One year ago today, I began this missive; this series I have called 'letters to the world'. Little did I know how many people would eventually respond to my scribbles. Little did I know how much enjoyment I would get from writing and from reading your responses, since your comments are often the best things about a post. It is good to see how a thoughtful comment can help us to see a situation in a new way, can help to resolve a problem, can help us to laugh and see the similarities within a diverse group of people scattered all over the world.
I have told you before how much I enjoy this process; how much laughter, joy and empathy you evoke each day, how much I have come to care for and about some of you - though I have not laid eyes on you and perhaps never will (though I would surely count that as a blessing).
You are some of the funniest, most empathetic, helpful, smart and sometimes awe-inspiring people around. The pleasure I gain each day from your insightful writing, your photos, your pets and your children is manifold and I hope it never stops. Each of you brings something different to blogdom, but as I read over time, it is possible to see how much we are all alike and that can only be a good thing.
I sometimes get the feeling (however naive it may be) that if everyone read our writings, there might eventually be less conflict in the world. Of course, being multi-lingual would help.....LOL. We would learn to respect our differences while realizing how very similar we are. We all want the same things in the end, don't we? Peace, someone to love, children to share our lives, minds and hearts with, the closeness of family and friends, an occupation that brings us pride and fulfillment as well as our livelihood.
I am immensely happy that I discovered blogs. Here's hoping that you feel the same way and that you will continue to share your hopes, dreams, talents and yes, even your frustrations. Educate me! Amuse me! Allow me to commiserate! I will try to do the same for you.
And now children, the question of the day:
What have you learned from and what do you enjoy most from your blogging experiences?