Wednesday, January 02, 2008

spt



my favorite spt? when it's all said and done, i keep coming back to this one. tall, strong and alone are three words that come to mind when i look at this picture.



here's what i wrote on that day:
today i am thank-full for all of the days that i have found solace, or spark, in this beautiful blogosphere. for the chance to cast my shadow out into the world, to share my *me-ness.* for the opportunity to blend with all of you.

i am tall. i feel strong (most days.) and the most important thing i've learned through spt this year is that i am NOT alone. through blogging, through spt...sharing ideas, crafts, dreams, parenting woes, even the contents of our purses has forged a hundred kinships, a hundred friendships.

thank you. thank you for picking up your camera each week and exploring your own *me-ness.* thank you for shrinking the borders of this country, this world. thank you for being my friends.

19 comments:

Lucy said...

Lelly, you are awesome. I can't think of many people who have had such a deep impact on my own blogging community as you have.

I enjoy your "me-ness"

Holly said...

I appreciate your ideas and perspective so much--along with your creative challenges!! Great thought about shrinking borders, and forging many friendships--very true.

Jenny said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed doing SPT's. You seriously did put a whole new dimension to blogging. And for that....thank-you!

donna said...

Thanks for all the great spt ideas. I hope you have a wonderful day :)!

michelle said...

I love it! Love your new photo collage, too.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Lelly, I LOVE your new header. I also appreciate your gift for spearheading the SPT's. The way you write up the challenges provide spark and creativity. Thanks so much for providing all of us this opportunity.

April said...

Just wanted to say that I'm on the SPT wagon for 2008. Thanks for getting this started...even though I am late to the game I sure enjoy your challenges.

Price Cream Parlor said...

I love your new header! So cute! I have enjoyed this challenge this year - then something happened and I would forget about SPT's! I am going to recommit myself this year as I love the challenge and even posting/journaling a bad photo is better than no photo of me at all. Isn't that what this blogging world is - a photo and written documentation of our life? Well, I love the challenge to throw ourselves into that photo documentation! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this! You rock, Lelly!

Jill said...

I'm so glad you do this for all of us each week. It has been so fulfilling to participate in it and to read and see others' ideas and interpretations. You do a great job!

Mama said...

Lelly,
I love reading your blog, and your description of "me-ness" is perfect! I hope to participate in SPT this year. Here's to 2008!

Holly said...

I love reading your blog and have been trying to get on the spt track! A good new year's resolution! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachel said...

Thank you for being wonderfully YOU! I have thoroughly enjoyed this amazing world of SPT and although I am not as faithful as I ought to be, I enjoy the challenge and chance for introspection (is that a word? heehee)! You ROCK!

Jen said...

lelly, you are an amazing genius for doing spt. i wish i had been more on the ball with doing them, but i so loved the ones i did and the ones i saw on other blogs!

Kelly said...

Lelly, you've affected so many of us each week with your SPT challenges. I loved this challenge -- it's been fun to review.

Cute new blog look!

Rebekah said...

I love the new header, Lelly. You're such a great writer. I wish I could be half as eloquent as you are!

carlo said...

love the new header- perfection!

also loved the retrospective. fun to see how creative the spt's were each week.

will i be back? you KNOW it.

Barb said...

When I look at this photo you posted I think you look like the leader you are in SPT's and many other areas of your life.

The Isom Eight said...

I have noticed the SPTs and loved them-one of my goals for 2008 is to do the SPTs. I love the challenges and finding out what makes all of the other bloggers "them." Thanks for putting these together! :-)

Cristin said...

You've been so great to come up with the challenges each week! I've really enjoyed thinking about SPT and reading other SPT-er posts.

Thanks Lelly!