Sunday, 9 May 2010

Do you want to know why I blog? This is why.

Over the last couple of weeks since my Dad's death I have been buoyed by the kindness of bloggers.    I'm genuinely humbled by the number of kind and thoughtful comments, emails, tweets and DMs from bloggers, most of whom I have never met.

And if that wasn't enough, take a look at all of the things that have arrived at my door from around the blogosphere. 

Starting at the top right is this month's Secret Post Club gift which came from the lovely Josie at Sleep Is For The Weak.  She put together a package to help me in my attempts to meditate more often.  There are some relaxation incense sticks, meditation cards - each with a target for the day to help focus my thoughts such as "Today I will focus on compassion"; and a CD of Guided Meditations for Busy People.  This has been on my wishlist with Amazon for months, but I never got 'round to buying it because I was, um, too busy.

Just below (bottom right) is a gorgeous card from Darla who blogs at Bayside to Mountainside. Darla is incredibly creative and actually made this card following my recent post about fairies.  It now taking up pride of place in Tall Daughter's bedroom.

Then bottom left of the photo is a package that arrived from Sunday Painting in Australia.  We've become email penpals and it's been really fun getting to know her through our frequent emails.  Sunday sent me an invite to an exhibition (couldn't make it, the bus doesn't run on that day) and some goodies she stole was given at a party. 

Then top left is a card from Struggling to be Stylish.  There was also a cheque with the card which she very kindly sent to me after I won her recent blog giveaway. How kind is that?  I have yet to spend the money on something, but it came with instructions that it's to be used to treat myself to something special.  Will do.  And thanks!

There are so many things I want to say. I want to express how touched I have been, and how your amazing kindness has helped me, and why when I was feeling down I could remember that even though there are some gaps in my life blogging gives me not only an outlet but also brings me something else too ~ friends.  Unfortunately I'm not a good enough writer to put it into words that would do it justice, so I'll keep it simple.  Thank you.