I mentioned the other day that I had been checking the Blogging U. 101 and 201 courses. I think they are on day 11 today but I decided to give the 101 Day 6 a try. The challenge was to write a blog post to your Dream Reader. I admit I saw this challenge two days ago and I found I was really struggling with it. I have been learning how to get more people to my blog but I never pictured who those people might be. I thought long and hard about it and I realized me dream reader is you. My dream reader is anyone and everyone. I am here because I have a story, and because I know you have a story too.
So, to you, my dream reader,
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to get to know me. You took a little time out of your day for me and I am grateful. Hopefully you fell like I am someone you can relate to because I want you to know that I am. Some parts of us are universal, and we all share in the hardship that is the human condition. There are differences in the details but deep down we are all the same. I know that life can feel like it’s nothing but stress and suffering. There is no road map and we are all trudging along in the dark hoping to find something good. Sometimes you might feel lost. Sometimes you make the wrong choices. You will get angry, you will get sad, and sometimes you will hurt people, especially those close to you.
“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
I want to know that I see you and you are beautiful. I want you to know that all things you don’t like about yourself are the things that make you special and unique. I want to be like a mirror to you so you might in turn be a mirror to someone else. I will show you the ugly parts of me and turn them around so you can see the beauty in my imperfections and look inside yourself and see the same.
You give me hope. Hope that deep down inside every human being there is goodness, even in the parts we see as bad. If only we could all take the time to stop and see it the world could be a better place. I am working on doing the same for myself and through this blog I hope to show you that you can do it too. So thank you Dream Reader, thank you for reading my story. Thank you for connecting with me if for only a moment. Thank you for following my journey. And thank you for walking the path with me.
“Thanks to you guys and girls who read my stuff, too. May you have long days and pleasant nights.”
― Stephen King