This morning I found myself asking why I have suddenly decided to renew a commitment to write a daily blog. As I sort through the myriad of answers, I discover that yet again I experience some of the same-old, same-old hitches in my git-along that I thought (hoped) were long gone. Guess not. An intertwined mixture of altruistic and egotistic reasons drift by. I don’t always like what I see, but if I can see it, I can change it. Again. Sigh. I thought I already had.
This morning as I sat struggling with today’s blog and asking myself the eternal “why” question I pondered whether or not my efforts are worth it. It was just about then that I received validation in the form of an email telling me that someone had just pushed the “follow” button on Voices in my Head. Ah. Maybe the effort is worth the effort after all. In case you are wondering, Christian, that was you. Thank you.
Part of my wondering process brought to mind another question—or maybe more of a concern. Is a daily blog too much? Does it clog up an already-clogged inbox and incite one to delete, delete, delete? Egotistically, of course, I’d love it if everyone would read and hang on to every word I write. Realistically, however, that ain’t never gonna happen and understandably so, because there is not a blog in the world that will appeal to everyone, most especially the type of which I write.
I speak to you from the heart because I know that beneath the skin, we are all one in spite of the appearance of our differences. And yet in spite of our many varieties, inside we are part of the same family, brothers and sisters living together in the vast universe that we call home. We need to take care of each other, and we need to take care of our home.
I guess that I just answered my own question. Yes, it’s worth the effort because you all are my family and I love you. I want the best for you. I want you to love yourself as much as I love you. Ah. There’s the altruistic part. That’s the part of myself that I love the most.
As you navigate your way through this strange and baffling time in which we live, I hope that you know that you are loved and supported by a myriad of people in the world who carry a torch to light your path and help you find your way through the dark to your true home.
Follow the light and it will lead you to boundless love and irrepressible joy.
Love and blessings to all!
Note: The beautiful image and meme above are courtesy of New Waves of Light (nwol.us).