Sunday, December 22, 2013
The 21 day blog challenge is finished. I have to think of my own topics until I find another series to try.
I just read comments friends left on my blogs and goodies that had nice messages. Doesn't that make you feel good when it happens? I feel very blessed to have such support from people I haven't even met (with a couple exceptions). I treasure the memory of times when we (me and my husband) have been able to connect with people who previously had been only pictures on the screen.
How can it happen? How can we have such a connection with strangers? I don't have an answer. It probably starts when we realize there are things we have in common. Isn't that how we become friends in face to face situations?
There are those who express themselves in ways that make us feel good or at least better than we had felt prior to reading what they wrote. It makes you realize the power of the written word because I have read about those who have had bad experiences just because someone wrote unkind things. Why would someone do that? Does it make the author feel better? Isn't it better to say nothing than to be unkind?
Of course there is always the possibility the 'hearer' misunderstood. When you don't hear the voice and see the facial expression sometimes part of the message can be taken the wrong way.
I am getting off track. I am thankful for my friends. I will watch my words so that no one will be hurt by me.
I love you. Thank you for listening.