Tuesday, September 30, 2008
because of a blogger...
every morning for the past eighteen months, i have done the same thing. i have opened my eyes and dragged myself to the bathroom mirror. i have regarded my reflection in the quiet darkness. i have brushed my teeth, and chosen outfits, and packed school lunches and peeked at the news. i have straightened my hair. or i have not. i have wrangled jack out of bed. i have driven to school. i have sat in the parking lot of the hotel and tried to guess what would be waiting for me on the other side of the front door.
every morning for the past eighteen months, i have also fought the urge to do "none of the above." this has been a tough time. and i might have felt like i was going it alone.
because of a blogger, well, because of blogging... i belong to a circle of mentors. i belong to a circle of teachers. i belong to a circle of listeners. i belong to a circle of creators. i belong to a circle of friends.
and so, every day for the past eighteen months i have also taken a photo, cooked a meal, written a card, crafted a present, and thought of a friend. i have asked for opinions, and shared my own. i have commented, and i have read your comments. oh, how i have read your comments!! i have found goodness in these past eighteen months.
i want to call you all by name, i want to link to all of your thoughts, your recipes, your crafts, your photos. but it is so much more than these *things,* much more than could possibly be bundled into a blog roll.
because of a blogger... i know i will continue to find goodness in every day.