Wonderful Things Do Come True

Last Update: September 17, 2014

Wonderful Things Do Come True

Yesterday was a really magic day for many of us. The joy and positive energy everybody was spreading was contagious. I feel blessed and grateful for all the kind, affectionate and motivating atmosphere that surrounds me here at WA every single day. That atmosphere was certainly received with open arms yesterday. I felt like hugging, literally, everybody!

I am fortunate because over a month ago I had the incredible opportunity to belong to this community. I was looking for a way to generate income online. What I have found and received greatly exceeds any of my wildest expectations or dreams.

I have met incredibly generous, considerate, thoughtful and patient people that have always gone the extra mile to help me and, above all, to make me feel welcome. I was not sure if I was going to be successful here. I was not sure I was going to be able to move ahead in an activity that is so different from the one I do day after day. I was afraid my not being an English native speaker was going to be an obstacle. I was full of doubts, uncertainties and worries. I felt shy and insecure.

Three days after registering here I was writing my first blog with my heart full of astonishment and gratitude for all the good things that have happened to me in such a brief period of time. I have felt welcomed and appreciated since day one. I have become a better human being and a more compassionate person since I created my account at WA. I am not the same person I was more than one month ago. I have grown in the most unexpected and gratifying ways.

Harold has been coaching and gently challenging me with his posts to keep in mind the things I am grateful for every day. To be honest, every time I access my WA account, I find plentiful reasons to feel gratitude fill my heart.

When I signed up here I knew and felt I was entering a whole new world and I have not been mistaken about that. The learning experience here has been humbling and enriching. I have relearned the value of asking questions and requesting for assistance. Being a teacher for so many years has usually placed in a position in which I am the one who mostly answers and helps. The first time I asked for help I felt unsecure and silly. The responsive, sympathetic way in which so many WA helpers have come to my aid has often brought tears to my eyes. I have accepted with humble gratitude their answers, they assistance and they encouragement.

What all of this has generated in me is a great desire, an almost unexplainable need to pay it forward. At the beginning I did not know how I could help others being myself so newbie, so uneducated in matters regarding technology, marketing or web designing. The only thing that was clear to me was that I wanted to contribute to a community that has and is still doing so much for me.

I found out that welcoming and greeting new members could contribute to their feeling at home at WA. I found out that my silly questions sometimes could help others that were even more afraid than me to ask them. I found out that sharing my concerns, my doubts, my worries and the ways in which I was trying to cope with them, could help others. I am still not able to help with any kind of technological stuff because there some members better equipped to do it. People I greatly admire and appreciate. I am not able to help proofreading because I am not a native speaker. In fact, my eternal gratitude goes to those patient and generous members who, privately, have helped me proofread all the stuff I have put in my website. I continue racking my brains looking for ways in which I can help. What can I offer to the WA community? I have some skills that might help others: I can translate, I am good at researching, I have experience writing academic content, I have read a lot about different kinds of topics. I love to learn about other cultures and languages. I have visited some interesting places.

Dear WA members: All of what I am, what I can do and what I have learned are at your service. Please, feel free to let me know how I can be of assistance for you. Helping will not be a burden for me. Quite the contrary; I am welcoming any and all the opportunities that come my way to show my gratitude to you for all the good you have brought to my life and to my world. I am looking for ways to pay it forward.

Today´s Haiku

THANK YOU!

For all the selfless help

For the blessings and greetings

For all the support

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Loes Premium
Hi Hilda, terrific story you have wrote down, love the content very much, it's just hoe it is, may I use this link on my website to show how this comunity is in real? Greetings Loes
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hildacbg Premium
Dear Loes....I feel flattered and honored by your request. Of course you can use the link. I am sending you a big hug!
Hilda
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Loes Premium
Thanks, (((h))) back
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Musiklvr33 Premium
Came upon this blog through Loes's site. I will be following and reading more from both of you. You both are inspirational. Best wishes.
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PMakaris Premium
Your writing is beautiful Hilda. Wish I had that skill! It's going to come into great use as far as your success when writing out content goes. You are very fortunate!

Thanks for reminding me how thankful I should be as well, and to consistently remember not to take what I've been given here at W.A. for granted.
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you Peter. You are very kind. Yes, when we realized how blessed we are , we feel the need to pay forward and bring blessings to other people as well.
Hilda
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KevinCR Premium
A very moving post Hilda! Thank you! This proves you have so much to give! Love and light!
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks Kevin for your words of appreciation. Yes, I hope I will be able to give as much as I have received here. Blessings!
Hilda
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KevinCR Premium
You're already doing that Hilda!
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TyCriss2013 Premium
Very well said Hilda and it has inspired me to want to be more open and participle as well. This is very heart felt, and I also have been here for a little over a month and have been trying to find more time to take advantage of this great community opportunities, and a big reason to why I had switched my original niche idea and opted to start the boot camp process and promote this great situation to others. And reading this has definitely reassured me that it was a good choice. And i share your thoughts with my experiences here, when I actually have had the chance to speak with people or read blogs. Although I haven't blogged myself yet, because I want to be able to speak from an more experienced perspective and listen and learn more at this point. But I do appreciate when I come across something that's written like this. Again the best to your success and journey.
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hildacbg Premium
Tyrone, I really appreciate what you have written here. Yes, I really feel thankful for everything the WA community has given me so far and I am really willing to pay forward. May you achieve all your goals and dreams. Blessings!
Hilda
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rebeccas Premium
Hilda...you are blessed with such a graceful way to communicate with the elegant simplicity of the haiku. Thank you for gracing my day today. ~Rebecca
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you Rebecca for gracing my day with your kind words. I am glad you like the haikus. Blessings!
Hilda
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MarilynM Premium
I agree with you Hilda that this is an incredible community. I am so grateful to be a member too. Thank you for your open and sincere sharing. I will enjoy seeing you going from strength to strength.
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you Marilyn. I agree with you, this is an incredibly supportive community. Be blessed.
Hilda
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Christabelle Premium
Dear Hilda, you are an incredible writer and your writings always reveal the warmth of your heart! You are most likely familiar with Hans Christian Anderson. As I read your blog I was reminded of his story The Ugly Duckling. The swan who just didn't know he was a swan! I am so glad that you are beginning to see that you are that swan! Blessings as a continual waterfall, Christa :)
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hildacbg Premium
Dear Christa, what a beautiful thing to say. Thank you! You have been a fundamental part of my progress here. Your unconditional desire to help me, your proofreading, your messages have given me the necessary motivation to move on. You are that waterfall of blessings dear friend. I am fortunate to have you in my life. Blessings!
Hilda
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philsmkt62 Premium
Awesine post and you are Welcome.
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you Phil. Have a blessed day!
Hilda
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eeohome Premium
Very well said! I agree wholeheartedly! Some times I have not known what questions to ask and someone asked them and I realized "Oh that helped me!".
Most, probably All of my questions have been far more simplistic than yours. That is how we learn, grow, and develop.
You have helped and inspired me a lot
Best wishes
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hildacbg Premium
Dear Edie, thanks a lot for your encouraging words. you are a dear. I really appreciate what you say. Asking questions is the way to learn. Blessings!
Hilda
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MisterWailor Premium
This is our WA spirit to help others. Nicely post.
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you for your kind words Mister Wailor. You are definitely part of that spirit. Be blessed!
Hilda
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tmmom Premium
As usual, Hilda, wonderful post!
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you Sandra. What a nice thing to say. Blessings!
Hilda
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jazminf Premium
I think your a great writer Hilda, You've blessed this community with your kind words and actions. Thank you Hilda:)
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hildacbg Premium
Jazmin , thanks a lot for your kind words. Your presence and your encouragement are true blessings for me. Hugs!
Hilda
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jazminf Premium
Your very welcome Hilda, Hugs back at you:)
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kmcmichael Premium
Wonderfully worded! I love to help the community when I can, but I am still a "noob" and sometimes I get discouraged because there are a lot of times when I can't help. Reading this made me realize that I am constantly learning and getting better, so eventually it will be easier. Also, you have been a great help to me many times and I thank you for that. Keep it up!
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hildacbg Premium
Hello Katrina. I understand how you feel. In my case, the problem was compounded by the fact that English is not my first language. However, you will see that you can help others in many different ways. Greeting them, replying to their posts, asking questions, writing comments in their websites are wonderful ways to help the other WA to further their goals. Thanks for your kind words. Blessings!
Hilda
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tomtitty006 Premium
That,s a heartfelt post and you are such a kind person.
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you Mark for your kind words and for reading my posts. Be blessed!
Hilda
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cookma54 Premium
That lights up my day and brings tears to my eyes! Thank you. M
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hildacbg Premium
Oh Melodie...I was waiting for you!! You know that some of those tears of gratitude belong to you!! Thanks a lot for the proofreading your have done for me and for brightening my days with your poems and posts!!! I am sending you a big hug!
Hilda
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Sui_generis Premium
Hilda, you deserve to be where you are. You've come so far and there ARE no dumb questions. You have a lot to offer. Don't doubt yourself.
Keep up those haikus! :-) ~Debbi
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hildacbg Premium
Debbi, believe it or not....I always think of you when I write my haikus. I feel encouraged and challenged by you and your nice comments. I somehow mentioned you in my post above but I really want to personally thank you for helping me with proofreading. You are an amazing woman Debbi....I feel it from the distance. I am glad I met you. Blessings!
Hilda
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Sui_generis Premium
Hilda, you are way too kind. I'm happy to help. Thank you very much for all your support back. I might be reading those haikus but you're reading all my blogs too. It's a community in which we all share and I'm happy to be a part of. Big blessings! ~Debbi
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stanmasta Premium
Hi Hilda, something tells me this is not you talking but a higher being, perhaps an angel talking?. You are already controbuting immensely with the softer side of the main CPU i.e the brain.
Let me add to your vocab there
Tankie(Thank You)-Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho
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hildacbg Premium
Dumela Stan, what a beautiful thing to say. You are bringing tears to my eyes right now!! I wish I could hug you!! Knowing that you find my posts useful gives me greater motivation to do it. TANKIE!!! Sala Sentle!! Be blessed.
Hilda
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JennPGD Premium
Loved it, Hilda. I enjoy reading your articles. Congratulations!

Jenn
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hildacbg Premium
I also enjoy reading your blogs and appreciate your help Jenn. Blessings!
Hilda
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JennPGD Premium
:) Blessings to you too, Hilda.
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Chris2005 Premium
This community is the most helpful and supportive that I have ever belonged to. Any questions asked will be answered in a short time or you can do the search bar above. I like most am shy about telling how much I do not know. Now that my head is full of trying to make this work, I will try along with you to answer as much as I can. We can do this as a group to help all of the "newbees" find their way.
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hildacbg Premium
Yes Chris, we make up a community that really wants each of its members to further their goals and dreams. The newbies really will find the way. Support is always at our fingertips. Blessings!
Hilda
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JSakanee Premium
:)
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hildacbg Premium
;) : )
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bigmonkey Premium
Well said and thank you for the willingness to connect and help!
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you Thom for your kind words. Yes, I am more than willing to help. Blessings!
Hilda
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MurieB86 Premium
Such a great blog post Hilda. And yes some people know more about one topic than the other, but isn't that a great thing? You can transfer knowledge to other people who don't have it yet or not so much. It's surprising that you're not a native English speaker, because I couldn't guess it at all.

Your blog has really touched my heart and I can relate to it as well. WA is a great place. Keep up the good work!
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hildacbg Premium
Muriel, we have met for a really short period but I really enjoy our exchanges. Thanks for all your insights and heartfelt comments. What you write also touches my heart. Blessings!
Hilda
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SoupGypsy Premium
What a heartfelt blog. Thank you for the expressed sincerity. You are a blessing to all of us. Your accent is cute, and comes to us quite clearly.
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hildacbg Premium
Donna , you are a true blessing for me. Some of the tears I mentioned above belong to you. I am sending you a big hug from the distance. Blessings!
Hilda
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efortune Premium
Wonderful presentation!
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you , Perry. I really appreciate it. Blessings!
Hilda
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efortune Premium
Yes Hilda

Blessings are what makes it all happen for us.
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dave1990 Premium
Fantastic, Just how I feel being here at WA. I would like to use that link as well.
This made my day
Cheers
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks for your kind words Dave. You can certainly use the link. I am glad the post made your day. People like you make my day everyday. Blessings!
Hilda
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tribe82 Premium
Hilda: What you express, perhaps many others WISH they had the courage to do so...AND by having the courage to do so, you show the way for others to follow and take that first perhaps timid step with that first blog. Then they too will have that tear form in their eyes as fear transforms into gratitude as they are met with positive comments and welcome feedback that may be the first time they have experienced such an outpouring. For anyone out there just on the edge of trying...go ahead and re-read the blog post above and realize those benefits are just waiting to be had by YOU TOO .GO FOR IT!

CARPE DIEM! (GREEK FOR SEIZE THE DAY)

Well done Hilda!
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hildacbg Premium
Robert. Carpe Diem is one of my favorite mottos. I heard about it many years ago when I read "Seize the Day" by Saul Bellow as part of my American Literature course ages ago. Years later, I was reminded of its meaning when I watched "The Dead Poets Society". I really thank you for reminding me about it one more time and for your kind and hearfelt comment. Your words reflect your caring nature, Robert. Blessings!
Hilda
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LondonLeigh Premium
Hi Hilda,
Yes, I have also found WA to be much more than I had expected when I first signed up.
All the best,
Brandon
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hildacbg Premium
Hello Brandon. I am glad this has also been such a positive experience for you. Blessings!
Hilda
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mrpeter Premium
Thank you Hilda. Love your blogs, the haikus and your support.
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hildacbg Premium
I am glad you like my haikus and I love even more the idea of being of any help to you Peter. Blessings!
Hilda
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Headley Premium
Hi Hilda,
Thanks for being so selfless and giving.
God bless!
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you Trevor. You are a dear. Many blessings for you as well.
Hilda
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kholmes Premium
Very nice post, thank you for sharing. :)
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks for your kind words Kim. Many blessings!
Hilda
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kholmes Premium
Your welcome!
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JoZahn Premium
Thank you for writing this! It echoes how I feel about WA too and to have someone put it into words so eloquently helps greatly :)
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you Jo for your kind words. I am glad you share the same feelings regarding our belonging to the WA community. Blessings!
Hilda
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Misspressy Premium
I find your selfless expression of gratitude and humility so touching and so inspiring. Congratulations on all your achievements, more power to you. God bless always.
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you Miss Pressy. You are a dear. Interacting with you is a great pleasure for me. Have a blessed day!
Hilda
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jonw Premium
Thank You Sunshine. :-)
"If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it."
Hilda, this is a quote from "George Burns" that I liked from a group I'm
a member of, I thought you might like it too. Jon
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks Jon. Your words are full of wisdom. Blessings!
Hilda
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Funmine Premium
Warm hugs to you, Hilda!
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hildacbg Premium
Thank you Ade. I am sending you a warm colombian hug!
Hilda
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CarlaIves Premium
You're quite welcome, my friend! The most valuable thing you give to the WA community is your friendship and your wonderful, giving spirit. Please don't stop!
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hildacbg Premium
Dear Carla, needless to say, you are one of those wonderful WA members who make this journey memorable. Thanks for the time devoted to teaching me how to write a good product review!!! Blessings and hugs!
Hilda
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