My deepest thanks goes to all of you who responded to my "connection" post - for for engaging in dialogue, for listening, for simply making yourself known. Your presence means so much to me.
I always love to find out who is reading, and I never stop being amazed that people take the time to witness my journey and to offer words of kindness, encouragement, support, and hope. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn more about your stories too - to discover how our stories intersect, to be challenged, to be inspired, to feel the warmth of community.
I too have tried to be less of an observer and more of a contributer. I've tried to be less self-conscious and more courageous. I've tried to worry less about saying just the right thing and focus more on just saying something.
So, thank you for leaving your footprints - and by doing so, encouraging me to leave mine.