I'm grabbing hold of this moment.
Seizing the day.
Why this day?
One year ago today I began this little blogging habit of mine.
I remember it clearly. It wasn't a hasty decision. I even discussed it with my husband. Creating an Internet presence (however small and insignificant) didn't seem like something to take lightly.
Why did I do it?
Mostly for the writing exercise. It settles my thoughts to put them down somewhere.
And also for the purpose of sharing.
To share the beauty I see all around me to remind you to look around your world for the little things that make it lovely beyond belief.
To share the laughter that bubbles up at the silliness of my life. We all need more reasons to smile.
Lastly, to share the lessons I keep having slapped in my face due to my own clumsy thinking and aptitude for getting into tangled messes - in hopes you may not have to learn them the hard way yourself.
Blogging has meant more to me than I could have imagined.
I have learned so much.
Learned to watch for the small things.
Learned to hug tighter.
Learned to laugh longer.
I've learned from each of you.
You have amazed me.
Your shared wisdom, humor and encouragement have touched my heart in so many ways.
You friendship has changed my life.
I haven't met you all but I'd love to.
Those who I have met left impressions that linger in my heart like the long-lasting taste of summer fruits, rich, fresh and warmed by the sun.
So today I want to take a moment to say thank each one of you.
Good gravy, I love y'all!
Thank you for make this year of blogging one of enrichment and joy.
As a symbol of my gratitude I am giving away this Pink Longaberger Horizon of Hope Travel Mug.
For a chance to win just leave a comment telling me something I don't already know about you - even if it's only how you take your coffee. One of my favorite parts of blogging is learning more about each of you.
For more chances to win:
Be a Prairie Hen follower.
Share a link to this drawing on Twitter or Facebook.
Blog about this drawing on your own blog.
For the extra entries just leave an additional comment for each thing you did telling me about it.
Enter by 11:59 PM on Friday, October 15, 2010
Winner will be announced Saturday morning.
Looking Forward to More Prairie Days in NE