- Posted April 11, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Its Good To Be Loved---Thank You !
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,
I wish CNN can take this article as simply an editorial, for I hate to use this platform for my selfish reasons, as a national news editor. But, I am going to try and show how this media outlet leader, provides a platform for ,'Good News'.
Be it what it may, I celebrated my 52nd birthday. The outpouring of well wishes stretched all around the world. As hard as I tried not to draw attention upon myself, I must acknowledge all the worldly Love.
The Livsey and Austin families are filled with so many powerful people. However, the beautiful thing is that we all come in every color, shape, size, and class.
On April 10, 2014, I received over a thousands of emails, Face Book comments, and countless messages, like Twitter, along with LinkIn. It took me over three hours to read each and every one
To be sure, chances are that some of my goals will never be attained. Yet, one thing that I have accepted is that the most important thing is that I have found Love, from those who I love.
A tear came from out of nowhere, after reading some of the birthday blessings. They came from every corner of the world. Some were lengthy. Others were a simple ,'Happy Birthday, Tommy.
They were from my family and friends. Many from those I talk to daily. They know I appreciate their friendship.
Then, there are those, for some reason we became separated apart. I must admit that if God comes calling right now, I would be bless.
For a truely rich person, is one who can count his friends on at least one hand.
Yesterday, I had to count my friends with both hands, both feet, and a Texas Instrument calculator !
Thank you all , for your outpour of Love !