I was looking at my blog stats this morning and this is what I saw – 9891 views, 3994 visitors, from 86 countries over the life of my blog. Wow! Nearly 4000 people have visited my blog. Many of them returning for more than one visit and even signing on as followers. This may seem like just a drop in the bucket since there millions of potential readers of my posts as they are published on the World Wide Web, but to me this is huge.
I thought, “I should do a special thank you post when I hit a magic number, 10,000 views perhaps”. Then it hit me, “why should I wait? What makes 10,000 that much more special then 9891? What if something happens between now and the time that number reaches 10,000 that prevents me from writing or publishing that post? Should not all those individuals who are reading now know how much I appreciate them?”
I decided not to wait, because I really want to say “Thank You” to everyone who reads my blog. Yes, if you are reading this I am talking to you. Just like with potential readers, there are millions of potential blogs to read on the World Wide Web, so it humbles me when you take the time to read my words. Honestly, even if I did not have readers I would probably use this blog to journal bits and pieces of our life, but knowing that you are reading my posts and like what you read motivates me to keep writing. When you take the time to leave a comment or sign on to follow my blog I can’t help but think that my words matter. To think that you have found value in my blog is a great feeling – it makes me happy, and it inspires me to keep writing.
I would love to return the favor, to in some way inspire you. Perhaps this post can do that. Is there something in your life that you want or need to say or do ? Are waiting for just the right time? Would you have regrets if you never got to say or do it? If so then why wait for the perfect time? I encourage you to say or do it while you have the opportunity. I believe you will be happy you did – life is just too short to live with regrets.
Until Next Time My Friends – Be Well!