“Sometimes, I wonder if YOU are real.”
There, I admitted it. I sometimes feel the same about you, as you do about me. I’ve had people reply to the personal emails I tend to send out with orders, SHOCKED that they get contacted by a real human. Usually I share not only a thank you, but a tiny bit about my day. It must be a rare thing in today’s age. (It’s the same on this end, I don’t get a very high percentage of emails from the amazing humans that read my articles, or buy my products, but when I do, they are always good, and I am always touched. And often they get shared with Victoria after dinner. Yes, they mean that much to us.
The gift of life.
Yesterday, we found a baby dove in the garden that was attacked. I picked him up and held him, while Victoria made him a nest from hay that was nearby. We placed him in the nest, we wanted him to be comfortable – no matter what. Then we sat on our stoop and watched his family hang out nearby, watching him. Shortly after that, he died. Today I lit up a cigar, a thanksgiving offering – for a friend who I only knew for a few minutes – and who I held only once.
A simple reminder to me, about how real – life is. And then I walked back in the house and had a HUGE email from a reader, who is using my PTSD book to get her life back on track. Another gift, another 2 lives touched – mine and hers – greatly appreciated.
Real lives touching real lives.
Here’s the deal, life is real. So is love. And so is beauty. That’s why we share what we do here. All my writing, all my products, it’s just the adventures of me living the adventure of a lifetime – and hopefully sharing something that makes your day go a bit more smoother – or at least make it a bit more interesting.
Take Away: If you want to make a living online, or at least touch some lives with your writing – let it be real – let it be you. Touch and be willing to be touched. The tiny bird only got to be blessed by us for a few moments, but his touch will bless us – and maybe you for a lifetime. Reach out and touch someone – hold them close to your heart. You’ll be glad you did.
And if you would, leave a comment down below, share a bit about you, and ask us anything, real lives – touching real lives. Whoo yah!