I am very blessed.

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Mockingbird by Rob Thomas.

Sometimes I look around me and see so much that I've been blessed with that I forget what I have. Everything from being able to have insta-hot water and flushing toilets (talk about a miracle THAT is if you really think about it). And another thing is people.

People don't have to follow me on my blog. They certainly don't have to comment or in any way let me know they are there. That takes time and effort, and those are both precious commodities in this ever increasing world of cram-more-in-because-we-can. I'm just a small voice saying my little part, sharing my adventures and how I see the world. But there are people listening. You listen, and that astounds me the more I think about it.

People have connected to me on here and I've connected to them. I have commented and tried to reciprocate every kind word and outstretched hand of friendship, but I am ashamed to say I have also taken it for granted.

But no more.

I am going to try harder to reply to every comment, every @twitter response (yes, I'm on twitter. Something I should probably have mentioned a while ago), every email or outreach to be returned in kind and not let any opportunity pass me by. I know there will be a time when that will become impossible, but until that day comes I am going to try harder to be more kind and thoughtful, as it has been so generously bestowed upon me. You are all so kind and wonderful and from the deepest part of my heart, I thank you for that.


lotusgirl said...

I love being able to connect with other writers through blogging. Most everyone is very nice. I applaud your efforts. I try to do the same. I don't always respond directly. I usually comment on their blogs in response to their comments on mine.

Elana Johnson said...

I love the connections I make with people online too. It is very hard to get back to every single person, but I sure try. :)

Heather Zundel said...

Lotusgirl - I'm with you. I respond how I can, but I certainly don't want to take any of this for granted.

Elana - Same here! There are so many wonderful people out there. It continues to astound me. And you have a much larger plate than I do. ;) I must say, I feel a little honored by this visit.