Joyce, Brookside Cottage, is hosting 30 Days of Giving Thanks.
Today I am thankful for the many wonderful women I have met blogging. You know, a year ago I would have thought it was kinda weird and just a little on the creepy side to make actual friends online! It seemed to me that most stories on the news ended up with a poor, innocent computer novice meeting up with the unabomber! But then my long time friend CeeKay, Thinkin' of Home, urged me to start blogging. At the time she had been blogging for a month or so and was having lots of fun. Don't tell C, but I really just created this blog to appease her! But then the blog bug bit! As soon as I figured it out I knew I would like it, but it wasn't until I began participating in some of the blog-a-thons and challenges that I really started to enjoy blogging - to the great enjoyment of my husband. My dear friend CeeKay now says she would challenge anyone to be more compulsive about creating a post that yours truly! I admit it does bring out the frustrated perfectionist in me! CeeKay's husband says we're all closet competitors! To that, C and I answer... CLOSET??? There's nothing secretive about the competitive nature of the many talented women who create gorgeous blogs. They publish inventive, beautiful, and smart posts day after day.
A lesson one might learn from this blogging experience (and not entirely without value) is that people everywhere, all over the world, are as a rule good, kind, generous, caring, and wonderful!
One lovely lady in blogland sent me two very nice awards this week:
Aren't they pretty? Well, I just love awards! Thank you Sharon for your friendship and prayer and for thinking of me with these two awards! Sharon is Techno Nana at her blog of the same name. Check her out - she has a fun, faith based blog.
I find myself admitting, even if it is a little tongue-in-cheek, that blogging has brought much extra happiness to my life and I am thankful for the many women I have met, without really meeting, whom I now truly call FRIENDS!