I really enjoy writing this blog,it gives me much pleasure and I have learned so many new things in the past year through this blog and the other ones I follow.In the past year, I have cheered for a new baby, a new home and cried over woes, it is all pretty darn awesome.How many new things have I learned? I don't really know but the list is long.One thing I do know is, on the list is the knowledge that there are other people out there who are working just as hard as we are to live a fuller life.And I say thank you one and all for sharing stories,information,ups,downs and the view from a different window.
Everything I share here I give freely ,I want to do this.Everything I know was taught to me by someone else who freely shared what they knew with me.This blog is my way of giving honor to those people.I am a great believer in giving credit where credit is due and paying things forward, it's how I got where I am after all.
Once long ago I knew a man who was brought forward to be given an award for his efforts in teaching others.As he stood before a crowd he declined the award because, like me, he did not teach for the glory of it, but because someone else had taken the time to teach him,he wanted to give back.That moment has stuck with me and made a bigger impression on me than his shining award ever could.I no longer know the man,he has traveled on but, if I could stand before him I would doff my cap,bow my head and say "Thank you for inspiring me."
I hope that my writings will inspire all of you to keep growing,learning and sharing.To pass it all along like a good book that changes hands over and over again until no one remembers who had the book first.But if you do remember where it began remember, Pay it Forward and Give Credit Where Credit is Due.