Before drifting off to sleep last night I spent some time laying there just thinking about the blog. Everything about the blog has been such a wonder, such a support for me.
I was thinking especially of the wonderful, kind and loving people I have met here. For the first time I am editing a post. I had started listing down the names of so many of my dear blogging friends, those that have come to mean so much to me and have helped and supported me through this time. I had quite a number of names listed and had gone on to the next paragraph. I was typing away when another name popped into my mind back I came and added it. After I had come back 3 or 4 times adding names each time, it came to me that I am “memory guy”. As I sit here like this there is no way I am going get anywhere near a complete list which would be unfair to the many I would miss.
Maybe I can just put it this way. I thank everyone that has helped and supported me through this journey, you know who you are and you will always be in my heart. Please always remember every single comment no matter how short has helped me and I thank all. This is a message that is important for me to get out while and when I still can. As with everything in life, with each passing day we are a day closer to the end of the blog, which we all know will be sooner rather than later.
As I sit here thinking of all my blogging friends, Mel just sort of comes instantly to mind. She has become a dear friend another friend with whom I at times exchange emails. Now I see over in the site statistics section we now have a section that shows how many times individuals have graced us with their wisdom through a comment. Mel has bless me/us 214 times. Mel, you have been with me since almost the very beginning, I thank you so much, you have helped carry me through some pretty rough times. If you have never visited Mel’s site pop over and visit her, you will be so glad you did, it is wonderful.
It blows me away when I sit here and think about it. Here we all are, mostly a bunch of strangers. We have never met in person and realistically never will and we share words. Really that is it, nothing more we exchange words via the computer/internet. In one way when you think about it how much more impersonal could it get. Yet here we seem to have been able to make it all very personal, very loving and supportive. It is all in the power of the words we use and the way we use them. Here we use our words to up lift, support and show compassion to these “strangers” we have met here on-line and it is wonderful. I am amazed and find it almost beyond belief. With this we see the power of our words. Now let’s just think about this for a moment. With in our own personal lives do we use our words in such a positive, loving and supportive way. If not, why not? We see the power of words used in a loving supportive way. Can we use that ability in our regular lives?