I Am Grateful

Old Threads in the Fabric of Life

“Time unfolds beauty, wonder, and mystery to reveal the auspicious tapestry of life.” ― A.D. Posey

old threads

In my blog writing today, I’ve gone back to a time and place when I was in high school. In front of me is a group of girls dressed in cheerleader uniforms from the 1960’s. If you’re a baby boomer, you’d know the uniform – bobby socks, saddle shoes, flouncy short-pleated skirts and varsity letter sweaters.  I can tell by the “threads on their backs” I don’t belong in their group so  I won’t approach anyone in “that clique.” I’ll place a self-imposed barrier between me and the squad and tag them collectively as “not being my type.”

Sad,” I think, “but very truthful.” Don’t you agree?


Now here I am some forty-five years later, I’ve met-up with one of the cheerleaders from high school, who like me is a 60 something adult. Guess what? She and I have connected well through common interests in writing and spirituality. We share a joint belief in the value of  finding oneself through penning memories. We found each other when I met her niece who was a presenter at a writing group conference last summer in the town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Guess what else? Barriers removed, I’ve found out she is a very kind person who is still a cheerleader! She welcomed me back to a place where I grew up and she’s passed along her knowledge of things that are of great interest to pursue which could enhance my life as an author.  Liz, thank you for your encouragement! I look forward to more meet-ups.I am grateful

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  1. Sue-
    You may not have been a cheerleader in High School but you have become a cheer leader in your own right. I will stand and cheer for you and Liz, for the work that you both do. It certainly makes many cheerful as they read and write uplifting spiritual words and words of wisdom.

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