“Your world will expand or contract in relation to your courage.” I read this quote and I get chills recognizing the deep truth of it. It took a lot of courage for me to put myself forward through my words and pictures. It gives me a voice without having to face strangers. It gives me a thrill every time someone says, “I read your blog.” Create and send it out into the world, without any attachments to what happens after that. I am offering myself to the unknown and who knows where that will lead. I am willing to see.
I get statistics on how many people view my blog. I am thrilled that I have so many new readers. That means not all of you are personal friends and family. I get hits from all around the world:
I realize that when I write my Grateful Friday posts, not all of it makes sense. Sometimes they are secret messages to particular people. Sometimes they are secret messages that only I understand. But they are really important to me, so try and figure them out or ignore them. At least it makes it more interesting than just writing the same thing every week.
I have purposely avoided putting my own picture on the blog. There are a few places where you can see my back or other obscured images of me. There is only one full face photo. Can you find it?
I have to say that this blog has added different dimensions, a fresh perspective. It forces me to examine aspects of my life, choose what to share, (and what not to share), and to write and photograph it in ways that make sense. I guess that I will soldier on….I hope that you’ll stick with me on the journey.