Sunday, January 6, 2008

A New Year

A New Year has started, and it is a time for new beginnings, turning over a new leaf, making resolutions, etc. I haven't really made any New Year's resolutions because they are so often broken. I did take time for reflection in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. For the first time in nearly 20 years, I was able to take vacation time during that week, and I loved every minute of it! I didn't accomplish any grand plans--I mostly rested, read, reflected and wrote. And I think that was exactly what I needed to do.

I've spent a lot of time reading blogs that I love. And each time I read something so poignant, beautiful, witty, philosophical, insightful, or just plain wonderful, I want to be a part of the blogging group, to get to be friends with all these wonderful people, to share in the camaraderie. Yet I hang back, get too busy to post, make determined vows to "start again" then don't write because I don't have time for a long post--you name the excuse, I probably have it! One of my blog friends said that she had noticed that my blog was rusting! :)

Well, after reading some wonderful entries tonight, I decided to just do it. Write something, even if it's only a few lines, even if it isn't deep and philosophical, even if it sounds trite and says nothing. I read somewhere that real love is being present for someone. And as I've pondered this, I believe that it's true. And that this can apply to activities as well as people. so if I really love blogging and my blogger friends, then all I need to do is be present. Show up, write something, keep learning as I go.

So, Happy New Year! and may my blog never "rust" again!


Becca said...

Hear hear! I'm glad you've back :)

One of the things I enjoy about blogging is the way it helps me look at the world and life in general with a keener eye - I'm always on the lookout for something to blog about, so I think I'm a better observer of the world around me and my own feelings.

I hope you find time for posting/commenting more often. I always enjoy your words.

And thanks for visiting Bookstack. I'm having fun playing there :)

dancing kitchen said...

Good going!! So glad you are sharing your writing with the world.

Linda said...

Becca and Dancing Kitchen,

Thank you so much for your kind words! It's nice to know that someone is reading when I do finally get something posted.