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"Count My Blessings", Part II

Updated on November 15, 2013

The first part, “Count My Blessing” was written after I spent a year writing on Hub-pages. I wrote it because I was somewhat surprised but certainly thankful at the many amazing people whom I had met, here on Hub-pages. It was a good start and I did truly feel blessed. I wanted to thank some of the people whom I had come across and I did so.

Now, close to three years later ... I actually don’t really know what to think. I remained committed to something (writing on Hub-pages) for three years ... that’s crazy, if You knew me ... Yet, here I am after close to three years of writing and conversing with many people. And I actually met a couple of people from Hub-pages too last year: price-less experiences I might add. Thank You (I am not naming names on this one because I did not ask for permission to do so ...).

If it was not for the many people with whom I interact and interacted with here on Hub-pages, I am not sure if I would have stayed this long. After all, I do not write for money or anything ... I am just here for fun, more or less. So, yes without some of the people I have come across I most likely would have gotten bored and packed my bags, as I did on the first website I started writing for almost ten years ago. Many people kept-up the discussion with me though and I remained interested; learning a lot in the process too. I appreciate that.

Mr. Spirit Whisperer comes to mind at the moment. He can probably write a book with the emails I have sent him ... He has some serious patience, in my opinion: a truly amazing Spirit! Words do not help me much here so just check his profile page; I think he is still around. Hurry though, he was thinking of leaving. Ha-ha ... Thank You for staying Mr. Spirit Whisperer and thank You for being who You are. All the very best! (

Kallini ( can probably put together a book from the many nutty emails I have sent her too. Yet, she has always been kind, considerate and much fun to talk to and discuss things with. I love her writing too! Unique is what it is; creative, fun and it always sends me on great journeys. Alice in Wonderland ... Thank You Kallini, cheers!

“I imagine right now you are beginning to feel like Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole?” That is tHErEDpILL’s ( first sentence on his profile and I have to thank him as well for his writing and for the conversations we have had through our comments. Cheers Amigo!

There are so many people I have to thank ... Sadly, I know I cannot mention everyone here but I can always have a part three I suppose ... For now, I really want to thank Seeker7 ( for the many discussions we have had. I enjoy your writing, always! The last one about vampires was certainly interesting and fun to read. All the best!

Not long ago, here on Hub-ages I came across two very good writers: Mrs. Theresa ( and Mrs. Marcy Goodfleisch ( . They both produce quality writing in my opinion. What else can one expect from a university professor of history and another “professional writer for over thirty years”? Do check-out their profile pages, time well invested if You ask me. Thank You for the conversation Mrs. Theresa and thank You to You as well Mrs. Marcy. I think I can maybe learn a thing or two ... cheers!

Talking about learning a thing or two, in the last year Mr. Aravind has had a lot to teach me: I know very little about India and Eastern thought and he definitely helped me get an insight into some things. In Spirit, I think we have many similarities. I cannot thank Mr. Aravind enough for formally introducing me to the Man in Orange, Sai Baba. Not in person but in Spirit. I greatly appreciate that Mr. Aravind. May Wakan Tanka always walk with You and the Hawk Spirit guide your path. Thank You for everything: for what was and for what will.

At this moment I want to mention two great writers in my opinion. Both very sharp and both write good, well-researched as well as opinionated articles: Mrs. BobbiRant ( and Mr. Wesman ( They certainly do not shy away from speaking their minds and I must say that I agree with them on most topics. Great minds think alike (ha-ha ...); I love your Spirit – You guys are great!! Thank You Mrs. BobbiRant and thank You Mr. Wesman! All the very best.

I am going to continue with a part three for sure because there are many more writers whom I have met here on Hub-pages and I would like to give my thanks to but I am running out of time at the moment. Last (for now) but not least, I would like to mention one more writer with whom I also had many amazing conversations.

The White Buffalo ( is someone with whom I think I walk very close to, in the Spirit World. We share a lot in common ... the White Wolf will always walk alongside the White Buffalo. Thank You Amigo, may Wakan Tanka always guide your path and may your horses always find green pastures. Cheers!

I am so grateful for all the beautiful people/Spirits I have met on Hub-pages! I thank You all and if I have not mentioned You here, I will certainly do my best to do so in the future. All the best to everyone! : )


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    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I must confess Mrs. Theresa: I do not read the daily hub notices myself. Thus, I just try to visit people's profiles to see what new, from time to time.

      Or I look for what's being shared ... I honestly think that if I need to read something, that something will get to me one way or another. I do believe in the law of attraction. I loved the book "The Secret". Over the last few years I have gotten better and better at attracting what I need: lessons, people, etc. I just have to be smart enough to not miss the boat, since I do space-out sometimes. haha ...

      I am extremely grateful for having met You and for You taking the time to converse with me. I appreciate it. Thank You! : )

      P.S. Hence, I'm blessed ... and blushing at this point lol

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      Theresa Ast 

      9 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Hello Whitewolf - This should be a lesson to me not to get so far behind in reading the daily hub summary, or I might miss seeing my name in print. :) I am not sure exactly how I got so far behind.

      Almost three years...that is a long time. I am hoping HP is something I will be doing for many years to come. I imagine the platform will change from time to time and some good people move on and new people arrive, but I like to think that the quality and diversity of the writing will continue (if we carefully select who to read and respond to) and that friendships will last. I certainly hope so. :)

      It was interesting to see who I knew (also follow) on your list: Spirit Whisperer, Marcy Goodfleisch, more recently Wesman Shaw. On the strength of your recommendation I will happily read some Hubs by the others.

      I appreciate being included and consider it a great compliment/ is where language fails us...neither compliment nor honor was precisely the right word so I had to combine them. You are an excellent and thoughtful writer and conversationalist; it has been a pleasure and a privilege. Many blessings. Theresa

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      Mr. Happy 

      9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Cheers! I love good company, thank You!

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      9 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Thanks very much, Good Sir!

      I'll go right on speaking my mind, and I know you will too! I do hope to continually find better ways to do it, but ...its a process.

    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thank You for taking the time to read and comment Tirelesstraveler. It was certainly the discussions and firndship with other people that kept me going and that keep me going here for this long. Thus, I thought I'd say thank you and encourage others to look at their writing.

      Thanks again. Cheers!

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      Judy Specht 

      9 years ago from California

      Friendship that encourages and strengthens is truly one of the most wonderful gifts we can give. A lovely tribute to your friends. Completely agree the people on HubPagesre the best.

    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I just thought I'd say "thank You", Mr. Spirit Whisperer. I apreciate your understanding. Cheers!

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      Xavier Nathan 

      9 years ago from Isle of Man

      I am very touched that you included me here among your many friends. Of all the people I have met here in HubPages you are very special and someone I feel proud to call my friend. Thank you.

    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      You are most welcome Kallini. The pleasure is mine, really.

      I am not sure how long I will be here for (I think about that at the passing of each year, here on Hub-pages), so I thought I'd give my thanks to those whom I thought I should. A third part will certainly come as I left many people out ...

      The friendships are indeed great, as You well mentioned. Thank You again. I wish You all the best! : )

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      9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Dear Mr. Happy:

      Thank you for your tribute and mentioning my name. Was I always kind and patient? It is so nice to see oneself through the eyes of another. I did not know that it was almost three years you were here - that is quite a commitment.

      I do remember when I came here one year ago, your question was one of the first that I answered - "Is life fair?" - I think it had so many answers... and, yet, I don't think it can be answered. Then I read your article "On Kafka and Karma" - how could I miss something mentioning Kafka or Karma, but especially combined.

      I have to agree, that the factor that keeps us going is friendships we form with each other. My experience on HP was almost life-changing. To be accepted as a writer... I? Am I a writer?

      As for the being here for fun - I did not earn much last year via Google Adsense, but just two days ago I signed up the HP Earning Program. I tried when it was introduced, but it was not available outside of USA. Now it is and in one day and a half - there is 28 cents on my account. I know - you can laugh, but multiply it by 356...

      So, my suggestion - wait, I have no suggestions - the most important thing is FRIENDSHIP, not even writing, and Friends are Forever.

      Good luck with your writing and as you say may Waka Tanka guide your path...

      Thank you for including me in this article, I am truly touched.


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