I don't really know what to say, other then to mark a milestone by saying that after having started this blog post in 2006, I have reached 1500 posts today. This post is # 1500. Now there are some who write daily, not me. It's when the spirit moves me or something has happened that I want to document for posterity.
This morning I went back and read the first post, which for some reason is in another print color hardly readable. Then I skimmed 2007. Now none of those great photos show up because those posts were
written on a computer that crashed several years ago. The computer guru was able to retrieve the posts, but for some reason the photos were not retrievable.
I'm not a computer savvy person. I have discovered though that I like to write, much to my surprise.
Maybe it is because I now have time to do those things, like writing, that I never had time for in my life previously. It is one of the few things I've done in my life that was not being done to make money to take
care of myself or my family. It has been a purely enjoyable treasure.
As many of you know, I started the blog solely for my family after my daughter's passing. It was my way of
letting them know that I was alive and moving on. That was my intention. In my wildest dreams it was impossible for me to imagine what the posts have brought to my life.
Great friendships with other blog writers and readers! 30,000 readers a month! Right there is enough to astound me. Calypso, a fellow blogger once wrote statistically about how many books blog posts add up to. I was astounded. My son is always suggesting that I write a book. In fact, I was approached to turn this blog into a book, but that is way too much work for me. Promoting, traveling, and all the things involved.
I'm content with things the way they are. My little contribution to my life.....and sometimes yours.
I had no parameters when I started. I did want to write about life in Mexico. Daily things that weren't big deals. Positive things mostly - few negative or ranting posts as some I have read about politics and things that one can read in all newspapers and magazines. I needed to be upbeat for myself. The accusation that I'm a "pollyanna" has been thrown around, but who cares? It was never my intention to win a popularity contest, ha.
There is something about living in Mexico that makes one upbeat. The beauty, the day to day scenes that are surprising and surreal at times. Life in general is joyful, most of the time.
Here is a scene that I saw last week that illustrates the surprising things one can see if you take time to stop and notice. Things that touch your heart in their simplicity and purity.
It is seeing things like this scene that enrich my life and hopefully it does for all of you as well. Every day occurrences are the small things of life, but which add big doses of life and light to my life. Again, hopefully to your life as well.
Thanks for being around. Thanks for all of your comments. YOU have enriched my life in ways that you can't even imagine. The best things in life are free. Life is good!