Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Spreading Joy

It's why we're here. Writing blogs. Reading blogs. Commenting on blogs. Returning to blogs. We do it because it makes our lives richer, connects us to friends we haven't met yet, answers the questions posed by isolation and self doubt.

And gives us joy. Most of all joy.

Every day I read blogs that make me smile, laugh, and sometimes cry a little. And they keep me coming back.

I love looking at pictures of children, as seen through the eyes of their mothers. I can almost hear them giggling through my computer. I really think nobody can photograph a child like a mother can.

But sometimes the powerful pull of blogging can weigh me down. Make me feel guilty for not posting on time. Make me feel stressed that I don't visit every blog I want to. Every day.

But my eyes were opened by this link I found on another blog:

Click on it now, and read the perfect post there by Mrs. Flinger. Then join me in blogging guilt free. Grab a button for your own blog while you're at it.

To me it's about joy. Before you can spread it, you need to have it.

Coming tomorrow: Vintage Thingie Thursday hosted by Confessions of an Apron Queen.

My responses to yesterday's comments: Family Field Trip to Muir Woods

Cheryl, now you know what to get me for Christmas! (LOL) Jenn P. I wish I'd thought to take some pictures next to the really huge trees. They were enormous. Amy, my kids had their eyes out for bugs too. Jungle Boy found an enormous beetle with red wings. Wish I'd been faster with the camera. What A Card, the rolling pins were as beautiful as the trees to me. I satisfied myself by thinking they probably don't wash well. Beth, I got engaged at Jed Smith State Park. Must be why I have a thing for huge redwoods. Laura, I think I might actually hang it on the wall -- so it would be within easy reach to threaten the kids with. (kidding folks!) Noble Pig, if you live close, we should have a rolling pin meet someday! Auds, the main trail is stroller-friendly, and there are so many deer that even little kids there seemed to enjoy it. I have to warn you about the way-too-cute stuffed bears in the gift shop though. Mom/Mum, thanks for stopping by! I really enjoy your blog. Marcy writes, I'm so glad I could visit one of your favorite places for you! How cool is that?

10 people stopped folding laundry to write:

zakkalife said...

I think I've seen that button before and I agree completely with the concept. I think it puts things in perspective. I often feel the pressure of posting or visiting other peoples blogs, following up on comments, etc too. And really, there's no reason to feel bad that I can't do that sometimes.

Nancy said...

Oh Thank YOU for posting that button!! :) I'm so joining. LOL

Bob and Jenn Peacock said...

That is exactly how I have been feeling lately. Thanks for posting that link. I added the button to my page as well.

Cheryl Lage said...

Twinfatuation is now proudly wearing a new button.

I feel I've had a bit of a cleansing blog colonic...

(Is that too much information? ;))

Patty said...

For crayon tinting, try this tutorial.

Anonymous said...

It's so true! That was a great post!

Aimz said...

I'm definitely going to add that button - I need it :-)

Eileen said...

this is one I needed too.. thanks!

Des said...

*whining crying* I LOVE that crocheted hot pad!!!!!!!!

Des said...

ugh. i put this on the dang wrong post!! sorry, it goes on the one above. what a day.

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