Today’s assignment in Blogging 101: write a post that builds on one of the comments you left yesterday. Don’t forget to link to the other blog! Did you mention a personal connection to what was written? Tell that story, using the original discussion as a starting point for yours.
I stumbled upon another blogger yesterday that I had an instant connection with after reading her About page – she is another Wisconsinite! Her blog is called, “ Johanna Is Thinking” – “Footprints of Thoughts.” I know you all will find great inspiration from her blog.
(Image credit: Map of Wisconsin counties)
I know that sometimes we meet each other in the blogging world and enjoy our company together through the reading of each other’s thoughts. We make instant connections because we sense a likeness or sometimes even a uniqueness. We feel comfortable with these other bloggers, almost as if we already know them. Some people speak to your heart more than others. Johanna is one of those people.
It could be because she was a Language Arts teacher – my favorite kind of teacher! I also know because she is from Wisconsin, we share a bond that is forged from where we were born and where we came from. She actually was familiar with my home town of Milwaukee. That is a rare find. In addition, she traveled the world and lived and worked in a different land, specifically Kenya, Africa.
I traveled extensively while I served in the Air Force and lived in the U.K. for three years. There is something about living in a foreign country. It makes you appreciate the land of your birth for many different reasons. My travels continued even though I never went back to Wisconsin to live again. In comparison, Johanna went back to Wisconsin and still resides there.
I also loved that Johanna had stretched her religious wings and embraced Buddhist meditation. I am a Theravada Buddhist having left the teachings of the Lutheran Church when I was quite young. I had a calling as a Buddhist and I have followed that path toward my own spirituality for over 35 years now.
It is interesting the friendships you form in the blogging world. The connections I have made with several bloggers this short five months have been some of the most fulfilling in my life. Do not be afraid to comment on other blogs. You never know the friendship that will blossom or who you will find.
Thanks for sharing this sweet story with me today. I know I will see you all again,