20 December 2010

A Christmas Thought



Each comment on this blog stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime. And while you may not be aware of any special link, just meeting you has changed my path, a lot more than you could imagine! Whether I have known you for many years or a few hours, in some way you have been a part of shaping things I do here on More Than Burnt Toast. Now that Christmas has come, I realize anew, the best gift life can offer is meeting people like you.

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49 comments:

  1. Thank you, Valli, for being such a wonderful part of my blogging experience this past year. I've learned from you and value your friendship. Very best wishes to you and yours in this holiday season and the coming year.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. Wonderful words!

    Happy holiday, Merry Christmas and all the very best for the New Year!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. So glad we found each other's blogs and then got to know each other. All the best to you and Lil Burnt Toast in 2011.
    Joan

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  4. You're right... we influence each other even from so far away, don't we? Happy holidays and all the best for 2011.

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  5. That's a beautiful thought Val! And I'm sure you have touched a lot of people's lives. It's an honor being your online and foodie friend :)

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  6. You're the best Val, so glad to have come to know you! merry Christmas to you and your whole family.
    Marie

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  7. Merry Christmas Val. Your efforts are so much appreciated. I hope you have a lovely holiday with lots of tasty treats.

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  8. You are so right...it has been a wonderful experience to meet so many folks...the world truly is flat. Happy holidays to you and your family.

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  9. I'm so happy to be your blogging friend, Val. I look forward to each and every visit. Who could know how much blogging would affect our lives when we started out. Truly a blessing.

    Merry Christmas.

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  10. You, too, have enriched my blogging experience. Your spirit and wonderful food brighten my life each day. Hugs and blessings...Mary

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  11. Nice post. Wish you a Merry Christmas Val.

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  12. Awww this makes me kinda teary. In a good way.

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  13. Val, thank you so much for being so wonderful all the time. I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays!

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  14. Even though we only met briefly one night last year, I still remember the great time we had. All the best to you and your family over the holidays Val. Cheers from down under!

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  15. It's very touching of you to consider us this way...likewise Val ;o)

    The happiest of Holidays going forward,
    Claudia

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  16. Beautiful post! Wishing you a very Happy Holiday!

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  17. And a very Merry Christmas to you as well! I hope you have a blessed holiday. :)

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  18. Truly lovely sentiments. Merry Christmas. May it be lovely and bring you good things in spirit.

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  19. Thank you, Val you have been a visitor to my site from the beginning and you have touched my life in a special way too.
    Have a fantastic holiday with your family!!

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  20. Merry Christmas to you! Wishing a great holiday season!

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  21. I have loved reading your blog over the years. That can be quite a connection in itself to always look forward to your next post.

    Have a wonderful Christmas with lots of joy and love and great food!

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  22. Aw, you are a special person Val! (and your blog also.)
    I wish you and your family the most wonderful Christmas and look forward to your posts in 2011! xx

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  23. Val, you are one of the sweetest people I know and I'm grateful to have been able to wine and dine with you ! Merry Christmas

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  24. Merry Christmas to you! You have been blogging for so long and I have loved following your blog for years!!

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  25. Very lovely!
    Wishing you a wonderful and safe Holiday :)

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  26. Here's wishing you a blessed and merry Christmas. I hope that you and your loved ones have an incredibly special time together. Best wishes and enjoy the festive times ahead!

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  27. Such beautiful words Val! Happy to have met you and followed each others lives through our blogs! All the best to you and your family this holiday season!

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  28. What a nice and sweet message. Have a great and happy holiday season filled with anything you wish for!

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  29. enjoy the holidays, val! may your leftovers be plentiful. :)

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  30. What a wonderful message, Val! Happy holidays to you!!!

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  31. What a sweet message, Val! Sometimes, I think I am taking the building of these "cyber" relationships too seriously - as they do become "real" in the sharing of ones everyday life through food and learning through recipes... who to ask what to... etc..
    Your post has definitely comforted me today, as I feel the same way.
    I was going to send you a private message - but there is so little time - this time of year... with the new business we have started (baby steps now, but I will be retiring from teaching, soon), we will be focusing a great deal on tours and travelling. The cooking classes are just a belief of mine that an opportunity exists that has not been taken advantage of yet, locally - to get these young amazing cooks highlighted! And, it appears I may be right! But, we will be looking to tour nationally and internationally - and as you live in one of Canada's most special places, you may be interested in helping me find great culinary experiences in your area (as I definitely value your opinion) and/or teaching a class yourself whenever we tour to you! Something to think about! If I think it would be fun for me, I know it would be for others!!
    :)
    valerie

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  32. PS: MERRY CHRISTMAS to you!!!
    And may your holiday be filled with warmth and love and happiness.
    BIG HUGS!
    :)
    Valerie

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  33. Dear Val:

    So happy to have met you adn able to spend time togetehr in San Fran. You are a person one should hold dear...and I do.

    Mery and Happy!

    Norma

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  34. Happy Holidays, dear Val.

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  35. Thank you dear Val. Happy holidays to you now and always.

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  36. What a lovely message, Val! Hope 2011 brings us to visit each other more and enjoy what we have to offer. Thanks for the love so far. Have a fantastic and beautiful Christmas!

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  37. Have a great holiday val! May the New Year bring even more to your table and blog.

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  38. You're so right about bloggers. Some of you have been my biggest supporters in this time of sadness for me.

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  39. Val, I wish you a very merry Christmas filled with wonderful food, family and friends. Happy holidays to you and your family.

    Be good 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight.
    Sam

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  40. Merry Christmas!

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday season with lots of great food.

    You're right- for bloggers, links, comments and postings are how we share and connect. I often wish blogs could be a little more two-way...

    Keep up the good work and all the best for a happy New Year!

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  41. Merry Christmas Val. I have enjoyed our friendship here! I wish you the best!

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  42. Val, what a lovely tribute to the family of food bloggers who share one thing in common-- our love and appreciation of food. We do speak the same language, no matter where we live! I'm so glad that I got to meet you in person. Wishing you all the best for the coming New Year. I hope that you get that new camera that you long for! xoxo
    Debby

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  43. Evocative and just-so-beautiful Val. Merry Christmas to you, and warm wishes for a fabulous 2011. HUGS!

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  44. Wow! What a gorgeous photo!
    And a very lovely post. It's rather amazing how important all of my virtual blogger friends have become to me... And very nice when we connect through our comments....
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas - and do have a Happy New Year!

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  45. I'm so glad you are in my life, Val! :-) Wishing you the happiest new year and much love and joy to make your heart glad. :-)

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  46. It has been a pleasure getting to know you through your blog this year Val. Thank you for your support. I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!

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  47. What gorgeous decorations! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, Val.

    You are a blessing to all you meet. With your boundless enthusiasm and bright encouragement, you enrich the lives you touch.

    I hope this coming year is the best yet!

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  48. It has certainly been my pleasure to meet you online. You are an amazing, creative woman and your posts always bring a smile to my face. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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  49. A Very Happy 2011 to you and your family Val x

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Welcome to my home. Thank you so much for choosing to stay a while and for sharing our lives through food. I appreciate all your comments, suggestions, daily encouragement and support.

Val

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