Hello my friends, we had a beautiful sunny day here in Alberta, helped me to remember why I live here and how much I am looking forward to a trip to the mountains in the Fall. The Rockies in Jasper and Banff are breathtaking. Hope you all had a great day.
Today.... I passed the day on my deck, drinking iced coffee albeit through a straw while browsing through other blogs. Yes my friends I ventured outside the village.......my eyes have been opened, my heart made sad at times but perhaps this was what I was suppose to learn today.... all blogs are not alike. I had naively thought all bloggers were similar but we are not. Some of the post brought tears to my eyes as they were so sad, some were against everything I believe in, some were even hateful.....I was really impressed by a young man's honesty though his struggles were obviously self inflicted, I felt helpless realizing he was in desperate need of professional help. I almost wish I hadn't read this post as I was unable to leave a comment, I didn't feel I was qualified too. Also there were strong opinionated authors, now I love hearing others opinions but these authors had no respect for others or their opinions at all, again I left no comments. I viewed so much pain in blogland, much unhappiness and deep depressions. I found myself fascinated by the varieties of blogs I read. I wish I could say it was a good experience but I can't but I can say it was very different than I expected. In fact I wonder if my sleep will be interrupted tonight thinking about someone who is planning on taking their life, I reluctantly added them to my prayer list, and may God forgive me for using the word reluctant, but it's was how I honestly felt. Would I spend a day doing this again, no I don't think so. It wasn't all bad, I did get some real belly laughs from some sites and enjoyed some wonderful short stories on others.
One thing for sure is that I am very happy to be back home. I realize that like minded people find each other. I love our village and appreciate it all the more after my experience today. I feel safe sharing my thoughts, feelings and opinions here. I enjoy reading about your days, families, recipes, weather and viewing your photographs reading your poems even sharing our illnesses and sadness together.
No I won't wonder again, but what I will do when I want to spend a day reading blogs ..... I will read the blogs listed on my favorite bloggers readers list. I know that there I will find some common ground that could link us....we share a friend.
May you all enjoy Sunday with your family and friends.....and as usual my "special" friends, Good Night and God Bless.........:-) Hugs