I’m so excited! I’ve taken today day off as a vacation day, and in a couple of hours I’ll be leaving for a long weekend out of town to a few of my favorite places. Downtown Ventura, Santa Barbara and Solvang. There’s just something about breaking out of the normal routine, and heading out on an adventure that really fills my Joy Tank to overflowing.
Ok…and it keeps me sane, too. ;-) It’s times like these that I just want to dance around with my hands in the air, shouting, “Wooo WHoo! I’m FREE!”
Anyway, I’ll be back late Sunday. In the meantime, I’d like to say something about all of you that I’ve come to know here in Blogland. Your presence in my life makes it that much richer and fuller. Only someone who doesn’t ‘do this’, doesn’t understand the friendships, love and care that can develop for people whom you’ve never set eyes on. But let me tell you – some of my closest relationships over the years have been with people I met via the Net. We’ve never stood in each other’s physical presence, but we’ve shared our hearts…our fears…our successes and joys and heartbreaks with each other. And THAT is what makes a ‘real’ relationship.
So as I traaalaaalaaaa off for my weekend out of town, just remember this:
YOU MATTER. You make a difference in the world and – more importantly – in the lives of every single person you touch here in Blogland. You matter and make a difference in my life. I am very often completely floored by the wisdom, humor, creativity and REALNESS that you bring here to share. I’ve laughed with you and at you :) (in the BEST sort of way). I’ve shed tears with you, and for you…and for me. I’ve grown into a better person because of you.
And it doesn’t matter whether we ‘met’ yesterday or months ago. I consider you a precious gift in my life and – if I could – I’d reach through this screen and give you the biggest hug, and smather kisses all over your cheeks.
Because in my own way – in our own way – I love you.
Have a wonderful Friday and a GREAT weekend. Talk to you soon!