Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Word of Thanks

Yesterday's rain was a nice change to the dry weather we've had lately, although central Mississippi once again came in with the lowest amount of rainfall--0.37" as compared to Vicksburg (0.70") and Meridian (1.48"). We have been so fortunate lately to miss out on the type of severe weather outbreaks that have plagued other parts of the country, especially considering we are in the heart of our severe weather season. By all accounts, it has been a benign season for us. When the rain came in yesterday afternoon, the atmosphere cooled off and that left the cold front very little to work with once it arrived last night. I got home around midnight so it wasn't as long of a night as I initially thought.

Today Stephanie Bell-Flynt and I recorded a commercial at the Mississippi Institute for Aesthetics, Nails and Cosmetology in Clinton. This will be the donation location for Pantene's Beautiful Lengths hair campaign. It is the first time I've ever been to the Institute and I can tell you this place is "top notch". I am so pleased they will be cutting the donors' ponytails , not to mention giving fabulous gifts to the participants. May 21st will be a day to remember for all of us and for the cancer survivors who will benefit from our human hair wigs.

On a more personal note, I want to tell you how much your posts/comments have meant to me on this blog. Not a day goes by that I don't get an email from someone who has read my blog and needed a bit of encouragement for the day. Some of you post comments; others send me a private email because they don't want to post. I read all of them and I have been blessed by your words. On the days I think of discontinuing this (because I don't think my life is that interesting), I find another reason to keep on keepin' on. So, thank you.


KeithAR2002 said...

No need to thank us, Barbie. We are the ones who should be thanking you!

Freddie's Blog & Visions said...

You know I look forward to reading your posts. They are something "different" to read. I know I never leave comments but in my mind, I leave a comment!! I sometimes consider this the ''Behind the Scenes of Barbie Bassett". We love reading your posts and we love you, Barbie!

jUnEbUg said...

Like I said before, your boldness is an encouragment and a blessing to me. Keep it up!!

Tommy, Suzanne, and Mary Peyton said...

as i've said almost every time, your posts are always so timely for me - exactly what i need to hear!

keep posting! you never know who's heart God is going to touch through you!

Sara said...

I agree with all of the other comments made. I keep your blog bookmarked and it's almost like a devotional to start my day. I check the blog when I get to work in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Thanks for always being upbeat and inspirational.

April said...

Your attitude is just so uplifting. And you say you don't think your life is interesting enough? I wrote a paper on you last semester for my Comp class! If you don't think you're interesting enough to have a college student write about how you balance three lives in one, then there's somethin wrong here.

But seriously, your blog is so inspirational. I make it a point to read your blogs and comment on them. And on the days that I just want to pull my hair out because I'm so stressed about about things, I read your blog and everything becomes calm. God has put you in my life to encourage me to never give up. And I haven't. With the help of your encouraging blogs and my attitude to never give up. Your blog is awesome. And you are awesome. Simple as that. =)