Somehow I let my fifth blogiversary slip by me... I can't imagine my life without blogging. Not only my own blog, which is indeed some mix of a journal, keepsake diary, communication with the world, and photo album.... But more important the friends I have made in other bloggers! I love the comments I have received, and I love keeping up with your lives! Sometimes I find a new blog, and I read all the way back to its inception... Sometimes a blogger stops writing a while... And we fret a little if she is okay... It's a journey of millions of pilgrims on a mission to chronicle our lives. If blogging passes from culture as other marvels have done, won't our words be a chronicle for the future?
To my dear friends, both those I have met and love in person and you whose lives and mine are entertained by words glowing on my screen, I give my finest thanks. You inspire me to greater positivity and to higher beauty in my daily round. My first blog ever was Brocante Home with dear Allison and Finley. Cindi from My Romantic Home gave the gift of my first comment.Tracy from Noyes from A Cottage Industry was the first blogger whose life I traced backwards through previous months... Becky at Hospitality Lane and Art at Home's dear author give me so much encouragement... I'm inspired and enchanted by Cielo at My House in the Roses. My dear friend Lisa writes posts that make me think, remember, and dream at Cranberry Flats.
To all my dear loved ones who read my blog and do not have one, you know who you are... and I love you! I now rotate my mugs and dream of organizational bliss and charm, thanks to Rita at May Days.... I am enchanted by Sugarwings at Karla's Cottage. My jewelry from Cupid's Charm cheers me nearly every day---And so many more... Beth Moore at Living Proof, Susan Branch, and Ann Voskamp are my famous friends...bonded by blogging and love. My newest comments come from Lalane at her beautiful blog... I treasure all comments! I read and marvel at the financial world through the eyes of Ants and Grasshoppers... The blog My Country Sunrise from my dear cousin and the Facebook blog Beef Stew with a Twist created by another dear friend... The list is endless, really... Thanks for five beautiful years!