Well, I did it! I wrote every day from early October to New Year's Day 2010. Now I will write for fun when I feel like it and see where that gets me. Cheers to all my small-blessing-appreciating friends!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thirtieth Blog Post

Today I am celebrating making it to thirty blog posts. When I started, I wondered if I could write every day. There have been days when ideas don't come, but so often there is an inspiring thought and off I go. I didn't expect the exercise to be so rewarding. I didn't expect the blogging itself to be a blessing.

I am very good at worrying in the middle of the night. Especially at about three in the morning, if I awaken, there is always something to worry about. It doesn't matter how trivial or unlikely the issue appears by the light of day, it will produce plenty of grist for the worry mill. Since I began this blog, I have only to focus on what small blessing to write about next. This short-circuits the worry machine, and sends me back to sleep.

The process of writing, in itself, is like a meditation. By the time I hit the "Publish Post" button, I feel centered and refreshed. The posts are not of equal quality, but, as Julia Child wrote: ""No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize."

Blessings to all of you who read this and have encouraged me.


  1. Good for you! I am proud of you. I wonder if blogging would banish worry for the rest of us? Unfortunately, I don't have any of the profiles that your comment window wants me to select! Alas, and lackaday.
    Mary Ann

  2. I think if you click on "Follow Privately" you don't need a profile. Thanks for your comment.