The other day at work I had a conversation with one of my regular customers about health challenges and how it altered and affected her life. Now she is discovering another side of herself that she may not have found otherwise. What she said to me, make me re-think things. She told me, "If I can affect and help even one person by what I do, it's all worth it."
I personally have always felt that way about life, in general. Often I have been told how I have affected someone ... either by what I say, or my sense of humor (though I've been accused of having a warped one). I guess I give good hugs, too! *smile* I have been told that by family, friends, strangers, on the telephone, and even waiting in line at a retail store, and also by my regular customers at work. In spite of having resistance to working with the public, I love my customers; they are a pretty good lot. When you are in a "selective" field you tend to have a roster of regulars.
I realize now I have been a bit selfish in my motive for this website. Initially, it was created after my leaving Facebook. I wanted to keep in contact with some of my on line friends, and still be able to share stuff. I thought it would be a great way to continue to share the things that I was told, by them, that they would miss about me when I left. However, I'm realizing that because of such a busy society and life, most go to FB only where they can keep track of everyone in their lives, all in one place. If that works for them, great ... it's just not for me. I sent an email to everyone and those that wanted to keep in touch sent me their private email addys. It works, with some ... when I have something I think might draw their attention, I still will send them an email. Some respond, some don't.
I still say, "Bookmark" me, put me in your "Favorites" ... it's only a couple extra "clicks"! *smile* Heart-to-heart cyber hugs, and hope to have you visit here. Look around ... visual, musical, and verbal nuggets abound.
And, thanks to my special friend, for helping me look at my efforts, unselfishly. I have learned that just because I don't hear from or get "comments" on my blog, doesn't mean that my website hasn't provided entertainment, or that I haven't had an impact on someone, that I may have provided food for thought, and maybe even changed their life in a small, but positive way. ~nr lenz