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I am Terri’s Guest Today

by Vidya Sury March 14, 2012 16 comments
“Welcome to my place, Vidya” 

And you know what that means? I feel humbled, honored, excited and feel pretty much how I felt when I was six years old and got my very first ice-cream. That I got hooked to vanilla flavor is a different story. That’s not what you’re going to hear today.

Today, I am Terri Sonoda’s guest. THE accomplished Terri Sonoda who:
  • Is ultra-kind, very intelligent, talented
  • Is one of my favorite bloggers
  • Is a published author
  • Visits every post her friends write
  • Shares every post her friends write
  • Comments on every post her friends write
  • Emails me often and makes me feel good
  • Taught me how sexy it is to share 
  • Makes me feel excited about blogging
  • Inspires me with her fantastic writing
  • Weaves word-magic with ease
  • Sketches very well
  • Writes superb poetry
  • Gave me my first blog award
  • Treats everyone generously to her on-going novel Sara’s Sleep every Sunday
  • Is never stingy with her praise for others
  • Takes the time out to make us laugh with her fantastic posts
  • Is my friend. Wow!
That list could really go on and on. Really. But let me just say that Terri is a fantastic person, a writer par excellence and a wonderful human being. Her warmth reaches out to you in a very tangible way.
Besides her amazing blog, Terri writes for examiner.com  
And today, I have the privilege of having a guest post up at Terri’s. Did I do justice? You decide.

Please head over to her blog to read “Welcome to my place, Vidya” 

Do not be surprised if you find yourself checking out her sidebar and ending up reading previous posts. She’s FUN I say!
A big thanks to Terri for having me over. I eagerly wait for the day when you publish your novel. I just know you’re going to be a best-seller! And I also look forward to the day we meet, in real life!

Here’s my haiku for Terri:

She personifies
Kindness, Generosity
She’s a friend indeed!
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Terri Sonoda March 14, 2012 at 6:26 am

Wow, I’m speechless Vidya, which is rare for me. And, as I wipe the happy tears, please accept my sincere thanks for this amazing tribute AND your taking time to guest post at my place. Our friendship proves you don’t have to meet someone face-to-face to make it real. We are Real Friends.
Love you!

(I guess I wasn’t speechless after all) 🙂

Vidya Sury March 15, 2012 at 3:26 am

Oh Terri, I love your speechless speechlessness! This is such a wonderful experience for me! Hugs and love you lots! Thank you! I am blessed that you are my friend.

Terri Sonoda March 14, 2012 at 6:27 am

ONE more thing. I LOVE my haiku! Thank you! XOXOs

Vidya Sury March 15, 2012 at 3:27 am

Hugs. It just flowed! Am happy you liked it!

Simran March 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Nice to know about Terri! 😀

Vidya Sury March 15, 2012 at 3:29 am

Thank you, Simran…I appreciate your comment. Terri is a wonderful person!

Fran Sorin March 14, 2012 at 5:58 pm

vidy….what a heartfelt message to Terri. It’s beautiful to see friends expressing their admiration and love for each other. Thanks for sharing. Fran

Vidya Sury March 15, 2012 at 3:30 am

Dear Fran – thank you for your lovely comment. I believe in saying “I love you” every day and whenever I feel like it. 😀 And with Terri – it is very easy. She’s so wonderfully warm and generous. 🙂 I’d love it if you visit her blog and read the post.

Cathy | Treatment Talk March 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Hi Vidya,

What a wonderful tribute to your friend Terri. She is lucky to have you in her life. I loved how you listed all her qualities, that was fun to read. We need our gal pals in our life for support, sharing and fun. Your haiku was great.

Vidya Sury March 15, 2012 at 3:32 am

Dear Cathy, yes, you’re absolutely right. And thanks so much for your kind words. Terri is everything I listed and more. And gal pals always rock. A friend of mine posted a quote on her blog that goes something like “Women who don’t help other women have a special place in hell” 😀 I totally endorse that!

Galen Pearl March 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Wow, this is the best link to a guest post I have ever seen! I’ll go right over to check it out. Meanwhile, on FB issues, I think I have liked your page, but I’m still learning this and I’m not sure I did it correctly. Thanks!

Vidya Sury March 15, 2012 at 3:35 am

Thank you, Galen – wow! what a compliment! I’ll cherish this forever. And I really appreciate your visit over at Terri’s!

Re the social media stuff, the one thing I know for sure is that my enjoyment competes desperately with my time-management. 😀 I just wish all those widget-code thingies would happen automatically/magically. Sigh. I took half a day to figure out how to put the Facebook code here – and later realized all I had to do is just click the words at the bottom of the widget on any blog to reach the apps page and generate my own custom code. Sigh. 😀

Pamela Hutchins March 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I have to agree about Terri. She’s awesome. Heading over to read your post!

Vidya Sury March 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Thank you, Pamela! I await the day we have that coffee together! Yay!

Harleena Singh March 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Sounds wonderful indeed Vidya!I am just heading over at Terri’s blog and giving it a look, as you have so beautifully written about her- am sure it’s going to be great.Thanks for sharing 🙂

Vidya Sury March 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Thank you, Harleena – yes, do check out her blog – she’s one of the most amazing people I know and love!


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