Saturday, May 13, 2006

Consistency

I don’t know the reason, but consistency is on my mind today. Consistency matters to me. It is a trait I admire.

I think about my blogging friends Stacy and Patti that are consistent in the support of their husbands and their visits to my humble site. I think about Stormy who visits me every day just to see what silliness I have here. There is my blog friend Reach and his allegiance to country, duty and his unfailing support and positive attitude.

I think of my masters track friend Wayne Bennett who has taught me so much and shared his wealth of track knowledge consistently and willingly.

Grant visits here frequently and adds his considerable observation and interesting take on life in a consistent fashion.

I am particularly impressed with fellow blogger Robert Shapiro who labors in benevolence day after day with admirable focus to task, never complaining and always encouraging.

There is Jenn who shows consistency in her devotion to her daughter’s welfare and visits here regularly.

This is a wonderful and underestimated trait. The ability to be consistent in our devotion to duty and friends transforms us from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Yet we often de-value this trait. We think of spouses as boring or unoriginal despite their remarkable devotion and consistency. We complain about mothers or fathers despite their unfailing devotion and consistency. We wish our friends were more consistent despite any evidence that they have ever failed us.

Here is a ‘shout-out’ of positive feeling for all of you that consistently shine your multi-colored and consistent light my way.

My hat is off to your consistency.

It is a trait to be treasured and admired. Even cherished.

And I do.

11 Comments:

Blogger Robert Shapiro said...

And I appreciate Rick, your consistent and dependable desire to express your feelings whether it be to share your wisdom, to provide your insights, to illustrate your observations or to simply entertain us with your wit.
Thank you my friend.
Goodlife

May 14, 2006 at 2:03 AM  
Blogger Grant said...

Of course now, given my devotion to irony, I want to start leaving sporadic useless comments.

Mission accomplished. =)

May 14, 2006 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

It's not the silliness that brings me back...it's the wisdom you impart and the caring nature that shines consistently through your words - even when you're being silly.

Plus, I'm trying to figure out how your wife snagged such a wonderful man so that I can snag one for myself!

May 14, 2006 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Sereena X said...

Rick, very nice tribute. Warm and cozy.

May 14, 2006 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Seven said...

Lady x,
If you aren't careful you will become a regular, then you wil be considered consistent too. Then you will have to tolerate my gushiness with the others.

May 15, 2006 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Seven said...

Robert,
Your consistency in chasing the good in all things has been an inspiration for me.

Grant,
I appreciate your input and slant on all things. And if I ever need to hitch a ride or borrow a dollar I know who the easy touch is!

Stormy,
It is a simple formula for the wife. She is much smarter than me. I am trainable and simple. See how easy?

May 15, 2006 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Aw, thanks for the shout out, Rick...that was very nice of you! And it's always a pleasure to come here and see what you have posted....sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's serious...but it's all good either way! ;)

May 15, 2006 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger patti_cake said...

That was very sweet Rick. I find it a pleasure to share your wisdom, humor, writing talent and ahem, other things each day. It was tough to miss on Friday!

May 15, 2006 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

You are too kind. Thank you...for your consistency as well. I can always count on the fact that a trip to your blog will cheer me.

May 16, 2006 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Reach said...

Rick,
That was kind and I thank you for my inclusion.
I appreciate your ability to recognize the many personalities through their individual authorship. To read their work and understand the person behind the words, illustrates the well grounded and thoughtful person you are. The power you posses, with your mind and who you are, is and will remain, the magnetic force to attract others of the same qualities. You, your dedicated readers, and your future dedicated readers, collectively exemplify the phrase- “Birds of a feather, all flock together”.
OK, that was my “two-cents”.

Reach

May 16, 2006 at 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick,
That was kind and I thank you for my inclusion.
I appreciate your ability to recognize the many personalities through their individual authorship. To read their work and understand the person behind the words, illustrates the well grounded and thoughtful person you are. The power you posses,

May 16, 2006 at 2:56 PM  

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