Sunday Thought For The Day

by Lance Ekum on · 67 comments

Thank you, everyone, for standing by me, here in this space.  It’s YOU who make this so worth it.  Know that your support is deeply valued.

With much gratitude,

Lance

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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Darren Sproat July 5, 2009 at 3:05 am

Lance,
It’s the quality of your content that keeps me coming back. Inspirational and, on more than one occasion, has prompted me to take an action in my life. You are certainly welcome, Lance, but at the same time, you have to accept my thanks to you as well!
Regards,
Darren Sproat
.-= Darren Sproat´s Last Fabulous Post ..Spiritual Connection? =-.

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lilalia July 5, 2009 at 3:14 am

Love the song. Love the sentiments you express. I am enjoying reading your blog and find many ideas to reflect upon and inspiration in others. Thanks.

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tikno July 5, 2009 at 4:13 am

Now I’m here to stand by you, Lance.
I also like this song.
.-= tikno´s Last Fabulous Post ..The Three Malady Of A Man =-.

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vikum July 5, 2009 at 5:07 am

Hi Lance,
After a long time. I had my exams and missed ‘jungle of life’ a lot.

The very first day i came to read this blog I was impressed by your attitudes which could be clearly seen on every post. On that day onwards I read almost every post. So wanted to tell you ” me too here standing by you my friend”.

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Miz July 5, 2009 at 6:04 am

starting my Sunday here as ALWAYS….

Miz.
.-= Miz´s Last Fabulous Post ..BlogHer Conference…WE GOT OUR SLOT! =-.

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Jenny Mannion July 5, 2009 at 6:14 am

Hi Lance,

My mom asked me to pull this up a little whiles back and it is just as brilliant watching it again. Thank you for this. It is a pleasure to stand by you. 🙂 I look forward to hearing of your many successes. I love the joy, information, thoughts and validation you share here. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend.
Love, Jenny
.-= Jenny Mannion´s Last Fabulous Post ..Setting Big Goals to Heal and Feel Empowered =-.

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LifeMadeGreat | Juliet July 5, 2009 at 7:18 am

Hi Lance

Your blog is always a wonderful space. I may not visit often, but it is supporting to know that it is here for me to stop by.

Thanks Lance,
Juliet
.-= LifeMadeGreat | Juliet´s Last Fabulous Post ..Coping With Praise =-.

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Robin July 5, 2009 at 7:39 am

Hi Lance – it’s a pleasure to “stand by you”.

Frank and I love this video and the others that these people have made – we bought the DVD.
.-= Robin´s Last Fabulous Post ..An Eventful Month =-.

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Laurie July 5, 2009 at 7:47 am

Great video! When someone is as caring, giving, understanding, and just plain fun as you, it is only too easy to stand by you. To not stand by you would be like hating your job being a taster in a dark chocolate factory….you just can’t do it. Besides, you have stood by me in so many, many ways that I can’t express. Big Hug!

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Stacey / Create a Balance July 5, 2009 at 7:47 am

It is my honor to stand by you inside this large circle we call the blogosphere.
.-= Stacey / Create a Balance´s Last Fabulous Post ..Revive Your Life! =-.

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Frank July 5, 2009 at 7:50 am

Hi Lance, I bought this DVD after seeing it on You tube, every time I play it it brings a tear to my eye, music is the GLUE, no matter where you are, or where you go, someone is thinking about you.
Take care my friend
Frank
Namaste

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Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord July 5, 2009 at 8:05 am

I second Miz’s comment.
Your warmth, love and gentle wisdom shine through this blog, which is one of the many reasons I love it.
Thanks for what you do, and who you are.

~ Megan
.-= Megan “JoyGirl!” Bord´s Last Fabulous Post ..The Many Joys of Earplugs =-.

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Kennewick Colleen July 5, 2009 at 8:43 am

Love it! I’ll stand by ya! I think if we all stood by each other, some of our current fiscal dilemmas would be taken care of.
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Yira July 5, 2009 at 8:46 am

Lance….you have no idea how much support I (we) get from you every Sunday. It’s the perfect start of the week and usually ….always, sets me up to be a more positive, accepting, and loving person all week long.

This was a fantastic rendition of the song and very touching!!

Thank You.
Terie
.-= Yira´s Last Fabulous Post ..Celebrate the 4th! =-.

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Angel July 5, 2009 at 9:02 am

Are you kidding Lance?!?!?! Standing by you is one of the easiest things I’ve had to do. I’m not gonna tell you how inspiring you are because I would be repeating myself. You are a remarkable person, a gift to your family and your readers. This is one blog that I will always read. Oh, and the video. My first time seeing it. It was characteristically humbling. I hate when you do that. (smile)
-angel
.-= Angel´s Last Fabulous Post ..The workout playlist of Michael Jackson hits =-.

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Davina July 5, 2009 at 9:13 am

Is there enough room to stand by you? 🙂 I’m imagining quite a large crowd has gathered by now Lance. Well, no worries… I’ll try not to step on anyone’s toes while I make my way through the crowd. Thanks for being YOU! Hugs.

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Jannie Funster July 5, 2009 at 9:24 am

Lance, that is sooooo moving. We should plan something like that for all us bloggers. Now what song would be good… I’m kind of partial to I’ve Been Working On The Railroad (yes, all the live-long day!) I’ll take the first verse okay. You join in next. In the key of A at about 126 bpm okay?

🙂 Love you, Lance, you special special person. You light up our blogging world.
.-= Jannie Funster´s Last Fabulous Post ..Like a bord on a wire, 9 =-.

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Jannie Funster July 5, 2009 at 9:27 am

And how did I let myself slide down so far on your list as Top Talker? That just won’t do! 😉
.-= Jannie Funster´s Last Fabulous Post ..Like a bord on a wire, 9 =-.

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Karl - Work Happy Now July 5, 2009 at 9:38 am

I’m just glad that you are out here in the blogosphere, helping us become happier, smarter and more loving.
.-= Karl – Work Happy Now´s Last Fabulous Post ..The Effects of Fast Food =-.

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Positively Present July 5, 2009 at 10:15 am

Lance, I love this!! Really great inspiration for a gloomy Sunday following a long weekend. Thank you!
.-= Positively Present´s Last Fabulous Post ..100 ways to live in the moment =-.

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Henie July 5, 2009 at 10:43 am

Lance…

Thank you for lighting up the world with your giving and caring thoughts!

I don’t think I know of a bigger heart than yours, my friend! Standing side by side with you has been a gift of honor through this journey!
.-= Henie´s Last Fabulous Post ..Unlocking Culture the Zappos Way =-.

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Srinivas Rao July 5, 2009 at 11:18 am

I always enjoy your posts and content. Thanks for sharing with us 🙂
.-= Srinivas Rao´s Last Fabulous Post ..What is the Matrix? =-.

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Patricia - Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker July 5, 2009 at 11:44 am

Lance, I share everyone else’s sentiments. This is the best way that I have found to start a lazy Sunday morning. I love your uplifting attitude, words and pictures. I enjoy sharing a small part of your Jungle each Sunday. So often I come away from your blog posts with a warm smile on my face. You are easy to stand by. I have always liked the song and now the video. Thanks for sharing it.
.-= Patricia – Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker´s Last Fabulous Post ..Independence Day =-.

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Nathalie Lussier July 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I’m happy you’re here sharing your thoughts and yourself with us. 🙂 You are the one uniting us here, and creating a safe space for us to communicate and learn from each other. Love it!
.-= Nathalie Lussier´s Last Fabulous Post ..Why It’s Easier to Go Raw Than To Become Vegan =-.

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Lynn July 5, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Oh Lance – this made me cry! (Happy tears.) I love when the world comes together. Thank you. And you are certainly an easy guy to stand by. Cheers!
.-= Lynn´s Last Fabulous Post ..Happy 4th! =-.

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Jeanne July 5, 2009 at 1:26 pm

thank you as well.
Love Jeanne?
.-= Jeanne´s Last Fabulous Post ..Lessons in life =-.

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Vered - MomGrind July 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I love it here and it looks like I’m not the only one. 🙂
.-= Vered – MomGrind´s Last Fabulous Post ..Truth In Advertising =-.

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Marelisa July 5, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Hi Lance: It’s so true; it doesn’t matter how old someone gets or how much they have, we all need someone to stand by us. You obviously have a lot of people standing by you, and it’s very clear why. Have a great Sunday Lance. 🙂

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brandi July 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm

every time I see that video, I am moved to tears. Today was no exception. We are all so connected.

thank you.
.-= brandi´s Last Fabulous Post ..my joy rebel day in pics =-.

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Sami - Life, Laughs & Lemmings July 5, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Lovely Lance, you get what you give. That’s why you (and your work) are so loved!
.-= Sami – Life, Laughs & Lemmings´s Last Fabulous Post ..Friday Question – Your Next Trip =-.

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Hilda July 5, 2009 at 4:07 pm

OMG Lance! I’m in the middle of an intense training course and striclty speaking have no time to read blogs, but I couldn’t resist taking a look at your thought before going to bed tonight. And I could hardly believe it – and yet I can so believe it!

As I was heading to England on Thursday, I programmed my thought for tomorrow last Wednesday. It’s not the same, and yet it kinda is. Plus, what I used also made an appearance in one of our sessions yesterday!

So much synchronicity, it makes me smile 🙂
.-= Hilda´s Last Fabulous Post ..The A – Z of Happiness: D is for . . . =-.

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Stephen - Rat Race Trap July 5, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Lance, This really hit the spot today. I don’t know why it just did. Thank you!
.-= Stephen – Rat Race Trap´s Last Fabulous Post ..Contentment =-.

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Nadia - Happy Lotus July 5, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Hi Lance,

We should be thanking you! 🙂 So here I go: Thank you for all your support and friendship. Your blog is a reflection of you and as all your readers have told you so far, you are awesome! 🙂
.-= Nadia – Happy Lotus´s Last Fabulous Post ..Happy News (July 5, 2009) =-.

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Bunnygotblog July 5, 2009 at 6:58 pm

This blog is a reflection of your soul. I am here because I love what you share and respect you very much.
Bless you
.-= Bunnygotblog´s Last Fabulous Post ..Five Blogs – Four Women – One Apple & Me =-.

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Tess The Bold Life July 5, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Lance,

Love the video and love you. I’ll stand by anytime and anywhere!
.-= Tess The Bold Life´s Last Fabulous Post ..My Father Died Last Week =-.

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Lance July 5, 2009 at 8:46 pm

@Darren – It’s great having you here, and I really appreciate all your support, not just here, also everything you’re doing on Twitter as well. Thanks so much!

@Lilalia – I very much appreciate you’re being here. And yes, this is a wonderful rendition of this song!

@Tikno – Thanks so much for your continued support.

@Vikum – It’s great to see you back here! Thanks muchf for reading along…

@Miz – Carla, Sunday’s aren’t the same without you. Here, there, and everywhere. Thank you, for being with me as long as you have – no one has been here as faithfully for so long. Know that this means the world to me.

@Jenny Mannion – Hi Jenny. Your support is very deeply appreciated. Getting to know you has been a joy and an honor. Here’s to all the many great things the future holds…for both of us! Thank you for everything you’ve given Jenny.

@Juliet – Hi Juliet. Life gets busy. I know. It’s great to have you here whenever that happens. And know that it’s always great hearing from you – always. Thank you, my friend, for all the support you’ve given.

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Lance July 5, 2009 at 8:46 pm

@Robin – Hi Robin. Thank you! It’s been a journey for both of us, and it just seems like we go “way back” in the blogging world. It’s great to have your continued support. And yes, this video, and what it represents is so, so powerful.

@Laurie – Isn’t that video awesome – I completely love this rendition of that song! The whole representation of how interconnected we are – is so wonderfully represented. Laurie, I appreciate so much what you’re saying. Oh, and I WANT that job in the chocolate factory!! Laurie, it’s been a two-way street, and one I’m honored to walk with you.

@Stacey / Create A Balance – Stacey, your support here goes back a long way, and has been a real constant. I remember well our earlier meetings here in this big big internet. Know that having you stick around has been so wonderful! Thank you, my friend, and I look forward to all the ways we’ll cross paths in the future!

@Frank – Hi Frank. Hey, I recognize you!! It’s great having you here. This video is so powerful – especially how it was all pulled together. Music is indeed glue, pulling us together, in the sea of meaning that comes from words put to song. Thank you for being here today.

@Megan – Megan, your words are kind and appreciated. Thank you for standing by me, for being a voice here, and for all the support you offer.

@Colleen – Thanks so much! You know, that so true, Colleen – if we all stood by those who matter (and don’t we all matter?) – then there truly is enough for everyone here in this world. Wonderful thought, thank you…

@Yira – Terie, thank you for always being here. Know that I deeply appreciate what you’ve said here, and it’s words like this that really make this so worth doing. Thank you. And yes, this rendition of “Stand by Me” is so powerful in how it was created and shared.

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Lance July 5, 2009 at 8:47 pm

@Angel – You ALWAYS bring a smile Angel, and today’s no exception!! Thank you! For that! And for so much more. Your friendship and support mean the world here. So, like the video says – about needing someone to stand by you – Angel, you’ve been that – thank you!

@Davina – Davina, there’s always room! And you’re making me laugh!! Thanks so much for being here for so long – we go back a long ways, and it’s been great traveling this journey together. Thank you for always being YOU!

@Jannie – “I’ve been workin’ on the railroad, Just to pass the time away.” Jannie, YOU are a gift here. And everywhere our paths have crossed (and we’ve definitely crossed a few paths!). This video really is a moving rendition of “Stand by Me”, and one that gets me every time – how people from all over come together for this. (so I LOVE your idea!). Jannie, know that the love goes both ways, that our meeting here in this big blogospere has been beyond wonderful, and that you light up my world! Thank you for always being here!

@Jannie – Hey, didn’t I just see you??? New month, and we start over. I’m positive you’ll get there in a couple of days!!

@Karl – Karl, thank you for all your continued being here, support, and friendship. It is all deeply appreciated.

@Positively Present – Dani, thank you. You’ve become a true supported in recent months, and your presence is always always welcome and so appreciated. And, I hope your Sunday is becoming a bit less gloomy. With you in it, I find that hard to believe…

@Henie – Henie, your words always are spoken from the heart, and I appreciate that all so much. You’ve become such a wonderful voice here, and you share so openly. Thank you, my friend, for these wonderful words today, and especially for always being here…

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Lance July 5, 2009 at 8:47 pm

@Srinivas – It’s great to have you here, and I very much appreciate all your support. Thank you!

@Patricia/Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker – Patricia, what you’re saying here today really touches me, thank you. And thank you, really, for just being here always. This is a wonderful song, and one I really feel fits so well to the blogging world I know. And that because of everyone who takes the time to stop here. Patricia, your being here means a lot to me. Thank you.

@Nathalie – Nathalie, know that it’s so great to be here and share a part of my journey with everyone. And having you here, really this means so much to me. Having you stand by me, having your continued support has been wonderful. There is really something very connecting about this world in which our paths have crossed, and I’m honored to have you be a part of that here. Thank you, my friend, for everything you give.

@Lynn – Lynn, this is so moving, what you’re saying today. The world coming together, the world getting just a little bit smaller – that’s a pretty wonderful thing. It’s a joy and an honor to have you here, and sharing, and walking beside me, and just being so supportive of this all. Thank you!

@Jeanne – Jeanne, thank you for always reading along, and for your support here in this place. Having you here has been wonderful.

@Vered – Vered, you have been so supportive, and I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you, for all the gifts you share, and today especially – for taking the time to so often visit my site and provide your support. Thank you!

@Marelisa – Mare, we go back a long ways, to the very early days of when I was doing this. And you’ve continued to be here, through it all, with all your support, and helping me so much along the way. Know that it’s a great Sunday here today, and that’s because YOU and so many others have continued to be real lights in my life – thank you!

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Lance July 5, 2009 at 8:47 pm

@Brandi – Connection. It’s so awe-inspiring, especially listening to this song, to this rendition of “Stand by Me” – which so wonderfully shows how connected we can be. Brandi, know that having you here has been a joy (hey, that’s a cool word, huh!) and an honor – thank you!

@Sami – Super Sami, YOU are so appreciated here! Thank you, so much, for continuing to be along on this ride, for sharing your humor, and for being a light here in this “jungle” I’m trying to make some sense of…

@Hilda – Okay, now I’m really wondering what you’ll have tomorrow (the suspense is killing me here, Hilda!) . Really, will I sleep tonight? I can’t wait to see what you’ve got coming up! Synchronicity – very cool! And you know what, Hilda? Having you here, it just makes that synchronicity so much stronger – and I think that’s awesome! I’m smiling too… Thank you for continuing to be here in this place, and for all you do to support me!

@Stephen – Stephen, I’m not sure what it was either, although I think it may have something to do with the message this song gives out – one that is so much connected to us being there for each other. And that’s a message that is uplifting and healing, very much, in my book. Stephen, I very much appreciate having you here. Thank you!

@Nadia – Nadia, you have been such a wonderful gift here. Thank you! So, what you’re saying is very special to me – and it goes both ways – I feel this so much about you as well. Your support and friendship have been a blessing in my life – and for that I’ll always hold a special place in my heart for you. Nadia, thank you for being so much a part of this place, and for all you’ve shared.

@Bunny – Bunny, thank you! These words that you’re saying have really deep connection with me. Having you here, my friend, is a gift and an honor – thank you!

@Tess – Tess, I’ll be forever grateful for our paths crossing. You have shared so much, and because of YOU, I feel more comfortable sharing of myself. You provide so much light into this world we live in, and I’m honored that you give so much for that here. And in all the connections we have, I just really feel a deep connection with you. Tess, know that this love goes both ways, and I’m there standing with you, as well. Thank you for being here, with me, on this journey I’m on…

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Lisa's Chaos July 5, 2009 at 9:13 pm

So totally fun and light-hearted! 🙂
.-= Lisa’s Chaos´s Last Fabulous Post ..Just a little Urchin Macro Monday =-.

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Jonalyn July 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Very inspirational, thank you for sharing this with us Lance.
.-= Jonalyn´s Last Fabulous Post ..Romantic Graphic =-.

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J.D. Meier July 5, 2009 at 10:13 pm

I think you’re one of the best examples where you put yourself out there and it comes back tenfold.
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suddenly slimmer July 5, 2009 at 11:23 pm

You are most welcome. Thanks to you too
.-= suddenly slimmer´s Last Fabulous Post ..Hot Yoga Anyone? =-.

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Evelyn Lim July 6, 2009 at 12:12 am

What a gathering here! Glad that we are supporting each other, even though we are physical miles apart. Much blessings to you!
.-= Evelyn Lim´s Last Fabulous Post ..How to Prevent H1N1 Flu Naturally =-.

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Caroline July 6, 2009 at 12:13 am

I am always standing here…thank you Lance for all the goodness you put out into blog land! Hope you have a wonderful week!
.-= Caroline´s Last Fabulous Post ..Putting the pieces together… =-.

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Barbara Swafford July 6, 2009 at 12:16 am

Oh Lance, you couldn’t beat me off with an ugly stick. I’m standing by you through it all. You’re awesome and so is the video you shared.

Thank you for all you do and for being a fabulous cyber friend. *Smiles* and (((hugs)))
.-= Barbara Swafford´s Last Fabulous Post ..How Writing Catchy Titles May Hurt Our Blog =-.

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Darren Sproat July 6, 2009 at 12:24 am

Lance,
What a wonderful following you have. I first came across your Sunday thought for the day through LinkedIn (I think) and from that point forward have frequented your site and found the content to be inspiration and motivating. In a time of my life when inspiration and motivation was particularily important you made a bigger impact then I think you can imagine. Reading through these comments makes me think I am not the only one whose life you have impacted in a positive fashion…

So, on behalf of me and all of your regular readers, THANK YOU, Lance!

Darren Sproat
.-= Darren Sproat´s Last Fabulous Post ..Spiritual Connection? =-.

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Miguel de Luis July 6, 2009 at 4:37 am

Thanks Lance
.-= Miguel de Luis´s Last Fabulous Post ..Exercise made fun: the Heroes of Leothendrail =-.

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Lance July 6, 2009 at 5:09 am

@Lisa’s Chaos – Lisa, thank you for being here, and for sharing in this ride I’m on!

@Jonalyn – Jonalyn, thanks so much for your support. It is all very much appreciated.

@J.D. Meier – J.D., thank you. These words really mean a lot to me. My hope is that this place is a safe place for all to share openly. Thanks so much for all your support.

@Suddenly Slimmer – Alia, thank you for being a constant supporter here, I appreciate it all very much.

@Evelyn – Distance doesn’t have to keep people apart, does it! And that’s one of the many wonderful things about this world wide web! The world is smaller. Evelyn, I appreciate so much, all the support you’ve given. You have been a wonderful friend. Thank you!!

@Caroline – Caroline, thank you! You have been so supportive and caring – and I appreciate it all. And to you too – have a wonderful week ahead…

@Barbara – Barbara, I would never beat you off (with any kind of stick!)!! You have truly helped so much to give this site it’s wings. Your friendship, caring, and awesomeness are so, so appreciated. Barbara, thank YOU for all you done – not only for me – but for the whole blog community. And thank you for being here, it means so much to me.

@Darren – Darren, your words today have a very special meaning to me. Thank you for saying this. Know that I’m moved deeply by what you’re saying. Thank you, my friend, for being here today…

@Miguel – Miguel, thank you for all your wonderful support!

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miruspeg July 6, 2009 at 9:22 am

Lance it is VERY easy to Stand by YOU.
You epitomize the very best of what blogging is all about.
You are a humble, caring, gifted soul and who makes such a difference. I ALWAYS come away from your blog posts happier and smarter.
Namaste
Peggy
.-= miruspeg´s Last Fabulous Post ..Follow Your Dreams =-.

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Evita July 6, 2009 at 10:30 am

Lance that video was fantastic – I love the song and especially how it was done here!

You are so welcome Lance as it is always a pleasure to stop by, to read, to grow, to learn and just plain simple spend some time here in this amazing energy of your blog!

So thank you for all that you do!!!!

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Bella July 6, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Oh, Lance, it’s a privilege to stand by you here in this happy, upbeat corner of the world that you’ve created! You are a kind soul and I proudly stand by you!

😀

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Bella July 6, 2009 at 12:24 pm

P.S. Thank you for standing by me, too with your visits to my blog!
.-= Bella´s Last Fabulous Post ..How will you ~ =-.

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Julie July 6, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Are you kidding? I couldn’t NOT be here. Wanna know why? Well, one reason, anyway… You are the epitome of giving, which teaches me to be the same. Seriously, you’re the best! 🙂
.-= Julie´s Last Fabulous Post ..The Honor is All Mine =-.

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Chris Edgar | Purpose Power Coaching July 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Thanks for this. Actually listening to this song again gave me a chill — I’ve been spending a lot of time working alone recently and I think I’ve been feeling a desire for companionship that I haven’t been acknowledging.
.-= Chris Edgar | Purpose Power Coaching´s Last Fabulous Post ..10 Motivational Metal Masterpieces =-.

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Lance July 6, 2009 at 9:13 pm

@Miruspeg – Peggy, thank you for being here! Your words here today are very touching, and they really mean much to me. Your support is deeply appreciated.

@Evita – I love this rendition of “Stand by Me” also – such a very awesome way to really show the power of the words behind this song! Evita, you have been a true gift in my life, and I deeply appreciate having you here in this space, sharing openly, and being such a wonderful soul. Thank you, my friend, for being so wonderfully you…

@Bella – Bella, know that having you here has been a gift, and one that means so much to me. You shine in this world, and having you here, helps me to do a little bit of that too. And it is an honor, as well, to stand by you. That’s really it, we’re here for each other, and it’s what makes this world wide web so wonderful and connecting… Thank you, always, for your time here.

@Julie – Hi Julie. Thank YOU!!! You really know how to make someone feel special – and that’s one of the many gifts you share here. And know that your being here means the world to me, you are a wonderful gift in my life.

@Chris Edgar – Isn’t that song really so wonderfully presented! When you really think about it, about the words, and the actions taken in this version – it really is awe inspiring. And it does, very much, remind me that I’m not going to make it very well in life, going it alone. And I also don’t have to, there are so many people out there. Chris, know that it’s out there for you too. Know that I appreciate you being here, and that I’m there for you, as well…

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jen July 7, 2009 at 3:42 am

Lance,
This was so beautiful, and reminded me that there is so much living that goes on in our world, and life experiences I know nothing about. I liked what Karl said about this being a place where we learn to be more loving. It’s true! Standing by you, jen

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FatFighterTV July 7, 2009 at 5:02 am

I’ve always loved that song, but wow – this rendition of it and the video are amazing! Thanks for sharing… and thanks for standing by me, as well.
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Natalia Burleson July 7, 2009 at 8:36 am

Like Miz this is where I start my Sundays…..unfortunately I wasn’t able to do so this Sunday! I thank you Lance, for being you! You are so supportive, and genuine! Happy to call you my friend!!! Thank YOU for being HERE!!!

Natalia
.-= Natalia Burleson´s Last Fabulous Post ..Feeling Good =-.

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Natalia Burleson July 7, 2009 at 8:37 am

Oh, forgot to say I love, love, love the video!!!! 🙂
.-= Natalia Burleson´s Last Fabulous Post ..Feeling Good =-.

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suzen July 7, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Great video – I had this on my blog Feb 1st – again – we are in sync here mister Lance! I love the group and what they are doing, don’t you? Have you been to their website? It’s funny – I was out of town for a week and had a chance to get on the internet to post a quickie for the weekend and I ALMOST re-ran this one – honestly! I must have “heard you” thinking about it – spooky! But to stand by you? You betcha!!!
.-= suzen´s Last Fabulous Post ..Boredom Cured — Dare You – Scare You! =-.

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janice July 7, 2009 at 1:57 pm

You’re a gentleman, Lance. A special soul. I’m happy to be part of your large and loving community.
.-= janice´s Last Fabulous Post ..Rapt Attention,Gifts and Rain =-.

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LisaNewton July 8, 2009 at 1:14 am

It’s easy to stand by someone who stands by you, too. Lance, I’m sorry I always seem to be late with your Sunday thoughts, but I’m so glad they pertain to any day of the week. 🙂

Thank you, Lance, for bringing a new thought to my mind each week. 🙂
.-= LisaNewton´s Last Fabulous Post ..Having Fun in the Sun at Cabrillo Beach =-.

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Lance July 8, 2009 at 5:21 am

@Jen – Jen, thank you, so much – for being here today. After these last couple of weeks, know that having you here is so comforting. And I agree – there is so much that goes on in our world – more than is even near possible to comprehend. That you have chosen to spend a bit of that time here, this brightens my day. Thank you!

@FatFighterTV – Sahar, this rendition of “Stand by Me” is so moving – how it connects people from all over the world – it’s the words in this some really coming to life. Thanks so much for being here, my friend. And know that it’s my honor to stand by you, as well.

@Natalia – Hey there, friend! Natalia, know that you’re being here means alot to me. Thank you!! And I love this video too – so powerfully connecting!

@Suzen – We ARE in sync!! I love it, Suzen! So, now you’re in my head! Actually, if that’s you, I’m good with it – you’ll fill it with only awesome thoughts. No, I didn’t know there was a website, I’ll have to check it out. Thanks so much for all your support and genuine caring.

@Janice – Janice, thank you. It’s awesome to have you here, to be along on this ride. I appreciate you!

@LisaNewton – Lisa, whenever you can make it here, that’s awesome. Just knowing I have you in my corner, that’s enough. You’ve been so supportive the last several months, and it’s meant the world to me. Thank you, very deeply, for your standing by me.

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Cricket July 12, 2009 at 10:57 pm

I’m still standing by you and you are still standing by me! Love you Lance.
.-= Cricket´s Last Fabulous Post ..I wish, I wish… =-.

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Lance July 13, 2009 at 7:52 am

Tammy, thank you. And I always will… And know that this love goes both ways. Your presence here is a gift to me…

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