why I blog

Life is short.  We are here but for a moment, and we have very few opportunities to make our time memorable.  And I don’t mean to say that any of us needs to strive for fame, or notoriety.  But to have an opportunity to touch the people who cross our paths, even for a moment, is a great gift. 

I don’t know how long I will be on this earth.  Life is full of mysteries, and I hope that mine is long and full, and that I have many chances to make a difference in the lives of those around me.  I am a writer, so my gift to the world comes in the form of words.  I write for the people, be it one or one thousand, and if even one of my blog entries has touched someone’s life…made them think…made them laugh…or maybe even made them cry…then I have done what I set out to do almost one year ago. 

Of course, I discovered somewhere in the middle that writing a blog about myself and my life is a little like doing a reality TV show in print.  My husband often steers far clear of the blog for fear of what he might read.  My children read occasionally, mostly on the days they find themselves featured as starring characters.  And the rest of my family checks in on a fairly regular basis to see what I might be up to next.  I am very lucky to have a wide range of readers who come back day after day (even on days when I didn’t have much to say) to read the blog, hopeful that I will come up with something funny to bring joy to their day. 

Thank you for sticking with me even when the funny comes less frequently, and the drudgery of daily life seems to weigh heavily on my shoulders.  This has been a rough year for my family, but we are very much looking forward to Christmas…and beyond that, a very Happy New Year. 

I have lots of fun stories in store for you this holiday season…maybe even tomorrow!

For tonight, I would like to ask that everyone who reads the blog today please keep my cousin Debbie in their thoughts and prayers.  She is in the hospital, and perhaps if we all send her a dose of positive thinking, she will be home with her family for Christmas.

Until the next time…I’ll be here, enjoying my moment, for as long as they let me!

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Posted on December 2, 2010 .