This post ends the little bloggish challenge I set for myself. I have enjoyed focusing on gratitude for the past ten days. How very much I have to be thankful for. It was good to write it down, to see it in print, so to speak. I knew before I even sat down to write this post, that my topic would be you. I want to write about how grateful I am for this blog, but what can I really say that you don't know already? What new can I add?
If you have a blog, you know. You know the rush when you discover several comments at once. You know the giddiness at making a new friend. You know the deep sense of peace when you realize that there are others who feel just like you do. You already know how important this world is in making you feel seen, known, loved. You know that this virtual world isn't virtual at all because it impacts your daily life in so many ways. You've watched in amazement as your talents increase and your skills multiply. You've felt humbled to know that people like you, they really like you.
If you have ever read a blog, you know. You know the wealth of beauty, inspiration, wisdom, love, and joy that is available at a single click. You already know the inspiration available any time day or night. You've probably been lead to new music, new photographers, great books, fun ideas for your home or your wardrobe. You've may been shown a new way to view the world. Chances are good that something said on a blog has already changed your life. Maybe in a small way, but still.
If you've ever been brave enough to comment and had a blogger respond to you, then you know. You have felt the joy at being recognized. And you know that it feels exactly like a stranger caught your eye across the room and smiled conspiratorially. Chances are, you've met a few kindred spirits along the way.
So, what can I say about blogging and my gratitude for the way it has changed my life? Two things. Just two.
Thank you. I love you.
The wonderful image is by Tina Louise.
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