On my Facebook page, I asked for ideas for a topic to write about for my 100th post. The only response I got was from a very dear friend that simply read, "New batteries. Rechargeable, please!" Hmmm! Where in the world was I going to go with that response with no further details? Somehow, I knew that it would surely work it's way into this post. I knew I just had to wait upon the Lord to give me the right thing to say. He hasn't failed me yet!
Tonight I was cleaning out my email and noticed how many blog posts were in my email. I felt so overwhelmed looking at them all! As much as I would like to, I just simply do not have time to read them all! Too, I really feel I have been had when I open a post hoping to find inspiration, comfort, or words of wisdom, and all I see is what feels like a sales pitch, regardless of how sincere it may be. I don't want to go to blog after blog post of someone trying to sale me something. It tends to make me feel negative emotions of "I want. I want. I want. I can't have. I can't have. I can't have." I don't have that kind of money to purchase everything I see that I find appealing. Please, don't get me wrong; I in no way condemn others who use their blogs to sale things to help support their families. I think it is wonderful that they have the energy and knowledge to do it! That is just not what I need a blog to be for me. :)
As I spent a few minutes cleaning out my emails and unsubscribing from some blogs, I paused to think about what made me keep some and unsubscribe from others. I thought about my favorite blog. What was it that made me hold it so dear? It didn't take long to come to the conclusion that the writer is real. She is open, honest, and inspirational. She offers reviews of products from time to time, but the products are very practical, and I never feel she is trying to sale anything. I don't feel like she is pitching me a sales line, because she doesn't. I feel like I am a friend in her home when I read her blog posts which aren't sent out regularly at all.
That, my friends, leads me to my topic today: Rechargeable batteries. That is what I want for my blog. When you visit here, I want you to feel like you have just had a visit with a friend who has lifted your spirits. I want you to feel like you are at home and can relax for just a few minutes out of your busy day. I want you to be inspired to try something new or be to others what you would like for them to be to you. When you leave, I want you to feel like your batteries have been recharged! That is my commitment to you. I promise to be a friend to share life's journey. I promise you are welcome even if you show up in your frumpy clothes and messy hair. I am real just like you! My dear friend who gave me the inspiration for this topic has inspired me to be such a better person. She, and others who have become precious friends because of her, have shown me what it means to love like God would love. I know they are human with struggles just like me, but I feel like we encourage each other in the ways God would have us respond to those struggles.
In closing, grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the next 100 posts! I look forward to the next recipes, projects, and "ponderings" God places upon my heart.
Until we meet again, may you be blessed!
p.s. Thank you, Jane! :)