Connecting dots with The Idea Dude
They say that the Internet has made the world a smaller place, you can reach any location with a click of the mouse. Blogs have made the world a more meaningful place, you can reach a heart with a click of the mouse.
This week’s collection of dots have 3 things in common.
Each dot has a heart.
Each dot has a story.
Each dot is on a journey.
These dots are moving dots.
This week starts with Karaoke Diva. Her blog entry Remember a year in the life is a YouTube video about her family’s challenge with infertility. As she puts it, they have been trying for 15 months for Kid 2.0. She made a soundtrack of a life, and I saw other lives touched by it. This is beautiful! . . . I will never listen to the song thinking about anything else again. It drew me to the many people whose thoughts and hearts have moved me when they speak of their journey at TheGoodBlogs
As I look down the list one that stands out is Child Lost. I find something Pat was moved to write in response to words she inspired. She reflects on her life as a mom to an addict son. Yet she talks about gratitude. I have a purpose in my life whereas there are so many others who have no purpose and their days are filled with loneliness. I also hear hope. Her story begins again every day.
Then there’s Karen, a deaf mom. She shares her world where many family members suffer from hearing loss. Beyond being a resource for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, Karen blogs from the heart. Heartfelt words in response — But I try, my friend’s [sic] try, our baby sitter tries, and that is the best we can do. — show the welcoming place she has made. Karen was at SOBCon. I remember her smile.
Shannon shares with us her daughter’s world. Gabi has Down’s syndrome. Her blog is a way to share Gabi’s progress with her family and friends. But it is more, it’s love and courage. This is one part of Gabi’s journey. Sometimes a response, I’m so proud of you for doing this remarkable Blog, is from someone already connected to the story we tell.
I chose these dots because they represent the spirit of blogging. Stories told from the heart, inviting us to join their personal journeys. I’m struck both by the honesty and the dignity with which the stories are told. From their hearts, they inspire and move others to respond.
I’m thankful they move us.
May the dots be with you!