Friday, August 21, 2015

What I have learned… Words, and a thank you to all of you.

Over the last 2 years, my blogging has become less frequent. 

I know I am not the only one who has almost given up on blogging at times.  It has been the whole blogging world in general. I remember just 3 or 4 years ago spending time catching up on everyone’s blogs.  Now, there aren’t many blogs left to catch up on.

Blogging used to be about sharing our families, homes, and ideas.

Blogs are now more suited to those who use them as a business. 

People read blogs less than they used too, and most of my friends who had blogs don’t blog anymore.

I understand.  Believe me.  Making time to put words here has been so hard.

However, I feel such a push from God to make this a priority.

It is a wonderful things for me to be here.  It is important in my life.  God often reminds me to be here.

Often times that reminder comes from you. 

because of YOU… and taking time to offer kind words to me.

Yes! you are part of the driving force behind blogging for me.

Often times, I am stopped in a store by someone I don’t know.  They introduce themselves, and say something like, “You don’t know me, but I read your blog.”  They then proceed to tell me that they love to read it, or explain how it has helped them in one way or another.  They often encourage me to keep it up. It’s little moments like this that make me want to keep sharing my thoughts about life and motherhood.

It’s also all those sweet emails that I get from people, or a lovely Facebook message.  All of those thoughts help encourage me.  They mean so much.

I can feel God telling me through you that words matter.  No matter how or where we use our words, they are important.  God has put it in my heart that it is important for me to share my words here, and through the journals that I keep. 

With that being said, I have been thinking so much about words.

Word are such an important part of life.

It is the encouraging words from others that often times keep us going. 

You… have brought those encouraging words to me.

I hope and pray that my words can also have an encouraging affect on you.

That is why I will continue to blog, even if it’s not as often as I would like.

I pray that my words will one day be a strength to my own children as they go back and read them.

I know that when I go back and read my own words, I recognize God’s love for me through the many things he has blessed me with, and that I write about it.  It helps me not take things for granted.

I think it’s important to reflect on what words we use, and how you use them.

You never know what your words might do for someone else. 

Whether you use words in a blog, a journal, a card for someone, an email, or a sweet comment on a blog, Instagram, or Facebook.

You are also using words to your children, spouse, and friends in your everyday life.

Words are written, and words are also put out in to space via our mouth; and then received through our ears.  Either way, words matter!

So… I say thank you for the words that you have said to me.  They have been a huge strength to me, and an inspiration to be more careful and thoughtful with the words I use.


….and that is what I have learned about Words.


Stella said...

I am so happy to see you in my dashboard. Due to limited time I don't leave much comments but I read ALL your blog posts. Blogger is making it possible to connect and share. And I learned so much from you. Thank you so much for being there in the big world of blogging and internet. It's a privilege to know you!

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