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Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” David O. McKay

Thank You All: On Being Freshly Pressed... A Thank You Bouquet to all of You!

Do you remember the last time you got really exciting news? Where were you and what were you doing? I think it is human nature to capture a special moment, marinade in it and then lock it away for posterity. Today was one of those days for me, as I found out that a post I wrote on SADE LIVE IN CONCERT IN NY had gotten selected by (as one of 10 posts selected/featured on the front page) for the honor of being freshly pressed! Thank you, thank you, thank you all for your likes and comments… You made me truly proud of calling WordPress my blog home; something I’ve always appreciated anyway. How do you get freshly pressed? Read the Five Ways to Get Featured post as it covers everything we need to know.

Thank You All: On Being Freshly Pressed.... Thanks and Gratitude to all!

I’d been up, a good portion of the night, working on my SADE post because I wanted to make sure that all my pictures were organized and watermarked properly. It was an arduous task and, at one point, I thought of throwing in the towel. I’d taken a lot of pictures at the phenomenal concert I attended at the Nassau Coliseum, about half were blurry, and I wanted to make sure to use only the best photos. I posted a few pictures and hit publish; inviting my readers to come back later for the pictures.

I was responding to comments and still uploading more pictures when Tilly left me a comment about being freshly pressed. I thought she was joking until I noticed the blog traffic numbers flying high, and a wonderful email came from Erica confirming same. Needless to say, I got a taste of what it must feel like to be a mini blog celeb and have all eyes on me… albeit for a short while.  It has been an exhilarating day, and I am grateful and humbled by the kindness, via comments/likes, of other bloggers. What was your special experience like?

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” William Arthur Ward

Thank You All: On Being Freshly Pressed... See the Sunshine in all things!

Since the Daily Post Challenge started in January, I’ve met lots of terrific bloggers; some who have had their sunny FP moment  and others who haven’t.  Each blogger has taught me something about their niche, their lives, and their craft, and all are freshly pressed in my mind. I think it is wonderful to be acknowledged for a post, a shared story or a special insight, yet, at the end of the day, the relationships we build with our blog buddies and the friendships we make on this fantastic blogging platform make all the difference. I am grateful for the honor and the relationships, and from the bottom of my heart I say… THANK YOU! What are your thoughts? What are you grateful for? Do you expect good things to happen to you? Do share! Thank you. 😉

Positive Motivation Tip: Always say thank you even if no one is listening… It reverberates…

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: Photo of Rose Bouquet and Sunny Sunflower via Wikipedia. Screenshot of Freshly Pressed page via

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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  1. 28/06/2011 12:26 am

    Congrats on Freshly Pressed, Elizabeth! Have fun with the leap in stats and the new subscribers! Ah, now I know your secret – you stay up for hours to make these gorgeous posts!

    • 28/06/2011 12:38 am

      Thank you Nola! I’ll be more inclined to put it down to both being a night owl and a tad anal…. LOL!
      Thank you and Congrats to you too as I recall you were FP a few weeks ago 🙂

  2. 28/06/2011 1:00 am

    WOO-HOO!! Fabulous – congrats!

    • 28/06/2011 1:05 am

      Thank you Donna! I am grateful for it… 🙂

  3. 28/06/2011 1:12 am

    Yippie! Hooray! You deserve being Freshly Pressed. I am so proud of you. I admire you. You inspire all of us. I am a loyal fan as is everyone! We love you ELIZ. Congrats~~~~ Jackie

    • 28/06/2011 1:26 am

      Thank you Jackie! It was a fabulous surprise and I am grateful for the many bloggers and new friends I’ve met through this experience… TY WP! 🙂

  4. 28/06/2011 1:19 am

    Congratulations Elizabeth! You put so much into your posts, you certainly deserve the recognition for all your efforts!

  5. 28/06/2011 1:34 am

    That is so awesome!! Congratulations!!

    • 28/06/2011 1:51 am

      Thank you for your comment! I really appreciate it Donna! 🙂

  6. 28/06/2011 1:38 am

    Thank you Barb, you are so sweet and all of us are deserving of this thrilling honor…. Y’all are next. TY! 🙂

  7. 28/06/2011 2:20 am

    Just found your blog through the pingback to mine. I checked out your FP post on Sade and your photos are stunning. I wish i was there but since I wasn’t your photos and review made me feel like I was. Congrats on the FP and enjoy your new found, albeit possibly fleeting, fame from being FP!

    • 28/06/2011 2:32 am

      Thank you for stopping by. I loved your blog when I visited it to read your post… very sweet. I can see how all of this can get addictive. LOL! 🙂

  8. 28/06/2011 2:45 am

    I’m chuffed that I was the first to bring you the news! You can’t buy that kind of feeling.

    Lovely gratitude post.

    • 28/06/2011 3:06 am

      Yes it was you… and since you joke often and like a good laugh, I thought you were kidding. 🙂

      • 29/06/2011 2:27 am

        Oh no! I would never be mean with it. Hoist by my own petard 🙁

      • 29/06/2011 2:28 am

        Sorry – me again. I don’t know what’s going on with WP.

  9. 28/06/2011 3:02 am

    Well. You do well. My eyes were well as I read your post. With a heart full of love, congratulations on your achievement. Hip, Hip Hoorah. Cheers and continued health to be a beacon of light. Joy and happiness always. One Love.

    • 28/06/2011 3:07 am

      Thanks a bunch for the kind words! 🙂 We all make each other look good. Be Blessed! 🙂

  10. 28/06/2011 6:50 am

    How wonderful for you! congratulations! Frankly, with your awesome photos and posts, I am not a bit surprised!

    • 29/06/2011 2:06 am

      Thank you so much! It was a fun ride… No I’m back to the drawing board. 🙂

  11. 28/06/2011 7:20 am

    YOUR articles always are very long, with many thoughts and photos –
    you’ve earned to be in that “freshly pressed” column daily!

    • 29/06/2011 2:06 am

      You are so kind! Thank you… A virtual hug is coming your way. 🙂

  12. 28/06/2011 7:54 am

    I’ve never been happier than to see a familiar face at freshly pressed being celebrated by the Blog world.. I always knew that someday I will see your post on freshly pressed. You have inspired so many, shared a plenty, motivated more than I count. I was about to drink my coffee to start my day when I saw your name, I was so excited I forgot to drink my coffee. Best jolt and awakening ever! I’m honored to have known you through the post you make and for the comments you gave me. God is good, all the time!

    • 29/06/2011 2:10 am

      God is good… all the time. WoW! That is one of my favorite sayings. Thank you for the enthusiastic comment and support. Your comment has really made my day and inspired me to keep at it…
      You know, it is not easy finding things to write every day. Some days we don’t even feel the energy for a post… I am grateful for the love and support… now drink that coffee. lol! TY! 🙂

  13. richard permalink
    28/06/2011 8:56 am

    congrats on your fresh pressing.. you put a lot into your blogs – glad that the blogosphere was noticing and that you noticed… celeb photos might be the trick.. not that i’m suggesting paparazzi chronicles as your next endeavor, but ….

    • 29/06/2011 2:13 am

      LOL! Thanks Rich… at this point in my life, Paparazzi Chronicles sounds awesome too. Thanks for the support… You know it hasn’t been easy. God is good. 😉

  14. 28/06/2011 9:29 am

    Wow! Congratulations, Elizabeth! This is so exciting! I cannot think of a better blog to publicize to the world! You are so thoughtful and your photos are stunning – every day! <3

    • 29/06/2011 2:20 am

      You are so generous Karen… the sentiments are mutual! TY! 🙂

  15. 28/06/2011 11:14 am

    I noticed the number of Likes and thought, wow, a lot of people like Sade. But I was wrong: they like YOU, Elizabeth!!!!!
    Congratulations, it’s an accolade that is well deserved.

    • 29/06/2011 2:21 am

      You are so funny Marcia! I was Queen for the Day and loved every minuet of it… Now I’m back to the grindstone and appreciative of the kind words. We are all deserving… Everyone of us. TY! 🙂

  16. 28/06/2011 11:21 am

    Congratulations on being freshly pressed! You totally deserve it 🙂 have a great day!

    • 29/06/2011 2:23 am

      Thank you Lian… I miss your writings. Do start again soon. Y’all deserve to be FP too! 🙂

      • 29/06/2011 2:35 am

        I’ll finish my masters next week so after that there’s lots of time to write again 🙂 I won’t be FP though, since I have my own hosting. Too bad..

  17. 28/06/2011 11:23 am

    Congratulations on being freshly pressed!! You put so much into your posts and I am glad I found you. Keep up the great work Elizabeth!

    • 29/06/2011 2:26 am

      TY Miriam and I am grateful to have found you too… I can’t believe our month on #Trust30 is almost over… You know, I never hooked up with the Twitter group. I better mosey on over there and connect. TY! 🙂

  18. 28/06/2011 11:28 am

    If anyone deserves to be honored it is you my friend! You give so much to everyone else I think it is time you were in the spotlight! Congratulations!!!

    • 29/06/2011 2:28 am

      You are too kind Barb… Remember back in the day when you were sometimes my only reader? Time flies but true friends stay consistent… You deserve greater kudos. TY! 🙂

  19. 28/06/2011 12:22 pm

    Yay! Being Freshly Pressed is a delightful reward for your efforts to share the best parts of yourself with the world.

    Fly high on the wings of Gratitude!

    • 29/06/2011 2:29 am

      I’m really flying high now Nancy! TY for your enthusiasm and support. TY! 🙂

  20. Bree permalink
    28/06/2011 12:38 pm

    What an honor! Congratulations and well deserved! I am happy for you too!

    • 29/06/2011 3:24 am

      Thank you so much for the support and comment! I am still reeling and happy for it all too! 🙂

  21. 28/06/2011 4:09 pm

    Kudos to you, Eliz! It is an honor well-deserved.

    • 29/06/2011 2:31 am

      TY! I’m humbled because you truly are one of my fav photogs. Thanks for the support… all are deserving! 🙂

  22. 28/06/2011 2:14 pm

    a winner like you:
    the women of the national US soccer team
    won 2:0 vs. North Korea

    • 29/06/2011 2:30 am

      Hurray to them! I wish I had played soccer in school…TY! 🙂

  23. 28/06/2011 5:59 pm

    I am also grateful for the honor and the relationships. I have got to meet so many people from all walks of life, sharing our thoughts and experiences and from the bottom of my heart I say… Thank You to each blogger! A great post Eliz. 🙂

    • 29/06/2011 2:33 am

      Thank you Penny! What a riot eh? It’s all good and the relationships continue… We are all blessed! 🙂

  24. 28/06/2011 7:03 pm

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! It’s fun, isn’t it? I also think it is a well-deserved honor. You have a wonderful blog. I don’t always comment, but I do come by to read your daily posts.

    • 29/06/2011 2:34 am

      Aw Shucks Robin! TY! You have an awesome blog too. Thanks for the quiet support as it adds to the whole… Blessings! 🙂

  25. 28/06/2011 10:24 pm

    Congratulations once again! I love your blog! 🙂

    • 29/06/2011 2:36 am

      Thnak you Sharon… We night owls have fun together… Hope all is well on the home-front; the fires? Sending prayers and blessings your way! TY! 🙂

  26. 29/06/2011 1:06 am

    so aweseome!!!congratulations! what an honor!

    • 29/06/2011 2:37 am

      Thank you Stacey!!! It has been a ton of fun. I am grateful and y’all are next. 🙂

  27. 29/06/2011 10:32 pm

    Congratulations – you are the second of my blogging friends to receive this honor. Well done.

  28. 30/06/2011 7:42 am

    Great stuff! You are definitely a very worthy Freshly Pressed publisher! Love the Sunshine flower, it is really sunny!

  29. 01/07/2011 6:49 am

    look at you……all freshly pressed! Congrats Elizabeth! 🙂


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