For over two weeks the flu bug has been on my case. It all started with my husband, Jan. We immediately adhered to a strict ‘no-kiss’ policy and stepped up the Vitamin C and Viralguard. It has been a strange experience. I can’t make up my mind if I have won the battle or not…I have had very few outward symptoms of flu but inwardly I have had pains in my left shoulder and up into my head and a flare-up with my right ankle. The worst is that it has set me back on my daily exercise programme. Nevertheless, while I am resting & recovering I am discovering the joys of blogging.
It took me a long time to take the plunge into the world of blogs. To be successful they need to be regular and I was concerned that the pressure may be too much for my health considering all my other responsibilities. My fears were unfounded and I regularly wake up highly motivated to finish to housework so I can get to my laptop. Over the years I have grown to love writing. It was never on my short list of things to do before I die. In fact, writing wasn’t even on my radar screen. It was an act of faith to pick up a pen and start writing my first book and God willing, I will shortly be sending my second book to the publishers! Life is full of surprises. I have discovered the privilege of connecting with the world through my website but I can’t help wondering…. is there anybody out there?!!! I am looking forward to the day when it is not so one-sided and I start receiving comments and feedback. What an opportunity we have to connect with one another.
Each month I eagerly wait for my website report and the first place I look is the world map. My home country, South Africa, always appears dark green which indicates that most viewing of my website are local. Varying lighter shades of green reveal hits from other nations. We live in a global village and I love the mystery of not knowing who is reading my cyberspace words.
Let me end by sharing a quotation by writer, Aldous Huxley:
“Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.”
Imagine my blogs as lovingly-created necklaces for you to wear. It is my gift to you.