4 December 2012

More than the words

Yesterday I got a package in the post.
It was beautifully decorated and it had an American stamp.
On opening it I found this treasure trove of crafty things...

Thank you Rinda. You made my day.

It got me thinking about blogging. Late in the evening as you do!
It struck me, not for the first time, how this thing we do is more than the words on an electronic device.
I was explaining to my friends how I meet people through blogging. How we share words, stories, images and art. How we all have these things in common. How we visit each others spaces and form friendships.

Looking around my room I see the beautiful things blogging friends have made for me. I go back through emails and blog posts and see the kind words you guys have written, particularly as I headed off to uni.

This thing we do it really is more than words. To risk sounding too mushy, it is friendship and a relationship. The internet is so big but in that we can form such friendships with such like minded people. This amazes me continually and makes me smile.

Thank you for reading my words. Thank you for writing yours.  This thing we call blogging. Man, it is so much more!


scrappyjacky said...

You are so very,very right,Abi.

Beverly said...

It is, indeed and I am so glad it brought you into my world.

Lizzie said...

You are right Abi! I value the friendships and sharing that I am part of through my blog.
And I am honoured to be one of those friends you have made - it's a joy to be friends with someone so lovely!

boysmum2 said...

I couldn't have written it any more perfect than you just did, so true

Karen said...

Right you are! It's been an enriching experience from the beginning.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What sweet, sweet words!
I'm so glad you like your package (and that it arrived before you left Durham).
I remember loving getting mail at University and wanted to share that feeling.
Can't wait to see what you do with your little trees.

alexa said...

You are so right, Abi! We make and nurture connections which in turn nourish and create something in us ... How lovely to have a crafty package to open!

Missus Wookie said...

Just catching up after a week of doing assignments too - the snow photos made me smile, as did the carol concerts - I remember seeing my friends singing in their gowns. That star garland is lovely and I hope you have a great time at home. Advent is all about getting ready for Christmas but I find the first bit always frantic.

Blogging has brought me new friends - I'm always grateful for the words, inspiration and friendships shared over the 'net.