So this week is Thanksgiving week, and I thought about writing some deep profound post about everything with which God has blessed me. But I have, like, 10 other drafts to finish already, and I have green bean casserole to make.
I still wanted to write a little post about being thankful, though. And I had something really nice and explanatory written out on paper, but I lost it somewhere under Mount I-Got-The-Winter-Sweaters-Out-But-Don't-Want-To-Put-Them-In-The-Closet-Yet. If I find it, maybe I'll post it next year.
Today, though, I'm just here to say two little words:
I think there's only about 10 people who comment on my blog here, but I just want you 10 people to know how much you mean to me.
When I first started blogging intentionally, I was all about page views and my Google Friend Connect number. My momma was a mommy blogger, so that's all I really knew. And most of the big blogs I read were uber spiritual and/or had all this great advice, or they shared recipes. I'm not good at any of those genres; I just wanted to put some thoughts on "paper" and try to be a bit funny.
But when I joined Kellie Falconer's Literary Heroine Blog Party, it was a like a light bulb went on in my head. I found gals who liked to read books and watch movies and think about them, and nobody told them that they were overthinking them. And I realized that I could blog about books and movies, and that it was not abnormal to love Thor for his heart, and that you can have a reaction to a movie besides "dude that's cool". And these girls were so wise and such good writers, and suddenly I remembered that maybe I could actually write, too.
So I wrote. And you guys were so nice and commented. And you didn't even mind when I vented a bit emotionally. And when I read your blogs, I'm inspired to think about stuff and write about more stuff. To think that this happened in less than a year kind of amazes me, to be honest. In January, I didn't even know you people existed, and here it is November, and I refer to certain statements as "well, my friend said such and so." "Which friend?" "Well, the one from my blog."
So, I'm sure this seems a bit odd, but I mean it as nicely as possible. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts and commenting and emailing. It means a lot to me. Some of you (you know who you are) have no idea how much you've helped me. As as wise person I know once wrote, "DO NOT ever let people tell you that "internet friends" are not "real friends."
I pray God blesses each of you richly, and that you have an abundance of things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.