Monday, February 21, 2011
Many of you have given things away, held parties, just all sorts of special celebrations, how do I top that? I don’t, plain and simple. Here is why.
When I started this blog, for the purpose in now currently resides in, it was to stretch my fingers over the keys. I was throwing a personal pity party and needed an outlet, you where there. Picking me up and letting me know I was not alone.
Then I began to grow my vocabulary and paint with diction rather than on canvas. I shared some of my stories and again you where there. Applause, applause, you did not let me down. Encouragement came from across the globe, what a small world.
Over the months many of you have shared personal triumphs and way too many hardships with me. We became friends. Cyber shoulders, a voice in the darkness, an unfelt hand to wipe away our tears. Compassion shared through a network of wires and printed out on a far away screen.
So what can I do for you my 200 followers? Thank you is not the words that come to mind. It is more of, “Ah shucks, another friend; want a cup of coffee?” If you clicked that follow button it is because we had connected in some small fashion. I have never followed someone just because they follow me but rather from a connection.
What do I give you my friends? I give you my friendship, my shoulder, my tears and my smiles. I am here to be an ear when you need to shout in the dark where no one can hear. I am here to weep the tears you do not have the courage to shed. I am here to laugh along with you when things are so bad all we can do is laugh. I am here to be the little engine coach, “I think you can!”
The most important thing I wish to offer is best said in a song. In the words of late great Janis Joplin, “Take another little piece of my heart.”
May your week be filled with sunshine and good news.