Monday, December 24, 2007

CONNECTED

One of the unexpected pleasures I’ve gained from becoming a blogger is the astonishing feeling of connectedness with people all over the world. I regularly communicate with new friends in Africa, Nova Scotia, Poland and fellow Americans in the Midwest, the Southwest and New England. Our common ground is a joy of sharing what’s happening in our lives and realizing that we are often thinking the same thoughts and dreaming the same dreams.

It’s easy to feel isolated and caught up in one’s own swirling pattern of worries and problems. Now, all it takes to open your world is to turn on the computer and enter the blogosphere. So, on the day before Christmas, as I bake cookies for my neighbors, walk in the woods with my children, brush my horses and turn them out to kick up their heels, I will think about what everyone else is doing on their side of the planet -- and wish them well, with the hope of peace and happiness for all.

One by one, with small kind gestures, we will make the world a better place.

3 comments:

Transylvanian horseman said...

This connectedness across the world truly is a gift. It is wonderful to be able to communicate and make new friends in many places. It's interesting to see how horses and their owners live elsewhere, and educational to learn through others' experiences.

Strawberry Lane said...

Just happened upon your site. Always great to find another horse lover!

Merry Christmas!

LJB said...

Yes, the internet allows us to connect with like souls far and near that otherwise we might never meet. It does not give us what our 3D life gives us though, so always a balance. Imagine how sore and cranky I would be if I got the smells of horse when I opened the computer and never mustered out to visit with the horses and other animals... It is all so vital and important -- the subtle and the gross of the relationships that nourish us.

Hmmm, I think I'll bundle up and go hang with the horses...