A couple of things on my mind
that I’d like to share today that have to do with reading, writing, creativity and comments.
I am thankful for the positive comments and encouragement I get from people who read my blog. When I started off blogging, the idea was to share. I have written since I can remember.
In fact, I remember a time in my life where I would fill my days writing.
When I made the decision to share my words with the world it wasn’t based on a self satisfying idea to help one person out there.
It was more the idea that I wanted to learn how to blog. I thought of instead of writing in my journal, I’d do it online.
It’s actually a bit of a risk, if you ask me, putting yourself out on the line to be judged by your peers.
I like the idea of learning by doing.
It’s one thing to think about doing something and a whole other ball game to put yourself out there and actually do something.
—What inspired this post was seeing the amazing things that are going on in your lives. I feel each one of you reading this is successful in your own way.
I’ve seen my friends overcome numerous obstacles to achieve their goals. I’ll give you some examples. One friend overcame the death of her parents at a young age to go forth and have a beautiful big family of her own.
She figured it out. Others have dreamt of becoming writers, business people, dads, teachers, artists, musicians, you name it. They haven’t given up and they are doing it — pursuing their dreams. Doing it. Loving it.
I have a friend who is scared of making a change in her life. Her entire family is relocating to a new city with completely new people, streets, smells, schools, every little thing in her life will be new.
But she did it. She said yes to life with the insecurity that comes from the future and not knowing what it would hold. Good for her.
Another fantastic woman is traveling the world on her own. Such courage. Other friends are dealing with heartbreak, love, life, raising families and work.
They are figuring it out.
The more people who read my blog, of course, there always seems to be someone who doesn’t like it.
That leaves the question to me of how to deal with it. I either forgive, forget, overlook, pretend they aren’t there or accept it.
Between saying and doing is an ocean of difference.
While I was on vacation for a week and didn’t have internet access I found myself missing my online community. I have made friends with unbelievable people I wouldn’t have otherwise met. We share videos, stories, pictures of our lives, you name it. For me being so far from my family I find it a great way of knowing what they are up to.
I have also met people from all over the world. I love that. Our world truly is getting smaller. So on a spiritual path to enlightenment, I believe we are all interconnected. All of our actions effect each other.
I’m working through these questions with the help of my friends and I am so thankful for them.
How do you deal with the critics? Is it better just to not share? You are welcome to leave your comments.
Thank you for visiting.
As always I hope this post finds you lucky and in love.
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