We have been studying about Vital Connections at church this past month.
It is something that I think about often.
Today, I am thinking about it even more.
I use Google Reader to let me know when most of the blogs I follow post something new. Sometimes I take the time to read them all. Other times, I am so busy that I have to hit delete and just get on with the rest of my day. When I do, I wonder what I am missing.
Recently, I decided to click the "Next" button at the top of my blog to see whose random blog might show up. This can be a good or bad thing. I found a site that had a bunch of anime pictures. Not being interested, I hit the back button and tried again. The blog owner must have had a way to capture who passes by because he left a simple "Thank you" note on my comments. Unfortunately, when I went back to see who I visited, it took me to something rather unsavory, so I deleted him from my comments to prevent anyone who visits my blog from accidentally encountering him.
On the other hand, on that same surfing day, I came across a German woman who quilts and makes the most adorable little stuffed witches. I decided to add her to my reader list. Even though her blog is in German, her crafts were just so nice. Fortunately, Google will translate just about any page for you.
Today, the German crafter's blog showed up on my reader, and I clicked on her link waiting to see what project she had to share. Sadly, I was met with a poem to her mother who as far as I can gather (translators aren't perfect) passed away yesterday.
My heart was touched and felt an immediate connection with her that moved from a superficial level based hobby interests to one based on life experiences.
I am glad I didn't just hit delete. I just hope that my few words in English could give her some support, even if it is from the other side of the world. She only has one other "follower" at this time. I thought maybe some of you could take a second and visit her and leave a kind thought.
Wishing you Vital Connections,