This may not be the world’s longest post but it may be the most important one I’ve written in a while.
I had a list of things I wanted to talk about but I put them all aside for the day.
Every now and then I do a little reflecting. There was a time I doubt I could even spell that word but now I find myself doing it all the time.
Call it older and wiser or maybe my brain is getting weird. On the other hand maybe I still have some of the hospital drugs floating inside me. But I’m going with weird.
Weird is the new cool, by the way.
I wanted to take a moment and talk about my blog, or better yet, the people I’ve met because of it.
My goal when I started this thing was to entertain and have fun. I’m pretty sure all of us have the same goals. Some of you are teachers and when it comes to the craft of writing you are the best. Others are entertainers doing your best to make us smile and make our day a little brighter.
For that we thank you.
I am a sociable person, just ask my buddy Jo. By the way, Jo loves a shout out but she never comments. Don’t let her shyness fool you.
When I started my blog I figured my topics would be the most important thing. After all if I couldn’t write anything good nobody would read it.
Somewhere along the way I made an interesting discovery: I was wrong.
As I mentioned I am a social person. Place me in a crowded room and chances are I’ll find my way in the middle of it. I guess it’s the Irish in me. We tend to be a little loud.
But the joy of this blog is you. Sure, I need to write the good stuff and do my best to create interesting topics but I have discovered the true good stuff is talking to my fellow bloggers.
A good laugh, a serious talk, you name it. The true joy is the unexpected and pleasant surprise of the friends I have made.
In a way it reminds me of an old fashion neighborhood where I walk out to collect my morning paper. Humor me. Let’s pretend it’s 1986.
I wave at K.M. Allan as she desperately searches for her morning paper. She can never find it, by the way. I want to help but it’s so much fun watching the search.
Speaking of K.M. she always drops by during taco night. Weird.
As my rambling slows to an end I would like to add one final thought:
We all need a reason to write our blogs and for me the reason is you. It’s an awesome way to meet people from all over the world and because of that we have created the world’s coolest neighborhood.
Many of us dream of that special neighborhood to call home and this is pretty close to that dream.