I'm so honored to be included in Tara Frey's brand new book Blogging for Bliss. It's a fabulous book full of useful information presented in such an engaging way.
Let's celebrate this wonderful book that celebrates our community! Kari of Artsymama.com is hosting a blog party to do just that. Grab your party shoes and let's go!
I have always really loved show and tell. When I was in second grade, it was the highlight of my week. I can still remember things that I brought in, including a huge pencil that was about 18" long with a tiny 1" pencil tethered to it.
And if you come to my house, you'll see for yourself. I'll soon have a parade of things to show and tell. "Look at this thing I just got" or "Do you like this thing I just made?"
This blog is sort of like that. It's a way to share all of the things of my life. The good parts and the not so good parts. The happy and the not so happy. The triumphs and the mistakes.
My life is so happy now but when I go back just half a year or so, there's a rawness in my throat, near my heart, that burns.
And there you were. You were there for me, sharing tears, prayers, comfort. Thank you. So much.
And you are here with me today. Waiting for me to show up and post this little nugget or the other about this little life I'm living.
Blogging is a lesson about life, isn't it? We are all connected by these invisible threads. What I feel is what you feel or felt or will feel.
All joy is the same. All pain is the same. At the core of it is our soul. There's beauty in it all.
As a thank you for sharing in my life's adventures, I'd like to offer a giveaway. Leave a comment about how something I've written has inspired you and you'll be entered into the drawing for this little deer or this little wreath. (2 drawings)
It feels a little presumptuous to ask how I've inspired you but, truly, it's my favorite thing to read. That's the stuff that fuels my blogging fire, my friends. So humor me, won't you?
Drawing will be held tomorrow morning, picked from a real hat by the sweetest little chubby fingers.