Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Editor's Thoughts--With Words...--By Karen O'Leary--United States

Dear Whispers’ Friends,

As we close another month, I am overwhelmed by the support and encouragement of each and every one of you.  We have stretched across borders with contributors from Albania, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malawi, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, U.A.E., United Kingdom, United States, Wales and Zimbabwe.

It is the gift of words that inspires others, lifts people up at a difficult time and fosters a greater awareness of the challenges that may seem insurmountable. The easy and often pat answer is “I can’t change that.”  Not many of us have a world stage but we can touch lives and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! 

With Words…

stories
pour from our hearts,
shaping our live’s essence…
a journey together in faith
and hope

I’m so proud of you.  Thank you for being the rainbows in today.

Many blessings,

Karen O’Leary
Whsipers’ Editor

31 comments:

  1. Thank you for all you do with this site, Karen. Wishing you a wonderful month of February ahead!

    - Scott Thomas Outlar

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    1. Dear Scott,

      Thank you so much Scott. It is a joy to have you a part of Whispers. Congratulations on all that you are accomplishing with your writing! Wishing you ongoing success.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  2. Let me add my thanks, too, Karen. Best wishes for a healthier 2017!

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    1. Dear Marianne,

      Thank you for your ongoing encouragement. What an example you are for the young writers of the future.

      Many blessings,
      Karen

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  3. Thank you, Karen.

    - Adam Levon Brown

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    1. And thanks to you, also, Adam. Best wishes with your writing journey.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  4. Karen, you must know this:you're a wonderful editor.
    More power to you...

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    1. Dear Sanjeev,

      What a joy to read this. Thank you for your encouragement and for being a part of our Whispers journey.

      Many Blessings,
      Karen

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  5. Karen,
    God bless you for all the work you do with Whispers. If I had more time, I'd comment on everyone's poems.
    ~Davidf

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    1. Dear David,

      You are an encouraging voice in the writing community, one I've so grateful for. You comment far more than most, my friend. Thank you so much!!

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  6. Faith... Hope... and Charity.
    No one could be more charitable with their time, energy and where withal as you, Karen. You are the best.

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    1. Dear Michael,

      Your friendship is a gift in my life. I got a chuckle out of your lofty view. I'll settle for a humble editor from North Dakota. May your road be filled with rainbows.

      Blessings always,
      Karen

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    1. Dear John,

      Thank you so much. You are such an uplifting voice in the writing community. May you enjoy your gift for words.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  8. Dear Karen, it is a pleasure to have our poetry posted on your blog!
    Blessings and I hope that you health is improving!

    Love,
    Gert

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    1. Dear Gert,

      What a joy your are in my life! Thank you for your encouragement and for all your mean to the Whispers' community.

      Many blessings,
      Karen

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  9. Dear Karen,
    I an age of acrimonious words on the national and world-wide political scene how refreshing it is to be part of Whispers' successful efforts to bring people together via poetry.
    Blessings for a great day!
    Michael

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    1. Dear Michael,

      It is such an honor to have you as my colleague in our Whispers journey. Thank you for accepting the Activity Editor position. You have been far more than that to our community of writers. I believe we can make a difference as we step forward with a global of vision of harmony and encouragement.

      Many blessings, my friend,
      Karen

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  10. Whispers is wonderful and you are a very open en kind person, it's a joy to work with you on your blog. I feel at home here
    Kind regards, Inge

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    1. Dear Inge,

      It is a pleasure working with you too. In a vision of light, we find the hope for tomorrow. Keep on writing and sharing your words. Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  11. A rewarding read. Grateful indeed! Best Wishes

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    1. Best wishes to you, too, Gopal. May you enjoy your writing journey. Thank you for being a part of Whispers and your encouraging words.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  12. Hi Karen
    You support us with such a warm heart that I hope it comes back to you in spades. You make it all seem so easy as the the site is there for us throughout the year. Thank you for your endevours BW

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    1. Dear Annie,

      What a joy to have you a part of Whispers! As a community, we have the opportunity lift up others. Thank you for your kind words.

      Many blessings,
      Karen

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  13. Thanks so much, Karen, for the love and care you show to us all.

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    1. Hi Neil,

      It is such a pleasure to share our Whispers journey with our community of uplifting voices. Thank you for your your kind thoughts.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  14. Thanks Karen, very best wishes to you! And thank you for all you do!

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    1. Dear Peggy,

      Thank you for all you do, too. Your friendship is a gift in my life.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  15. Its an honor to share your vision and to share space in your journal with you and so many other distinguished poets!

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    1. Dear Joan,

      Thank you for your kind words and for being the a part of our global community. Through our words we have the chance to make a difference.

      Many Blessings,
      Karen

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  16. Great editor Karen, your outreaching love astounds me
    Thanks for starting Whispers, a vessel that's helping
    you spread love to all the world, through words of
    great voluntary writers through out every land.
    Yancy

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