I truly hope that this and my other online social endeavors end up being among the most fulfilling, amusing, inspiring and helpful contributions I can make to the world.
You see the thing is, I have no idea what I’m doing. All I know for sure is I love to write and I have something to say. And that’s okay. In fact it’s better than okay because I have been known to throw myself into all kinds of circumstances with the zeal and naiveté of a 5-year-old. Also in my favor is the fact that I have so little familiarity with technology at this point, that I have no limits to my thinking because I don’t have any idea what is possible and what is not. It’s a good thing I don’t embarrass easily.
The reason I started this blog is twofold. The main reason is I wanted a blog I could connect to my Twitter account. But to be fair to myself–because that reason sounds pretty self serving–the reason I have a Twitter account is that I discovered, quite by accident, that Twitter is an amazing tool for spreading a message. And if you’re a messenger, as I am, having place to spread your message is a wonderful thing. Having two places to spread the message and having them cross-referenced is cause for much rejoicing.
What is the message? Love. There are many, many sub-parts to the message, which I will no doubt write about with shameless verbosity, but the main message is Love. Love for fellow humans in the form of compassion, kindness, generosity, acceptance and gently delivered truth. Using my personal energy to make the world a sweeter, more lovely place.
How did I get to the point of wanting to spend the rest of my life spreading this message? Survival. I have seen a lot in my relatively short life thus far. Many things that most people would not wish to see. However, because what I have seen and experienced has produced a kinder, more compassionate, more gentle and loving nature in me, I felt it my duty to spread the word that it is possible to live a happy life, to see the beauty in all things, to love unconditionally and create joy in everyday life, regardless of your current circumstances or where you find yourself on the path. Even if it seems impossible, you can be happy. As one of my heroes, Louise Hay says: Think happy thoughts, it’s that simple.
It seems appropriate to disclose that I feel like I am relatively new, not just to Twitter and blogging, but to life. For most of my life I was asleep at the wheel, so to speak. A little over 5 years ago, I started to wake up. Admittedly, I continued to hit the snooze button for approximately 3.5 years, but about a year and a half ago, I finally got up and got dressed and came to the party.
Not unlike Cinderella, I feel like I’m a little late to the festivities, but like Cinderella, I carry in my heart a glimmer of hope that the world is a gentle place and a knowledge that people are fundamentally good.
I subscribe to no particular belief system and have genuine respect for all traditions where the focus is love and the intent is to do no harm.
So, that’s why I’m here. I want to make the world a nicer place. And to the best of my ability, I will.