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.