Thank you for your words of encouragement and good wishes for "Rings of Trust." You motivated me more than words can say. When I began blogging, three years ago in August, I never thought I'd write a book. Okay, I'd thought about it. Hmm, I'd think to myself, that would make a good book, whatever that was at the moment. I'd let my mind drift, as one does when the mind wants to come out and play, but life's challenges always intervened.
Except for those challenges beyond the pale, though, it was I, not the lifestyle moment, who decided to put the playful mind back into its box. The honest truth is, until I started blogging, I didn't realize so many of us had so much in common. When I realized we could share our goals, aspirations, and dreams, along with the challenges, rejections, and everything else that comes with letting the mind play in the sandbox, I felt rejuvenated.
Each of you did more than let me grow as a person, you allowed me to test the waters, then jump into the pool when it felt right. I can't thank you enough for this. You rock!
But as wonderful as Blogville is, hub wants to take his wife on holiday for some together time. I'm not protesting! We're off tomorrow for Vienna, Austria. On Sunday, we'll drive to Jesolo, a small town in Italy to meet British friends, as we did last year. Can't wait! The little girl in me is still awed by airplanes that traverse time zones like a magic carpet.
However -- and you knew this was coming -- I'm bringing my laptop. You know it won't be long before I won't be able to resist logging on.
In the meantime, I would like to give a major shout out to Rachel Morgan. Not only is Rachel one of the nicest, kindest, most thoughtful and generous people you'd ever meet, she's organized in that graceful manner that makes everything seem effortless. As busy as she is, she finds the time to bail me out of one computer mess after another, the latest being yesterday. Without her help, I'm quite sure I'd be sitting on the stoop with my head in my hands, wondering why that apple hit the squirrel on the head.
So, thank you, Rachel, for extending your helping hand from South Africa to a small town in Virginia.
Rachel blogs at Rachel Morgan Writes. If you've got a sec, please drop by. You won't be disappointed.