Celebration! Life is Good With Friends
Kind of cool to see what a mustard seed creates.
Lifelong Friends. OMG!
My editors wrote me this very nice note and it reminded me of the blessings of meeting so many quality people. Look at the line in here about friends. Maybe just a come on to keep me publishing, but I have the choice to see it in a positive light.
You have hit a pretty impressive milestone—your 5 Year Anniversary on HubPages! You've stuck with us through thick and thin. You've braved the writer's block, rode the traffic waves, and hopefully made some lifelong friends. You are truly a veteran Hubber. Happy Hubbiversary!
Fun fact: Couples traditionally exchange wood gifts on fifth anniversaries. Maybe today is the day for getting a gorgeous new writing desk!
I am definitely going to point out some wood to my young son and kind of suggest he give it to me for my anniversary. I am thinking some Italian Cypress we have and I will whittle it a bit and create a mock pen.
I only have about 800 articles stored here with about 1/3 being my Sunday Sermons. The capitalists have no reason to keep a guy with only about 300 parishioners. I do not think by peoples generate much income to HP. So in a sense they keep me in the spirit of patrons of the arts.
Can you imagine my first friend here being the famous and one and only Billybuc aka Bill Holland. Just almost 5 years ago he gave me an interview with him aligned with his HOW inspiration. And I am sure you can imagine my pride in him following and inspiring me to this day. I am all a gush with appreciating him.
And there are so many others. I sometimes walk in a very barren desert. I like it. 100 F is normal about 40 days a year. You get use to the dearth of animals and plant life at first. After much study and hikes you see life where you did not see it before and all the sudden the barren desert is a cornucopia of life teaming out of the harshest environment.
Is HP a desert? In some ways yes and yet you can find the rarest and most special of God's good life here.
I am bad for business but HP keeps me. I was banned for life from Forums. I reckon I am bad to the bone.
Not the warm and fuzziest of guys
And with age some things get better
There certainly are some things that get better with age. I really like to buy fruit that is green and let it ripen and eat it when it is just right. The best of all best is to watch it ripen on the tree or bush or vine and then snag it and gobble it down within seconds. It is my opinion that both green and red chili is best about the third day. And here is a fun one; The good times that I have had in the past get even better as time passes by.
For sure my marriage has gotten sweeter and sweeter with age. I can assure you that the sweater that I take out and only wear about 30 days a year and is 25 years old, just keeps getting more comfy. Some say that babies are the best but I have to admit, I like them best as rambunctious 4-12 year olds.
A lot of my friends are familiar with the Bible. There is an interesting story in there in the Book of Luke in chapter 13. The parable about the Fig tree. After three years it did not bear fruit. The owner said to cut it down as it was useless taking up the space of land. But the farmer asked for one more year to cultivate more and it was allowed. Normally it takes 4 years for a fig tree to bear fruit.
The parable has much in it but one thing is clear, God will give us time to bear fruit. And in fact I need more time to bear the fruit I am meant to bear. But fives years here is a great start.
I figure these guys no a lot about time
Well maybe I don't have much time left if I keep climbing this hill
So many friends, thank you all.