Thank You for Reading my Blog

Thank You for Reading my Blog

Another blogger posted something on Facebook, and it struck me.  I was busy at the time, and when I went back to try and find the status update, it was lost in a stream of back to school pictures, pets, and the occasional gripe about the weather.  I'm pretty sure this is almost kind of near exactly what it said:

Want a slice of humble pie?  Do a search on your blog for the phrase 'thank you for writing this'.  If nothing comes up, well...

Since I decided not too long ago to basically let you guys be in charge of my life sometimes, I sat down when I could and did the search.

thank you

Now I knew I wasn't going to have a big goose egg from that search...

and this isn't supposed to be a "look how many people think I'm cool" kind of blog post...

but as I sat and read through each comment that showed up, I couldn't help but get a little overwhelmed.

You've reminded me once again why I'll never quit blogging...

and when I saw that the search yielded possibly hundreds of results...

I started to cry.

It wasn't the ugly cry.  It was the beaming through three or four silent tears kind of cry.

Because I do feel humbled, though not in the way that Facebook status suggested.

I feel humbled by the immense weight of a gratitude that I haven't felt in a very long time.

Gratitude that I don't know if I can hold, because I have at some point forgotten what it feels like.

So today I just wanted to tell you that I'm feeling blessed...

and it's wonderfully uncomfortable.

I put a lot of my soul into my blog, and I'm always hoping to affect you...

but it's been a long time since I've sat and really let you affect me in return.

The truth is, I don't write a lot of things that are all that extraordinary.  You guys respond because you feel, have felt, or understand a lot of what I put into words.

There is a thread that joins us - a connection that grows through the sharing of our humanity.

I am lucky to have a platform...

a platform that through the telling of my stories, I can also echo or mirror some of yours.

As I look at all the times one of you has said "thank you for writing this"...

All I can think to do at this moment is grin through my tears,

and say

thank you

for

reading

it.

It means the world to me.

Jenni Chiu
http://MommyNanibooboo.com
Not perfect, just right.

PS - If we run in the same circles on Facebook and you know who posted that status, please let me know.  I owe them a big ole' kiss on the mouth.

UPDATE: It was Neil Kramer, and if his lady doesn't mind - he's got a big ole' kiss coming his way.  Neil is one of my favorite street photographers and an analytical fiction and non-fiction blogger. Read him at Citizen of the Month.

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