I am about to reach a milestone on the blog I had never imagined when I began writing. I am 196 views from reaching 100,000 views! I want to thank everyone who has joined in. I began writing as a way to express how I was feeling after moving to my tiny apartment. I was happy, felt unburdened by stuff and life again looked fresh and new, but I was facing criticism (as I’ve discussed before) on my choice. I wanted to meet others who may have gone through similar things to what I was experiencing. I had no idea the number of fantastic people I would meet or how this blog would help me grow and focus on the things that are important to me.
I have gotten to know some of the most amazing people, too many to list but here are just a couple.
- Katherine, of Pillows a la Mode who after an innocent comment on her bracelet holder mailed me a couple that were too small for her wrist.
- Kathy, from Smart Living 365 who concerned I was without a computer due to lack of funds offered to organize something in blogland that would have provided me with a replacement and who offered copies of her book Finding Grace to raise money to raise money for the medical needs of a young child who was badly burned immediately upon learning she could be a help.
- Caitlin, from Born-again Minimalist who has helped me to open up about personal choices.
- Bethany, from My Journey to Ithaca who has been such a good friend and reaches out to support me when she suspects I am frustrated, yes even adult children can frustrate their parents.
- Tegan, at Baby Earth Blog, who gives me hope that the next generation will have the empathy to fix the problems they are inheriting from earlier generations.
- And the three sisters I just know I was separated from. Jean, Lou Ann, and Jackie.
This is just an example of the wonderful people you can meet when you put yourself out there. Everyone who has visited , commented or contacted me directly through email has enriched my life and reinforced my belief that people are wonderful, caring and welcome cooperative relationships which gives me great hope for the future of our world.
In return, while never meeting any of you in real life I have grown to care about your well-being too.
- Heidi, of Lightly Crunchy who suffers from MS, a disorder very similar to my own in its cause yet has such a sparkling personality that you can’t help but wish the best for her and look forward to her next post.
- This week, my thoughts were with Kathy whose home was threatened by wildfires and my friends at Quarter Acre Lifestyle who have struggled to keep things going while experiencing several earthquakes, and Lili who is faced with a 30% reduction in household income and trying to find ways to make things work.
What surprises me the most is which posts have been the most popular to you.
- My natural solution for warts.
- living without a refrigerator.
- And how I adjusted to living without a stove.
Who would have thought these would be the top three posts?
But I don’t live online. Life happens and that’s what keeps me writing. As we are into day 2 of pouring rain and I had a day to myself I currently have these 5 chairs, found in the trash, sitting around the apartment with wet paint. I am waiting for the first coat to dry by writing this and listening to some music.
When done these chairs will be sold with this table.
I call this a good day, a fun day and I enjoy knowing what I do makes a difference.
Thank you, each and everyone one of you has made life better!
What did you do today?