“Peace and Goodwill in the RA Fan Community”, 7/17/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #233)

Dear Friends,

It is perhaps a little ironic that over a week ago I featured a quote by the talented British actor Richard Armitage whom we all admire so much, when I reorganized my blog’s sidebar and made the “Just Giving” links to  Richard Armitage’s chosen charities more prominent.  It is the closing quote from Richard Armitage’s Holiday 2011 Letter to his Fans (as shared on on RAOnline):

“Peace and goodwill (and I really mean that, be willingly good, extra good, extra peaceful and extra forgiving) RA”

And you know that I’m the “Something About Love” lady–believing that love is a gift that we work at daily.  Love isn’t easy, it is hard work.  Take it from a lady who has been happily married for nearly 23 years and happily coupled for 24 years:

Love is in the every day kindnesses that we show each other.
Love is in the respect we show each other for our differences and love is in the celebration of our shared interests.
Love is in our supporting each other no matter what–we have each others’ backs.
Love is in the gentle way that we speak with each other, even if we have to bite our tongues sometimes.
Love is in our deep and abiding friendship that transcends everything else.
Why?  Because we bring so much joy and laughter to each other, that life is all the sweeter for it and for each other in it.

So to close, I’m sharing with you the link to a poignant post by Snicker’s Mom’s on her blog “(R)Ailment” on Monday July 16, 2012 that I and several of us feel speaks to the heart of our community of unofficial Richard Armitage fans at this time:


Cheers!   Grati  ;->

P.S.  And may I add, that just because someone else has a less than loving attitude, don’t let it ruin your attitude.  I think the sentiments in the following song work for you, me, RA, and everybody.

“Glee Cast – Don’t Rain On My Parade” a video by singingadream



Image above was found at http://railment.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/ra-plea-4.jpg

Richard Armitage’s Holiday 2011 message published on RAOnline  is found at http://www.richardarmitageonline.com/

“Glee Cast – Don’t Rain On My Parade” a video by singingadream was found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P_pCWWswwY


About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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16 Responses to “Peace and Goodwill in the RA Fan Community”, 7/17/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #233)

  1. Brooke says:

    Well-written, Gratiana. With all the suffering and difficulties in our world, it is love and forgiveness that we need. I have never and never will see beautiful and helpful outcomes from negativity and being unloving. What we get from toxic attitudes are destruction of precious moments that we will never get back.
    One thing I ask everyone who is withholding or unwilling to love is: As you go through each day, how do you want to remember them? Do you want to remember them as times that you were unhappy and unloving?


    • Hi Brooke,
      I agree with you. There are individuals in this world who are struggling to survive. It therefore behooves the rest of us to put things in perspective and make a positive difference in the world whenever and wherever we can.
      Cheers! Grati ;->


  2. april73 says:

    Well written Gratiana, it’s a lovely post. :-)

    I wish you and all the ladies of RA’s fan community a nice day. :-)


  3. lucylou says:

    Well done Gratiana for putting everything back into perspective and may Love Rule everytime.


  4. Fabi says:

    Hi Grati,
    I really needed to read this. Thanks for your nice words, and for made us remember Richard’s words, very much appropriated just now.


  5. ayyp says:

    Thank you for sharing, Gratiana! This is a good reminder for me. *nods*


  6. Ania says:

    Thank you for the lovely post, Grati.:)


    • Hi Ania,
      You are most kind. And once again, might I offer that we owe our thanks to Snicker’s Mom for her lovely post that I link above?
      Thanks for visiting and commenting. Cheers! Grati ;->


  7. fitzg says:

    Yes – perspective! Thank you for reminding us! Good work.


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