Upon my return from a recent “break” from writing, I was amazed to discover that my one-year anniversary with WordPress had come and gone. I could hardly believe that much time had passed since I had written my first post! As I looked back on that time, it occurred to me how much my life had changed for the better. I felt extremely humbled and grateful for these changes—and indeed, for all of you. For you are the ones who have made this experience possible and I consider you all to be a part of my “online family”.
Several years ago, when I began my search for “eternal” Truth in earnest, I often thought about many of my loved ones who had passed away—grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. It seemed that with nearly every new discovery I made, I’d recall one of them and wish they were still here in physical form. I missed being able to call, drop by, or take some time over lunch just to talk with them about all the wonderful things I was learning. I desperately missed having the opportunity to sound them out—to find out what they thought about things. It also struck me as being quite sad that so many of the past stories, ideas, and observations they once shared with me were already lost to the ravages of time and my fallible, human memory.
It was then that I began to write what I thought would be a collection of my own thoughts, experiences, and suggestions for living. My intent was to one day share these with my son, perhaps in book form, so he’d have some remembrance—something that he and perhaps even his children could hold in their hands. Something so they could read what I had experienced or pondered and written in my own words.
It never occurred to me that such thoughts might have a broader appeal or generate any interest at all from anyone outside my family, until an online acquaintance commented that she greatly appreciated a number of thoughts I had expressed in some emails. She suggested that I share them with others by starting my own blog. Since I had been following a number of websites and blogs myself, the concept wasn’t exactly foreign to me—but I hadn’t given much thought to developing one of my own.
As with most other things, once I decided to give “blogging” a try, I dove headlong into the project. I was amazed at how quickly things seemed to come together—the theme, the focus, the graphics, and my overall vision for what I hoped to accomplish. I was doubly amazed at the wonderful response and outpouring of encouragement and support I received from so many others—people I didn’t even know! In the brief period since July of 2014, I’m so pleased to find that I’ve not simply attracted folks who are interested in my writing, I’ve actually made friends.
This morning it occurred to me that I should do something to commemorate the first anniversary of my blog. So today I wanted to thank you, each and every one of you, for visiting, sharing your very kind words of encouragement, your ratings, “follows”, and “likes”—and most especially for sharing a part of your life with me. I’m deeply honored and grateful that you’ve decided to spend some of your valuable time here.
As we move on to a new year here at Remembering Infinity, please know that I intend only the very best for each of you and that I deeply appreciate and look forward to your continued sharing. May you find all the Peace, Love, and Light your heart can hold—and as we move along Life’s path together, know that I am always right there with you in Spirit, every step of the way!
PS: And to my wonderful soul friend Grace (from Amethyst Road and The Earth Plan) who convinced me to give this “blog thing” a try, from the bottom of heart I offer you my most profound gratitude. This post is especially for you!
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