Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Thank You Note to The Wounded Warrior

This is a very late Thank You to my friend Jan L. Frayne who is Beyond_Survivor on Twitter and his blog is The Wounded Warrior. Jan, I am so sorry that I haven't written this thank you post before now.

On February 26, 2013, The Wounded Warrior blog and its creator/writer/blogger Jan Frayne gave me an award. The award is called the Written Acts of Kindness Award. To see this beautiful award and the words that Jan wrote about me, you need to go to the following link:

http://whatislove-2010.blogspot.com/2013/02/written-acts-of-kindness-award-patricia.html

Jan and I met through his blog The Wounded Warrior and Twitter close to 2 years ago now. Jan was one of my first male survivor friends to meet online. We have supported and encouraged each other ever since then. I hope you will take the time to visit and read some of Jan's blog articles and feel what it is like to be a little boy sexually abused by those who you should be able to trust. Jan is one of my poet friends too. I have a few online now, male and female. Writing poetry is a talent that I admire but don't possess myself. Not all of Jan's writing is poetry. I did a book review sometime in the past year of Jan's first book, Beyond Survivor: Rising from the Ashes of Childhood Sexual Abuse. You will find the link to my book review here:

http://patriciasingleton.blogspot.com/2012/08/beyond-survivor-rising-from-ashes-of.html

Whether you are male or female, Jan's book is a good read. Again, thank you Jan for the honor you gave me. Together we are changing the world for ourselves and for other survivors of childhood sexual abuse.


Before I close this post, I want to introduce you to two ladies that I have recently met through Facebook. They are two special ladies that I look forward to getting to know better.

The first is Annie O'Sullivan. I introduced you to Annie O'Sullivan in one of my recent blog posts where I listed the radio programs for Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio and  Abuse Recovery March Guests which you will find at the following link:

http://patriciasingleton.blogspot.com/2013/03/butterfly-dreams-talk-radio-and-abuse.html

This time I want to introduce you to Annie O'Sullivan's blog, Broken Until Spoken and one particular article that she just recently posted that I especially like called "Who AM I NOT? Here is the link for that:

http://brokenuntilspoken.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/who-am-i-not/

I know Annie would love it if you left a comment on her post. She is a great lady. Stop by and listen to her radio program every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. EST. You will enjoy the programs. You might see me there in the chat room. I don't make it to all of the programs because I am busy some Friday nights. That is when I go and listen to the archived shows when I have time. Tell Annie that I said "Hi."

The last person that I want to introduce you to is Ms E. L. Farris, better known as El. Her blog is called RUNNING FROM HELL WITH EL. I am just getting to know El and I very much like what I see. El is a runner in marathons which I greatly admire. In another lifetime, I might would have been a runner. I loved running as a kid. I always had more skinned up knees and elbows from trying to run faster than I could when I was a child. I did win a few races in elementary and even one in college that was a surprise to everyone. I loved it. I would have run track in high school but my dad wouldn't allow me to participate in after school activities that he couldn't control. Here is the link to El's blog:

http://elfarris.com/

Well, I know I have given you a lot of links and a lot of reading to do. Have fun. Thanks to Jan, Annie and El for coming into my life. Have a glorious week everyone unless you choose otherwise.
Patricia

4 comments:

Annie said...

Hi and thanks so much for your kind and lovely words. You are right Kelly and I would be so thrilled to see your friends in the chat room or hear from them on a call in. Be sure to say hello! we are there every Friday 6PM Pacific time.

I'm having a little trouble with this posting. Hope it works this time. HUGS! Annie O'Sullivan, Author, Can You Hear Me Now? BlogTalk Host

Patricia Singleton said...

Annie, you are very welcome. Sorry you had trouble leaving your comment. That seems to happen occasionally here on Blogger. I do hope that everyone who reads this will join us on your radio program and on your blog.

Lynn Tolson said...

Perhaps you think you are not a poet, Patricia, but I say your words come from the heart and speak to the heart. I'm glad I came across this post, which says so much about the survive-support community on the internet.

Patricia Singleton said...

Thank you, Lynn. I appreciate your kind words. I do write from the heart. It is the only way I know to write.