When the sun shines hot and golden like it does now, baking the once green grass into a toasted waffle, like some sort of dehydrated cereal instead of lawn, and parched is how you feel all the time, it’s hard to remember winter once was.
Where snow fell softly, crispy was white, not burned, branches bare of leaves, because of the cold, and not the bugs. And the light was dim because of the season, not the smoke in the air from the forest fires.
When watering the garden becomes a case of saving only the most precious plants, a dilemma for a avid gardener, who loves them all.
We’re not alone
It worries me when the news tells us that the careless actions of a few discarded cigarettes, and unattended fires have caused others to lose their house, and to create devastating forest fires that rage uncontrolled.
Living here among what feels like a pile of unlit matches, giant fir trees that tower above our yards no longer feel as sheltering as they once did.
The mountain is heated up, poised, and leery about fires. We feel sometimes as if we are at the mercy of those who lit up, or backyard burn ignoring the rules.
Donna from Living with happiness has a poem that she wrote called Giving, short, simple in words, but deep in meaning.
“Be like a ripple in the water,
Gathering as a wave,
Moving about the earth,
Nourishing everything you pass.”
It reminds me that all of our actions and words create ripples..
Comments that we leave on posts, and social media sites are read by more then just the intended blogger, they may also have an effect on others.
Inspiring, concerning, or uplifting.
We’re ripples on the shimmering body of water that blogging is right now.
Reaching further then we know sometimes.
For good, for better, I hope.
Let’s make sure the ripples that we create reflect goodness, kindness, gentleness, happiness, and joy.
It’s a simple goal to aim for.
I started my feature “Bloggers sharing Bloggers” without any intentions other then spreading a bit of bloggy love, as a thank you to all who spend time here, reading, visiting, and commenting. The ripples that’s it’s created are pretty amazing, my blog’s been featured, mentioned, and linked to, although that’s not the reason why I started doing this at all, it’s a lovely effect.
Have you thought about spreading a bit of bloggy love yourself?
Mention, or feature a blogger, or two, in each post and see what good it brings along. Let me know if you are interested in making it a regular feature on your blog, if enough people want to do this, maybe we can all share a graphic.
Today I’m sharing some Sisterly bloggers, Claudia from Mockingbird Cottage, who lives in a gorgeous little cottage in the country, with her musician husband and dog Scout. And her sister Meredith, of Mereknits, who has tremendous skills and ways with wool and can seemingly spin the most beautiful creations out of wisps of yarn.
Both of these bloggers are well worth a visit, and consider this a introduction if you don’t know about them.
What’s your opinion?
Here’s your chance to share your answer and opinion on a blogging question, and find out what others think about it too.
How many other social media sites, [other than your blog] do you share your posts on? And how do you feel about bloggers sharing their posts on sites other then blogs? Is it worth it, or a waste of time ?
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