Just recently, Veronica made another Shtick depicting her and I as we are coming to know each other. Seeing Veronica's visual brought me to tears.
Original creation by Veronica Anderson www.theshticks.com
Photo by: Travis Isaacs
Isn't Veronica's Shtick so apropos of what blogging is all about - how it connects hearts and lives? Through keyboards and monitors, we get to "reach out and touch someone" that we would never in our lifetimes have an opportunity to actually meet.
We rejoice with those who rejoice. We cry with those who are crying. We lift each other up in prayer. We learn from each other, and adorn each other's lives. It's a sisterhood/brotherhood (we're not exclusive to women, men!). In a dark, dog-eat-dog world we live in, the encouragement and positive affirmations of our blogging community is like an oasis where we can rest and be rejuvenated.
So, if you are one of those out there who trying to decide if you should blog or not, I encourage you to do it! Don't worry about your writing skills - you will grow as a writer.
If you are one of those out there who reads blogs, but doesn't actively participate in frequent commenting, I encourage you to do so. There is a whole world (and I mean world) out there needing to be supported, encouraged, and cared about. You never know what your one comment will do for someone's day; for someone's life. As you dare to "reach out and touch someone"*, you will grow as a human being.
And you will make new friends - friends with awesome benefits! (I mean that in the purest of ways).
* For our Filipino friend, Lolita: "Reach out and touch someone" was the tag line in a commercial for our phone company many years ago.
Come on! Reach out and touch someone, today!
Because of Him and Unto Him,