Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Lights

Today I've got a guest post at Jack Lewis Baillot's blog. Jack, in her amazing sweetness, has a book blog party for her book, Haphazardly Implausible, in which she has offered a spot on her blog to other authors . . .instead of asking us to host her. I'm hoping she'll give me the opportunity to return the favor early next year - if you haven't met her yet, she's a gem.

Another bright gem of a blog friend, Tara Tyler, awarded me with an amazing new blog banner . . .that I have yet to put up. But it's awesome, and it looks like this:

 I'll either figure out that tiny technicality of putting it up today or another day. It's a result of winning the 300 follower giveaway that she had with Cassie Mae. I meant to have a huge announcement in BIG LETTERS, but this will have to do:


Every one of us is unique, amazing, truly one of a kind.

I believe that each of us as the opportunity to shine, to light up dark circumstances, to brighten a regular day, to bring warmth to each occasion.

Each of you that has visited here on my blog, commented, been a blog buddy, given helpful advice, invited me to participate in a blogfest (or several), has been a light in my life.

Thank you.

I believe that God created each of us for the unique way that we call all fill a singular purpose - to shine the light of hope and love in other people's lives.

Keep Shining.

Together we can light up the world.

Merry Christmas!!!

BTW, I will be taking a sleigh ride around the blogsphere this week, stopping by for a jingle here and there, but this is my last "real" post of the year. I'll be back January 2nd for IWSG, which I have the honor of co-hosting with the renowned Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh and Jamie of Mithril Wisdom.

Remember to check out Jack Lewis Baillot's blog today.


Jeff Hargett said...

Very true. We each have the opportunity to shine. And I believe we also have the obligation to shine as well. We have far too much to be thankful for to do otherwise.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Jeff - I agree!

Tara Tyler said...

(make sure you choose "shrink to fit" and "instead of title & description," see if that helps)

and thanks for the parting words of wisdom! merry christmas & happy new year!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen to the sentiments! We are all here to shine in our own way.
Tara did great with the header!
Thanks again for co-hosting the IWSG next month.
Now, off to visit Miss Jack.

Anonymous said...

What an inspiring post! You are so supportive of all the blogs you visit so thank YOU! Merry Christmas, Tyrean!

Suzanne Furness said...

Lovin' the new header. Wishing you a Merry Christmas :)

michelle said...

I love the new header, Tyrean!
... hope you have a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year!

M Pax said...

Shine we do. I like to think it's my job to help everyone remember.

Happy Holidays!

Nickie said...

And don't forget that you shine some light into each of our lives, too! Have an awesome Christmas :)

Jenna Cooper said...

Nice banner! It looks great. Merry Christmas to you as well!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Tara - Shrink to fit . . .I just have to find that . . .and then I'll take care of it.
Merry Christmas!!!!

Alex - Thanks!!! I think Tara did an awesome job and it was an honor to be on Jack's blog today!

Suzanne - me too. Thanks! Merry Christmas!

michelle - Thanks! Have a wonderful, warm Christmas and a blessed New Year!

M Pax - me too. Thanks for shining so bright! Merry Christmas!!!

Nickie - Thank you!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Jenny - Thanks! Merry Christmas again!

randi lee said...

Awesome header. And happy holidays to you!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

randi - Thanks! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for commenting about my book. That was very nice. I'm far from being done so having encouragement is nice!
God Bless

Cassie Mae said...

Merry Christmas! And the banner looks awesome!!! You're awesome too ;)

Misha Gericke said...

Have a blessed Christmas and new year! See you around. :-)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Bella - You're welcome!

Cassie - aww, Thanks!!!

Misha - Have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful new year! See you :-)

Jack said...

Thank you for mentioning my book again! It is so nice of you to help spread the word, and so often as well! It is a huge help to me.

I like your new banner a lot! It almost makes me regret there is no beach nearby for me to go to and read.

I hope you have a very nice Christmas!

Allison said...

I like the new header. Have a great Christmas, Tyrean!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Jack - You're welcome! I wish the sun would come out on the beaches/water areas near here . . .or that it would just snow and not rain. Oh well. Each season has it's joys, right?
Merry Christmas!!!

Allison - Thanks! Merry Christmas!!!

Denise Covey said...

Hello Tyrean. What a lovely name! Thank you for visiting my blog. I love the look of your blog and hope to visit from time to time.

Happy New Year!