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Happy Birthday Heart Choices

I made a discovery yesterday by accident. I actually started Heart Choices two years ago today!

So ...it's my blog birthday.

However, I didn't post on a regular basis.

In 2007, I wrote a whopping 9 posts! In 2008, I wrote 97 posts. And for 2009, so far I wrote 45 posts.

What I discovered over time is that ...I love to blog!

Here are just a few of the benefits I've discovered:

  • I get to improve my writing skills.
  • I get to meet the most wonderful bloggers from all over the world. How cool is that?
  • I have so many new friends and I'm getting to know them better each day
  • I'm learning techie stuff. It's taking time but slowly I'm learning.
  • Bloggers like to help each other. I find encouragement, support, bloggy love and did I mention ...how much I learn from them?
  • I love to read comments even if they disagree with me.

Many years ago while I was still working as a nurse, I had a vision for Heart Choices. I knew God had given me that name.

I believe there are seasons in our lives. My husband asked me to help him with his company. Just between us (yeah, right), I had my own ideas about how I wanted to spend my time. But of course, I said yes. And do you know what? I'm so glad I did.

If I hadn't helped Greg, I would never have learned about blogging. Isn't life funny like that? I had to learn techie things, social media, marketing and more.

And on the side ...I experimented with blogging and found something I love!

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for reading Heart Choices.

In the near future, I hope to do one of those bloggy makeovers. I have so many ideas. And I hope to continue blogging for many years to come!

Debbie Petras
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  1. Awwwwwwwww, happy blogoversary Debbie! I'm so glad I met you! You're a blessing!


  2. Happy Blogversary!!! I can not believe you have been blogging that long and I did not "meet" you until last yr. So glad I did. hugs.

  3. What a sweet message. I can relate to some of what you shared. Happy Blog Birthday dear sister.

  4. Happy bloggyversary! I'm so glad you started blogging and that we met in blogland! You have blessed my heart with your posts.

  5. Yeah, Happy Birthday Heart Choices! :) I love to blog too. I've been blogging for 4 years now. And I've met some amazing friends. We need a retreat to meet face to face!

  6. Happy Blogaversary!!! I only recently found you, but have really enjoyed what I have read and will definately be a regular from now on. Thanks for the comment on my blog.

  7. Happy Blogoversary Debbie!! I'm so glad I met you too. You are a delightful bloggy friend. And I appreciate that you teach us and encourage us to better health.

    I know what you mean about learning and making so many new friends. It's just amazing the way God orchestrates our circumstances. Thanks for causing me to stop and think about that for a moment.

    Rich blessings to you!!

  8. Dear Debbie,
    Congratulations. You are doing so well.
    I kind of like you lay out the way it is. Clean,cool, without all these bows and blinking lights.
    Just like one would hope a specialist nurse of high class would present herself.
    Hope your makeover will not change that image.

    Just the other day I stumbled upon "The world clock."
    Showing the ever changing figures of born and deceased. Even the courses of death.
    Heart and circulation failures still outnumbers all the others combined.
    You are definitely on the right track, dear Debbie.
    Says Felisol, making ready for a longer Tuesday friend hike.

  9. Happy Birthday two-year-old! Blogging sure can be a blessing, and you've been a blessing to a lot of folks. I must say, I'm amazed at your diligence and the degree of energy you have for this. May God continue to bless you as you seek to glorify Him.

  10. Gratulerer med dagen!!! og et fremgangsrikt år!

  11. Happy Blog Birthday! It's great that you started it, and found out how much you love it. That's how my site is too. It encourages me to learn more, to photograph more, and to do other things that I can share with others. And the people I meet along the way in the cyberspace, like you, are absolutely awesome. :)

    ~ Kristi

  12. Debbie,

    Pretty amazing that you've been at this for two years now. Congratulations on sticking with it.

    But most importantly, I'm happy for you that you enjoy it. That would explain why you continue blogging. :-)

    It is an extremely satisfying way to commmunicate with the world.

    All my best,

  13. oh, Congratulations, Debbie:) I really love your writing skills and just continue inspiring a lot of bloggers:)
    it's always uplifting to be here:)


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