Having struggled with Blogger Comments and now with Intense Debate I've decided to go back to Blogger, but sadly this means that I've lost all of my previous comments...
These comments are important to me because the majority of them have been from two lovely ladies who have been of great support since they discovered Touch & Tickle: Emma and Rachel you have listened to my woes and encouraged me through some difficult times - it may not have felt like you have done anything special, but believe me, you have lifted me high with your words.
We all search for comments, whether they be validating, inspiring, uplifting or humbling. We look for advice, support and friendship. Today I have realised, for me, it's about sharing my experience and knowing that I am not alone and hoping that I can also be there for others.
Leaving comments is like starting up a friendship - you will be selective, you will know who and when to reach out to someone, there may be instant "chemistry" or common interests. And then the hard work begins: you need to work at the friendship, you need to be genuine and sincere in the comments you make, you need to share experiences, and you need to be prepared to give back a little of your self, too. Then, perhaps and hopefully, in time, a friendship may blossom and all will benefit in some way.
So it starts with a single comment...
Where will you leave comment today?
Who can you reach out to?
Who will you befriend?