Aren’t you amazed when the sun illuminates your heart? When it breaks through the clouds of your thoughts and January troubles revealing its infinite Presence?
Today I have been experiencing such feelings of gratitude and joy for so many of you. Those of you who share with comments, emails, messages, phone calls. My life is surely blessed. I am rich with your kindness, your presence, your caring.
I can’t tell you how many people reach out daily offering words of wisdom, strength, love and caring. Dozens, it seems. Rarely passes a day without someone sharing his or her personal thoughts, strengths, interpretations, gratitude. It is truly amazing.
We ARE all connected. I fall down; you help me up. You stumble; I reach out a hand. You cry; I wipe your tears. I struggle; you help.
It can be so simple. Our connection with one another is so easily strengthened by words of encouragement. We are so often mirrors for one another. What I can’t see, you can. What you can’t see, perhaps I can.
As many of you know, I’ve struggled in the first three weeks of this blog to discover its purpose, its intent, its core. If you look around the blogging world you can usually summarize a blogging intent in a few words. Many blogs connect readers with a place. Others are nature blogs. Photography blogs. Poetry blogs, writing blogs, spiritual blogs, teaching blogs.
You name it; that blog exists. My blog last year was so focused. 365 days of going outside every day. No struggles to define it. It simply was.
This afternoon a new friend, Jane (who just happens to live in Lake Superior country and writes a blog called Crazy…Once Again) offered an insight which spoke to me deeply. She said “What you convey here resonates with us and encourages us to see past the edges of ourselves.”
It was an AH-HA moment!
Yes. Thank you, Jane. That is what this blog is about. It encourages us (you and me) to see past the edges of ourselves. Through writing, photography, sharing personal stories, walking in these Upper Peninsula woods, exploring, finding stones on the shores of Lake Superior.
Thank you so very much for all of you. We are many branches of one giant tree. Beneath a golden shining sun. A tree hug for all of you…