Thursday, May 25, 2006

Fwd: Fw: Fw: When you care enough to send the very blessed.

To all my friends and fellow bloggers:

I wish to express my deepest, heartfelt, sincerest gratitude to all of you who don't forward the entire contents of your inbox to mine. You read my blog, sometimes leave comments, and sometimes send personal email. For that, I am truly thankful. God bless you!

To everyone else:

I enjoy a good joke, really I do, and I love inspirational stories. Those pictures are very cute, adorable even, and the warnings are helpful. But y'all! Did you know that you can click "Create mail" and send a message of your very own? You can even make up your own title! How cool is that? I know, some things are just too compelling not to pass along, especially if the chances of your wish coming true or your blessings being increased are multiplied by the number of people you send it to. If you must click "Forward", please, please, check the names of the other recipients so you don't send them the same message they just received from whoever sent it to you. We'd appreciate it.

p.s. You're wasting your time if you send me anything that MUST be forwarded in order to have wishes granted or to receive blessings. It shall be deleted.

Let us ponder a few questions, shall we? How do they know how many times that woman has walked around the internet? Who's keeping track? Where do those petitions go, and how do they get them back? What's the point of making a wish before saying a prayer? Is that for "just in case" God and the Forward Fairy are rolling dice to see who gets to grant the next request? Think about that. Email me your thoughts if you like. :)

There are real people out there sharing real stories of pain and healing, struggle and triumph, loss and hope. Their experiences are personal, heartbreaking, uplifting, humbling, encouraging, and genuine. They reach out to one another. They lift each other up in prayer. They are blessed, and I am blessed through them.

That, folks, is why I blog.

8 comments:

Barb said...

Amen! Thank you for saying it!

xoxoxo

HolyMama! said...

excellent!

yellowmama over at onestepupfromstupid wrote a post recently asking why people blog. she's new to it. this is a fantastic answer!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

ROFL! Speak it Sista! Amen! and AMEN!

Diane

Diane said...

What Barb, HolyMama! and Diane said!!

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Some friends, you just love them, see the forward is from them and hit delete. I hope Im not one of those friends...

Brenda said...

It's my family who sends me all the forwards. I don't mind most of them, but "make a wish and say a prayer"? Can't stand that.

Sissy said...

What the heck are you talking about?

Mandy said...

I am so glad someone else feels the same way. I rarely get these on my personal email, as my family knows I hate them. If I get one from my mom or my sister, I usually read them, because it means they must be good. At work, it is a different story. I open my email every day, and there are so many it is overwhelming. You can't tell which are junk and which are important work related emails, as my principal forwards things to all staff from the district bigwigs, so you have to read all of them. A lot of times I miss the really important ones because I am so bogged down in the junk. It drives me nuts!