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.