|let us dance!|
(Today also marks the day I cried tears of frustration because I didn't know how to blog, and I couldn't seem to get any of the foreign buttons on the Blogger website to work for me. Shh.)
(But we're not going to dwell on that part of the past. Actually, we're not going to dwell upon the past at all).
And now here I am. 18 years old. Still blogging! Quite frankly, it feels as if I've been blogging for much longer than three years. I simply can't imagine not having my blog. And I certainly hope I never stop, because...well, just because. That would be sad. :'(
In celebration of this inauspicious day, I would like to share with you,
~Five Things Blogging Has Given Me~
(I've never gotten 73 comments, though. Hmmm. :P)
2. The realization that people are SO different. Okay, this isn't necessarily just restricted to blogging, but it's definitely something I've learned. When you blog, and consequently read a lot of blogs, you learn a lot about people and the differences that exist between us all—even between a bunch of Christian girls who generally like writing, Jane Austen books, C. S. Lewis quotes, vintage movies, and fictional heroes, there are a LOT of differences. (That being said, I'm sure one of you will comment saying you don't like one of the things I listed. :P) Even with similarities, no two people have the exact same likes, dislikes, opinions, standards, beliefs, etc. Sometimes, this can be disheartening, but more often than not, it teaches me that just because *I* think a certain way, doesn't mean everyone has to. God created each and everyone one of us so specially unique, and that deserves some notice.
3. Wonderful friends. Despite those (usually minor) differences, I've found that the similarities are strong between kindred spirits. I have made SO many absolutely wonderful friends from blogging. If I had never clicked that little orange blogger button, I would never have gotten to know some of the most precious people on this planet. I am so thankful God allowed me to get to know each and everyone one of you! -sniff- :')
4. Inspiration and encouragement from fellow believers. Continuing the point above, the friends I've made from blogging have encouraged me so much in my relationship with Christ. It's so, so, SO refreshing to be able to know fellow Christian girls and be encouraged by their comments and posts through Blogger. Thank you, all. :)
|what us blogging friends do for each other|
(And no, of course that last point wasn't used just for the sake writing five points. :P Okay, maybe it was. I could have had only four, but that's simply just not done.)
|oh look, a C. S. Lewis quote|
Well, my friends, that's all I have to say today. I can't express just how grateful I am each time one of you leaves a comment. You've all made blogging such a fun and lovely adventure. Here's to many more years together! -hugs-