Monday, 10 January 2011

Connections across the world

Sometimes I just "sits and thinks" about how blogging has touched my life.

My favoutire saying is the one about Friends being for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime.

Over my life I've made a few friendships, some have lasted for decades and some only a few minutes as we move on our separate ways. A quick chat in the queue at the post office, a seat alongside a stranger on a plane, a neighbour who offers a hand.

Blogging friendships can be the same. Somedays are a frenzy of emails and chats, then weeks might go by when I'm busy with life.
No matter what type of friendship it is, it's lovely to know that there will always be a new post to read online written by a like minded person, maybe someone who lives far away with seasons all topsy turvy to those here. Someone who is happy to be my friend.

Like Linda, my blogpal who lives in Virginia USA. She teaches me about her world of critters and family,  she makes me laugh and cry, she shares  pictures of her embroidery and sometimes even ones of her mistakes. We could never have met ten or twenty years ago.
Linda sent me a parcel at Christmas time, inside were three gifts for me!
Two beautiful bookmarks, did I tell her I am always reading more than one book at a time? (A sign of ADHD, I believe) and a little wallet made of gorgeous chook fabric.
The wallet is storing my "clip on" sunglasses in the car. They used to sit on the dashboard getting scratched but now they are nice and snug in their new home.
Thank you Linda, my friend.

How amazing it is to be instantly chatting and sharing photos with people across the world, those we would never have met without the inter-web.
What would our grandparents have thought of all this?
They could never have imagined it and I'm not sure I can imagine a world that stores all its books and music in its pocket.


Allie said...

What sweet gifts! Yep, I've wondered sometimes what my grandparents would have thought of all this...I have a friend who is 80, and she's just amazed at all the sewing friends I've made in blogland. I'm glad the world is smaller these days, and since I'll never travel, I get to see and meet people from everywhere. I love it!

Anonymous said...

I'm writing this from Ontario Canada,(northern Ontario) we are buried in snow and its minus 29,, just reading your blog warms my heart and body.I love the grannies swimming story and being a fifty four yearlod granny,, I can relate!!Thank you for sharing

PEA said...

Hi Sue:-) Like you, I don't know what I'd do without my dear blogging friends!! As you say, sometimes life gets busy and there's not much time for blogging or visiting but it's such a lovely feeling knowing that once we resume, we're all waiting right here for each other:-) Love the bookmarks and wallet Linda sent you...that's another thing that always amazes me in the blogworld, the talent and generosity out there!! xoxo

Heidi said...

I couldn't agree with you more. It truly is amazing that we are all able to connect in this way. I feel like I know so many of you like you were sitting next to me. The internet has removed the miles in so many ways.

Micki said...

What lovely gifts and what a sweet post. It is so nice to be contacted with people who live so far away.

webbsway said...

AWWW-geeeeeee Sue,

What a beautiful post! I think you have nice things happen because you are so sweet inside and they say, "whatever you put out in this life-time comes back to you -karma

You are certainly One Special Lady! And we are all so blessed to have you touch our lives for the better! :)