My mother tried to instill in me a habit of sending thank you notes when I received a gift. It didn’t stick, much to her chagrin. However, I try to be good about acknowledging a gift with some form of gratitude, whether it is a simple thank you at the time of the receipt or an e-mail later in the week. I am not always successful, but I try.
Lately I have been struggling with how to express my gratitude towards all of you who like or comment on a post or follow my blog. I always click on a person’s link to see who has liked or followed me each day. And for a while I was thanking each person by finding something interesting about their blog and commenting on it.
But interestingly enough, gratitude takes time. And I started to get busy in the studio (which is TRULY exciting!!!) and found I didn’t have as much time to blog as I used to. I also started noticing that the amount of “spam” followers has increased. I have no desire to read, much less thank, the bloggers who want to show me how to make more money, feel better about myself, or reach a new audience with my blog. I also have no desire to waste any time on porn blogs which, for some reason, think I am either young and male or old and a lesbian. Unfortunately, there is no way to block or delete these particular followers, so let me just apologize in advance if you happen to find them by clicking their gravatars on my site…I do NOT condone any spam followers.
For the rest of you who are following me and have not gotten a personal thank you, let me tell you that I do appreciate that you are reading my humble blog. I hope you find enjoyment, wisdom, beauty, art, humor and love. My days always seem so fascinating to me and it’s cool to be able to share it with a bunch of like-minded people. I continue to grow and find out who I am and I love that I have a nonjudgmental crowd to test the ever-evolving ME on.
That being said, here’s my photo of the day…
We called them
those funny bugs
that skipped across the water.
it was easier to know where they were
by looking for their
on the bottom
or for the
center of the
rippling across the surface.