Good Wednesday morning.
Yes. If you’ve read my “About” page, you get an understanding of why. Why I do this (blog). To get someone. Anyone. Everyone. To share a laugh. A smile. An “aha” moment. Perhaps a tear. A moment of inspiration. And I’ve come to learn that I “get” far more than I “give.” I had another one of those moments at 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. It came unexpectedly in an email from a follower. I don’t know “D.” ”D” is from the other side of this country. I didn’t know he followed my blog. I’m reading his email: “Hello. I’m finally doing what I’ve been meaning to for months. I’ve never written to a blogger before and I am absolutely compelled to do so now. Your blog; your blog! Since I came across your blog a few months ago, I have been inspired and uplifted. Most profoundly, your posts about your kids have moved this xx year old father to tears. I just want to thank you, David, for sharing. I don’t believe that many days have passed without me going to your blog. And, I can tell you that after I have done so, I feel a genuine sense of gratitude for the kindness and goodness you so obviously bring to this world. Yes, I am very grateful indeed.”
Thank you “D.” You moved me. You made my day, my week and likely months to come. Thank you “D” and all of my other friends and followers who take the time to check in to visit each day. You inspire me with long shots of adrenaline to “blog on.” And now on to the inspiring posts of the week from my favorite bloggers:
Kurt @ CulturalOffering with his share he titles “Pause“: “Within a breath or two of emptying my mind, thoughts came flooding in — nature abhors a vacuum. I felt an itch on my face and wanted to scratch it. A great title for my next book popped into my head and I wanted to write it down before I forgot it. I thought of at least four phone calls I wanted to make and one difficult conversation I was going to have later that day. I became anxious, knowing I only had a few hours of writing time. What was I doing just sitting here? I wanted to open my eyes and look at how much time was left on my countdown timer. I heard my kids fighting in the other room and wanted to intervene. Here’s the key though: I wanted to do all those things, but I didn’t do them. Instead, every time I had one of those thoughts, I brought my attention back to my breath…(Read more)
Becky Robinson @ Weaving Influence with her post These Exact Places: “I believe that there is nothing random about my path, about the people I’ve encountered, about the opportunities I’ve discovered, the places I’ve lived…Where I live, where I go, what I say, and what I do, makes a difference. Where you live, where you go, what you say, and what you do makes a difference. There are no accidents. You are exactly where you need to be, right now.” (Read more)
Ophelia @ Ophelia’s Fiction Blog with her post Five of My Heroes: “Perhaps they’re not heroes in the epic sense, but they have traits that find an echo in my own sense of self. A fragment of me writ large. If you look at your own heroes, you will find the same. You might assume they’re your opposite, what you can never be, when in fact their public personas are embodying some part of you that needs more air time. I notice a theme with mine. They are all storytellers, they are excellent at what they do, they are unashamed of their obsessions. Sometimes we need our own heroes to help us speak our minds and live with a little more integrity, especially if we want to achieve excellence in our field…” (Read More)
Kim @ Tranquil Dreams with her post: Sunday Baking:Coconut-Almond Bread! Get me a knife, a plate, some butter and move out of my way…Here’s breakfast!
Have a great Hump Day…