Connecting dots with The Idea Dude
Tomorrow will be Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Thanksgiving conjures up words like harvest, community, celebration, thanks . . . and giving.
Have you ever thought of your blog that way?
Every time we post, it is a gift. We determine what kind of gift we will be giving.
Gifts are meant to be free.
Free means no expectation that people will comment or link.
Gifts are voluntary.
We have no obligation to blog. Voluntary means when a blogger feels like giving.
Not everyone will like your gift.
A gift is not a contract to please. Voluntary means no obligation to receive.
While the act is immediate, the intent is timeless.
A gift posted now, could be read today, tomorrow, or 6 years from now.
That gift is a transfer of something from us to others.
What was it you were trying to say?
Gifts are given, not shared.
I used to think that blogs are moments and knowledge we share. Sharing somehow means we haven’t let go. Perhaps we should rethink. Are our words best shared or given without reserve?
A gift, no matter how big or small, is still a gift.
Appreciate the act of giving and the giver first, then enjoy the gift for its heart not for its value.
The best gifts are unexpected.
Perhaps it is why we continue to write and read. We find that story that inspires us, makes us laugh or, just as often, makes us cry. Little do we realize that those moments, in some intangible way, change our lives forever. Imagine you could erase every blog you read from your memory. Would you feel empty? Surely I would . . .
Then there is the reciprocity . . .
What is the harvest? the conversation, of course!
Blog posts are created in response to ours. Comments are left because we started a conversation.
This thankful dot went looking for dots to connect this week. Instead, of 1 or 2, I found the blogosphere. So rather than name a few,
This post is really for YOU!
You made me think . . . why isn’t every day a Thanksgiving Day?
May the dots be with you! . . . and thank you.