Monday, February 29, 2016

Blue Monday - Blue Gift

Hello! Welcome to Blue Monday! For complete instructions, just click here.

Please leave a comment for me; I guarantee that I'll visit and leave one for you. Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links and leaving comments. If it's too much for one day, come back later in the week. Make someone's day when you wish them a Happy Blue Monday!

This week, my daughter, Debi, drove down from Gainesville to visit. She spotted this small Blue plaque in Walmart and bought it for me. The Blue matches perfectly with my bathroom color. I know it looks baby blue in this picture, but the color is actually Sherwin Williams Aqua, a soft turquoise. I had Johnny hang it outside my bathroom entrance.

Here's a close-up.

Happy Blue Monday!


xinex said...

What a thoughtful gift! Pretty too. Hope you are feeling better, Sally....Christine

Annesphamily said...

Your daughter is quite thoughtful. I love those kinds of gifts. I hope your weekend was blessed and your Monday will be filled with great blues! xo Anne

bj said...

I love your new sign and such a sweet girl to do that.
Thanks, dear heart, for hosting this Blue party. xoxo

Anonymous said...

The blue hall and the white door are such a lovely combination!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a beautiful plaque and inspirational prayer, Sally. Such a thoughtful gift from your daughter. Happy Blue Monday!

Sarah said...

Beautiful sign and message from a thoughtful daughter. Thanks for hosting. Happy Blue Monday.

Julie said...

Wonderful! The blue wall looks pretty!

Happy blue monday, Sally and thanks for hosting!

Best, Joana

Lea said...

A beautiful gift!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Lovely soft tones in this wall feature. A thoughtful gift.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Such an appropriate plaque for the season! Resurrection Day draws ever closer!

Happy Blue Monday!

My Desktop Daily said...

A very nice gift, Sally.

Gayle said...

What a sweet gift and the color matches perfect.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Lovely, Sally. Thanks for hosting.

Linda Kay said...

Very your plaque.

GranthamLynn said...

How pretty love. Get well. Thanks for the party. I tried to link. Not sure it worked but I'll get it done!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Sally for Blue Monday today. Your new plaque looks just right. Hugs.

LV said...

Sally, take care my friend. You have some great blogging friends that will understand at this stage of your health, you may not be able to comment today. Use your faith and inner strength to help make the best of a situation.

Ann said...

Sally, I love that sign!!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!


joyh82 said...

That was sweet of her to bring you that beautiful blue plaque! Have an awesome week, I sure hope to as well!

AnnA said...

Dear Sally!
Such a beautiful plaque with blue touch, your daugther brought you.
I read about your heart desease, and I will pray for you and bring all my angels to look after you.
My Blue Monday post was written in a Blooming Friday moment, with links to you, and now I will share my blues with you too.
My best wishes!
Take care!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sally, yesterday and today I added a pic of my post Going the Distance" - it shows up in the link, but it does not get posted on your blog! What can I do?

Anonymous said...

Am back - sorry - I looked again and it's no. 4! Should have had my glasses on!!
Happy week to you:)

lawrence fok said...

lovely blues.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally,

Hope you are feeling a little stronger this week! I'm sure seeing your daughter did you the power of good :-)

Have a good week and keep taking things easy,

Jeannie Marie said...

Such a thoughtful gift from your daughter! Thanks for hosting!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Sally

Oh dear! I tried to link up just now but I've just missed out - your link closed 16 minutes ago..... awe!
I was at work today and tried to link up (your link was still open) but of course I was on my work computer without access to my pictures, so that didn't work either!
A little frustrating - never mind I'll hopefully get there next week.

How kind of your daughter and what a thoughtful gift looking towards Easter Sunday and the Risen Christ.

Thank you for hosting

Jeanne said...

Hello Sally dear, What a lovely and thoughtful gift and one you so believe in. You are loved by your family and anyone who knows you. What a lovely tribute to a person I admire and love.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my dear Sally! I've just learned that you've gone home to be with our Lord! I have never met you on this earth but I will be looking forward to the day I'll get to hug your neck in Heaven. Love you, sweet friend, and I'm praying for your family.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I am so so distressed to hear about Sally's death.... I followed her for years both on Blogs and also on Facebook. What a wonderful lady.... She will be SO missed --especially in her Blue Monday meme.... May God Bless the family and loved ones...

I'm sure that Sally is SMILING from heaven now and out-of-pain... I love you, my Friend.

God's Love,
Betsy Adams

Annesphamily said...

To Sally's family, I am praying for all of you today. The day is a shade of sad blue losing one of the kindest woman here in the blog world. Know that many are praying for all of you and we loved Sally because of her generous friendship to each one of us. May God be with you and give you comfort and peace.

Blessings, Anne

Jeanne said...

To the dear family and especially Johnny, of our darling Sally. We are heartbroken to see that she passed away. We send our love, prayers and Sympathy to each of you.
Sally was a wonderful friend and very dear to everyone who knew her. Not to mention a woman of faith beyond words. Heaven now holds her and loves her too.

Goodbye to a dear friend,
Jeanne and Bill

bj said...

Dear Johnny, I am so heartbroken over your loss. My prayers are going up for you and your family for comfort, understanding and grace.
I loved her...I think we all did.
Bye, bye, are now in the best BLUE of all....Blue Heaven.
Love, bj

Gayle said...

I too extend my heartfelt thoughts and prayers at Sally's passing. Her positive and uplifting comments will be greatly missed. Take care.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Dear Johnny and family

My deepest condolences. I was so sad to hear this morning of Sally's passing. I know she told us all last week that she was in hospice, but I hoped for a miracle. I only knew Sally though her blog, but she was always so kind and upbeat here and she always made me smile. I know she had deep faith and is now home with the Lord. Please know I will always keep her in my heart and in my prayers.

Ann said...

This news has shaken the blogging community, we all thought so much of this sweet woman. Her faith was so prominent and I appreciated that. How wonderful the plaque she just received from a daughter. She will certainly be missed but she is dancing with the angels.

ellen b said...

To Sally's dear family,
Praying right now that God will give you peace and that you will be surrounded by His comfort in the loss of your dear wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She always had kind words on her blog and comments on other blogs.
So sorry for your loss on this earth and the grief you will bear.
Happy to know Sally is with our Lord and Savior...

Unknown said...

Dear Johnny and all of Sally's wonderful family,

I was stunned to receive the news today of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I started posting in Blue Monday as it was just such a positive theme, a great way to spread some joy at the start of the week. I may never have met Sally but through her blog we all got to see the beautiful family that had grown up around her and just how much she loved every one of you! I may not be as religious as your family and many others who post here, but I am a very spiritual person and a great believer in family. I will keep posting Blue Mondays in Sally's honour. I will never forget her!

In deepest sympathy,
Sarah Williams née Longes

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

To Sally's Dear Johnny and Her Beloved Family;

So very sorry to hear the news of Sally's passing. She had such a wonderful way of reaching out and touching the hearts of so many.

Adding my prayers to so many other's. With Love,


xinex said...

I am so saddened when I heard the news. Sally was a wonderful person and is so loved in Blogland. My deepest sympathy to her loved ones that she left behind. May she rest in peace and I believe in my heart that she is now smiling with the angels in heaven....Christine

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew her through her blog, but she was such a sweet person.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Very sad to hear the news. Sally touched many many lives. She was a friend to many. She will be missed. I will keep you all in my prayers

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Johnny and family,
I am saddened to hear your beloved Sally has passed. I 'met' her years ago at Spiritual Sundays when I first started to blog. She was gracious, witty, and always encouraged you if you were going through a rough patch. She adored her family, loved blue and didn't like muffins. I still smile at that! She was a kind friend to all who knew her here in Blogland. Sally will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The Lord bless and comfort you all at this time. You will be in my prayers.


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

To Sally, her family and her blogging friends,
I am so very saddened to hear of the passing of this dear lady. I was able to link up something blue to this post and she commented right after I linked up as she always did. Sally will be missed and many bloggers are greatly saddened by this news. I am asking fellow bloggers to please do a special blue post on this coming Monday to honor Sally. She fought her health issues long and hard but now she is at rest and peaceful and we were all lucky to have her with us !!


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Smiling Sally. She will be missed! Sending my prayers to the family.
RIP Sally!

Srivi said...

So sorry to hear about Sally!

photodoug said...

Dear Johnny and family, saddened to hear of your loss. Mondays without our blogging friend will never be the same. Truly He Lives and now Sally is with Him.

Lisa Easterling said...

My dear friend. The world has lost a beautiful smiling lady, but Heaven has gained a treasure. You are missed here already. I will be blogging Blue Mondays as often as possible in your honor. I love you. See you on the other side.

Decor To Adore said...

Sally will truly be missed as she was one special lady. Heavens gain for sure.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

To Sally's family:

May you know now, and always, the comfort of the Everlasting Arms.

With love,

Dana of The Stone Rabbit said...

My heart is so sad.....Sally was a great blogger and FB friend . Please know that I am praying for comfort to come to her friends and family....she will be greatly missed.


Schotzy said...

I am just hearing of your loss... Sally's Blue Monday was one of the first meme's tha tI so enjoyed in blogland and through that met so many precious friends.. How appropriate the plaque is at such a time as this... YOu are sadly missed and remembered fondly as a bridge in bringing people together!

Kaye Swain said...

I just learned the news at Beverly's Pink Saturday. I'm so sorry for your loss and so appreciative of the wonderful legacy she left starting with the great Bible verse on the side of her blog. Awesome! Praying for all of you!



To all of dearest Sally's family.
I am very saddened for your lose, I loved her too, my sweet and wonderful, sweet and kind bloggy friend.
May God gives you all the strength you need to endure losing such a dearest family member.
Sending prayers for you all.


Joyful said...

Very saddened by this news but glad that dear Sally is no longer in any pain or sorrow. Hugs to the family and loved ones. xx

Gemma Wiseman said...

Our Sally was a grand lady in Blogland, always giving us a gracious comment on our blue posts each Monday. We will all miss her so much, but so glad to have known such a beautiful person.

Lisa Easterling said...

I want to take a moment to thank all of you who have followed Smiling Sally's Blue Mondays. You know how she valued the power and beauty of words, and I know she will be honored as we all continue to word our lives and stories. She will never be forgotten as she lives on in the hearts of those who know and love her. I know you blessed her by your comments and your own blog writings because she spoke fondly of her love for this blog and her dear readers. Thank you, from my heart to yours, for treasuring this beautiful lady, our Smiling Sally.

Blue Mondays Forever,

Curtains in My Tree said...

Sally I will miss you here in blog land
you are such a sweet sweet lady and I loved Blue Monday's
You will not be forgotten

God Bless You

Sarah said...

Stopping by to give my respect and condolences to Sally's family. I will miss this bright spot on Mondays. My heart is sad. Monday's will always bring thoughts of Sally.

Anonymous said...

I love you, Sally. I know you are in Heaven, and someday we will enjoy another lunch together. This time, it will be a banquet with The Lord Himself!

My condolences to all of her loved ones.


Sheila (The Quintessential Magpie)

Lisa Easterling said...

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