Saturday, September 21, 2013

Now That I've Got Your Attention....

So I put a pathetic cry for help on Facebook the other day for people to read my blog. And guess what? About 30 people said they would. I find that amazing. For as annoying as Facebook can sometimes be, I find it's benefits much greater.  I have learned of friends losing loved ones that I would have never known otherwise - and I could offer support.  I have been in touch with friends who share a common history with me, but we had lost touch for many years. I have shared my own heartache and felt loved.

Does Facebook just provide the illusion of friends and support?  I think not most of the time. I believe that when Facebook friends say they are praying for you they mean it. I know I do. But, say on your birthday, maybe yes.  Admit it, don't you feel really popular on your birthday now?  (I resent the fact that I have always remembered people's birthdays for years but now I do not get credit for it because Facebook reminds me - but I digress.)

I truly feel blessed by those who said they'd read. It's not that I think that I have so many more profound and incredibly intelligent things to say than the next person. Here is the reason:

I started a blog when I needed something in my life.  It met those needs. It inspired me because I was always looking for inspiration and interesting things to report. It opened my eyes to more of the world in my search for unique blogposts.  It has made me think more deeply about life and the world around me. And I believe that if God has given you a gift - even a small one - it's meant to be shared. You  never know when you may touch someone's life or write something they need to hear.

If you want to read my every little thought and opinion about the world, politics and morality just scroll down a little ways to August and September of 2012. Otherwise I will try to keep it light:)

I may even force you to read and appreciate a little poetry....

This year has been one of the toughest of my life. I suddenly and unexpectedly became a caregiver for my two wonderful parents. It has been a privilege and a joy - but it is also extremely stressful to have to make life decisions for others, to be responsible in ways you never have been before, to get used to not having the time to do any of the things that used to calm you and make you happy. Things are somewhat stable now and this is why I return to something like my blog.

THANK YOU if you are reading this. I love you, truly I do.  I'll try to make then short and sweet and if you want to comment, I would love to hear your thoughts. But it means the most just to know you're out there.

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6 comments:

Chrissy said...

I've always loved hearing what you have to say, Diane, live or online. :-)

John Ayres said...

I really like your take on Facebook. So few of us have the luxury of being in proximity to our loved ones, and FB is a good way to keep up with our others' busy lives. It's also often a quasi-blogspot for lazy writers, like me. You go, my pro!

I hope you have respite care. I'm coming back regularly. Poetry, yes!

Daniel Bell said...

Thanks for starting this up again. I love to stay in touch with you and learn what you are thinking these days in your blog.

Dan

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Thank you all! That's the most comments I've had for ages:))

Sanole said...

I always appreciate your perspective Diane, and am grateful for your blog posts, though I don't comment on things often. You provide a voice for many of us. Thank you for your eloquence and for sharing your insight.

Cheryl said...

I think us bloggers came to be at a time in our lives when we had a need to connect. I've made many good friends. I seem to have lost my muse over the last year or so. Life! Welcome back.