” Friendship isn’t one big thing. It’s a million little things.”
I think I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that all but one or two of my closest friends I met through letter-writing/blogging/the Internet. I used to have a core group of friends when I still lived in Germany, but a break up and a 6000-miles-away-from-home move later, not many of those friends have remained. Since then, I have relied heavily on making friends through my blog and other social media sites. I am not – and never have been – a person who goes out a lot and introduces herself to people, I am usually the quiet observer and hardly ever make the first move IRL. Through my blog, however, I feel more confident to approach people and putting myself out there, because by the time I communicate with people directly through email or chat, we learned so much about each other already that the chances of being rejected are pretty slim (although I am aware that it can still happen).
Today I want to say thank you to the blogoshphere for so many positive experiences and for introducing me to so many amazing people, some of whom have turned into most certainly life-long friends!
I am thankful for the community. Going from being part of a group of friends to literally not having any local friends around has been tough and I appreciate the sense of belonging that my online friends have provided. Even though many of you also live not quite around the corner, I have a place to go to on a daily basis to connect and interact with you.
I am thankful for exchanging encouraging comments, cheerful tweets, little rants and heartfelt “Me, too”s. You don’t know how much those little things make my every day!
I am thankful for the openess. Some of you are incredibly honest and you share your stories and tell your truth without holding back. I admire that and know that by doing so you have touched the lives of many and have also helped others to feel understood and not so alone.
I am thankful for the knowledge and expertise that so many of you share. I’ve learned so much from reading your DIYs, How to’s and most importantly your “This-is-how-I-manage” -posts. It’s so encouraging to know that we can learn so much from each other in so many ways!
I am thankful for the inspiration that I find on blogs on a daily basis. May it be that you’re sharing your favorites products, your favorite books, a quote or a song. Or may it be pointing me in the direction to other, new-to-me blogs. It’s an endless string of inspiration and it’s amazing to venture out and see where every click leads you.
I am thankful for each and every one of you who reads and comments over here. There is nothing better than reaching out to other bloggers and receiving some sort of acknowledgement and feedback back, because for me this is what blogging is all about: connecting.
If you want to learn more about Blog Positivity Week, head over here. You can write your own posts this week and link up! We’d all love you to spread some positivity around the blogosphere!