An Honour To Be Recognised
AN HONOUR TO BE RECOGNISED.
Today I had a big surprise
which I found hard to criticize
because it was an exercise
to honour and to recognise.
Without warning, out of nowhere,
someone, somewhere did declare
that I should be rewarded for
the writing that I’ve done before.
Lifetime membership on this site
has been deemed to be the right
reward for all my contributions
to this online institution.
My problem is, I find it hard
to be held in high regard
for things that I do generally
and things that just come naturally.
Rewards can feel embarrassing
when given for just corresponding
on anything and everything
that I might find interesting.
Just for historical record,
I do not write for a reward,
but simply so that I can share
the feeling that I really care.
It’s always been reward enough
to know that people read my stuff
and sometimes feel it’s some value
when sifting through what’s false or true.
It’s great to gain this accolade
for contributions I have made.
But I well-know that it is true
this would not be so - without you.
B. Withers 2019
The email which came today:
Hi (Bill), I would like to let you know that we have extended your Full Member status to a Lifetime Full Member. Thank you for being an outstanding contributor to MeetAnOstoMate's forum! Regards, --