I haven't been able to visit most of my favorite blogs (you know who you are, fabulous peeps) as often as I'd like for the past few weeks, and I'm missing you. I'm starting to catch up, but if I haven't been leaving comments or stopping by as much as usual, please know that I'm thinking of you. Often. In fact, I sometimes stop by without commenting just because I need a dose of loveliness in the midst of a busy and challenging time.
I think we all go through periods like this, and isn't it a reassuring bolster to know that our blog friends are out there making magic? I often think of Melissa out adventuring with her little Crumb or Relyn dancing with her grade school class or Lily painting beauties in her desert or Ange crafting a graceful letter A or prairiegirl snapping the perfect shot or Marjorie uncovering a vintage treasure or Lenore thinking a brilliant thought or Ciara crafting a beautiful day with her husband and kids or Leigh tending the gardens on her glorious farm or Gillian preparing for an epic voyage . . . to name just a few of the bloggers who inspire me. I've met some amazing people in the blogosphere, and your presence in my life has cracked my world view wide open at the same time that it's made my daily tasks and challenges and joys all the richer. It's like possessing both a telescope to see the universe more clearly, each star and satellite, and a microscope that lets me view the small, seemingly inconsequential bits of everyday life, the acorns, seeds, and flower stems, to find the beauty and purpose that I'd often missed before. Thank you.