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These words are my diary screaming out loud

Friday, March 18, 2011

Let's call it a moment of clarity

You never really know when something you're doing might be affecting someone else.

I started this blog in 2005 just for fun. It was a great outlet for me, a diary of sorts, but one that others could read too. I've gone on and off with it over the years, and lately I've been trying to do a little more with it. But I've never really thought much about it.

But yesterday, my friend Lee blogged about her day, and revealed that my blog was part of the reason why she'd started blogging regularly. I was FLOORED. I mean, she does SO MUCH with her blog, and she's an amazing writer, leaps and bounds better than me. How in the world could I have anything to do with that?

I still don't know the answer, but it made me feel good to know that perhaps I've had a positive effect on someone else's life.  It is absolutely not what I ever set out to do, but I'm glad. So Lee, thanks for sharing that with me. It really made my day, and reminding me that we may not always know how our actions are affecting others, even in positive ways.

On a similar but entirely different note, this week in Tampa has confirmed the fact that I really do miss living  in a warm climate near the water. Perhaps the job search will start soon...


jdporter said...

er, "miss living"?

Rebecca said...

Ha, thanks JP - little dyslexic in my clarity, I guess :) editing...