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.