Fudd 

      10 years ago

      You have found some great hubbers and hub pages is a great place to write.


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