Saturday, July 11, 2009
We all have "handles" that we use here and which we chose for some reason known only to us.
But we all have names too. Karen, Linda, Mary, Ann, Joan, Sarah, etc. etc.
It's just really hard to FIND the name to address someone. We forget to put our first name on our blogs. We forget to sign our name to our posts and comments.
It's hard to pretend your having coffee with a friend when you don't know her name, lol. It feels a bit strange to write "Hi Woman58478" lol. Even though handles are meaningful and necessary (how many Mary's ARE there in the world?), it feels more natural to use your name.
I'd like to suggest that to make it easier to form friendships and bond with others, and just generally make things more warm and cozy, we put our name on everything we do here. I think it would make us feel a little more like neighbors. I hope you try it.
And pass it on!
I'm starting a treatment of acupuncture along with my chiropractic adjustments, hopefully to lessen the chronic pain that fills my life on a daily basis. I was saving money to replace the carpet in my house, but have decided to spend it on this "chance" that might make life a little more pain free.
I've promised myself that if it doesn't work, I will NOT look back and regret spending the money on it. If I don't welcome any opportunity that seems workable, I'll be resigning myself to just whining about pain. And I don't want to be whiney, lol.
Wish me luck.