Friday, February 19, 2010

Gratitude: Blogging

Something fundamental in our world.
I was thinking of forgiveness for today's gratitude blog entry, based upon the press of Tiger Woods' interview.

But, something closer to my heart would be the subject of blogging. I am truly amazed at how friendships are shaped with blogging buddies without physically 'meeting' them. Associations are made on many levels - travel, family, ancestry, hobbies, attributes, likes, dislikes. Maybe there's a lesson here that what is important is the character of the person, the honest emotions that are shared, the experiences that are relayed, the caring and concern of one's life challenges at the moment which are shared in a safe environment, and the kind words that are shared across the technology highway that really solidifies a friendship.

For all its current negative publicity, the internet also provides a link that enables friendships to form that may never have had an opportunity to grow. I may never have learned so many interesting facts about and churches of Venice, shared my love for the Sox with others far and wide, investigate shares experiences of traveling the surrounding hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria and major cities in Italy, Spain and Scotland, seek wonderful daily inspirations and artwork, enjoy the beauty of the Northwest and Canada, increase my recipe collection, and stay in touch with my second home of Hawaii.

Yes, blogging has provided me a lot to be grateful for these days. Mahalo and gratias, m


Annie said...

Wonderful post! I too am grateful for the friendships I've formed through blogging, plus it's just fun to be part of a blogging community like ours.

Happy weekend!

Anne said...

I don't know how I missed this last week, but - AMEN, my friend! Our blogging community is definitely something for which to be grateful.

girasoli said...

I feel the same way. I was so touched with how so many of my blogging and ST friends, most I have never even met in person, were all so concerned about me during the tsunami warning. I am very grateful for all of my blogging and ST friends.

girasoli said...

ps... I think I did thank you, but if not, thank you so much for your concern on Saturday. My brain still feels a little overwhelmed after little sleep Friday night.