Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Future

It's getting personal now, this whole blogging thing. I'm in deep, I've made friends and I worry when I see someone out there going through a hard time. On my sidebar are pretty little pictures along with pretty little blog names, but each of these are real people going through real life and some of them have heartache that is unimaginable. Some of them are going through the agony of failed marriages, or the loss of loved ones or the struggles of facing each day after losing their jobs. It's not all picture perfect in this blog world.

It didn't seem real when I started tap, tap, tapping away at this keyboard 2 1/2 years ago. I'd download some pictures, write a few words to go with and hit post. Somewhere along the way I accidentally started sharing my life with you. Now why would perfect strangers care what was going on in my 50 something life? Some days I blogged about Mom and the struggles with her dementia. I felt like I was on a train going full steam ahead, the track broken and dangerous. I blogged about the economy and it brought back memories of the early years when we didn't have two nickles to rub together but somehow we figured it out. Nearly every day for these 2 1/2 years I've thought of  something to share with the strangers who come for a visit but leave as friends. You listen and you comment and as I read your blogs the world is getting smaller and nicer....kinder.

We are sharing a piece of ourselves when we sit down and write. It goes out into Cyberspace for all to read and somehow magically reaches the people who care. Divine intervention? Magic is smoke and mirrors, anything that touches our hearts like another human caring enough to write encouraging words back, even to say a little prayer...is much more. Some of this blogging world is painful, we sort through a lifetime of memories. But truth be told, it's not a lifetime, from this day forward is our future!

11 comments:

  1. A most heartwarming post! And... a gorgeous photo! The words and pic work perfectly together.

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  2. True words, Joyce. I like how you change up your blog roll...I read several of them...a little peak at what is really happening in this thing called life.

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  3. Hello,

    Just finished popping all over your blog and I really enjoyed my visit.

    The delicious food shots and recipes however are way too tempting for me this early am.I will be hungry all day..no fair! Those orange rolls, oh my! and I have yet to even have my coffee.

    Hope the rest of your week is rosy behind those glasses, I too have donned a pair. :D
    xxx
    z

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  4. I've only been blogging for a short time. And, yes, most gals show pretty pictures of their homes, yummy recipes, and beautiful children.
    It's a very vulnerable place to be when one shares their own humanity. And most people don't want to burden others with their problems.
    I, personally, consider it a privelege to offer a word of encouragement and a simple prayer on anothers behalf. Why? Because I've been in need of a caring word before myself. And it does make a difference to know that others do care.
    Thank you, Joycee, for a reflection on why we are on this earth in the first place.

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  5. I love my blog friends. Many of them email with me and have become facebook friends.
    I know there are a lot of us who would literally open our doors to each other and say "c'mon in!"

    xo,
    Cheryl

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  6. I still struggle each time I click "Publish". Makes my butt clinch. There are so many wonderful people out there, who understand. It's hard not to feel like you know them and are friends. I've cried through so many posts, where someone is going through something, has lost a beloved pet, or a marriage has fallen apart. How could I NOT be there for them?

    Beautiful pink rose!

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  7. I so agree, I have found some of the same things too and I have also found a love for these my sweet sisters, for we really are sisters. :D

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  8. A very heartwarming post. This is my first visit to your blog. The photo of your beautiful rose caught my eye. It is amazing.

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  9. What a lovely post Joyce. Blogging is a wonderful outlet to share yourself with others and for 99% of the time without criticism or judgment.

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  10. I love my Bloggy friends. It is really a community. I sooooo enjoy your Blog and getting to share a bit of your world.

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  11. Good morning Joyce, I just became your newest follower and friend. Just decided this morning to venture out a little futher in the blogging community and meet me some new friends. After all we all need lots of friends, huh? Have been reading some of your older post and loved the way you expressed the bloggin world in this post. I am still a little new, only been blogging since Jan. but have already met and made so many nice and great friends. So many have made me smile, they share in my grief, we have all joined together in prayer, and I feel I am a most fortunate person for having joined the blogging commnuity. I sure hope to get to know you better and we can visit often.
    So my door is always open and would love having you stop by and follow me on my daily journey, somedays funny, some days boring, but everyday thankful for the oppertunity to share with all of you. So when you get a chance stop by, share a glass of tea and lets get to know each other at Thru Nanas Window
    Angela

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