I have had a few comments and a few emails saying I am seeking attention with my last post. Truly that was not my intent. My post was more about how it takes time to make a post and it is nice to have a few comments every now and then about a project.
Let us put this in perspective for a moment. Bear with me and play along, please. Let's pretend for a moment that you cook a fabulous dinner for a house full of guests. You are careful in making a fantastic menu, something that pleases everyone's tastes. You polish all the silverware to a gleaming shine, making sure there are no spots on the glassware, set out the best dinnerware you have and setting the table to the impeccable standards of that *okie refrains from using words that come to mind* Martha Stewart. All of your guests join around the table and partake of the meal you worked so hard on providing for them. After dinner they all leave and not one of the guests make a comment about any of the meal or the setting or even seem to notice your efforts.
After all of this you are standing at the kitchen doing the dishes what would you think? Would you think your efforts were worth the work you put into the dinner? Or would you think that your efforts were not worth the time and feel discouraged to ever throw another dinner party?
Now, let's pretend, right as you were getting ready to turn off the lights there was a light knock at the door and you answer the door and there stands one guest who has returned and gives you a hug and thanks you for a wonderful meal. After telling them they are welcome and hugging them back you close the door and lean up against the door with a smile on your face knowing at least someone appreciated the efforts suddenly made you feel "yeah...that was worth it!"
Even in our day to day life people like to know their efforts are appreciated. Yes, oddly enough I am human and I do like to be told every now and then "thanks for posting" "love the color combo" or even "your project looks like shit" or at least something. If that makes me an attention seeker because I like to be acknowledge for my efforts then so be it...think of me how you will. One reader said it was unlike me to need stroking and thinks my account has been hacked, I do not want stroking, just a simple acknowledgement from time to time.
I do appreciate all the comments and encouragement that has been extended today. It did show me there are people who appreciate my postings and even some of my projects. I had to laugh as one dear friend/reader commented "Give flowers to the living" and thought "SHE GETS IT!" and it drove home the point that it sometimes takes someone one just giving up before anyone really notices.