I received the most amazing letter this morning from someone that I haven’t seen since I was a child, and pretty much thought that I’d never see or have any contact with again. Not because we wanted to avoid each other, but because it’s just been so long that, for myself, I never imagined a way to ever find her. The power of Facebook has made it so our paths would cross once again, and I am so glad that she found me.
In the message I received from her this morning she was telling me how she enjoys reading my blog entries and watching my videos on YouTube. The way she expressed her feelings though really brightened up my day. You know, I do these blog entries, and the videos on YouTube, as a way to let people know what my life is like in Japan. I never really thought that I had an audience other than my friends, and a few strangers, that were watching with slight amusement at my stupidity in life. I never imagined that anyone out there would have any interest in what I have to say, at least not to a point that it “brightens” their day. <wink> A friend of mine here in Japan kept pushing me to start a YouTube channel and a blog but I never really thought I had anything to offer to the world. The only reason I got started was to see if I could do it. I never really thought that I had any writing skills. I mean, I just sit here and write down what’s rolling around inside this little pea sitting on my shoulders. How anyone finds that crap interesting is beyond me. haha!!
Marie Whelen Senefeld, no relation to Jerry, thank you so much for your kind words. You have absolutely no idea how good it made me feel to read your note this morning. Just knowing that you are out there waiting for the next installment makes me want to do the best I can to keep a smile on your face. I’d also like to let you know that I am so glad that our paths have crossed again and that we will be able to continue down this road we call life in the same lane. Thank you so much.
And to anyone else out there that may be keeping up with me, thank you too. There aren’t many comments around my blogs but I can see in the dashboard that people are dropping in, and I thank you for that. Your support is appreciated more than you will ever know.
Y’all come back, I’ll leave the light on for ya.